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Description - The Offsite by Robert H. Thompson

Drawing on the leadership theories in the management classic The Leadership Challenge, Robert Thompson effortlessly incorporates these ideas into a fable of leadership and growth. Based on a company's three-day offsite meeting, we follow this tale of transition through the eyes of two former rival pharmaceutical companies creating a joint sales strategy. The characters ultimately learn how to adopt the five practises that form the Leadership Challenge: Model the Way Inspire a Shared Vision Challenge the Process Enable Others to Act Encourage the Heart. The book also explores the dynamics of a company off-site and addresses the fears and concerns participants may have especially around 360 degree feedback, the key component of the Leadership Challenge model and workshops. For anyone preparing to attend a leadership training off-site, human resource professionals or trainers planning an offsite, leadership developers, program planners, or for professionals looking to hone their leadership skills, this book will be an invaluable resource and a succinct introduction to The Leadership Challenge.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780470189825
ISBN-10: 0470189827
Format: Hardback
(217mm x 147mm x 20mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Jossey Bass Wiley
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Robert H. Thompson

The author, Robert Thompson, is a sought-after speaker, workshop leader, and executive coach. He is the founder of Applied Performance, a leadership and personal communication services company for entry-level through chief executive officers. Through his work with the Tom Peters Company, Thompson immersed himself in the study and practical application of leadership and is a founding Master Facilitator for the highly acclaimed The Leadership Challenge (R) Workshop.