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The SCOPE of Leadership

Coaching Leaders to Lead as Coaches

Free SCOPE of Leadership Resources:
  • SCOPE of Leadership Assessment -  Assess how well you possess the thirty-eight competencies exhibited by great leaders - SCOPE of Leadership Assessment

  • SCOPE of Leadership Certificate - When you've finished reading all six books in the SCOPE of Leadership series, download your completion certificate - Certificate of Completion

  • Influence Assessment - For a given opportunity to influence others such as when selling an idea or product offering, assess how well you have applied the eight principles of influence - Influence Assessment

  • Time Allocation Worksheet - Assess where you spend your time compared to where you should spend your time - Time Allocation Assessment

  • Delta Roadmap - Create your professional development roadmap for building the competencies you aspire to build - Delta Roadmap

  • Leadership Effectiveness Assessment - Assess your effectiveness as a leader by understanding the impact you have on organizational results - Leadership Effectiveness Assessment


What others have to say about The SCOPE of LeadershipTM:

"Mike Hawkins has made an extraordinary contribution to the leadership literature. He has left no stone unturned. His effort is thorough, meaningful, and compelling." - Jim Loehr, Ed.D. Best-selling author and renowned performance psychologist

"The SCOPE of Leadership Book Series by Mike Hawkins is a stunning achievement. I’m amazed at the breadth and depth of this work. This is the most comprehensive treatment of leadership I’ve ever seen by one author. Each book by itself is full of insightful assessments, useful tools, and practical tips. Written for the practicing leader, there’s something of value on every page. The entire collection is a rich resource that will become a staple in the development of leaders for years to come." - Jim Kouzes, coauthor of The Leadership Challenge, and The Dean’s Executive Fellow of Leadership, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University

"The SCOPE of Leadership book series identifies the competencies required of great leaders and provides a straightforward path for leadership development. Mike Hawkins clearly demonstrates that leadership is a learned skill. We can all use the detailed content in this series to be better leaders." - Tony Bingham, CEO American Society for Training & Development

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Book 1

 SCOPE of Leadership Book Set

Six Book Set

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The SCOPE of Leadership is a six-book series written by seasoned executive coach, consultant, and award-winning author Mike Hawkins. The series is a guide to help managers, coaches, and others in positions of influence to develop a coaching approach to leadership. The books describe the 38 competencies of great leaders and how to coach, motivate, inspire, enable, assimilate, and manage people in a way that imparts ownership, fosters collaboration, and delivers peak results consistently.


Developing a Coaching Approach to Leadership

With all the schools, books, seminars, executive coaches, and human resource professionals focused on leadership, you might think great leadership is the norm in our society. Yet despite the focus on leadership and investment in leadership development, studies find that the quality of leadership continues to fall and set new lows. What is missing?

When employees are asked what quality their manager could possess that would enable them to perform their best, their number one answer is “the ability to coach.” Yet studies show that most managers possess little coaching ability and spend little time developing the skills of their people.

SCOPE of LeadershipThe SCOPE of Leadership™ is a framework of competencies that enable leaders to lead as coaches. It focuses leaders on developing their people and their people’s capabilities. It is a set of thirty-eight competencies in five categories that are consistently found in great leaders and top performing organizations. The thirty-eight competencies of The SCOPE of Leadership move managers off the treadmill of busyness as usual and onto the path of working intentionally and delivering great results.

The competencies of the SCOPE of Leadership move managers from commanding, controlling, reporting, and doing to coaching, enabling, and inspiring. They enable a leadership ability and approach that leaders use to improve and leverage their number one asset – their people.

The SCOPE of Leadership framework uniquely develops both the mindset and ability leaders need in order to develop their people, foster teamwork, and produce results. Rather than a random set of competencies, it takes into consideration the dependencies and hierarchy of optimal leadership development.

Collectively, Alpine Link’s thirty-eight SCOPE of Leadership competencies enable leaders to:

  • Become a respected leader whom people aspire to follow

  • Leverage intra- and inter-organizational collaboration

  • Communicate with confidence and proficiency

  • Increase employee engagement and loyalty

  • Motivate, inspire, and impart ownership to others

  • Foster innovation and competitive advantage

  • Attract, coach, and develop top talent

  • Shape and enable a high-performance culture

  • Build trust, teamwork, and a spirit of community

  • Sustain speed, quality, and operational excellence


The SCOPE of Leadership Book Series Includes:

SCOPE of Leadership Book 1Leadership Competencies that Enable Results (book 1) explores the essentials of great leadership and establishes the principles that underpin the ability to coach, lead, and achieve high levels of organizational performance. Laying the groundwork for the competencies introduced over the course of the series, this book guides you in building a leadership roadmap for yourself and others to follow on the journey to enabling great results.

SCOPE of Leadership Book 2Self: Setting the Example (book 2) sets the foundation for the ability to lead others by developing the competencies of great self-leadership. Effective leaders possess intrinsic passion, character, courage, and confidence that others respect and want to follow. When you lead yourself well, operate productively, and think strategically, others notice and are motivated to attain the higher standards you demonstrate.

SCOPE of Leadership Book 3Communications: Inspiring Performance (book 3) describes how to influence people through positive and trustworthy interpersonal communications. Great leaders speak, write, and listen in a manner that connects with people and moves them to action. By learning the competencies of creating compelling content, engaging the audience, and maintaining communication flow, you are able to capture people’s minds and hearts as well as foster the healthy exchange of ideas and information.

SCOPE of Leadership Book 4Others: Developing People (book 4) guides you in building the skills of others and developing top performers. Great leaders build teams of competent people who are able and willing to take ownership for the work that needs to be performed. By learning the competencies of coaching, enabling, and holding people accountable, you multiply your abilities, transfer your knowledge, and leave an enduring legacy.

SCOPE of Leadership Book 5Partnerships: Leveraging Teamwork (book 5) illustrates how to build high-performing teams and work effectively with others across organizational boundaries. Great leaders do not lead a collection of individuals but rather a unified team of people who work for the good of the organization. By learning the competencies of internal and external partnering, you will gain synergy, establish a spirit of community, and leverage the value of collaboration.

SCOPE of Leadership Book 6Execution: Delivering Excellence (book 6) describes the capabilities that leaders need to create competitive differentiation and deliver extraordinary value. Great leaders build a culture that achieves operational excellence as well as adapts to change and seizes new opportunities. By learning the competencies of making smart decisions, fostering innovation, enabling speed, and taking action, you are able to equip your team to sustain great performance for years to come.

SCOPE of Leadership Book SetThe SCOPE of Leadership™ Six Book Series (in black/copper kevlar executive case) contains all six books described above.

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Other SCOPE of Leadership Resources:

  • SCOPE of LeadershipTM Workshops and Seminars - Customized leadership programs covering one or more of the SCOPE of Leadership competencies.
  • SCOPE of LeadershipTM Coaching - One-on-one coaching to help executives develop their SCOPE of Leadership™ comptence and enhance their performance.
  • SCOPE of LeadershipTM Coaching for Coaches - Training for managers and coaches who aspire to coach the best out of their employees and managers.
  • Media Resource - SCOPE of Leadership Press Kit

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