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The 7 Secrets of Responsive Leadership
Drive Change, Manage Transitions, and Help Any Organization Turn Around
Jackie Jenkins-Scott
ISBN: 9781632651594
Book (Paperback)
Red Wheel Weiser, Career Press
8 1/2 x 5 1/4
240 pages
2 images and charts
February 1, 2020


Leadership and turnaround expert Jackie Jenkins-Scott shows you how to spot and take advantage of opportunities in any environment.

Being a responsive leader means playing to win. Responsive leadership can thrive anywhere, unlike systematic leadership. The latter imposes methods and laws; principles govern action. In contrast, responsive leadership is a living, changing set of traits and skills that adapts to new people and environments. You may have an impressive grasp of how to influence, inspire, and build teams, but you must know how to adapt your abilities to each new organization, or to changes within the organization—new board members, new staff members, new shareholders.

The 7 Secrets of Responsive Leadership spotlights how to build the skills to be a leader in any environment. Richly illustrated with stories from the author’s decades of experience as a CEO, the book explores how to:

  • Take advantage of opportunity
  • Turn around an organization
  • Compete well by leading with heart
  • Keep your bags packed
  • Echo one message at a time
  • Look for opposition
  • Value the interconnectedness of people
  • Recover quickly

At its core, this book is about the intimate relationship between leadership and opportunity. The author lived that relationship in transforming a major urban health care center and a college from struggling and failing organizations to thriving, international leaders in their field.

Jackie Jenkins-Scott is a nationally recognized leader with more than three decades of experience in senior and executive leadership positions in public health and higher education. She is widely recognized as a transformational leader, helping individuals and institutions achieve high performance and strategic results.
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