The Work of Leaders
How Vision, Alignment, and Execution will change the way you lead
The Work of Leaders distills leadership best practices into a simple, compelling process that helps leaders at all levels get immediate results.
In the view of the authors, leaders have three fundamental responsibilities—the VAE model:
crafting a Vision: imagining an improved future state that the group will make a reality through its work
building Alignment: getting to the point where everyone in the group understands and is committed to the vision
championing Execution: ensuring that the conditions are present for the imagined future to be turned into a reality
The true value of this VAE model is that it lays out a manageable, realistic framework to guide the process. The goal is to provide straightforward explanations of where you might choose to target your personal development efforts.
Core chapters introduce keys and behaviors that leaders use to further each step of the model and provide specific strategies for those who are looking to increase their ability to explore during the vision process. It also makes these ideas concrete by relating illustrative examples or anecdotes about people and organizations who have used these drivers to improve their effectiveness to realize each step in meaningful ways.
Consultants and trainers using the Everything DiSC Work of Leaders profiles will be familiar with this model. Consider giving your training participants a copy of the book to keep them engaged in the VAE concepts.
—Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner, authors of the bestselling The Leadership Challenge
—Elaine Biech, author of The Business of Consulting
—Sidney Feltenstein, former CEO, Yorkshire Global Restaurants