Mastering Leadership PDF Þ Hardcover

Mastering Leadership PDF Þ Hardcover


  • Hardcover
  • 384 pages
  • Mastering Leadership
  • Robert J. Anderson
  • English
  • 04 April 2014
  • 9781119147190

10 thoughts on “Mastering Leadership

  1. John E. Smith John E. Smith says:

    THREE REASONS TO LIKE THIS BOOK1 Mastering Leadership builds on a solid and valid foundation of human development theory which I learned in graduate school many years ago use regularly in my work but never thought to apply specifically to the area of leadership development2 The authors acknowledge and use an understanding of what they call the Inner Game Inner Operating System and the Outer Game complex combination of values beliefs experiences assumptions and so on3 The authors use the core concept of Identity in this fairly complex but clearly explained model which incorporates both Creative and Reactive styles of leadership behavior while also including the familiar dichotomy of Task orientation versus Relationship orientationThe ideal leader is proficient at both Task and Relationship while increasing their creative behaviors and reducing their reactive behaviors The ideal leader seeks and achieves growth through five leadership stages Egocentric Reactive Creative Integral and Unitive Without going into detail here this book is not just about becoming a effective leader but becoming a effective force in our worldCOOL TOOLSThe Leadership Circle A graphic representation of Creative and Reactive styles along with Task and Relationship The Leadership Circle Profile This tool gives us a visual assessment of our Creative and our Reactive behaviors along with how we tilt toward Task or Relationship Using these two tools our future goals are easily identified as we plan to increase Creative reduce Reactive and balance Task and RelationshipThe book covers a fairly complex and deep theoretical model but does so articulately and with plenty of examples from real life It is wonky enough to satisfy the statistical nerds among us but available enough for those who just want to learn and grow When you finish digesting the various charts graphs and images you move into deep reflection about yourself and the role of leadership in your lifeMany familiar names and terms pop up in both the text and the index which is one of the things I look for in a book that purports to be useful to me Filled with solid research based knowledge it covers a broader scope than most other leadership development books I have readMastering Leadership is not easy reading but it IS very engaging reading for anyone serious about expanding their knowledge of how we can help ourselves and others It does not offer simple solutions or reheated and empty slogans but a model and a tool to help us become much intentional about developing our leadership abilities effectivelyBOTTOM LINE Mastering Leadership goes on my Fingertip Shelf where I keep those few titles I truly want to remember learn and use into my future I imagine many others will want to take similar advantage of the book as well


  2. Jim Razinha Jim Razinha says:

    As with most of books of this type the authors are selling a product and they claim that theirs is better than the others they used the word breakthrough than few times along with groundbreaking That always trips my radar But they do cite many other leadership authors but usually with a caveat that the authortheorist was missing something that they figured outI'm in a yearlong management seminar program and we are assigned executive summaries of various books If possible I like to try to read the source text before the class In this case the text is uite large and the editor distills it to 8 pages They didn't do too bad a job but pretty much all of the theory and supporting case studies had to be omittedThere are obviously good points to be taken from this or most other leadership books but I don't agree yet with Anderson and Adams on their framing of leadership development I doubt I will as some runs counter to logic particularly the end point that invokes mystical mumbo jumbo so it gets tossed as a non end point It's called Unity and is about oneness and how the best leader has nothing of himherself left because heshe is no longer an individual I won't even dignify that with a response Twaddle Okay a little dignifying thereI was uite surprised to see them give redundancy a completely new definition They didn't know they were because they said they were borrowing it from engineering Redundancy results when one tension resolution in the structure depends on a second tension resolution in the structure and vice versa Uhredundancy means duplicate systems to minimize single points of failureIn one of their cute chapter ending prompt uestions they asked How long has it been since your world was rocked to its core by something you learned? Truly inuisitive people aren't rocked much if at allthat that is even a uestion makes me wonder who the target audience is


  3. Ana Ana says:

    This book is about much than leadership It is about life ego consciousness and the dynamics that rule organizations and society This is definitely one of the most useful and insightful books I’ve read It’s given me a lot to think about and I think I will keep it close as a tool to help me develop my stage of consciousness I highly recommend this book to anyone who is seeking to understand better how people’s minds operate and to anyone seeking to improve themselves regardless the context you come from


