The blockbuster best seller Primal Leadership introduced us to "resonant" leaders--individuals who manage their own and others' emotions in ways that drive success. Leaders everywhere recognized the validity of resonant leadership, but struggled with how to achieve and sustain resonance amid the relentless demands of work and life. Now, Richard Boyatzis and Annie McKee provide an indispensable guide to overcoming the vicious cycle of stress, sacrifice, and dissonance that afflicts many leaders. Drawing from extensive multidisciplinary research and real-life stories, Resonant Leadership offers a field-tested framework for creating the resonance that fuels great leadership. Rather than constantly sacrificing themselves to workplace demands, leaders can manage the cycle using specific techniques to combat stress, avoid burnout, and renew themselves physically, mentally, and emotionally. The book reveals that the path to resonance is through mindfulness, hope, and compassion and shows how intentionally employing these qualities creates effective and enduring leadership. Great leaders are resonant leaders. Resonant Leadership offers the inspiration--and tools--to spark and sustain resonance in ourselves and in those we lead.
NEWS & OPINION: Amazon's 2005 Top 10 Editor's Picks In Business
Posted December 6, 2005, 3:49 PM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
Amazon's editors picks has the usual suspects you would expect for a best of 2005:
Freakonomics by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner
The World is Flat by Thomas Friedmen
Resonant Leadership by Richard Boyatzis and Annie McKee
The End of Poverty by Jeffrey Sachs
China Inc. by Ted Fishman
DisneyWar by James Stewart
Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
The Travels of a T-Shirt In A Global Economy by Pietra Rivoli
Blue Ocean Strategy by W.
EXCERPTS: Resonant Leadership - Part V
Posted October 14, 2005, 10:40 PM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
Resonant Leadership Exercise: Rhythms in My Life
On a sheet of paper, write the current year at the top of the left-hand side of the page. Underneath it, write the years in descending order from this year all the way back to when you were born. Next to any of the years, write any event or experience that you considered at the time or now consider to have been important in your life.
EXCERPTS: Resonant Leadership - Part IV
Posted October 14, 2005, 3:59 PM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
Resonant Leadership - Exercise: Is That a Wake-up Call?
Sometimes, wake-up calls come in the form of a dramatic life even such as the birth of a child, a death in the family, or an unexpected change in job. Other times, wake-up calls are more subtle and come as a result of gradual changes in life or work, or as a result of a combination of a few, seemingly minor, alterations to a familiar lifestyle.
NEWS & OPINION: For the Bosses: Eye and Ear Candy Plus a Few Exercises
Posted October 13, 2005, 6:54 PM with category of Leadership & Strategy
And the Boss's Day festivities here at 8cr continue. . .
EXCERPTS: Resonant Leadership - Part III
Posted October 13, 2005, 5:55 PM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
Resonant Leadership - Exercise on the Sacrifice Syndrome: Where Am I?
As we have seen, the Sacrifice Syndrome can be insidious, and it is sometimes hard to tell we are slipping into it until we are caught. If we are vigilant, however, we can see signs that we are heading in the wrong direction, before it becomes a problem.