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Destined to Lead

Executive Coaching and Lessons for Leadership Development

By Karol M. Wasylyshyn

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Format: Hardcover, 264 pages, 2014 Edition
Other Information: 12 black & white illustrations, biography
Published In: United Kingdom, 05 September 2014
In a field that's crowded with how-to coaching books and academic tomes on organization/leadership behavior, Destined to Lead breaks away from the crowd with its specificity and candor on how real cases unfolded in the hands in one of the world's most respected pioneers of executive coaching.

Table of Contents

1. The Relentless Champion 2. Destined to Lead 3. The Recovering Perfectionist 4. The Duality Within 5. The Demon Slayer: Conquering a Dark Side of Difference 6. A Mid-Life Reinvention 7. Fighting the Force of Old Habits 8. The Reluctant President 9. The Reluctant President Revisited 10. On Making the Transition from Executive Coach to Trusted Advisor 11 . The Case Studies: A Comparison of Client/Trusted Advisor Perspectives Coda: As to the Future...

About the Author

Karol M. Wasylyshyn, Psy.D., is President of the Leadership Development Forum.


"Destined to Lead is an astounding work - not just the best business book of the year, it's destined to become a classic on the topic of leadership behavior! Wasylyshyn, a true master in the field of executive development and an exquisite story-teller, takes us into actual coaching cases that reveal her stunning originality, humanity, and profound skill in accelerating the success of top business leaders. A must-read for any leader - and those who aspire to get there. I wouldn't be where I am without her." - Pierre Brondeau, Chairman and CEO, FMC "As one of the true pioneers in executive coaching, Wasylyshyn marries her background in clinical psychology with real world experience to help senior executives reach their highest potential. And we hear their stories not only through Wasylyshyn's experienced lens...but from her clients' voices as well. Truly an important and defining work in the field." - Lois Juliber, Retired Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer, Colgate-Palmolive "Wasylyshyn has once again broken new ground in the field of executive coaching and leadership development. From her earlier career as a business leader, Wasyshlyn brings deep and pragmatic knowledge of business and industry. From her extensive experience as a coach to top corporate leaders she has been, and continues to be, a pioneer in her field of consulting psychology. With this compelling book a must read for anyone involved with the development of senior business leaders - Wasyshylyn has taken us 'behind the executive door' and provided a rare opportunity to witness the power of transformational coaching in action." - Tom Kaney, Managing Partner, McKnight-Kaney "The case studies in Destined to Lead take us into the depth of the work of a true master in the field of executive coaching. Through her stunning approach, Wasylyshyn has not only developed great leaders, she has taken a dramatically quantum leap from what even the best psychotherapy could accomplish." - Paul F. Koprowski, Family Business Advisor "Wasylyshyn is an extraordinary gift to the business world. She is a transformational advisor to some of America's top business leaders, and her books and treatises illustrate the rare insight and complete understanding she brings to each engagement. This book, even more than her others, gives clear evidence of the impact she has had on hundreds of executive engagements in her distinguished career. Her astute observations are a testimonial to the rare and wonderful legacy of her involvement. You will see...there is no one who has done more to improve business leadership in our era!" - Stephanie W. Naidoff, former President and CEO, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia, USA "With Destined to Lead, Karol Wasylyshyn turns the rainbow of art/science/theory/practice into a laser of insight and wonder. A seminal work!" - Frank Smith, Former Vice President of Organization Development, Revlon "Since becoming CEO of GlaxoSmithKline, I have seen close up the value that Wasylyshyn has helped unlock in the company's senior leaders over nearly two decades. This book is not only a testimony of her uncommon capabilities in helping senior business leaders realize the full extent of their capabilities, it also provides a rare and provocative look at exactly how Wasylyshyn - as a master coach and trusted advisor - engaged her clients in a manner that accelerated both their growth and sustained effectiveness." - Sir Andrew Witty, CEO, GlaxoSmithKline

EAN: 9781137357762
ISBN: 1137357762
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Dimensions: 23.62 x 15.24 x 3.05 centimetres (0.50 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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