The Offsite: A Leadership Challenge Fable
Publisher: Gildan Media
Date: March 2012
Duration: 4 hours 22 minutes
Drawing on the leadership theories from the bestselling classic, The Leadership Challenge, Robert Thompson effortlessly incorporates Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner's time-tested concepts into a winning fable of leadership and growth. This dramatic tale of transition centers on a three-day meeting of two former rival pharmaceutical companies taking the first step towards creating a joint sales strategy. Told through the perspective of participants from both camps, they come to rely on The Five Practices that form the heart of The Leadership Challenge:
-MODEL THE WAY
-INSPIRE A SHARED VISION
-CHALLENGE THE PROCESS
-ENABLE OTHERS TO ACT
-ECOURAGE THE HEART
Exploring the dynamics of a company offsite with humor and insight, Thompson addresses the fears and concerns many participants have, especially around 360-degree feedback, the key component of The Leadership Challenge® model and workshops.
An invaluable audiobook for anyone planning to attend (or produce) a leadership training retreat, The Offsite also provides a succinct introduction to The Leadership Challenge for professionals, at all levels, who want to hone their leadership skills.