The Little Book of Leadership Development

50 Ways to Bring Out the Leader in Every Employee

The Little Book of Leadership Development

Authors: Scott J. Allen, Mitchell Kusy
Pub Date: May 2011
Print Edition: $19.95
Print ISBN: 9780814437834
Page Count: 144
Format: Paper or Softback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814417577

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Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword by Peter Vaill ix

Introduction 1

Part 1. Development by Modeling Effective Leadership 13

[1] Clarify Team Expectations 15

[2] Model the Way 17

[3] Recognize and Reward Achievement 19

[4] Model Effective Confrontation 21

[5] Provide Challenge and Support 23

[6] Keep the Troops in the Loop 25

[7] Check in with a Thought of the Day 27

[8] Realize Your Team Is Your Customer 28

[9] Use the Pygmalion Effect 30

[10] Coach for Performance 32

[11] Facilitate a Culture of Accountability 34

[12] Tap into Their Passion, Unleash the Energy 36

[13] Hold Standing One-on-Ones 38

[14] Help Make Their Vision a Reality 40

[15] Solidify Their Learning 42

Part 2. Development Through Skill Building 45

[16] Stretch Your Team—Always 47

[17] Switch It Up 49

[18] Have Them Lead the Team 50

[19] Create Great Communicators 52

[20] Grow Their Roles 55

[21] Let Them Answer the “How” 57

[22] Establish Action Learning Projects 59

[23] Design a Department Retreat 61

[24] Implement an Operating Calendar 62

[25] Create a Culture of Benchmarking 64

Part 3. Development Through Conceptual Understanding 65

[26] Foster Critical Reflection 67

[27] Host a Book/Article Club 69

[28] Foster a Friendly Debate 71

[29] Create an Organizational FAQ 72

[30] Conduct a Quick Case Study 74

[31] Bring in Support 76

[32] Remain Focused on the Solutions, Not the Barriers 78

[33] Conduct After-Action Reviews 79

[34] Help Diagnose the Challenge—Technical or Adaptive? 81

[35] Transfer SchoolWork Back to Your Work 83

Part 4. Development Through Personal Growth 85

[36] Foster Growth Through Personal Development Plans 87

[37] Capture and Share the Learning 89

[38] Develop Emotional Intelligence 91

[39] Facilitate Developmental Relationships 93

[40] Encourage Service in the Community 96

[41] Get Out in the Field 97

[42] Coordinate an On-Boarding Process 99

[43] Facilitate Cross-Departmental Problem Solving 101

[44] Create Teachers and Leaders 103

[45] Give Out the Monumental Assignment 105

Part 5. Development Through Feedback 107

[46] Create a Culture of Feedback 109

[47] Set Aside Time for Self-Evaluation 111

[48] Provide Development Through Assessment 112

[49] Ask the Tough Questions 114

[50] Capture the Learning from Hardships and Failure 116

Conclusion 119

The LD50 Snapshot 121

Notes 125

Index 127

About the Authors 131

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