  4. Alexis Alexis says:

    Slow start but great endThe first 6 7 chapters could be condensed and less about selling his model The last few chapters were most powerful and useful I still had some very powerful takeaways so I am glad I stuck with it


  5. Nina Nina says:

    Finally finished this one As I was reading it as preparation for a training and the training was pushed forward in time it took a while Some good insights but a bit too much repitition euals a solid three star rating


  6. Soundview Executive Book Summaries Soundview Executive Book Summaries says:

    Mastering Leadership An Integrated Framework for Breakthrough Performance and Extraordinary Business Results by Robert Anderson and William Adams was chosen by Soundview Executive Book Summaries as one of the Top Business Books of 2016THE SOUNDVIEW OVERVIEWFor most leaders today complexity is outpacing their personal and collective development Most leaders are in over their heads whether they know it or not The most successful organizations over time are the best led While this has always been true today escalating global complexity puts leadership effectiveness at a premium Mastering Leadership involves developing the effectiveness of leaders — individually and collectively — and turning that leadership into a competitive advantageThis comprehensive roadmap for optimal leadership features the first fully integrated Universal Model of Leadership — one that integrates the best theory and research in the fields of Leadership and Organizational Development over the last half century the five stages in the evolution of leadership — Egocentric Reactive Creative Integral and Unitive — along with the organizational structures and cultures that develop at each of these stages six leadership practices for evolving your leadership capability at a faster pace and Mastering Leadership provides a systemic approach for developing your senior leaders and the leadership system of your organization By meaningfully deploying all of who you are every day individually and collectively you will achieve a leadership legacy consistent with your highest aspirationsSoundview's in depth 8 page Executive Summary of Mastering Leadership is available here


  7. Jenn "JR" Jenn "JR" says:

    I have been reading this book for a leadership class and have enjoyed it a lot At it's heart the book is a universal model of leadership based on stages of development of the ego It's really enjoyable to read and even useful if you take the online test and even useful if you have colleagues and coworkers who can also evaluate you The book draws on many influences lots of metaphysical stuff at the end and is very well organized with some good portraits of individual leaders who were clients of the authors and their journeys I enjoyed the book so much that I have 15 pages of notes


  8. Michael Spitzer Michael Spitzer says:

    This book sets out to define leadership and the ualities that correlate with good leadership It does not really offer pragmatic advice on how one can improve their leadership but that’s not the point of the book Implicitly it suggests that it is not a reasonable expectation to learn that from a book I liked the focus on adult development and academic background which added credibility to this book above other books in this genre that are mostly fluff However I also thought the book could have been much concise as there is a lot of repetition and “selling” of the ideas that I found unnecessary


  9. Batu Batu says:

    Master being a human beingThis book is not about mastering being a manager or a leader in a business but it is so much than that It’s about evolving as a human being A human being that gets rid of hisher ego and see us all as one One of the best books I’ve ever read The book is factual and evidence based built on many different types of research you might have heard of or studied in the past Also if you are spiritual regardless of your religious affiliations if any you will find this book incredibly inspiring


  10. Inka Partanen Inka Partanen says:

    They started by boasting how this theory is the one and only of its kind and how it is the first time ever someone has been able to form this type of an approach A typical even exaggerated selling speech which I found very annoying I gave up after 25% book as there had been no real content until then just attempts to prove how tremendous and extraordinary results you could end up having with this book


