© 2008, 7" x 10" softcover with CD, 160 pages
Product Code B193
By Mark Leheney
A Volume in The Practical Leader Series
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Effective Leaders Don’t List Commitments ... They Live Commitments
What really defines leadership?
Our concepts of leadership are usually based on our unique personal
experiences, and it is clear that a leadership style that works in one
situation can be a recipe for disaster in another. In leadership, one
size does not fit all.
In The Five Commitments of a Leader,
Mark Leheney asserts that a more revealing way to examine leadership is
through the commitments a leader makes (or fails to make). He focuses
on five commitments a leader must make to be effective—commitments to:
- The self
- The organization
- The truth
Chapter 1: A Commitment to the Self •
Chapter 2: A Commitment to the People • Chapter 3: A Commitment to the
Organization • Chapter 4: A Commitment to the Truth • Chapter 5: A
Commitment to Leadership • Chapter 6: Final Thoughts
About the Author
Mark Leheney is a Senior
Consultant with Management Concepts. He provides facilitation, training,
and coaching in the areas of leadership, management, and team and
individual development. He has worked in the areas of communication,
conflict, emotional intelligence, critical thinking, change, group
dynamics, and personality type. Mr. Leheney holds a master’s degree in
organization development and knowledge management, and is on the faculty
of the Georgetown University Leadership Coaching Program.
Praise for The Five Commitments of a Leader
“This book does something other
[leadership books] don't: Elevates the standards for becoming a leader
and yet shows that anyone who really wants to be a leader can become
one. … The practice tools liberally shared throughout the book allow the
reader to apply the five commitments instantly."
—Tojo Thatchenkery, Professor of Organization Development, George Mason
University and author of Appreciative Intelligence: Seeing the Mighty
Oak in the Acorn.
“The Five Commitments of a
Leader is an inspiring, thought-provoking and pragmatic book. The
principles are easy to apply [and] powerful in impacting one’s
leadership. It’s a must-read for all, since there is a leader in each of
—Dolly Oberoi, CEO, C2 Technologies, Inc.
"A must-read for incumbent or
aspiring leaders! Mark Leheney offers his unique views on leadership
along with a synthesis of best leadership practices. … You will gain
great ground by following the commitment principles!"
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