Corporate America spends more than $10 billion a year on leadership training, and executive offices are jam-packed with books on the topic. So why aren't leaders leading effectively? There remains an ever-widening chasm between the flexible leadership organizations require and the one-dimensional skills leaders too often bring to today's complex business challenges.
5-D Leadership closes the gap by exposing the realities of what it takes to be a successful leader: a continual shifting between various leadership approaches to respond to whatever each unique situation demands. Bringing together real-world examples, from Harley-Davidson to NestlÇ, Rudy Giuliani to Shackleton's Antarctic expedition, Campbell and Samiec explore the five key leadership dimensions employed by the most successful leaders today: commanding, visioning, enrolling, relating, and coaching. With profiles of seven common business challenges - rapid growth to sudden crises - they detail when and how to use each dimension and the concrete actions required to achieve specific strategic objectives.
5-D Leadership offers a wealth of self-assessment and planning tools to help current and aspiring leaders discover their dominant leadership dimension, identify and leverage their strengths, and apply their skills and talents to lead effectively in whatever situation they face.
1 Have We Been Misled?
Part 1: Understanding Leadership Effectiveness
2 When All You Have Is a Hammer...
3 Some Assembly Required
4 When You're a Few Blocks Short
Part 2: Knowing Yourself Inside Out
5 Discover Your Leadership Strengths
6 Identify Your Leadership Dimensions
Part 3: Identifying Contextual Dynamics
7 What Color Are Your Glasses?
8 How Do You Gain 20/20 Vision?
Part 4: Leveraging Your Leadership Strengths
9 Making a Good Thing Better
10 You Don't Have to Take a Flying Leap
Appendix A: The Prevalence of Command and Control
Appendix B: Contrasting Management and Leadership
Appendix C: Four Recommended Formal Assessment Tools
About the Authors
Scott Campbellis an international speaker, author, and consultant whose clients throughout North America include Nike, IBM, and CIBC. Director of Training at 5-D Leadership, he is on the faculty of TRI and 16 Types University.
Ellen Samiec is Director of Coaching at 5-D Leadership. A noted leadership expert and author, she has been featured in The Globe and Mail, in CMA Management magazine, and on radio and television. She is a founding member of The Coaching Guild, a member of the International Coach Federation, and a certified NLP trainer.
Campbell and Samiec are co-founders of 5-D Leadership, a training, coaching, and consulting consortium.