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by Anna Rowley

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ISBN:
1403984034
Author:
Anna Rowley
Category:
Social Sciences
Language:
English
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan; 1st edition (December 26, 2007)
Pages:
256 pages
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1596 kb
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1358 kb
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4.4
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Anna Rowley's Leadership Therapy is a strong, clear, and helpful guide on how it can be used in business.

Anna Rowley's Leadership Therapy is a strong, clear, and helpful guide on how it can be used in business. -Michael Levine, bestselling author of Broken Windows, Broken Business: How the Smallest Remedies Reap the Biggest Rewards. Since 1996 she has consulted exclusively for Microsoft around the world.

Leadership Therapy is a perfect book to consult on your journey to mastery. I encourage you to take advantage of this unique practical and uplifting resource in discovering who you are as a leader. -Jim Kouzes, bestselling author of The Leadership Challenge and A Leader’s Legacy

In this insightful book, Microsoft consulting psychologist Anna Rowley draws on fascinating case studies from her twelve years of working with the top levels of Microsoft management.

In this insightful book, Microsoft consulting psychologist Anna Rowley draws on fascinating case studies from her twelve years of working with the top levels of Microsoft management.

In Leadership Therapy, Microsoft consulting psychologist Anna Rowley draws on her twelve years of working with the top levels of Microsoft management, revealing the leadership skills that have helped the company.

In Leadership Therapy, Microsoft consulting psychologist Anna Rowley draws on her twelve years of working with the top levels of Microsoft management, revealing the leadership skills that have helped the company maintain market dominance. In Leadership Therapy, Microsoft consulting psychologist Anna Rowley draws on her twelve years of working with the top levels of Microsoft management, revealing the leadership skills that have helped the company maintain market dominance. Show all. About the authors.

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Leadership Therapy: Inside the Mind of Microsoft. Microsoft is well-known for being an intense place to work: employees face constant pressure to innovate and excel and are passionately devoted to their jobs. In this insightful book, Anna Rowley reveals the major problems all managers face and shows how to conquer them. She distills the characteristics every leader must have to succeed in a demanding environment, including belief, confidence, self-awareness, trust, power, and ambition.

In this insightful book, Anna Rowley reveals the major problems all managers face and shows how to conquer them. Since 1996 she has consulted exclusively to Microsoft around the world.

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Microsoft is well-known for being an intense place to work: employees faceconstant pressure to innovate and excel and are passionately devoted to their jobs. In this insightful book, Anna Rowley reveals the major problems all managers face and shows how to conquer them. She distills the characteristics every leader must have to succeed in a demanding environment, including belief, confidence, self-awareness, trust, power, and ambition. She provides the tools that have helped her clients to continue to attain their potential, while including fascinating case studies of the driven and talented clients she has worked with at Microsoft.Topics covered in Leadership Therapy include how to:* Communicate well, even with difficult colleagues* Negotiate power* Bridgethe gap between the real you and you, the leader* Manage change effectively* Establish trust among coworkers* Much more!
  • Qumen
Before listening to the audio version of this book, I'd never heard of Short Term Corporate Therapy. First, I've never had an employer with resources for this type of benefit. But Microsoft does. Second, the idea of a therapist accompanying employees to meetings never occurred to me. This type of therapy happens in real time. Fortunately, Microsoft allowed this information to be made available.

I think methods used by Rowley hold potential lacking in many career coaching methodologies. Rowley was able to detect differences between her clients' perceptions of events and the actual events because she was present so much of the time. A career coach would need access to make observations, and certainly that is difficult if not impossible to get in most cases. Also, Rowley's access extended to the more than decade-long investment in her time to get to know Microsoft from the inside. She was part of Microsoft.

The people Rowley treated were not ordinary in that they were elites in the corporate world that is so dominant. At the same time, they came across as ordinary because they were dealing with typical personal problems. They shared the common goal of becoming more effective leaders. This was important for their careers, and anybody can relate to that.

If there is one single thing I noted that in my view might limit practitioners' use of the Rowley method (short term corporate therapy), it has to do with the direction of cash flow. Significantly, Microsoft paid for Rowley's professional services. What I'm getting at is the notion that if the subjects had paid directly, things might have been different. Rowley was incentivized to compel subjects to quickly get to the root of their problems. This was in Microsoft's best interest. The drive to deliver quarterly financial results and to dominate more and more markets was relentless. Subjects had to make corrections in how they did things and how they perceived things very, very quickly.

Microsoft seemed to have made a winning investment in Rowley's services. Individuals benefited as well since they were helped to confront personal problems on the path toward effective leadership. I think listeners of this audiobook benefit because we can see ourselves in the elite subjects at Microsoft. Also, Leadership Therapy demonstrates that personal problems can be dealt with very quickly under the right circumstances (extreme pressure) and with quality guidance.
  • Walan
This book was written clearly enouigh that the sentences were understandable. It was also populated with too many leadership models and was unfocused. I never quite knew what the author wanted me to take away. Everything seemed important to the writer. Having been a MSFT employee for 14 years, it also seemed overblown. The leaders who were referenced, were not significant leaders at the company during those years. Overall, not a terrible book, but not one i could recommend.
  • Shazel
Read this a couple of years ago. Great insights.
  • blac wolf
Leadership Therapy is an excellent analysis of practical application of leadership theory that applies to many business and personal situations where excellence is desired.
  • Wal
Anna Rowley hits the nail on the head with this book. There are lessons that we can all take away from this book and apply to our personal and professional lives, regardless of whether you're in a leadership role.
It's well written book and is hard to put down. Even though she takes on some very big topics, she presents them in a manner that is accessible to everyone and she doesn't overwhelm the reader at all. She breaks down the problems that leaders face into chapters that are easy to digest. I haven't done the exercises yet, but I'm planning to go back to do them
  • Vosho
This book is a MUST READ for anyone wishing to delve into the mysteries of why we behave the way we do at work, the often unintended consequences of our actions, and ways we can overcome the ingrained habits that can sabotage our workplace success. While based almost entirely on Dr. Rowley's experience in a private company, I found her stories and insights quite germane to my work in the public sector. Dr. Rowley's conversational style made me feel as if I was on the couch with these Microsoft managers, working through their challenges and identifying creative solutions. While I am not a big fan of nonfiction books, particularly ones that deal with private sector moguls, I found I couldn't put this one down. If you are at all interested in the psychology of workplace relationships, this is the book for you.
  • Dorintrius
I have had the honour of working with Dr Rowley first hand, so I was excited to get my hands on her book. And I wasn't disappointed. The same knowledge, passion and commitment that is there in person is there in the book. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in becoming a great leader. well worth the read.
Understanding how to develop and sustain personal and professional relationships in the workplace is critical to the success of any leader. While business dynamics are fluid, and the circumstances surrounding environments will always be in a state of flux, relationships are a constant. In my book Leadership Matters...The CEO Survival Manual: WHAT IT TAKES TO REACH THE C-SUITE AND STAY THERE I spend a great deal of time discussing why leaders must become masters of managing multiple constituencies and building strong relationships. I would strongly recommend Anna's book.