This book helps executives diagnose and cure their ineffectiveness by revealing CEOs' true driving values.
This book answers the question virtually every manager and most CEOs are asking: Why doesn't this organization perform better? To re-energize their companies, CEOs must understand the source of their inconsistent behavior by examining their true driving values, working with managers and employees to raise and resolve issues sooner, setting goals and personal development plans, and more.
Virtually every manager and CEO wonders why his or her organization doesn't perform better. What's wrong at the top? When effectiveness has gone stale despite using all the cutting-edge thrusts, the malaise's source is how the leaders are inadvertently behaving. What worked before when the company was smaller and its challenges were less complex doesn't work anymore, because the leader's foibles—once endearing and excusable idiosyncrasies—now create a lack of clarity and focus that lead to an ineffective, disempowered, lethargic organization. The problem is that the CEO is behaving inconsistently with the stated vision, decisions, and values of the organization.
As CEO, you can't act consistently unless you know what your true driving values are. These are driven by old fears, successes, or aspirations, which motivate your behavior every day, in calm and crisis. You and your organization need to know what they are, and this book will help you define them. Once you know what they are, you need help in developing consistent behaviors around them. That requires vulnerability, which is a critical and often misunderstood leadership trait. When you ask for help, others are more willing to assist you in accomplishing necessary goals. This process gives rise to a shared fate and shared reward program, in which team members hold each other responsible by virtue of the peer dynamic, rather than a superior-subordinate one. This book describes how such a process can and must be done to ensure better execution, motivated employees, satisfied customers, and higher profits.
Preface Introduction Your're the Problem And the Solution Your Firt Conversations with Yourself Developing Your True Driving Values Confirming Your Driving Values Resolving the Values Definitions...Or, Team Alignment Begins Creating the Improved Organizaion...Including, Learning How to Fight Roles and Expectations...The Team Asserts Its Authority What Is Coaching All About? Senior Managers Do It with Their Teams...So, What Do You Do Now? This Chapter Is a Very Long One...Your Ongoing Responsibilities Acknowledgements Index