Leading So People Will Follow


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Leading So People Will Follow

by Erika Andersen (Author)



ISBN: 9781118379875


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A unique take on leadership from a popular Forbes blogger and nationally-known leadership coach Leading So People Will Follow explores the six leadership characteristics that inspire followers to fully support their leaders.

* Filled with examples from forward-thinking organizations such as Apple, NBC Universal, Union Square Hospitality Group, and MTV Networks
* Maps out the six attributes of leadership
* Includes a free online Followable Leader assessment
* Author Erika Andersen is one of Forbes' most popular bloggers and coaches some of the most successful leaders in America Using self-assessments, real-world examples, and concrete tools, Leading So People Will Follow helps build timeless core skills that work for leaders in any field.


ISBN 111837987
ISBN13 9781118379875
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc
Format Hardback
Publication date 16/11/2012
Pages 224
Weight (grammes) 436
Published in United States
Height (mm) 234
Width (mm) 161

1 The Longing for Good Leaders 1

Our Leader Longing Is Wired In

Cracking the Code

2 Firesides and Folktales 7

Stories Hold the Map

The Six Attributes

Reflecting on Your Leadership

Hearing the Story

3 Farsighted 21

See Possible Futures

Articulate the Vision

Model the Vision

See Past Obstacles

Invite Participation

4 Passionate 49

Commit Honestly

Make a Clear Case Without Dogma

Invite Real Dialogue

Support Your Passion

Remain Committed

5 Courageous 63

Make Tough Choices

Risk Yourself for the Enterprise

Do Personally Difficult Things

Take Responsibility

Admit Mistakes

6 Wise 83

Be Curious

Assess Objectively

Learn from Your Experience

See and Share Patterns

Act Based on Your Sense of Right

7 Generous 105

Assume Positive Intent

Share Power

Share What You Know

Freely Give Credit, Praise, and Reward

Provide Necessary Resources for Success

8 Trustworthy 137

Tell the Truth

Do What You Say You Will

Keep Confidences

Speak and Act for the Greater Good

Get Results

9 Friends for the Journey 157

Leading as a Group Endeavor

Wizards, Well-Wishers, and Wild Cards

Finding Your Supporters

10 Your Own Tale 167

Reassess Yourself

Make a Plan

Rely on Your Wizards, Well-Wishers, and Wild Cards

Epilogue 173

Listening and Self-Talk for Leaders: Bonus Section 175

Acknowledgments 187

The Author 189

Index 191