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Mastering Leadership❮PDF❯ ✮ Mastering Leadership ❤ Author Robert J. Anderson – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Is your leadership a competitive advantage or is it costing you How do you know Are you developing your leadership effectiveness at the pace of changeFor most leaders today complexity is outpacing the Is your leadership a competitive advantage or is it costing you How do you know Are you developing your leadership effectiveness at the pace of changeFor most leaders today complexity is outpacing their personal and collective development Most leaders are in over their heads whether they know it or not The most successful organizations over time are the best led While this has always been true today escalating global complexity puts leadership effectiveness at a premium Mastering Leadership involves developing the effectiveness of leaders individually and collectively and turning that leadership into a competitive advantage This comprehensive roadmap for optimal leadership features Breakthrough research that connects increased leadership effectiveness with enhanced business performance The first fully integrated Universal Model of Leadership one that integrates the best theory and research in the fields of Leadership and Organizational Development over the last half century A free online self assessment of your leadership using the Leadership Circle Profile visibly outlining how you are currently leading and how to develop even greater effectiveness The five stages in the evolution of leadership Egocentric Reactive Creative Integral and Unitive along with the organizational structures and cultures that develop at each of these stages Six leadership practices for evolving your leadership capability at a faster pace A map of your optimal path to greater leadership effectiveness Case stories that facilitate pragmatic application of this Leadership Development System to your particular situationThis timeless authoritative text provides a systemic approach for developing your senior leaders and the leadership system of your organization It does not recommend uick fixes but argues that real development reuires a strategic long term and integrated approach in order to forge effective leaders and enhanced business performance Mastering Leadership offers a developmental pathway to bring forth the highest and best use of yourself your life and your leadership By meaningfully deploying all of who you are every day individually and collectively you will achieve a leadership legacy consistent with your highest aspirations.

10 thoughts on “Mastering Leadership

  1. John E. Smith John E. Smith says:

    THREE REASONS TO LIKE THIS BOOK1 Mastering Leadership builds on a solid and valid foundation of human development theory which I learned in graduate school many years ago use regularly in my work but never thought to apply specifically to the area of leadership development2 The authors acknowledge and use an understanding of what they call the Inner Game Inner Operating System and the Outer Game complex combination of values beliefs experiences assumptions and so on3 The authors use the core concept of Identity in this fairly complex but clearly explained model which incorporates both Creative and Reactive styles of leadership behavior while also including the familiar dichotomy of Task orientation versus Relationship orientationThe ideal leader is proficient at both Task and Relationship while increasing their creative behaviors and reducing their reactive behaviors The ideal leader seeks and achieves growth through five leadership stages Egocentric Reactive Creative Integral and Unitive Without going into detail here this book is not just about becoming a effective leader but becoming a effective force in our worldCOOL TOOLSThe Leadership Circle A graphic representation of Creative and Reactive styles along with Task and Relationship The Leadership Circle Profile This tool gives us a visual assessment of our Creative and our Reactive behaviors along with how we tilt toward Task or Relationship Using these two tools our future goals are easily identified as we plan to increase Creative reduce Reactive and balance Task and RelationshipThe book covers a fairly complex and deep theoretical model but does so articulately and with plenty of examples from real life It is wonky enough to satisfy the statistical nerds among us but available enough for those who just want to learn and grow When you finish digesting the various charts graphs and images you move into deep reflection about yourself and the role of leadership in your lifeMany familiar names and terms pop up in both the text and the index which is one of the things I look for in a book that purports to be useful to me Filled with solid research based knowledge it covers a broader scope than most other leadership development books I have readMastering Leadership is not easy reading but it IS very engaging reading for anyone serious about expanding their knowledge of how we can help ourselves and others It does not offer simple solutions or reheated and empty slogans but a model and a tool to help us become much intentional about developing our leadership abilities effectivelyBOTTOM LINE Mastering Leadership goes on my Fingertip Shelf where I keep those few titles I truly want to remember learn and use into my future I imagine many others will want to take similar advantage of the book as well

  2. Jim Razinha Jim Razinha says:

    As with most of books of this type the authors are selling a product and they claim that theirs is better than the others they used the word breakthrough than few times along with groundbreaking That always trips my radar But they do cite many other leadership authors but usually with a caveat that the authortheorist was missing something that they figured outI'm in a yearlong management seminar program and we are assigned executive summaries of various books If possible I like to try to read the source text before the class In this case the text is uite large and the editor distills it to 8 pages They didn't do too bad a job but pretty much all of the theory and supporting case studies had to be omittedThere are obviously good points to be taken from this or most other leadership books but I don't agree yet with Anderson and Adams on their framing of leadership development I doubt I will as some runs counter to logic particularly the end point that invokes mystical mumbo jumbo so it gets tossed as a non end point It's called Unity and is about oneness and how the best leader has nothing of himherself left because heshe is no longer an individual I won't even dignify that with a response Twaddle Okay a little dignifying thereI was uite surprised to see them give redundancy a completely new definition They didn't know they were because they said they were borrowing it from engineering Redundancy results when one tension resolution in the structure depends on a second tension resolution in the structure and vice versa Uhredundancy means duplicate systems to minimize single points of failureIn one of their cute chapter ending prompt uestions they asked How long has it been since your world was rocked to its core by something you learned? Truly inuisitive people aren't rocked much if at allthat that is even a uestion makes me wonder who the target audience is

