How to achieve extraordinary results with class How can you improve your leadership results beginning right now? The First Two Rules of Leadership: Don't be Stupid, Don't be a Jerk provides a clear path to increased results and higher job satisfaction for the leader and the people he is leading. Written for the leader who wants to do great things, but is overwhelmed with the complexities of leading, it is a book with a very simple message: think your decisions through and take care of your team. Written by bestselling author David Cottrell, The First Two Rules of Leadership: Don't be Stupid, Don't be a Jerk offers tried-and-true leadership strategies that stand the test of time—all of which you can put into practice today to positive results. The principles discussed apply to businesses in every industry, as well as schools, hospitals, churches, and even homes. By following the two rules outlined in the book's title, you'll improve morale, decrease turnover, increase your own job satisfaction, and have a whole lot more fun leading. Lead with confidence and class Make better decisions and develop synchronization on your team Coach smart, deal with poor performers, and focus on what's really important Listen to your team, encourage positive performance, and attack complacency You can lead your team to achieve extraordinary results! The First Two Rules of Leadership: Don't be Stupid, Don't be a Jerk gives you the expert tips and tricks you need to treat your team with dignity and respect—so you can all enjoy the benefits of winning with class.
How can the contemplations and teachings of a man who lived in ancient Greece help you in your role leading a tech giant or a restaurant chain? Though skills and experience may have landed you your position, they don’t make you a great leader. Instead, true leaders evolve out of those who learn to look within and question themselves before they try to lead anyone else. In this book, aspiring leaders will explore ideas from the greatest thinkers of all time--including Aristotle, Heraclitus, Sophocles, Hesiod, and others--and learn how each of these classic teachings applies to the challenges of the modern workplace. In The Ten Golden Rules of Leadership, teachings discussed and related to the twenty-first-century work environment include: Know thyself Do not waste energy on things you cannot change Nurture community Always embrace the truth Let competition reveal talent, and more Whether you have already been entrusted with a leadership position or you aspire to have that responsibility one day, your success in that role begins and ends with you--knowing who you are, what you believe in, and what you are capable of. Within The Ten Golden Rules of Leadership, you will learn the questions you need to reflect on in order to discover what kind of leader you can be.
Great leadership can make a difference to any organisation. The ten Golden Rules of Leadership is a guide to help anyone develop their capabilities in this area. The simple, but practical nature of the ‘rules’ have proven to be a great anchor and serve as a constant reminder to motivate, develop and inspire the people you lead.
An inspiring business fable that champions leadership for the Everyman From bestselling author Chris Widener comes a compelling new story showing what you give and get when you lead. The story follows down-cast protagonist Mike Keller who, recently separated from his wife and demoted at work, must relocate to a rural factory-town in Texas. There, Mike encounters the deep-rooted traditions of Texas high school football, and in the process learns everything business school didn't teach him about leadership from the most influential man in town-the local high school football coach. Highlights the Four Rules of Leadership: You Get What You Expect, You Get What You Model, You Get What You Reward, and You Get What You Work For Advises readers, in an accessible teaching style, on how to tailor the Rules to their own circumstances Includes reflection questions as a tool to guide readers in enriching their work life, family relationships, and social interactions Leadership Rules is an engaging, refreshing tale that imparts leadership lessons easily applied to both work life and your interpersonal relationships.
Rules and Tools for Leaders offers insightful and useful advice that avoids the flavor-of-the-month management theories that are long on speculation and short on practical application. This is a fully revised, updated, and reorganized edition of a classic management handbook. It never loses sight of the big picture of how any company should operate. It provides useful and time-tested advice that can be implemented immediately to the benefit of the entire organization. From defining the qualities of outstanding leaders to putting good leadership skills into practice, from managing yourself and others to handling the difficult tests that leadership brings, this book includes valuable checklists and reviews. In addition, it highlights some of the best leadership programs and presents a host of compelling and instructive anecdotes that illustrate the ideas throughout.
Summary: There are a handful of truly inspired and inspirational leaders in the world - you know who they are... and probably wish you were one of them. But leadership isn't easy - some say it's an innate quality, a natural skill that only a select few demonstrate - but this thinking is nonsense, according Jo Owen.
Why the explosion in leadership theories causes so much confusion? Well, I think the problem is this. Too many of us have stopped searching for the keys of leadership and we've started looking for the silver bullet instead. Everything you ever need to know about leadership comes down to one of two simple but very powerful rules which you will get to know in this book and if you grasp these rules and put them into practice, you cannot fail to inspire others whether they teams, organizations, or communities.
The Hamm Rules on Relationships, Leadership, Community, and Love By: Leonard Hamm Leonard Hamm had everything stacked against him. Raised in public housing, he attended public schools where most students went down the wrong path. It would be easy to fall prey to dangerous temptations. Instead, Hamm worked hard and earned a basketball scholarship to attend college. He became a police officer and worked his way up to be Baltimore’s 36th police commissioner. Now, he wishes to share what he’s learned with others. The Hamm Rules on Relationships, Leadership, Community, and Love takes the tools one man has used to find success and translates them into easy step-by-step companion advice. Everyone in life needs some guidance. Let this book help you identify the tools you were born with and how to use them to lead a rewarding life.
In twelve essays, influential scholars in political science explore the meaning of political leadership from the kaleidoscopic perspectives of the leaders, institutions, goals, procedures, problems, and traditions involved. The approaches, as varied as the subject itself, coalesce around the central question of how leaders interact with, transform, or are controlled by the organizations they lead.