|The Intangibles of Leadership|
|Author||Dr. Richard Davis|
The Intangibles of Leadership: The 10 Qualities of Superior Executive Performance is a 2010 book on business leadership written by management psychologist Richard A. Davis, Ph.D.
Davis is a licensed Industrial/Organizational Psychologist and partner with the Toronto office of RHR International. He has been consulting to senior executives for the past 10 years. Previously, he was Director of Organizational Development at a Toronto HR consulting firm. He has lectured on organizational behavior at the University of Western Ontario and Schulich School of Business.
Davis has been cited widely in the popular media, including CNN, CNBC, Harvard Business Review,BusinessWeek, CFO Magazine, The Globe and Mail, Entrepreneur, CanadaAM, and Report on Business TV.
The Intangibles of Leadership uncovers patterns in the attributes that truly distinguish those who succeed at the top. After more than a decade of senior executive assessments, CEO interviews, and proprietary research, Davis found that extraordinary leaders possess certain characteristics that fall between the lines of existing leadership models, yet are fundamental to executive success. Davis explains each of these qualities, the people who exemplify them, how to detect them in others, and how to develop the subtle characteristics that will enable leaders to stand out from the pack.
The Ten Intangibles outlined in the book are:
According to the author, the book is a practical atlas of the characteristics that most define extraordinary leaders and their underlying psychological mechanisms. It was designed as a mirror to help executives think about how they approach leadership and gain insights that can enable them to grow and develop.