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Scaling Leadership

Scaling Leadership provides a proven framework for magnifying agile and scalable leadership in your organization.

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By sampling the written comments of nearly one million surveys, Bob and Bill create a street-level view of how senior leaders describe leadership. Scaling Leadership provides a proven framework for magnifying agile and scalable leadership in your organization.

Drawing upon decades of solid research and experience enhancing individual capability and collective leadership effectiveness with Fortune 500 companies and government agencies, the authors provide an innovative and efficient framework to help you:

  • Take stock of your own personal balance of leadership strengths and weaknesses
  • Scale your leadership in deep relationship and high integrity
  • Proliferate high-achievers throughout your organization’s leadership system
  • Identify ineffective leadership and course-correct quickly
  • Transform your organization by transforming leadership

Scaling Leadership is an invaluable tool for executives, managers, and leaders in business, academia, nonprofit organizations, and more. This innovative resource provides effective techniques, real-world examples, and expert guidance for organizations seeking to improve performance, align and execute strategies, and transform their business with scalable leadership capability.

Why Scale Leadership?

“In their new book, Scaling Leadership, Bob Anderson and Bill Adams artfully remind us that in business and in life, we either progress (scale) or regress (fail). They teach us why and how we can lead people and enterprises with a proactive style. ‘Be Proactive’ is still the first basic habit of highly effective leaders.”

Stephen M.R. Covey

CEO, CoveyLink and coauthor of Speed of Trust

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A roadmap for optimal leadership

Mastering Leadership provides a systemic approach for developing senior leaders and the leadership system of organizations. It does not recommend quick fixes, but argues that real development requires a strategic, long-term, and integrated approach in order to forge more effective leaders and enhanced business performance.

Mastering Leadership offers a developmental pathway to bring forth the highest and best use of yourself, your life, and your leadership. By more meaningfully deploying all of who you are every day, individually and collectively, you will achieve a leadership legacy consistent with your highest aspirations.

  • A few of the features in this comprehensive roadmap for optimal leadership:
  • Breakthrough research that connects increased leadership effectiveness with enhanced business performance
  • The first fully integrated Universal Model of Leadership—one that integrates the best theory and research in the fields of Leadership and Organizational Development over the last half century
  • Six leadership practices for evolving your leadership capability at a faster pace
  • Case stories that facilitate pragmatic application of this Leadership Development System to your particular situation
What They’re Saying About Mastering Leadership

'Mastering Leadership' 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 GoldsmithAuthor of New York Times #1 Best Seller Triggers

There is no shortage of information on leadership theory– Google will return over 15,000,000 results in .32 seconds. However, Mastering Leadership 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 MendelExecutive Vice President Automotive, American Honda

'Mastering Leadership' 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 BlockPartner of Designed Learning

About the Authors

BOB ANDERSON is a pioneer in the field of leadership development and research. He is the founder, chairman, and chief development officer of The Leadership Circle; co-founder and chairman of Full Circle Group; and creator of The Leadership Circle Profile. For the past 35 years, he has dedicated his career to exploring the intersections between leadership and mastery, competence and consciousness, and spirituality and business. He serves as adjunct faculty for the Executive Education Center at the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business. Robert 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.

BILL ADAMS is known for partnering with leaders to unlock breakthrough performance, develop deep leadership capability, and produce transformational business results. He is the co-founder and CEO of Full Circle Group, North America; CEO of The Leadership Circle; 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. William holds a Master’s Degree in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication from the University of Montana. He and his wife and business partner, Cindy, live in Utah where they love exploring the outdoors with their four children and their increasing number of grandchildren.


Scaling Leadership provides expert guidance to transform your work and your life with scalable leadership skills.

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