Introduction: Let's Get Started 1 Section One The Core Ideas 13 Chapter 1 What Is Leadership Accountability? 15 Mediocre Leadership and Its Impact 17 Leadership Accountability 22 Chapter 2 What Is the Leadership Contract? 29 Chapter 3 Leadership Accountability in Action 49 Section Two The Foundational Practices for Living the Leadership Contract 63 Chapter 4 The World in Which You Lead 65 Complete the Leadership Context Map 75 The Importance of Getting Clarity 77 Chapter 5 Leadership Is a Decision-Make It 81 Step 1: Determine Your Critical Leadership Experiences 85 Step 2: Map Your Critical Experiences on Your Timeline 91 Step 3: Identify Common Themes and Patterns 93 Share Your Leadership Story 100 Chapter 6 Leadership Is an Obligation-Step Up 107 What Is Your Desired Value and Impact as a Leader? 118 Other Ways to Leverage Your Personal Obligation Statement 126 Chapter 7 Leadership Is Hard Work-Get Tough 129 Build Resilience and Personal Resolve 142 Learn How to Have Tough Conversations 151 Other Ways to Leverage the Ideas in This Chapter 158 Chapter 8 Leadership Is a Community-Connect 161 Your Experience with Leadership Cultures 166 Assessing the Leadership Culture in Your Organization 168 The Community of Leaders Manifesto: Making the Intangible Tangible 173 Be a Community Builder Every Day 176 Other Ways to Leverage The Community of Leaders Manifesto 180 Section Three The Regular Practices for Living the Leadership Contract 183 Chapter 9 Regular Practices for Living the Leadership Contract 185 Daily Actions for Living the Leadership Contract 187 Weekly Actions for Living the Four Terms of the Leadership Contract 190 Quarterly Actions for Living the Four Terms of the Leadership Contract 191 An Annual Practice for Living the Four Terms of the Leadership Contract 197 Section Four The Turning Points of Leadership 199 Chapter 10 Use the Turning Points of Leadership to Make Better Career Decisions 201 Turning Point 1: Individual Contributors and Emerging Leaders 205 Turning Point 2: Front-Line Leaders 208 Turning Point 3: Mid-Level Leaders 210 Turning Point 4: Executive Leaders 212 Other Ways to Leverage the Turning Points of Leadership 214 Conclusion 217 About the Author 225 About The Leadership Contract 227 Bring The Leadership Contract into Your Organization to Build Strong Leadership Accountability 229 About Lee Hecht Harrison 231 About the Adecco Group 233 Acknowledgments 235 Index 237
VINCE MOLINARO, PHD, is a world renowned influencer and leadership advisor, speaker, and New York Times bestselling author. As the Global Managing Director of the Lee Hecht Harrison Leadership Transformation Practice, Vince and his team help organizations build strong leadership cultures with highly engaged and truly accountable leaders. He's the author of several books, including The New York Times bestseller The Leadership Contract (now in its third edition and translated into many languages), and co-author of The Leadership Solutions and The Leadership Gap.