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The Dream Weavers : Strategy-Focused Leadership in Technology-Driven Organizations - John J. Sosik

The Dream Weavers

Strategy-Focused Leadership in Technology-Driven Organizations

Paperback Published: 1st January 2004
ISBN: 9781593111106
Number Of Pages: 332

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The main question that guided the thinking behind this book can be stated as follows: What kind of leadership behavior must executives of technology-driven organizations display to spur performance excellence? To address this question the authors conducted videotaped interviews of executives from 65 organizations- including General Electric, Qualcomm, The Vanguard Group, and Barclays Global Investors - to identify common behaviors and traits that lead to organizational success. In addition to the interviews, they surveyed the executives' followers to evaluate the leadership and organizational culture to examine successful executive leadership from multiple reference points. necessarily require a commanding presence, a genius-level IQ, expertise, or even a strong command and control system. At the heart of outstanding strategic leadership was an ability to envision a strategy for taking the raw inputs provided by their environments (e.g., people, technology, ideas, opportunities) and then to weave them into an integrated pattern or system of social, technical and intellectual resources that ultimately produce dramatically higher levels of organizational success factors. The book includes dozens of stories and narratives from the executive leaders to offer readers an in-depth look at what constitutes effective strategy-focused leadership in technology-driven organizations.

Forewordp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Strategy-Focused Leadership in Technology-Driven Environments
Strategy-Focused Leadership: Focusing on and Weaving the Dreamp. 3
Competing in a Technology-Driven Worldp. 23
Dreaming about Success
Where Dreams Begin: Recognizing and Initiating Trendsp. 45
Focusing on the Core Message and Strategyp. 65
Adjusting the Right Pattern
Selecting and Developing People in Line with Strategyp. 89
Integrating the Right People and Technologyp. 115
Weaving the Fabric of Success
Creating Ownership and Trustp. 143
Supporting Learning and Innovationp. 173
Realizing the Dream
Reinforcing the Core Message and Strategyp. 193
Re-focusing the Shape of Future Successp. 215
Research Basep. 239
Notesp. 277
About the Authorsp. 307
Subject Indexp. 309
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ISBN: 9781593111106
ISBN-10: 159311110X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 332
Published: 1st January 2004
Publisher: Information Age Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.47