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Leadership Assessment for Talent Development

Leadership Assessment for Talent Development

Tony Wall, John Knights

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Leadership Assessment for Talent Development uses a positive approach to leadership development and talent management in organizations, drawn from extensive experience and research of practitioners in the field.

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About the book

For professionals responsible for talent management and development, assessing competence and capability is crucial, especially in relation to recruiting the right leader. Yet talent professionals can also use leadership assessment as a positive and powerful talent development tool. Leadership Assessment for Talent Development goes beyond recruitment to position assessment as a central, strategic activity. It demonstrates how to apply a connected process that accelerates behavioural change areas and facilitates the engagement and enabling of in-house talent. This practical, forward-looking book uses authentic, engaging case studies to show how the principles of leadership assessment can work in practice. It is an essential companion for HR and talent professionals in any field who want to equip their company with the talent it needs to be fit for business success.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 01: Introduction – Tony Wall;
    • Chapter - 02: Twenty-first century needs transpersonal leaders with emotional intelligence – John Knights;
    • Chapter - 03: Recurring leadership development needs: findings from research – Etukudo Odungide and John Knights;
    • Chapter - 04: Blind spots and hidden strengths: findings from research – Etukudo Odungide and John Knights;
    • Chapter - 05: Transpersonal leadership journeys and assessment (LEIPA® and 8ICOL®) – John Knights;
    • Chapter - 06: Feeding (back and) forwards for talent development – Tony Wall and Danielle Grant;
    • Chapter - 07: Coaching for talent development – Danielle Grant;
    • Chapter - 08: Workplace projects for talent development – Tony Wall and Denise Meakin;
    • Chapter - 09: Director peer groups for team talent development – Chris Gulliver;
    • Chapter - 10: Storytelling for talent development – Lisa Rossetti;
    • Chapter - 11: Improving results through measuring ‘return on investment’ – Philip E Sweet


This book brings together some of the best thinking, case studies and ideas that help us all better understand and develop leaders for the future.
Peter Cheese, CEO – CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personal Development).

A thoroughly modern take on judging leaders, reflecting a world in which knowledge is increasingly available to everyone. ... An engrossing guide for leaders or the HR directors empowering them, with some excellent analytical digressions on storytelling, coaching and diagnosing.
People Management

A child in their favorite toy store.......that is how this book will make any inquisitive HR Executive or Business Leader feel, when they delve into the rich insights, learnings and opportunities this book provides! For any self-aware, development-hungry leader who strives to be successful, this provides both immediate and long term direction on how to excel as a business and a leader whilst encouraging us to become an exceptional role model for future generations.
Peter Collyer, Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources, Claire's Stores, Inc.

Tomorrow's Leadership will face far greater challenges than today's privileged generation.We need to be developing tomorrow's leadership now and this book provides many tools, approaches and case studies that can help us with that urgent task.
Professor Peter Hawkins, Henley Business School, author of "Leadership Team Coaching".

Without leadership, organizations (and nations) perish; this is why this book is so timely, and important. Full of interesting research, practical examples, and insightful advice.An excellent contemporary resource for developing leadership talents; invaluable at both an individual and organizational level.
Dr Barry Z. Posner, Accolti Professor of Leadership, Santa Clara University and co-author of The Leadership Challenge, selected as one of the top ten leadership books of all time

A timely and insightful treatise on a subject of central importance to every organization today. Essential learning for all professionals engaged in leadership and talent development.
Shubhro Sen, Director, TATA Management Training Centre

Strongly recommended for managers and leaders
Robert Ryan, Chartered Management Institute

Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749468606
  • Edition: 1
  • Published: 3rd September 2013
  • Paperback
  • Format: 234x156
  • 256 pages

About the Author

Tony Wall is a senior lecturer and international consultant at the University of Chester's Centre for Work Related Studies, facilitates leadership development through coaching, action learning and neuro-linguistic programming (NLP).

John Knights is a co-founder and chairman of LeaderShape, is an experienced coach, mentor and facilitator of senior executives, teams and peer groups. He is an expert in Emotional Intelligence and a thought leader in 'Transpersonal Leadership' and the relationship between neuroscience and leadership. John developed LEIPA and 8ICOL, some of the most sophisticated 360 degree leadership assessments ever developed.

Tony Wall

John Knights

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