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Leading Coherently
Reflections From Leaders Around the World



May 2005 | 232 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Leading Coherently references leadership wisdom born of rich experience from a very diverse group of credible and respected leaders.

Providing valuable insight into how effective leadership is formed, performed and sustained it describes elements of leadership formation, performance and sustainability that cut across gender, culture and context.

Observing dynamic relationships between leadership values, character, behaviour and dispositions, it presents a model for assessing, and advancing coherent leadership.

This book presents practical examples of how real-world leaders advance the coherency of their leadership practice and invites and supports active reader participation in a reflective conversation with 36 exemplary leaders.

 
Prologue: The Quest
 
Acknowledgements
 
Introduction: Talking Leadership
Talking Story  
Storytellers  
Storylines  
 
Part One: Leadership Formed
 
1. Exemplary Formations
Profiles  
Government Leaders  
Non-profit Organization Leaders  
K-12 Educational Leaders  
Public Health Leaders  
Foreign Service Leaders  
Justice System Leaders  
Hospitality Industry Leaders  
Higher Education Leaders  
Corporate Leaders  
Fine and Applied Arts Leaders  
 
2. Values and Calling
Shaped  
Formed More Than Born  
Formed by Family and Community  
Formed By Culture And Context  
Formed By Mentors  
Called  
Called By Adversity  
Called By Opportunity  
Called By Early Work Experience  
Lessons Learned  
 
3. Commitment
Committed  
Committed Through Confidence  
Committed Through Consequence  
Compelled  
Compelled By Predisposition  
Compelled By Need And Opportunity  
Lessons Learned  
Lessons Learned About Becoming Committed  
Lessons Learned About Being Compelled To Lead  
A Lesson Within The Lessons  
 
Part Two: Leadership Performed
 
4. Value Aligned
The performance Story  
Performed As Formed  
Embedded In Character  
Acted Out In Behavior  
Connected To Capacity  
Lessons Learned  
 
5. In Character
Performance Through Force Of Character  
Humble  
Respectful  
Empathetic  
Trustworthy  
Passionate  
Focused  
Straightforward  
Tough  
Contemplative  
Visionary  
Meditative  
Lessons Learned  
 
6. Acted Out
Performed Across Fields Of Behavior  
Community Building  
Acclimating  
Matching  
Empowering  
Teaming  
Centering  
Dialoguing  
Modeling  
Thinking  
Informing  
Challenging  
Lessons Learned  
 
7. Capacity Connected
Performed Toward Key Connections  
A Social Connection  
Meant for Each Other  
Subject To Leadership Influence  
An Emotional Connection  
Moved By The Moment  
Subject to Leadership Influence  
A Reflective Connection  
Manipulated To Advantage  
Subject To Leadership Influence  
Lessons Learned  
 
Part Three: Leadership Sustained
 
8. Sustaining Dispositions
The Nature of Dispositions  
As We Are Disposed, So It Goes  
The Backbone Of Leadership  
Seven Defining Dispositions  
Lessons Learned  
Stepping Up To Sustainability  
Extending Coherence  
 
9. Sustaining Strategies
Nurturing Self  
Seven Sustaining Strategies  
 
Part Four: Leadership Learned
 
10. A Coherent Story
The Bottom Line  
Know and Nurture the Core  
Lead Congruently  
Compound Capacity  
Expand Consequence  
A Model Of Coherent Leadership  
 
11. An Ongoing Conversation
The Class Act  
The Current State  
The Preferred State  
The Continuing Conversation  
 
Epilogue: The Quest
 
References

Will consider for next revision process.

Dr Mary Weber
Ctr for new Learning, University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh
March 22, 2013

I entirely agree with Northouse's comment on the cover which suggests this material "would work well in a leadership course that is designed to be practical and self-help orientated". I dipped into this book to get a feel for the content and found myself hooked. Genuine food for thought.

Mrs Hazel Beadle
CPD, Chichester University
August 23, 2010

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