The Cornerstones of Engaging Leadership - Casey Wilson
The Cornerstones of Engaging Leadership - Casey Wilson

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©2008, 7" x 10" softcover with CD, 142 pages
ISBN 978-1-56726-218-6
Product Code B186
By Casey Wilson

A Volume in the Practical Leader Series

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A Unique, Hands-On Approach to Becoming an Engaging Leader

“By spelling out a simple, yet powerful, approach to engaging others, this excellent book gives leaders the tools they need to build trust and increase engagement.”
—Stephen M.R. Covey, author of The Speed of Trust

In the 21st Century, people are the competitive advantage. The talent and level of dedication of an organization’s workforce make the difference in achieving success.

The traditional command-oriented leadership style is not enough to keep today’s employees motivated—they need to be engaged. They need passion, connection, and inspiration, and a willingness to put forth their best efforts to benefit themselves and their organization.

The Cornerstones of Engaging Leadership connects what we know about engagement on an organizational level to what an individual leader can do to increase engagement. Using real-world examples, Wilson reveals the key actions leaders must take to connect with and engage others:

  • Build trust
  • Leverage unique motivators
  • Manage performance from a people-centric perspective
  • Engage emotions

By committing to these four cornerstones of engaging leadership, leaders can unleash the potential of others and inspire effective performance. Through practice tools and exercises (all available for download on a supplemental CD-ROM), readers are challenged to explore, reflect upon, and apply key concepts and techniques of the engaging leader approach.


Introduction: Why Engaging Leadership? Why Now? • Chapter 1: Engaging Leadership • Chapter 2: Building and Maintaining Trust • Chapter 3: Unique and Personal Motivators • Chapter 4: A People-Centric Focus on Performance • Chapter 5: The Renewable Resource of Emotion • Chapter 6: A Holistic Approach to Engaging Leadership

About the Author

Casey Wilson is the Leadership and Management Practice Leader for Management Concepts. In this role, Mr. Wilson leverages his leadership expertise and background in consulting, adult learning, and instructional design to help others enhance their leadership capabilities. He also serves as an adjunct faculty member at Montgomery College in Maryland, teaching courses on such topics as building high-performance work teams, employee performance and conduct, and performance management.

Reviews for The Cornerstones of Engaging Leadership

"We like thick, big-idea books. They make us think. They expand our mind. But most of the time they don’t connect with the real world. Wilson’s book is a narrowcast that vividly describes (with a minimum of needless words) his concept of engaging leadership (which he practices as an educator and consultant in the real world). Even his tools and exercises are compact and to the point." -- ASTD’s LX Briefing, A Newsletter for Learning Executives

Praise for The Cornerstones of Engaging Leadership

“Through sound principles, relevant examples, and a robust set of tools, Casey Wilson helps leaders better understand engagement and the critical role they play in cultivating higher levels of trust, engagement, and ultimately performance... an invaluable resource for anyone in a leadership position.”
—Stephen B. King, Chief Learning Officer, Constellation Energy

“A fine balance of theory and practice, Casey’s Wilson’s The Cornerstones of Engaging Leadership takes a fresh look at what really matters most to good leaders... getting workers excited about what they do!”
—Colonel David B. Filippi, United States Air Force (Ret)

“Finally! A book that successfully illustrates how real investment in an organization’s most precious resource – people – can positively impact the bottom line and create an exciting and gratifying workplace.”
—Steve Greenfield, Instructional Dean
Montgomery College, Maryland

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