Mark von Dongen Calls on Companies to 'Gear-Up!'

Mark van Dongen undertook a large research project on the topic of leadership development in 2012. He was fascinated with this topic and wonders why there were only a few structured books written on how to develop leaders in an organization. It prompted him in writing "Gear-Up!: Shift development of your leaders in high gear" (published by Xlibris AU).

This book explains the mechanism behind the development of leaders and how everyone can influence this process in the company. The models presented in this book are designed based on historical and current insights from various disciplines. It gives a multitude of practical examples on how the parts of this model works in business practices as well as three detailed business cases on reviews of global leadership development processes. It also shows how future changes will impact leaders and leadership and offers suggestions on how to be better prepared for it.

"This is the first book to provide an integrated approach on how to develop leaders and gives easy to use tools so that readers can work with their newly gained knowledge and apply this in their work environment," van Dongen says.

"Gear-Up!" provides insights into how development works so that everyone can optimize their own work environment. This book serves different reader-groups, namely HR professionals, C-level leaders and academic students.

Some external reviews of the book:

Kirkus review: A scrupulously researched and expertly organized leadership development manual. The overall content may greatly benefit senior executives and HR directors.

Clarion review: This book will be of major significance to senior managers who want to apply sophisticated     thinking. Van Dongen's exhaustively researched book is a valuable addition to leadership literature.

Blue ink review: If you like a highly-refined, in-depth plan, this is a rock-solid resource. (..) It lays out meticulous and valuable strategies for recruitment, hiring, performance and talent development and includes specific models.

By Mark van Dongen
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 274 pages | ISBN 9781524519230
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 274 pages | ISBN 9781524519223
E-Book | 274 pages | ISBN 9781524519247
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Mark van Dongen is an international HR leader, with a passion for people and leadership development. He has been working for multinational companies of varied nationalities, in regional and global HR roles, both out of Western Europe and the Middle East. He is pursuing degrees in industrial psychology and management sciences next to his work. He currently works for multinational steel manufacturing corporation as an HR leader.

Xlibris Publishing Australia, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider dedicated to serving Australian authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles.For more information, visit or call 1800 455 039 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisAus on Twitter for the latest news.

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