This book is an introduction to breakthrough leadership. It is a new frontier in leadership because it is concerned, not only with what leaders do, but with the impact they have on the people they lead. It is based on a decade of applied research into three key issues:- 1. What is it that leaders do to inspire the people they lead? 2. What are the impediments to the development of potential that these leaders help their people to breakthrough? 3. How can organisations build competitive advantage by unlocking this potential in their workforce? In essence, Breakthrough Leadership is the process by which leaders inspire their followers to grow, to perform and to develop more of their potential. They do this by helping them to remove the impediments to that development. A great deal of the limitations that people experience in their work is self imposed and related to self limiting thinking. This book identifies the six distinctive behaviours that leaders adopt which can help their people to breakthrough this self limiting thinking. Organisations today have moved towards performance cultures in their search for growth. Managers globally have been trained in the skills of performance leadership and as a consequence there have been great gains in productivity. The next productivity leaps for organizations will come from realizing the untapped talent that exists in the workforce. This book is the culmination of a decade of work with companies such as CSL, Cisco Systems, Wesfarmers, Fuji Xerox into change and transformational leadership.
Terry is a professional psychologist and a specialist in transformational leadership and change. He was formerly Head of the Leadership Programs at Mt Eliza Business School (now part of Melbourne Business School), which has an international reputation as Australia’s premier executive development facility. He works with an exceptional list of domestic and international clients in building high performance cultures and leadership. The research featured in this book is an outcome of his work and experience over the past decade with these companies.