Key Books on Development
Personal & Organisational Transformations Through Action Inquiry
Fisher, Rooke & Torbert (2003 fourth edition)
Provides in-depth insight into the Leadership Development Framework, with exercises and case studies that enable the reader to pursue personal learning that marks a journey through these stages.
"What folly to think of developing the learning capabilities of organisations independent from the learning capabilities of the individuals within them. This book offers an exciting new view of the possible synergies between human and organizational development." Peter Senge, Director, Society for Organizational Learning.
The price is £20 plus £3.30 p+p in UK (please enquire for postage abroad).
Contact us to buy a copy.
Action Inquiry The Secret of Timely & Transforming Leadership
Bill Torbert & Associates (2004)
ACTION INQUIRY not only introduces recent research on leaders who successfully transform themselves, their teams, and their organisations, but also offers specific practices that invite readers to try new combinations of action and inquiry in the midst of their own daily leadership opportunities. In addition to potentially being of direct interest to you, ACTION INQUIRY is a good book to read with co-workers.
"Action Inquiry offers a profound step toward a more integral and comprehensive approach to leadership - including not only what constitutes effective leadership, but field tested methods for transforming your own approach into more effective, successful, and truly inspiring leadership.”
Breaking The Leadership Mold
Those at the top have a profound impact on the success of their organization. Effective and relevant senior leadership directly translates into an engaged, sustainable and profitable organisation. Conversely, leadership that is out-of-touch, externally focused and embedded in paradigms of days gone by leads to employee disengagement, poor morale and ultimately a lack of organisational competitiveness. Unfortunately, sometimes senior leadership is marked by good intent but ineffective practice. It needn’t be this way.