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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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Pixar president, Jim Morris, discusses his experience working with Leadership Circle's leadership consultants

“Pixar is a creative company that has made it a priority to constantly re-examine itself, but even in a company like ours, certain leadership impediments can become impossible to see, and detrimental calcification can set in. As a consultant to me, Bill Adams has been an astonishingly quick study who was able to identify leadership issues and put me on a constructive path to remedy them. Bill's ability to see complex problems and help me generate gettable, actionable solutions has been both remarkable and pivotal in allowing us to bring a fresh leadership reset to a company in its 30th year. Bill and his partner Bob have captured the essence of the wisdom and the tools they bring to helping leaders in Scaling Leadership. I cannot recommend the book strongly enough—especially if you think you don't need it!”

Jim MorrisPresident, Pixar Animation Studios

A Comprehensive Look at Development and Pathways to Effectiveness

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

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

  • Take stock of your own personal balance of leadership strengths and liabilities
  • Scale your leadership in deep relationship and high integrity
  • Proliferate high-achievers throughout your organizational leadership system
  • Identify ineffective leadership and course-correct immediately
  • Transform your organization through leadership

Scaling Leadership is an invaluable tool for executives, managers, and leaders in business, academia, nonprofit, 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.

“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. CoveyCEO, CoveyLink and Coauthor of Speed of Trust

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Mastering Leadership

Mastering Leadership Book

A roadmap for optimal leadership

Mastering Leadership provides a systemic approach for developing senior leaders and the leadership system of organizations. It argues that real development requires a strategic, long-term, and integrated approach to create 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 deploying all of who you are, individually and collectively, you will achieve a leadership legacy consistent with your highest aspirations.

Features in this comprehensive roadmap for optimal leadership:

  • Breakthrough research connecting increased leadership effectiveness with business performance
  • The first integrated Universal Model of Leadership—the best theory and research in the fields of Leadership and Organizational Development
  • Six leadership practices for accelerating your leadership capability
  • Case stories that facilitate pragmatic application of this Leadership Development System
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. 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.

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. Bill 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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