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Direction, Alignment, Commitment: Achieving Better Results Through Leadership, Second Edition

If your team isn’t getting results, you may think the problem starts with a failure in leadership. While the person in charge may have issues, a leadership problem doesn’t necessarily mean you have a “leader” problem. Leadership is not just about the people at the top, but is a social process, enabling individuals to work together as a cohesive group to produce collective results. This book will show you how to diagnose problems in your team by focusing on the three outcomes of effective leadership: direction, alignment, and commitment. By assessing where your group stands in each of these outcomes, you can plan and implement the changes necessary to get better results.

In this new edition, we’ve updated and refined how we talk about the three outcomes of effective leadership, as well as refining the included DAC Leadership Framework model and DAC Assessment.

The First Edition of this title is also available in the following languages, and translations of the Second Edition are coming soon:

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Product Specifications:

  • Publisher: CCL Press
  • Stock Number (Print): 00472
  • Stock Number (eBook): 00472E
  • ISBN Number (Print): 978-1-60491-955-4
  • ISBN Number (eBook): 978-1-60491-956-1
  • Author: Cynthia McCauley, Lynn Fick-Cooper
  • Copyright: ©2020
  • Number of Pages: 66 Pages

This guidebook is part of the popular Ideas Into Action Guidebook Series.

Each guidebook in the Ideas Into Action Guidebook Series is aimed at managers and executives who are concerned with their own and others' development, and gives specific advice on how to complete a development task or solve a leadership problem.

See Executive Guidebook Reader here for executive summaries of all guidebooks in the Ideas Into Action Guidebook Series.

Table of Contents

Direction, Alignment, Commitment: Achieving Better Results Through Leadership, Second Edition, CCL Press, 2020
Do You Have a Leadership Problem? 1
DAC Leadership Framework 6
Step 1: Assess Current Levels of Direction, Alignment, and Commitment in the Group 11
Step 2: Look for Factors Contributing to Low Levels of Direction, Alignment, or Commitment 23
Step 3: Identify Changes That Could Improve Direction, Alignment, or Commitment 35
The Rest of the Story 47
Suggested Resources 52

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