Book What to ask the person in the mirror : critical questions for becoming a more effective leader and reaching your potential / Robert Steven Kaplan.
Publication year: c2011.
Call Number HD57.7 .K37 2011
Media class: Book
Publisher: Boston : Harvard Business Review Press,
ISBN: 9781422170014 1422170012
Extent: viii, 264 p. ; 22 cm.
Successful leaders know leadership is less about having all the answers and more about asking the right questions. The challenge lies in being able to step back, reflect, and ask key questions are critical to your performance and your organization's effectiveness. In this book, Robert Kaplan presents a process for asking the big questions that will enable you to diagnose problems, change course if necessary, and advance your career. He lays out areas of inquiry, including questions such as: (1) Do I clearly articulate my vision and top priorities?; (2) Does the way I spend my time enable me to achieve my top priorities?; (3) Do I give subordinates timely and direct feedback they can act on? Have I developed a succession road map?; and, (4) Is my leadership style still effective, and does it reflect who I truly am? This practical guide helps you learn to ask the right questions and work through the answers in ways that are right for you.
Introduction -- 1. Vision and priorities -- 2. Managing your time -- 3. Giving and getting feedback -- 4. Succession planning and delegation -- 5. Evaluation and alignment -- 6. The leader as role model -- 7. Reaching your potential -- 8. Bringing it all together -- Appendix. Critical questions for becoming a more effective leader and reaching your potential.