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The Leadership Capital Index

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The Leadership Capital Index by Dave Ulrich
Hardcover $29.95
Oct 19, 2015 | ISBN 9781626565999

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“Ulrich isn’t just reeling off ideas. He backs them with the sharpest thinking from the Big Four and beyond. And he suggests how entire organisations, including HR, can support leaders in creating and propagating cultures that encourage the right behaviours.”
– Robert Jeffrey in People Management

“No one is born a CEO. There’s a full skillset that must be learned over time. Drawing on extensive research, Dave’s approach to measuring this special brand of leadership enables investors and executives alike to evaluate and understand the qualities of those who determine a company’s culture and ultimate success.”
— Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman, CEO & Cofounder, Blackstone

“It is a delight to read Ulrich’s take on leadership. His deep thinking, insights, and analytical ideas have brought much-needed rigor to the practice and processes of leadership. With this book he has begun the crucial journey of more deeply understanding leadership as a vital organizational asset.”
—Lynda Gratton, Professor of Management Practice, London Business School, and author of The Key

“In today’s digital world with sophisticated metrics, going with your gut on key talent acquisitions can be very hazardous. Ulrich has now introduced some needed rigor into evaluating organizational leadership.”
—William Conaty, Advisory Partner, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, and coauthor of The Talent Masters

“This is a valuable and practical guide for investors to evaluate the leadership of companies before they invest. For those interested in the discipline of leadership, it is a comprehensive framework to look at leaders—their style and values—and evaluate how they perform. And this is also like version 1 of a useful manual for corporate leaders on how to run their businesses successfully.”
—Dr. Tan Chin Nam, Chairman, Temasek Management Services, and senior corporate adviser

“Leadership was once something you had to have faith in. Dave Ulrich has introduced some science into the mix. It takes some of the guesswork out of figuring out what great leadership really is.”
—Keith R. Read, Senior Managing Director, Cerberus Capital Management, LP, and Cerberus Business Finance, LLC

“Investors who study Ulrich’s approach—and employ it—will give themselves an advantage in the ever-tougher challenge of performing in today’s markets. The book provides a genuine edge in answering the question, How do we find the better companies? Answer: by finding the better leadership teams.”
—Jim Ware, CFA, founder of the Focus Consulting Group and coauthor of High Performing Investment Teams

Table Of Contents

1. When Leadership Matters to Investors, It Matters More
2: Creating a Leadership Capital Index
3: Personal Proficiency
4: Strategic Proficiency
5: Execution Proficiency
6: People Proficiency
7: Leadership Brand Proficiency
8: Cultural Capability
9: Talent Management Processes
10: Performance Accountability Process
11: Human Capital Systems
12: Work Process
13: Summary

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