Want your Personal Leadership Roadmap?
Check out these two highly research backed self-assessment tools:
The Leadership Circle Self-Assessment Profile. Not for the faint of heart, this powerful assessment tool will point you in the direction of your greatest leadership potential and compare you to leaders across the world. Free access to the online assessment through the book Mastering Leadership described below. You’ll receive your personal results as well as a manual to help you debrief this complex and brilliantly designed leadership model.
The Everything DiSC Work of Leaders. Want to be a better leader by this afternoon? Several years went into the creation of this simple, compelling process designed to help leaders get real results. In your 20-page personal report, you will see how your leadership style plots against 18 leadership best practices identified through the authors’ meta-analysis of current leadership literature and research. The last few pages will highlight several areas of focus you can apply immediately.
Want to see a sample report? Click here.
Mastering Leadership: An Integrated Framework for Breakthrough Performance and Extraordinary Business Results by Robert J. Anderson and William A. Adams, Wiley, 2015
The definitive book on leadership principles and practices, Mastering Leadership is a must read for every leader. In one compelling read, it integrates the best theory, research and practice into the first Universal Model of Leadership to arise in the field. It cracks the leadership code wide open and answers the question: “What is effective leadership really all about?” This is a serious read for those who aspire to reach the top of their game.
The reader will find a link to the authors’ free online self-assessment tool on page xxxi of the Introduction.
The Work of Leaders: How Vision, Alignment and Execution Will Change the Way You Lead by Julie Straw, Mark Scullard, Susie Kukkonen and Barry Davis, Wiley 2103
Practically a field guide to the self-assessment tool, Everything DiSC Work of Leaders described above, this book makes the wealth of leadership insight accessible to anyone who wants better results as a leader.
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni,
If you lead a team and haven’t yet read this highly popular book, do so. Patrick Lencioni uses his keen intellect and storytelling power to entertain while at the same time educate his readers about the fascinating, complex world of teams. It’s an easy read, great for teams to read together and sets in place a powerful and universal model for building high functioning teams.
The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business by Patrick Lencioni 2012
In this book Lencioni explains his premise that “The single greatest advantage any company can achieve is organizational health. Yet it is ignored by most leaders even though it is simple, free, and available to anyone who wants it.” A great book for an executive team to read and discuss.
- Tips for Developing Leadership Competencies – Carol E. Murray
- The Leadership Circle and Organizational Performance – Bob Anderson