Scaling Leadership: Building Capability and Capacity

Scaling Leadership: Building Capability and Capacity
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Is your leadership built for scale as you advance in today’s volatile, uncertain, dynamic, and disruptive business environment? Some leaders are capable of rapidly growing the organization while simultaneously transforming it into more agile, innovative, adaptive and engaging workplace. Other leaders, unfortunately, cancel themselves out and seriously limit scale. Which one are you?

This week’s featured book, based on groundbreaking research, shows how senior leaders describe and develop leadership that works and does not, that scales and limits scale. It compares the ripple of growth initiated by effective leaders with the stagnation caused by ineffective ones; and shares effective, proven ways to develop more leaders all around you.

Scaling Leadership

Scaling Leadership provides a proven framework for magnifying agile and scalable leadership in your organization. Scalable leadership drives forward-momentum by multiplying high-achieving leaders at scale so that growth, productivity and innovation increase exponentially. Creative leaders multiply their strengths beyond technical competence by leading in deep relationship, with radical humanity, passion, and integrity.

Drawing upon decades of solid research and experience enhancing individual capability and collective leadership effectiveness with Fortune 500 companies and government agencies, the authors provide an innovative and efficient framework to help you:

  • Take stock of your own personal balance of leadership strengths and weaknesses
  • Scale your leadership in deep relationship and high integrity
  • Proliferate high-achievers throughout your organization’s leadership system
  • Identify ineffective leadership and course-correct quickly
  • Transform your organization by transforming leadership

Scaling Leadership is an invaluable tool for executives, managers, and leaders in business, academia, nonprofit organizations, and more. This innovative resource provides effective techniques, real-world examples, and expert guidance for organizations seeking to improve performance, align and execute strategies, and transform their business with scalable leadership capability.

Meet the Authors

Robert Anderson is the founder and Chairman of The Leadership Circle and co-founder and Chairman of the Full Circle Group. Bob has dedicated his career to exploring the connections between leadership, mastery, competence, consciousness, spirituality, and business. He is a true pioneer in the field of leadership development and research. He spends the majority of his time researching, writing, consulting, and speaking around the world, and is dedicated to impacting the consciousness and effectiveness of leadership globally. Bob’s practical wisdom, humility, creativity, humor, and expertise provide a rare and transformative experience with whom he works.

William Adams is the co-founder and CEO of Full Circle Group and The Leadership Circle. Bill has over 30 years of experience as a trusted advisor to CEOs and their teams around the globe. He partners with leaders to unlock breakthrough performance, develop deep leadership capability/capacity, and transformational business results. Bill is known for his practical commonsense approach to sorting through complex and difficult situations and produce exceptional results. He works with leaders as a leader himself that is learning and growing. His clients range from Fortune 100, multi-national corporations to fast growth start-ups, and include some of the best known and respected businesses in the world. Bill holds a Master’s degree in Interpersonal Communication from the University of Montana, and has over 40 years of hands-on business experience having started, run, and sold multiple businesses. He is an avid outdoorsman (currently residing in the mountains of Utah and Montana), married to the love of his life, Cynthia Adams; and together they are actively involved as parents and grandparents to 10 grandchildren.

Praise from Readers 

“Scaling Leadership delivers the most street-savvy, evidence-based and conscious leadership approach on the planet. If you want to future-proof your organization, thrive in the face of rip-roaring change, and cultivate a flourishing world, then drink deep from the wisdom of these pages and then share it with every leader you know.” — Barrett Brown, PhD, Global Leadership Expert, Author of The Future of Leadership for Conscious Capitalism

“Scaling Leadership takes what is elusive about leadership and puts it in plain sight. The authors expertly unpack how to scale leadership with such clarity that you and your team can apply it day-to-day in operations. If you want to lead your organization to create what matters, then you need to know how to scale leadership, individually and collectively. If you don’t want to be derailed by a rate-limiting leadership bottleneck, at a time when your organization can least afford it, then apply what is in this book. . . . It shows you how to do the most difficult and yet, the highest leverage thing you can do as a leader—let go so you can scale.” — Gary Colpaert, Vice President Clinical & Support Services, Froedtert Hospital

“Anderson & Adams offer some startling new evidence that the conventional view on what makes for great leadership may not be the whole story. Read, be surprised and get clarity in which way both strengths and vulnerabilities can add to effectiveness.” — Dr. Susanne Cook-Greuter, Research Director, Vertical Development Academy (VeDA)

“Wow! What a book! Anderson and Adams have mined their rich set of data on what makes leaders truly excellent, and they have struck gold. By helping us understand the way that some core leadership strengths actually become liabilities at scale, they solve one of the most important leadership mysteries. Now we understand what the true leadership superpowers are—and we can see how to cultivate them. Scaling Leadership is fascinating, bold, and brave. It will help you shift from the patterns that have helped you in the past to those that will create a better future. I am very excited this book is in the world.” — Dr. Jennifer Berger, Author of Simple Habits for Complex Times and Changing on the Job

Learn More

  • Visit Amazon to buy a copy of the book, or leave a short review of it.
  • Check out the website to learn more about the book and its authors.
  • Watch the recent webinar to learn more about the framework for scalable leadership.
  • Take the free self-assessment to start enhancing your own leadership development.

About Elizabeth Johnson

Elizabeth Johnson loves the color yellow, strong {black} coffee, long books, and mountain trails. She’s currently enjoying a brief sojourn in the green desert of Kemmerer, WY, where she and her husband are serving a church-planting internship. She blogs about thinking biblically in the everyday, enjoys creative pursuits like hand-lettering and teaching piano lessons, and usually has a book project in the works as well.

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