What’s the return on investment of leadership skills training? What’s the lasting effect of a bookshelf full with great thoughts on leadership, management, business and influencing people? How easy to slip back into business as usual, habits, and paradigms. Where are the level 5 leaders in your organization? Who leads the hot spot movement here? In Leadership Sustainability: Seven Disciplines to Achieve the Changes Great Leaders Know They Must Make, Dave Ulrich & Norm Smallwood try to distill leadership traits that really make a difference. What are causal connections between attributes and outcomes? Ulrich & Smallwood use numerous examples, research, and hard data to offer a basis to sustainable leadership that will create stronger, more inspired organizations and a new generation of leaders. According to the authors it all comes down to the values simplicity, time, accountability, resources, tracking, melioriation and emotion. These 7 end up with an overdosis of questions, tests, levels and examples. Don’t try to digest this book in a single reading.
At leadershipsustainability.com you can get additional resources, find the self-tests described in the book (and referred to by QR codes).
About the authors
Dave Ulrich is a professor at the University of Michigan, School of Business and the author of twelve books and more than a hundred articles on the subject of human resources. Wayne Brockbank is a clinical professor of business at the University of Michigan, School of Business, the author of award-winning papers on HR strategy, and an adviser to top global organizations.
Norm Smallwood cofounded the RBL Group with Ulrich and was previously a founding partner and managing director of Novations Group, Inc.