That the world has changed and is continuing to change at a rapid pace is not
news. People are much more aware of everything around them. The consumer
revolution has accelerated dramatically. But something vital is missing in all
of this change.
Leadership has not kept up with the changes going on in the world. From board
rooms to classrooms, leadership is being challenged on a daily basis yet no new
leadership model has been given. In this new, important work, bestselling author
Stephen R. Covey offers ideas of how leadership roles have changed and how one
can take on the roles of the new leader.
Dr. Covey introduces the 4 roles of the new leader--modelling, pathfinding,
aligning and empowering--and how those qualities can change you and your
organization. He discusses how trust can be lost throughout organizations and
how it is imperative that any organization bring trust back to the company if it
is to survive. Covey also shows how to go from what he calls a "want to" person
to a "can do" person and how doing so can completely transform people and
Through his ideas, one will discover how to:
*Use the four vital roles to establish trust and make growth a given
*Build and sustain an atmosphere of respect and openness
*Keep and inspire your most talented workers
*Apply creative cooperation to reach new levels of performance
*Stay more "promotable"
*Develop leadership at every level of your organization
*Take advantage of strengths and compensate for weakness
*Reduce cynicism and improve morale
*Stay flexible and focused to recognize larger opportunities.
Stephen Covey's new book will transform the way we
think about leadership just as The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People changed
our thinking about success.