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Self-Management and Leadership Development

Edited by Mitchell G. Rothstein, Director and Professor, Aubrey Dan Program in Management and Organizational Studies, University of Western Ontario, Canada and Ronald J. Burke, Emeritus Professor, Schulich School of Business, York University, Canada
Self-Management and Leadership Development offers a unique perspective on how leaders and aspiring leaders can and should take personal responsibility for their own development.

This distinguished book is differentiated from other books on this topic with its view on the instrumental role played by individuals in managing their own development, rather than depending on others, such as their organization, to guide them. Expert scholars in the area of leadership emphasize the importance of self-awareness as the critical starting point in the process. Explicit recommendations are provided on how individuals can manage their own self-assessment as a starting point to their development. The contributors present insights and practical recommendations on how individuals can actively self-manage through a number of typical leadership challenges.
Extent: 528 pp
Hardback Price: $220.00 Web: $198.00
Publication Date: 2010
ISBN: 978 1 84844 323 5
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  • Business and Management
  • Business Leadership
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Politics and Public Policy
  • Leadership
Self-Management and Leadership Development offers a unique perspective on how leaders and aspiring leaders can and should take personal responsibility for their own development.

This distinguished book is differentiated from other books on this topic with its view on the instrumental role played by individuals in managing their own development, rather than depending on others, such as their organization, to guide them. Expert scholars in the area of leadership emphasize the importance of self-awareness as the critical starting point in the process. Explicit recommendations are provided on how individuals can manage their own self-assessment as a starting point to their development. The contributors present insights and practical recommendations on how individuals can actively self-manage through a number of typical leadership challenges.

Business school faculty teaching electives in leadership, and managers who engage in leadership development for themselves or others, should not be without this important resource. Consulting firms and training institutions offering leadership development programs and participants in MBA and executive development programs will also find it invaluable.
‘This book is based on a really important, timely and relevant idea – to bring together sources on the self-management of leadership development. The book is important because almost all leadership development relies to a great degree on the leader’s capability to manage his or her personal development. It is timely because there is currently no single volume that covers the topic; and it is relevant because leadership is such an extremely important issue for the success of our organizations, countries and society in general. The editors have done a thoroughly professional job in identifying top quality authors and combining their contributions into a very worthwhile volume.’
– Ivan Robertson, University of Leeds, UK
Contributors: D.G. Altman, Y. Baruch, T.S. Bateman, W.L. Bedwell, J. Blenkinsopp, R.E. Boyatzis, R.J. Burke, P. Caligiuri, D.E. Chandler, A.H. Church, J.G.S. Clawson, S.L. Davis, S. Emery, S. Garven, D.S. Geller, S.D. Harrison III, G.A. King, K.E. Kram, K. Langkamer Ratwani, J.B. Leslie, T. Lingham, L. Lord, C. Marquis, P. Mirvis, A. Passarelli, L. Rego, R.E. Riggio, M.G. Rothstein, C.T. Rotolo, E. Salas, M.L. Shuffler, R. Sinha, K. Thompson, S. Vinnicombe, R. Wei, J.L. Wildman, R. Winden, S.J. Zaccaro
Contents:

Self-Assessment and Leadership Development: An Overview
Mitchell G. Rothstein and Ronald J. Burke

PART I: SELF-AWARENESS AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
1. The Role of the Individual in Self-Assessment for Leadership Development
Allan H. Church and Christopher T. Rotolo

2. Inspiring the Development of Emotional, Social and Cognitive Intelligence Competencies in Managers
Richard E. Boyatzis, Tony Lingham and Angela Passarelli

3. Problems in Managing the Self-Assessment Process for Leaders-to-Be
James G.S. Clawson

4. Taking Charge: Discovering the Magic in Your Psychological Assessment
Sandra L. Davis

5. Assessing Leadership and the Leadership Gap
Jean Brittain Leslie and Ruohong Wei

6. Emotional Intelligence and Interpersonal Competencies
Ronald E. Riggio

7. How to Matter
Stewart Emery

PART II: THE SELF-MANAGEMENT OF COMMON LEADERSHIP CHALLENGES
8. Managing Your Leadership Career in Hard Times
John Blenkinsopp, Yehuda Baruch and Ruth Winden

9. Personal Goals for Self-Directed Leaders: Traditional and New Perspectives
Thomas S. Bateman

10. Self-directed Work Teams: Best Practices for Leadership Development
Wendy L. Bedwell, Marissa L. Shuffler, Jessica L. Wildman and Eduardo Salas

11. Work Motivations, Job Behaviors and Flourishing in Work and Life
Ronald J. Burke

12. Enlisting Others in Your Development as a Leader
Dawn E. Chandler and Kathy E. Kram

13. Resilience and Leadership: The Self-Management of Failure
Gillian A. King and Mitchell G. Rothstein

14. The Role of Developmental Social Networks in Effective Leader Self-Learning Processes
Krista Langkamer Ratwani, Stephen J. Zaccaro, Sena Garven and David S. Geller

PART III: SELF-MANAGEMENT AND UNIQUE LEADERSHIP CHALLENGES
15. Self-Assessment and Self-Development of Global Leaders
Paula Caligiuri and Ruchi Sinha

16. Learning from Life Experiences: A Study of Female Academic Leaders in Australia
Linley Lord and Susan Vinnicombe

17. Preparing Next Generation Business Leaders
Philip Mirvis, Kevin Thompson and Chris Marquis

18. And Leadership Development for All
Lyndon Rego, David G. Altman and Steadman D. Harrison III

Index