"A masterful job of demystifying the complexities of leadership. Their Universal Model will change the way you think about leadership."

~ Tim Tobin, VP Global Leadership, Marriott International

About The Book

Is your leadership a competitive advantage, or is it costing you? How do you know? Are you developing your leadership effectiveness at the pace of change?

For most leaders, complexity is outpacing their personal development and today’s escalating global complexity puts it at a premium. Mastering Leadership involves developing the effectiveness of leaders - individually and collectively - and turning that leadership into a competitive advantage.

This timeless text provides a systematic approach to developing your senior leaders and the leadership system of your organization - not with quick fixes, but with real development that requires a strategic, long-term, and integrated approach. Mastering Leadership offers a pathway to bring forth the best use of yourself, your life, and your leadership.

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By Bob Anderson & Bill Adams

Praise For 'Mastering Leadership'

  • "This is the definitive book on leadership principles and practices. Expansive and practical at the same time, it is for forward-thinking leaders who want the most essential leadership lessons analyzed and presented in one astute place. Anderson and Adams’ Universal Model synthesizes everything that leadership theory thus far has to offer."
    ~ Marshall Goldsmith, Author of NY Times Bestseller 'Triggers'
  • "There is no shortage of information on leadership theory – Google will return over 15,000,000 results in 0.32 seconds. However, this book turns theory into practice by framing great leadership as a purposeful pursuit rather than a genetic anomaly. It also provides the practical knowledge and tools to enable a transition to greater effectiveness."
    ~ John Mendel, Executive VP, Honda
  • "The Leadership Circle Profile and the Universal Model of Leadership are tools that empirically guide the reader on a journey of self-discovery and growth. The demands on today's leaders to produce high-performing and highly-productive organizations has never been greater. Understanding the correlation between business performance and leadership effectiveness has never been more important."
    ~ Stephen Ewing, Chairman of the Board of AAA Michigan
  • "This book is a testimony that love and power and clear purpose can co-exist. It gives form and proof that leadership is a human function. The book offers the integration of mind and matter, depth and relatedness; rare combinations in the modern world of speed, convenience, and scale. Read the book. Put it under your pillow. Speak of it to others."
    ~ Peter Block, Partner of Designed Learning
  • "Many people talk about the significance of an effective leader but often struggle to describe one…until now. Anderson and Adams offer a simple yet dynamic model that can guide and assist you in understanding what makes great leaders great. This universal model encompasses the skills, capabilities, and principles that stem from real leadership. A transforming and insightful read."
    ~ Stephen M. R. Covey, Author of NY Times Bestseller 'The Speed Of Trust'

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About Robert J. Anderson

Robert J. Anderson is a pioneer in the field of leadership development & research. He is the Founder and Chairman of The Leadership Circle and the Full Circle Group; and creator of The Leadership Circle Profile.

Over the past 35 years, he has dedicated his career to exploring the intersections between leadership and mastery, competence and consciousness, spirituality and business. Bob holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from John Carroll University and a Master’s Degree in Organizational Development from Bowling Green State University. He serves as adjunct faculty for the Executive Education Center at the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business.

Bob and Kim, his wife of 32 years, make their home near Toledo, Ohio, but enjoy traveling the globe for both work and play with their three adult children.

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About William A. Adams

William A. Adams is known for partnering with leaders to unlock breakthrough performance, develop deep leadership capability, and produce transformational business results. He is the CEO of The Leadership Circle and the Full Circle Group; and co-author of several books, including The Whole Systems Approach and The Quest For Quality. His clients range from Fortune 500 corporations to start-ups across multiple industries. He sits on numerous boards in the for-profit, education, and non-profit worlds.

Bill holds a Master’s Degree in Interpersonal & Organizational Communication from the University of Montana. He and his wife live in Utah. The two are most at home in the outdoors, working with youth leadership and spending time with their four children and a growing crew of grandchildren.

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About Eunice Parisi-Carew

Dr. Eunice Parisi-Carew is a speaker, highly regarded management consultant and trainer, best-selling author, and no-nonsense businesswoman. With over 25 years of experience working with teams in various capacities, she brings a practitioner’s knowledge of the power of teams as a strategy. She is the coauthor of three bestselling books: The One Minute Manager Builds High Performing Teams, High Five!, and Leading at a Higher Level.

Currently, she holds the position of senior researcher for the Office of the Future at The Ken Blanchard Companies. She is also a faculty and board member for the Masters in Executive Leadership program at the University of San Diego. Eunice received her doctorate in behavioral sciences from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is a member of the NTL Institute, a licensed psychologist, and a certified organizational consultant.


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This comprehensive roadmap for optimal leadership features:

  • Breakthrough research connecting increased leadership effectiveness with enhanced business performance.
  • A fully integrated Universal Model of Leadership.
  • A free, online self-assessment of your leadership, using the Leadership Circle Profile, outlining how you are currently leading and how to develop greater effectiveness.
  • The five stages in the evolution of leadership.
  • Six leadership practices for evolving your leadership capability at a faster pace.
  • A map of your optimal path to greater leadership effectiveness.
  • Case stories that facilitate pragmatic application.

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