The Five Commitments of a Leader - Mark Leheney
The Five Commitments of a Leader - Mark Leheney

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© 2008, 7" x 10" softcover with CD, 160 pages
ISBN 978-1-56726-219-3
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
  • People
  • The organization
  • The truth
  • Leadership


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 us.”
—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!"
—Susan Langlitz, Ph.D., Professional speaker, business owner and author of Have Confidence, Will Travel

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