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 -
- 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 -
- 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
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
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 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:
Leadership 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.
Self: 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.
Communications: 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.
Others: 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.
Partnerships: 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.
Execution: 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.
The 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
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