The Intangibles of Leadership: The 10 Qualities of Superior Executive Performance

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It's the Subtleties that Matter!

What is the real difference between competent leader and extraordinary executive? Is it pedigree, experience, intelligence? The answer is yes...and much more. Exceptional leadership hinges on a complex interaction between individual psychology and unique business needs. At the top rung of the ladder, where the dynamics are most complicated, subtle adjustments in style can produce outstanding results.

In his new book, The Intangibles of Leadership, Management Psychologist Richard Davis, Ph.D., uncovers patterns in the attributes that truly distinguish those who succeed at the top. What he found was that extraordinary leaders possess certain characteristics that fall between the lines of existing leadership models, yet are fundamental to executive success. Davis explains each of these qualities, the people who exemplify them, how to detect them in others, and most importantly, how to develop the subtle characteristics that will enable them to stand out from the pack.

Learn why...

  • It's often better to aim for silver than for gold
  • Playing hard to get attracts people to you
  • It's important to have a slightly inflated view of your abilities
  • Your peripheral vision is so important
  • It's ok to get angry with your team
  • So many extraordinary executives have gone through crises early in their lives
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About the author

RICHARD A. DAVIS, Ph.D., is an Industrial/Organizational Psychologist and partner at the Toronto office of RHR International. Dr. Davis is called upon by senior leaders to help execute their business strategy through smart decisions about people. He advises executives on senior hiring decisions, integrating leaders into new roles, CEO succession, optimizing teams, M&A decisions and increasing leadership effectiveness. He has a particular specialty in personality psychology and leadership.

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Publisher
John Wiley and Sons
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Published on
Aug 26, 2010
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Pages
256
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ISBN
9780470680865
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Language
English
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Genres
Business & Economics / Leadership
Business & Economics / Management
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Exciting and unique textbook that provides an exhaustive treatment of the world's different coasts and details the highly varied processes that have shaped them.
The authors draw on a wealth of experience that broadens the content of chapters and provides for numerous and varied examples.
Provides a basic understanding of the tectonic framework, hydrographic regime, climatic setting, and geologic materials that determine the morphology of a coast.
Individual chapters are devoted to major coastal environments such as barriers, tidal inlets, marshes, estuaries, lagoons, deltas, glaciated coasts, rocky coasts, and many others.
Provides comprehensive content for teaching a broad coastal geology course for both introductory and upper level courses.
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