The Offsite: A Leadership Challenge Fable

By Robert H Thompson

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Thompson incorporates the ideas found in the management classic "The Leadership Challenge" into this fable of leadership and growth. Based on a company's three-day off-site meeting, readers follow a tale of transition through the eyes of two former rival pharmaceutical companies creating a joint sales strategy.


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Drawing on the leadership theories in the management classic "The Leadership Challenge," Robert Thompson effortlessly incorporates these ideas into a fable of leadership and growth. Based on a company's three-day offsite meeting, we follow this tale of transition through the eyes of two former rival pharmaceutical companies creating a joint sales strategy. The characters ultimately learn how to adopt the five practises that form the "Leadership Challenge": Model the Way Inspire a Shared Vision Challenge the Process Enable Others to Act Encourage the Heart.

The book also explores the dynamics of a company off-site and addresses the fears and concerns participants may have especially around 360 degree feedback, the key component of the Leadership Challenge model and workshops.

For anyone preparing to attend a leadership training off-site, human resource professionals or trainers planning an offsite, leadership developers, program planners, or for professionals looking to hone their leadership skills, this book will be an invaluable resource and a succinct introduction to "The Leadership Challenge."




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Publisher Jossey-Bass
Publish date 03/01/2008
Pages 187
ISBN-13 9780470189825
ISBN-10 0470189827
Language English

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