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Becoming a Strategic Leader: Your Role in Your Organization's Enduring Success

Richard L. Hughes and Katherine M. Beatty

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Format: Hardcover, 288pp.
ISBN: 9780787968670
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
Pub. Date: February 2005

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Today's organizations face difficult challenges in order to remain competitive—the quickening pace of change, increasing uncertainty, growing ambiguity, and complexity. To meet these challenges, organizations must broaden the scope of leadership responsibility for strategic leadership and engage more people in the process of leadership.

In Becoming a Strategic Leader Richard Hughes and Katherine Beatty from the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) offer executives and managers a handbook for implementing a strategic leadership process that reaches leaders at all levels of organizations.

Based on CCL's successful Developing the Strategic Leader program, this book outlines the framework of strategic leadership and contains practical suggestions on how to develop the individual, team, and organizational skills needed for institutions to become more adaptable, flexible, and resilient. The authors also show how individual managers can exercise effective strategic leadership through their distinctive and systemic approach—thinking, acting, and influencing.


"If you manage anything of importance—from a company to a functional area—read this book, and share it with your team. You'll dog-ear plenty of pages and blow away your previous performance."
—Steve Wigginton, executive vice president, Neoforma, Inc.

"The authors write with authority and experience that work well to convince readers they have valuable information to convey. Their advice is specific, concrete, and compelling, and the book provides many useful exercises."
—Amy Edmondson, professor, Harvard Business School

"Reader friendly and action packed. An excellent investment in your organization's future success."
—Graham Tillotson, group executive vice president, The Delfield Group/Enodis

"This book is required reading for leaders at all levels within your organization. Crisp, concise, and practical, Hughes and Beatty have provided a road map that will enhance both effectiveness and sustainable competitive advantage."
—Jon Abeles, senior vice president, Catholic Healthcare Partners

"A refreshing addition to the writings on strategic leadership...it suggests, in immediate and practical ways, how each organization member can become more engaged and more influential in developing the strategy that will shape the organization's future."
—David Campbell, Smith Richardson Senior Fellow, Center for Creative Leadership

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About the Author

Richard L. Hughes is a senior enterprise associate at the Center for Creative Leadership campus in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He is the senior author of the textbook Leadership: Enhancing the Lessons of Experience.

Katherine Colarelli Beatty is the program manager for the Developing the Strategic Leader (DSL) program. She is a trainer in the DSL program and also designs and delivers custom programs.

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