The Art of Leadership: The Norm for Foresightedness, Effectiveness and Trust

Ekerlids Förlag

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Book summary

The top management of many organizations has worked with well-proven methods for strategic development, project management and optimization of horizontal delivery processes. Measuring and optimizing effectiveness in the vertical leadership process is the next natural step. The discoveries and methods for doing precisely that are not as equally well-known. They are described in part six of this book.

The conclusions and recommendations provided are based upon analysis of leadership effectiveness, made possible by these quantitative methods in over 300 operations. The transparency in effectiveness has resulted in valuable insights that are the foundation of this book.

The book is also a solid exposé that provides a holistic view of the importance of leadership, as well as knowledge of the most important processes to achieve effective leadership of organizations. From the construction of the Great Pyramid 4,600 years ago, to Sun Tzu’s famous writings from the 6th century BC, then through the Roman Empire to the Industrial Revolution with Smith, Taylor, and Ford and further to Lean SixSigma, through prominent project management methods, digitalization and Agile methods; as well as more recent gurus and front-line teachings and illustrations of the need for leadership in very different businesses.

Major organizations and consulting firms that provide Requisite Organization-based services

A global association of academics, managers, and consultants that focuses on spreading RO implementation practices and encouraging their use
Dr. Gerry Kraines, the firms principal, combines Harry Levinson's leadership frameworks with Elliott Jaques's Requisite Organization. He worked closely with Jaques over many years, has trained more managers in these methods than anyone else in the field, and has developed a comprehensive RO-based software for client firms.
Founded as an assessment consultancy using Jaques's CIP methods, the US-based firm expanded to talent pool design and management, and managerial leadership practice-based work processes
Former RO-experienced CEO, Ron Harding, provides coaching to CEOs of start-ups and small and medium-size companies that are exploring their own use of RO concepts.  His role is limited, temporary and coordinated with the RO-based consultant working with the organization
Ron Capelle is unique in his multiple professional certifications, his implementation of RO concepts through well designed organization development methods, and his research documenting the effectiveness of his firm's interventions
A Toronto requisite organization-based consultancy with a wide range of executive coaching, training, organization design and development services.
A Sweden-based consultancy, Enhancer practices time-span based analysis, executive assessment, and provides due diligence diagnosis to investors on acquisitions.
Founded by Gillian Stamp, one of Jaques's colleagues at Brunel, the firm modified Jaques;s work-levels, developed the Career Path Appreciation method, and has grown to several hundred certified assessors in aligned consulting firms world-wide recently expanding to include organization design
Requisite Organization International Institute distributes Elliott Jaques's books, papers, and videos and provides RO-based training to client organizations