Magazine article The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education

The Little Book of Leadership Development: 50 Ways to Bring out the Leader in Every Employee

Magazine article The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education

The Little Book of Leadership Development: 50 Ways to Bring out the Leader in Every Employee

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The Little Book of Leadership Development: 50 Ways to Bring Out the Leader in Every Employee by Scott J. Allen and Mitchell Kusy 2011. 144 pgs. ISBN: 978-0814417546. $19-95 cloth. Amacom Publishing, www.amacom.org.

Being a manager means not only planning, organizing and controlling the company's business, it also means being a teacher and mentor to employees. This is not an altruistic view of the workplace, it is essential to a healdiy thriving business. How else can employees make sense of how they fit into the company's goals and increase their ability to contribute to those goals unless led by a manager who shepherds them through training in not only what it Lakes to be a valuable employee, bul also one who can be expected to behave in a way that is educai and brings credit to the company?

The problem addressed in this book is the lack of formal Lraii±ig dial managers should receive to become multifaceted leaders. And checking out a bookstore for tips isn't always die most efficient way to go.

Authors Scott J. Allen and Mitchell Kusy have created a quick start guide to leadership 101 with tliis book, which goes straight to the heart of greal leadership. The book offers no complicated theories; it focuses on what the authors believe really works to get people motivated, working effectively, and acting as leaders themselves. It is an instructional guide on modeling behaviors, sharing informalion, building accountability, stretching teams, providing feedback, and 45 other practical strategies. …

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