The Hidden Leader

Discover and Develop Greatness Within Your Company

The Hidden Leader

Authors: Scott K. Edinger, Laurie Sain
Pub Date: February 2015
Print Edition: $24.95
Print ISBN: 9780814433997
Page Count: 240
Format: Hardback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814434000

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Traditional leadership succession can mean plucking out the most confident extroverts and grooming them for management.

But there's nothing traditional about business today. Staying relevant is a constant struggle, requiring ideas, effort, and excellence from every corner of the organization. Luckily, this grassroots leadership is already in place, just waiting to be activated.

The Hidden Leader casts a fresh eye of what it means to be a leader, with insights on how to locate and nurture the people who take initiative, act courageously, and get the job done right. These are the hidden leaders whose everyday performances deliver the competitive advantage you need.

With its systematic approach, real-life examples and scenarios, and full range of development tools--instantly accessible with QR codes embedded in the text--The Hidden Leader explains how to:

* Discover the exceptional people in your midst, whose strength emanates from four key behaviors and traits--integrity, authentic relationships, results orientation, and consistent customer focus

* Cultivate their leadership capacities by developing each characteristic and building a culture that enables these employees to thrive

* Deploy leaders across the ranks, training some as managers and recognizing others as crucial frontline employees

Hidden leaders are highly visible to coworkers and supervisors, who value their insights and output. Yet they often operate beneath management's radar. By expanding the notion of leadership, The Hidden Leader helps you embrace these vital contributors and give them the power to drive your company's long-term success.

Scott K. Edinger is founder of the Edinger Consulting Group, blogs for Harvard Business Review and Forbes, and is coauthor of The Inspiring Leader. He is a recognized expert in helping organizations achieve measurable business results. Prior to starting his consulting firm, Scott served as executive vice president for the leadership consultancy Zenger Folkman and as senior vice president of sales for Huthwaite. He lives in Tampa, Florida.

Laurie Sain is a professional writer and consultant whose clients span virtually every major industry and include Fortune 1,000 companies such as Apple, IBM, the Union Pacific, Weyerhauser, and Charles Schwab Corporation. Laurie leads clients through strategic planning at the conceptual level, and then develops realistic executive and frontline solutions that enable each company's vision to thrive. Former director of content for Ninth House Network, Laurie lives in Lander, Wyoming.

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