Choosing Leadership: A Workbook

By Linda Ginzel
Choosing Leadership is a new take on executive development that gives everyone the tools to develop their leadership skills. In this workbook, Dr. Linda Ginzel, a clinical professor at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business and a social psychologist, debunks common myths about leaders and encourages you to follow a personalized path to decide when to manage and when to lead. Thoughtful exercises and activities help you mine your own experiences, learn to recognize behavior patterns, and make better choices so that you can create better futures. You'll learn how to:
  • Define leadership for yourself and move beyond stereotypes
  • Distinguish between leadership and management and when to use each skill
  • Recognize the gist of a situation and effectively communicate it with others
  • Learn from the experience of others as well as your own
  • Identify your "default settings" and become your own coach
  • And much more
Dr. Linda Ginzel is a clinical professor of managerial psychology at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business and the founder of its customized executive education program. For three decades, she has developed and taught MBA and executive education courses in negotiation, leadership capital, managerial psychology, and more. She has also taught MBA and PhD students at Northwestern and Stanford, as well as designed customized educational programs for a number of Fortune 500 companies. Ginzel has received numerous teaching awards for excellence in MBA education, as well as the President's Service Award for her work with the nonprofit Kids In Danger. She lives in Chicago with her family.


Advance praise for Linda Ginzel's CHOOSING LEADERSHIP

"Linda knows a whole lot about leadership--about what it is, and more importantly, what it isn't. One of the things she knows is that leaders don't lead by lecturing, but by acting. And so rather than writing a textbook that tells you how to become a leader, she has written a workbook that shows you. Choosing Leadership doesn't ask you to read it--it asks you to participate in it." --Daniel Gilbert, Edgar Pierce Professor of Psychology, Harvard University, and author, Stumbling on Happiness

"This workbook is a tool that everyone--from undergraduate and graduate students to executives--will benefit from when striving to become their best selves and perform up to their potential." --Sian Beilock, president, Barnard College, and author, Choke and How the Body Knows Its Mind

"Instead of focusing on stories of others' leadership, Linda Ginzel has written a book about your development as a leader. Filled with self-diagnostic, developmental exercises based on Ginzel's many years as a leadership teacher, this book promises to change people's thoughts and behaviors in profound ways." --Jeffrey Pfeffer, Thomas D. Dee II Professor of Organizational Behavior, Stanford Graduate School of Business, and author, Leadership BS: Fixing Workplaces and Careers One Truth at a Time

"For a very low price, Ginzel will take you on a journey where you make your own choices about creating effective leadership actions. She will not make you a leader. Rather, she will guide you to choices that will allow you to lead--and to lead effectively. Ginzel uses ample behavioral science in the journey, but the unique contribution of this book is her passion for providing you a pathway to make great choices about whether, when, and how to lead." --Max H. Bazerman, Jesse Isidor Straus Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School, and author, The Power of Noticing


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About the Paperback

Publisher Agate B2
Publish date 10/16/2018
Pages 152
ISBN-13 9781572842571
ISBN-10 1572842571
Language English

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