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Developing High Performance Leaders

A Behavioral Science Guide for the Knowledge of Work Culture, 1st Edition

By Philip Robert Harris


332 pages | 28 B/W Illus.

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Every leader has human resource management and development responsibilities. Using a behavioural science perspective, Developing High Performance Leaders will enable leaders throughout the various business sectors to increase the yield on their organization's human capital and help their team members achieve their goals.

In this instructive book, Philip Harris centres his teaching around five key aspects of the leadership process:

  • human behaviour and performance
  • communications
  • cultural influences
  • organizational relations
  • change management

A selection of strategies to take forward into practice are offered to the reader and the text is organized with a view to the leader sharing the learning obtained from this volume. For personal or group growth, each chapter is framed in terms of four "I’s": Introduction, Input, Interaction and Instrumentation, to provide an ideal framework for any adult education endeavour.

Developing High Performance Leaders is for all human resource development professionals, supervisors, managers and executives concerned with the career development of themselves and their team.

Table of Contents

1. High Performance Leaders for a Knowledge Culture 2. Leading in a High Performance Work Environment 3. Increasing Performance at Work 4. Improving Leadership Communication Skills 5. Influencing Work Culture at Home and Abroad 6. Enhancing Organizational and Team Relations 7. Leading in the Management of Change 8. Developing Leaders through Learning 9. Energizing Personnel through Meetings 10. Future of Leadership in the 21st Century

About the Author

Philip R. Harris is President of Harris International, Ltd. and author of fifty-four professional books. He was previously Vice President of Copley International Corporation and St. Francis College (NYC, USA). He has been a visiting professor and lecturer in many universities worldwide, including The Pennsylvania State University, Temple University, the East--West Center in Hawaii, and Sophia University--Tokyo.

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