  3. Ana Ana says:

    This book is about much than leadership It is about life ego consciousness and the dynamics that rule organizations and society This is definitely one of the most useful and insightful books I’ve read It’s given me a lot to think about and I think I will keep it close as a tool to help me develop my stage of consciousness I highly recommend this book to anyone who is seeking to understand better how people’s minds operate and to anyone seeking to improve themselves regardless the context you come from

  4. Alexis Alexis says:

    Slow start but great endThe first 6 7 chapters could be condensed and less about selling his model The last few chapters were most powerful and useful I still had some very powerful takeaways so I am glad I stuck with it

  5. Nina Nina says:

    Finally finished this one As I was reading it as preparation for a training and the training was pushed forward in time it took a while Some good insights but a bit too much repitition euals a solid three star rating

  6. Soundview Executive Book Summaries Soundview Executive Book Summaries says:

    Mastering Leadership An Integrated Framework for Breakthrough Performance and Extraordinary Business Results by Robert Anderson and William Adams was chosen by Soundview Executive Book Summaries as one of the Top Business Books of 2016THE SOUNDVIEW OVERVIEWFor most leaders today complexity is outpacing their personal and collective development Most leaders are in over their heads whether they know it or not The most successful organizations over time are the best led While this has always been true today escalating global complexity puts leadership effectiveness at a premium Mastering Leadership involves developing the effectiveness of leaders — individually and collectively — and turning that leadership into a competitive advantageThis comprehensive roadmap for optimal leadership features the first fully integrated Universal Model of Leadership — one that integrates the best theory and research in the fields of Leadership and Organizational Development over the last half century the five stages in the evolution of leadership — Egocentric Reactive Creative Integral and Unitive — along with the organizational structures and cultures that develop at each of these stages six leadership practices for evolving your leadership capability at a faster pace and Mastering Leadership provides a systemic approach for developing your senior leaders and the leadership system of your organization By meaningfully deploying all of who you are every day individually and collectively you will achieve a leadership legacy consistent with your highest aspirationsSoundview's in depth 8 page Executive Summary of Mastering Leadership is available here

  7. Jenn "JR" Jenn "JR" says:

    I have been reading this book for a leadership class and have enjoyed it a lot At it's heart the book is a universal model of leadership based on stages of development of the ego It's really enjoyable to read and even useful if you take the online test and even useful if you have colleagues and coworkers who can also evaluate you The book draws on many influences lots of metaphysical stuff at the end and is very well organized with some good portraits of individual leaders who were clients of the authors and their journeys I enjoyed the book so much that I have 15 pages of notes

  8. Michael Spitzer Michael Spitzer says:

    This book sets out to define leadership and the ualities that correlate with good leadership It does not really offer pragmatic advice on how one can improve their leadership but that’s not the point of the book Implicitly it suggests that it is not a reasonable expectation to learn that from a book I liked the focus on adult development and academic background which added credibility to this book above other books in this genre that are mostly fluff However I also thought the book could have been much concise as there is a lot of repetition and “selling” of the ideas that I found unnecessary

  9. Batu Batu says:

    Master being a human beingThis book is not about mastering being a manager or a leader in a business but it is so much than that It’s about evolving as a human being A human being that gets rid of hisher ego and see us all as one One of the best books I’ve ever read The book is factual and evidence based built on many different types of research you might have heard of or studied in the past Also if you are spiritual regardless of your religious affiliations if any you will find this book incredibly inspiring

  10. Inka Partanen Inka Partanen says:

    They started by boasting how this theory is the one and only of its kind and how it is the first time ever someone has been able to form this type of an approach A typical even exaggerated selling speech which I found very annoying I gave up after 25% book as there had been no real content until then just attempts to prove how tremendous and extraordinary results you could end up having with this book

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