Book Excerpt: Rise Of The DEO – Leadership By Design

Book Excerpt: Rise Of The DEO – Leadership By Design

RISE OF THE DEO – Leadership By Design

Authors: Maria Giudice & Christopher Ireland

Snapshot: We live in time where little is predictable. The majority of companies, their employees, and their leaders navigate a space where competitors appear overnight, customers demand innovation monthly, business plan rarely last a full year and career leader have been replaced by trampolines. This environment of incessant, nonlinear change will only accelerate in the future. Traditional CEOs are ill-equipped to survive. Now that companies need agility and imagination, in addition to analytics, it is believe that it’s time to turn to Design as a model of leadership. Historically design changed “things”. More recently it’s changed services and interactions. Looking ahead it will change companies, industries and countries. Leaders who understand the transformative role of design can command in times of change. These leaders are called DEOs-Design Executive Officers-and they are the new heroes. For years, business acumen and creative ability have been siloed. But we live in a time that requires new leadership. We live in a time that requires people look at every business challenge as a design problem solvable with the right mix of imagination and metrics.

Salient Points

+ Rise of the DEO identifies a new generation of leaders who combine traits we typically think of as opposites. They are analytic and creative, rule breakers and system thinkers.

+ Giudice and Ireland provide a simple, detailed path to becoming a successful creative leader. Their collaboration is certain to spark a new generation of executives who learn to lead as designers and designers who might make their way to becoming the next DEO.

+ A new kind of leaders is emerging whose attributes are energetically described in Rise of the DEO…. an inspirational and accessible code-base for effective leadership in the 21st century.

+ We need leaders driven by dreams and data. Rise of the DEO shows us who these leaders are and how we can create more of them.

 

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Petikan Buku: The Leadership of Muhammad

Petikan Buku: The Leadership of Muhammad

KEPIMPINAN MUHAMMAD (The Leadership of Muhammad)

Penulis: John Adair

KONSEP PENTING

+ Seorang pemimpin harus menunjukkan contoh dan mengamalkan kualiti yang dijangka, diperlukan dan dihormati dalam kumpulannya

+ Gembala atau pemimpin yang baik mengutamakan kebajikan pengikutnya

+ Kebitaraan praktikal ialah mengetahui perkara yang perlu dilakukan pada masa dan cara yang bertepatan

+ Integriti bererti seseorang itu bukan sahaja tidak korup atau tidak mengabaikan kepercayaan dan tanggungjawab serta berpegang teguh kepada piawaiannya

+ Autoriti terbahagi dua – autoriti kedudukan dan autoriti pengetahuan. Autoriti mengalir dari mereka yang mengetahui

 

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Petikan Buku: The Wizard and The Warrior

Petikan Buku: The Wizard and The Warrior

THE WIZARD AND THE WARRIOR

Penulis: Lee G. Bolman & Terrence E. Deal

Snapshot: Bolman dan Deal meninjau ke dalam intipati kepimpinan – interaksi antara nyalarasa dan kuasa. Buku ini mencabar kita untuk memahami potensi yang besar antara wizard dan wira dalam diri kita yang boleh menjana perubahan dan cabaran. Ia berkaitan dengan polarity kepimpinan – menginspirasikan disatu pihak, tegas, praktikal dan ada kalanya ganas di pihak yang lain. Berbekalkan contoh pemimpin semasa dan masa lepas Bolman dan Deal mengajar kita bagaimana untuk menggunakan pedang dan kayu ajaib kita dengan berkesan dan bagaimana wira yang terkenal dari Joan of Arc dan Lou Gertsner melakukannya.

KONSEP PENTING

+ Berdepan dengan Wizard dan Wira di dalam Diri
Mengetahui dan mengakui kehadiran kesaktian dan keperwiraan di dalam diri kita membolehkan kita menyeru kuasa tersebut dalam memberi khidmat dalam perkara yang bermakna.

+ Peranan Wira
Mengenalpasti ciri-ciri dan kesan peranan setiap wira membolehkan kita memilih yang sesuai untuk keadaan tertentu dan beralih mengikut perubahan keadaan.

+ Laluan Wira
Wira berjaya melalui kombinasi empat unsur: Hati, minda, kemahiran dan senjata.

+ Fungsi Wizard
Fungsi utama kesaktian ialah untuk menjana dan mengubah. Ini melibatkan penggunaan imaginasi, pandangan jauh dan kebitaraan untuk melihat di sebalik permukaan dan melangkaui yang biasa.

+ Wizard Yang Bekerja
Seseorang diperlukan untuk menyerlahkan semangat sesuatu organisasi. Formula ajaibnya berkesan tentang nilai, ikon, acara ritual dan penceritaan.

+ Perjalanan Pemimpin (The Leader’s Journey)
Kuasa keperwiraan dan kesaktian boleh didapati melalui daya usaha, nyalarasa dan pembelajaran berterusan, keinginan untuk memimpin dan mengetahui apa yang ingin kita cpai dan bina mendorong kita untuk memulakan perjalanan kepimpinan.

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Book Excerpt: Authentic Leadership

Book Excerpt: Authentic Leadership

AUTHENTIC LEADERSHIP

Authors: Bill George

authentic-leadershipSNAPSHOT

Bill George has every right to talk about leadership authenticity. Helmed Medronic, the world’s leading medical technology company from 1991-2001 he played the crucial part in catapulting the company in whatever measures of performance to its greater height. Tracing the causes of corporate scandals and failures of late to greed and “short-term-it is” he extol the role of values, purpose, compassion and self-discipline in building up authentic leaders and enduring corporations. It is in the crucible of the market that leaders and companies being put to test. Whether the leaders or companies survive or not all boils down to one thing leadership. In the final analysis timeless leadership is always about character and it is always about authenticity.

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