Extraordinary Performance from Ordinary People

1st Edition

Value Creating Corporate Leadership

Authors: Keith Ward Cliff Bowman Andrew Kakabadse
Paperback ISBN: 9780750683012
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 14th November 2006
Page Count: 272


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Extraordinary performance from ordinary people is a must read for the high performing manager with the ambition to reach corporate leadership status. The book is as practical as it is exciting. How to succeed and which personal qualities are required from those who display the capability for great responsibility, are the themes that run throughout.

The book focuses on both the key value adding activities and disciplines for driving through change and the styles of corporate leaders that attract success

Extraordinary performance from ordinary people highlights how the leaders of the company, as a corporate team, can adopt and adapt the four value creating styles. It emphasises how to recognise which leadership framework suits the challenges of particular competitive environments. This insight nurtures a confidence to act decisively adopting an approach to communication which harnesses the energies of the organisation to achieve stretching performance targets. It concentrates on how leaders make a difference by what they do. Diagnostic models that show what really works and under which circumstances are core to this book.

Key Features

  • Shows how a connected and aligned team can be positively committed to delivering the vision of the business and how to add value in corporate leadership

  • Provides a practical framework for developing the key leadership roles in any size and type of organization


Post graduate business courses on Leadership and Management. MBA courses and on any Executive course Corporate Leadership and Strategic Management, Change Management. Practising managers working at all levels in large organisations. Consultancies.

Table of Contents

Developing a Practical Leadership Model; Redefining Corporate Leadership; Focused Leadership Styles; Most Leaders are Also Followers; Identifying the Right Leadership Style; Value-Creating Inspirational Leadership; Focusing on the Delivering Leadership Activity; Connecting Parts of the Business : Aligning the Organization: The Leadership Model in Practice and Theory: Leading Change and Changing Leaders; Theoretical Underpinnings of the Model.


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About the Author

Keith Ward

Affiliations and Expertise

Visiting Professor of Financial Strategy, Cranfield School of Management, UK

Cliff Bowman

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Strategic Management, Cranfield School of Management, UK

Andrew Kakabadse

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of International Management Development, Cranfield School of Management, UK