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Total Leadership: Be a Better Leader, Have a Richer Life

Total Leadership: Be a Better Leader, Have a Richer Life


Total Leadership: Be a Better Leader, Have a Richer Life

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3.5/5 (2 ratings)
Length:
7 hours
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Released:
Feb 14, 2009
ISBN:
9781596593725
Format:
Audiobook

Description

What if you could improve your performance in the areas that seem to be most at odds with each other-work and life beyond work-at the same time? Most of us assume it can't be done. But contrary to the conventional wisdom, the different domains of our lives don't have to compete in a zero-sum game. However, managing them takes real leadership skill.
Adapted from author Stew Friedman's popular Wharton School course, Total Leadership will help you identify your core values-what's fundamentally important to you-and make them come alive in your everyday actions at work, at home, in your community, and within yourself. By improving these areas of life simultaneously, you'll get more done with less stress.
Friedman's approach has been pressure-tested by years of working with people at every level of experience, in companies large and small. His step-by-step instruction, engaging examples, and more than thirty hands-on tools will help you create sustainable change and achieve higher levels of performance in all parts of your life. Total Leadership offers a compelling new framework that enables you to:
  • Be real: Act with authenticity by clarifying what's important
  • Be whole: Act with integrity by respecting the whole person
  • Be innovative: Act with creativity by experimenting to find new solutions
Gain greater clarity of purpose, accomplish more at work, and feel more connected to the people and causes that matter most to you. Leadership can-and indeed must-be learned. But first you've got to choose to lead. If you're going to make a difference, thinking of yourself as a leader will make it more likely that your legacy-not your fantasy, but the real impact of your life, today and in the long run-is the one you really want.
Publisher:
Released:
Feb 14, 2009
ISBN:
9781596593725
Format:
Audiobook


About the author

Stewart D. Friedman is the Practice Professor of Management at The Wharton School. In 1991, he founded both the Wharton Leadership Program, initiating the required MBA and undergraduate leadership courses, and the Wharton Work/Life Integration Project. While on leave from Wharton, from 1999 to 2001, he served as the senior executive responsible for leadership development at Ford Motor. There he created the Total Leadership program, which marries the work/life and leadership development fields and is now used by individuals and organizations around the world. Forbes chose the program’s website as one of the best for women, and Working Mother named Friedman one of America’s 25 most influential men to have made things better for working parents. His widely cited publications and internationally-recognized expertise led Thinkers50 to select him as one of the “world’s top 50 business thinkers,” and the Families and Work Institute honored him with its Work Life Legacy Award. You can follow him on Twitter @StewFriedman.


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    This book is a step in the right direction for modern day leaders. To be a leader one must be whole and balance all aspects of your life. Work, home, community and self must all be connected as one. The exercises in the book give great example to put this philosophy into practice.However, I feel a big flaw is the approach. To create a leader in harmony, i don't think it should be work as the primary function. The entire approach seems to come from a work perspective.