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Book – Productive Leadership

Learn the 'why' and 'how' to implement productive leadership.

Learn the reasons why most leadership training fails to deliver results. Understand how the human brain converts learning into behaviors, habits and culture. And, how you can leverage brain science to instill accountability, create a model for assigning accountability and provide leaders with what they need to be effective.

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The Productive Leadership System;
Maximizing Organizational Reliability

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Industrial Press – The Productive Leadership System

Author: Thomas J. Moriarty, PE, CMRP
Plant Services Magazine Human Capital Author since 2009


The book will be priced at $44.95 and the publisher is Industrial Press.
Print: 978-08311-3642-0
eBook: 978-0-8311-9524-3
Publish Date: November 2019

All organizations are capable of overcoming the barriers that impede excellence. But in order to do so, there must be a system in place. The author has coined and trademarked the terms Productive Leadership Model™ (PLM), Productive Leadership System™ (PLS), and Organizational Reliability Model (ORM) to help create a framework, or reliability “ecosystem” within which leaders across each leadership level are accountable to identify and implement requirements such as:

  • Direction, which includes mission, vision, values and objectives
  • The methods used to identify, assess and define responses to internal strengths, weaknesses, and external opportunities, and threats (SWOT)
  • Implementing guidance (policies, plans, processes, procedures and measures) that inform other leaders what they are accountable for, with what assets/resources, and how their performance will be measured
  • Assets include the things that are needed to carry out guidance; personnel, equipment, tools, software, contractors, raw materials, utilities, etc.

Using this leadership ecosystem, Moriarty provides recommendations for a full Productive Leadership Development Program. This includes a Team Effectiveness and Motivation Survey (available on the affiliated website), along with recommended standardized leadership training.

  • Characteristics of individual leaders; the desire to be responsible and having a personal mission, vision and values that align with their leadership position.
  • Leadership roles; expert/technician, manager/administrator, coach, systems thinker and visionary.
  • Leadership attributes; consistent, attentive, respectful, motivational and assertive.
  • Leadership skills; time management, communication, empowerment, giving and receiving feedback and conflict management.
  • Sources and use of position and personal power.
  • Understanding needs theories and methods of influencing performance.
  • Setting goals that lead to attainment or exceeding objectives.

Included are additional support materials such as ISO 55000 overview, the Guidance and Execution Model, for generating core management processes, and a detailed discussion of how to create your own Team Effectiveness and Motivation Survey. There are a number of exercises such as a time log exercise to help track leadership role allocation and time management categorization.