October 26, 2007

Book Review - Leading at a Higher Level

Leading at a Higher Level: Blanchard on Leadership and Creating High Performing Organizations
Founding Associates and Consulting partners of the Ken Blanchard Companies
HD 57.7 .B5612 2007

In this book, Ken Blanchard and his associates have shifted from defining leadership as an influence process, instead moving toward a definition of leadership as articulation of a compelling vision. To set the ground work, they clarify what they mean by a high performing organization and share what they believe the role and power of vision is within that environment. To key components of leadership within these kinds of organizations is dedicated focus on customer service and support of people within the organization. The articulate skills that organizational leaders need to learn and channel these into effective models and points of view for potential leaders to follow.