How Organizations, Teams, and Communities Raise Performance
What does it take to do more with less? How can you do better
than before, or better than others? How do you turn losses into
wins, or near-bankruptcy into strong profitability, or abject
failure into stellar success?
The power of uplift enables any organization to do more with
less, beat the competition, and perform better than ever. Leaders
who uplift their employees' passions, intellects, and commitments
produce remarkable results.
Based on original research from a seven-year global study,
Uplifting Leadership reveals how leaders from diverse
organizations inspired and uplifted their teams' performance.
Distilling the six common characteristics of leaders at
high-performing organizations across business, sports, and
education, authors Andy Hargreaves, Alan Boyle, and Alma Harris
explore the nature of uplift, its impact on performance, and the
ways to achieve it within and beyond an organization's walls,
revealing how leaders:
- Identify and articulate an inspiring dream that is coherently
connected to the best of what the organization has been before
- Pursue that dream at a sustainable pace without squandering
resources, incurring excessive debt, or burning people out
- Forge paths of innovation and improvement that others have
overlooked or rejected
- Monitor progress by using metrics and indicators in a mindful
and meaningful way
- Build teams that naturally pull people into change rather than
pushing them through it
Featuring case studies of organizations as diverse as
Shoebuy.com, Fiat, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Marks & Spencer,
Cricket Australia, Burnley Football Club, and the Vancouver Giants,
as well as world-leading educational systems, Uplifting
Leadership provides tools for leaders to incorporate these
performance-driving strategies into their own.
For leaders who want their people to try harder, transform what
they do, reach for a higher purpose, and stay resolute and
resilient when opposing forces threaten to defeat them,
Uplifting Leadership provides a path to better performance
across any organization.