Making Extraordinary Things Happen in Asia


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An in–depth look at how leaders in Asia apply the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership in their organizations Kouzes and Posner′s Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership is the most trusted and proven leadership paradigm in the business world. Making Extraordinary Things Happen in Asia focuses on the unique ways leaders in Asia have applied the Five Practices and documents their success with it. Using actual case studies and first–person experiences, the book examines the Five Practices framework, shows how the behaviors of individual leaders make a difference, and reveals what leadership in Asia looks like on a daily basis. Each of the Five Practices is supported with five or six case studies illustrating what the Practice looks like on a behavioral level. After examining the Five Practices, the book then reveals what actions would–be and current leaders in Asia can do to improve their leadership skills and effectiveness. Customizes the legendary Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership framework specifically for Asian leaders, and a companion to The Leadership Challenge Features real case studies that show the Practices in action on a daily basis From leadership gurus James Kouzes and Barry Posner, together with one of Asia′s top leadership experts, Steve DeKrey For leaders and aspiring leaders of Asian organizations and business, Making Extraordinary Things Happen in Asia is an invaluable guide to long–term leadership success.
1. When Asian Leaders Are at Their Best 1 The Leadership Challenge Around the World 3 The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership 5 Model the Way 6 Inspire a Shared Vision 9 Challenge the Process 10 Enable Others to Act 11 Encourage the Heart 12 The Five Practices in Action 14 2. Model the Way 17 Find Commitment Through Shared Values: How Values Guide Us in Deciding to Engage . . . or Not 19 Teach the Values: Affirming Shared Values Through Education and Action 23 Walk the Talk: Showing Others How to Model the Way in Hard Times 27 Confront Critical Incidents: Leading Through Shared Values 29 Teach by Following Through: How Being Consistent with Your Values Builds Trust 31 PRACTICE: Model the Way 34 3. Inspire a Shared Vision 37 Envision a Better Future: Showing There&rsquo,s Opportunity in a Crisis 39 Find a Common Purpose: Helping Others to See Themselves in the Picture 44 Appeal to Shared Aspirations: The Way for Others to See How a Common Vision Serves Their Interests 48 Listen, Learn, and Follow Through: Enlisting Others by Connecting to Their Interests 52 PRACTICE: Inspire a Shared Vision 56 4. Challenge the Process 59 Encourage Initiative in Others: Making It Possible for Others to Lead and Learn 62 Be an Active Learner: Letting Mistakes Teach Valuable Lessons and Point to a Better Way 65 Accept Coaching: Learning from Others&rsquo, Experiences 69 Seek Advice: Having the Courage to Ask for Help 71 PRACTICE: Challenge the Process 78 5. Enable Others to Act 81 Build Trusting Relationships: Showing Concern and Interest in Others 83 Be the First to Trust: Letting Others Know You Care, One Small Action at a Time 87 Develop Cooperative Goals: How Managing a Friend Resulted in Leading a Team 90 Appreciate Differences: Seeing Things from Others&rsquo, Perspectives Improves Relationships and Performance 94 PRACTICE: Enable Others to Act 99 6. Encourage the Heart 101 Expect the Best: How Believing in Others and Small Gestures Make a Big Difference 103 Be Clear About Goals and Rules: Rewarding Progress Requires Systems and Celebrations 107 Show Appreciation&mdash,or Put Your Own Success at Risk 110 Show You Care: Learning How to Appreciate the Work of Others 114 PRACTICE: Encourage the Heart 116 7. Make a Difference 119 You Are the Most Important Leader in Your Organization 120 Leadership Is Learned 122 First, Lead Yourself 124 Leadership Is a Choice 127 Notes 131 Acknowledgments 133 Suggested Readings 137 About the Authors 141