The direct result of the author’s experience in teaching leadership and conducting management training sessions for professional organizations, this book describes four fundamental ideas that explain how and why people are compelled to follow: Values, Vision, Vector, and Voice. Together, these concepts form the essence of leadership and inform the steps necessary to inspire others to follow. The accessible, easy-to-read chapters differentiate leadership from management, connect the views and choices of followers with the definition and essential tasks of leadership, and link the “Four Vs” to tried and true concepts in leadership theory while drawing contrasts to conventional management wisdom.
- Presents a step-by-step approach to strategic thinking and planning that has been tested in a variety of organizations
- Supplies a leadership use model that is easy to understand and modify for training purposes, but is also sophisticated enough to serve as the basis for an in-depth study of leadership
- Features real-world stories from international, public, military, academic, and non-profit organizations to underscore the leadership and management ideas in the book
- Includes a series of questions to help reinforce main points in the chapter, quotes about leadership that reinforce the chapter topic, and practical activities with each chapter