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DetailsLeading with Character and Competence Moving beyond Title, Position, and Authority"Leadership is an applied discipline, not a foamy concept to muse about," says threetime CEO, Oxfordtrained scholar, and consultant Timothy R. Clark. "In fact, it's the most important applied discipline in the world." The success of anyorganization can be traced directly to leadership. And leadership can be learned. But too many books and development programs focus exclusively on skills.In reality, performance and ultimate credibility are based on a combination of character and competence. As Clark puts it, character is the core and competence the crust. He shows how greatness emerges from a powerful combination of the two, although in the end character is more important. A leader with character but no competence will be ineffective, while a leader with competence but no character is dangerous.Clark spotlights the four most important components of character and competence and offers a series of eloquent, inspiring, and actionable reflections on what's needed to build each one. Fundamentally, he sees leadership as influence-leaders influence people "to climb, stretch, and become." You need character to influence positively and competence to influence effectively.This is a book for anyone, no matter where he or she is on the organization chart. Because today employees at all levels are being asked to step up, not only can everyone be a leader, everyone has to be. Clark's insights are profound, and his passion is infectious. "Leadership" he writes, "is the most engaging, inspiring, and deeply satisfying activity known to humankind. Through leadership we have the opportunity to progress, overcome adversity, change lives, and bless the race."ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Timothy R. Clark is founder and CEO of LeaderFactor, a consulting and training organization that focuses on leadership development, change management, and strategic agility. Clark earned a doctorate in social science from Oxford University and is a former firstteam academic AllAmerican football player at Brigham Young University. He is the author of four books and more than one hundred articles. His clients include organizations such as Accenture, Dow, the FBI, Genentech, Honeywell, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, and Stanford University.
SKU Code PRK B 2959 Weight in Kg 0.1000 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9781523084814 Author Name Timothy R. Clark Publisher Name Harper