Intelligent Leadership

What You Need to Know to Unlock Your Full Potential

 Intelligent Leadership

Author: John Mattone
Pub Date: April 2013
Print Edition: $21.95
Print ISBN: 9780814439371
Page Count: 256
Format: Paper or Softback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814432389

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In today’s business environment, leaders at all levels are facing enormous challenges

in achieving and sustaining breakthrough operating results. Globalization,

economic change, toughened regulation, and tightened governance make

realizing shareholder value increasingly difficult.


Intelligent Leadership is written for current and emerging leaders who are

striving to break through their self-imposed limiting thoughts, emotions, and

habits so that they can seize control of their leadership destiny. The book is for

the leaders and future leaders who want to become more effective, strategic,

operationally focused, and balanced. It is for the leaders and future leaders who

are energized and passionate about becoming the very best leaders they can be.


More than anything, Intelligent Leadership is for leaders and emerging leaders

who recognize that preparation is the key to unlocking and seizing the massive

leadership opportunities that are beginning to present themselves in every

industry, every business, and just about every country worldwide. This book

will prepare and cultivate your heart, mind, and soul so that you are poised to

touch the hearts, minds, and souls of those with whom you work. In the role of

leader, you have no more noble, worthy, or rewarding pursuit than unlocking

and unleashing greatness in yourself, your employees, and your teams.


Intelligent Leadership is research and empirically based. The book uses my

Wheel of Intelligent Leadership™ and Map of Leadership Maturity™ as the foundation

for explaining the predictive relationships between what I call a leader’s

inner-core strength (character, values, positive beliefs, positive emotions,

self-concept) and outer core (i.e., leadership) competencies, ultimate leadership

success, and organizational effectiveness. Th e contents will challenge you to reflect on,

connect with, and accept both your leadership strengths and development

opportunities. From there, the book will guide you in specific ways on how

to strengthen your inner-core character, values, beliefs, thoughts, and emotions,

as well as your outer-core competencies, so that you can break through your self-imposed

limitations and achieve all you are capable of achieving as a leader and

as a person.


This book contains the best of what I have learned in my 30 years as a human

capital consultant, executive coach, and industrial psychologist. I have included

a number of best practices, case study examples, authoritative research,

practical assessments, as well as a variety of practical tools and models to equip

you—the leader or emerging leader—with the knowledge, skills, and passion to

become the absolute best leader you can be.


This book originated from four sources:

1. My experiences from traveling all over the globe for the last 30 years

2. Research I have conducted and continue to conduct on trends in talent

management and executive development

3. Consulting with over 250 organizations

4. Coaching over 200 executives


My speaking, consulting, and executive coaching work has put me in contact

with many types of organizations and people around the world. I listened,

observed, and gave assistance when and where needed. This book reflects the

essence of what I learned about how leaders and emerging leaders can become

the absolute best leaders they can be.

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