The World's Most Powerful Leadership Principle

Author: James C. Hunter

Publisher: Currency

ISBN: 9781400080878

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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To lead is not to be “the boss,” the “head honcho,” or “the brass.” To lead is to serve. Although serving may imply weakness to some, conjuring up a picture of the CEO waiting on the workforce hand and foot, servant leadership is actually a robust, revolutionary idea that can have significant impact on an organization’s performance. Jim Hunter champions this hard/soft approach to leadership, which turns bosses and managers into coaches and mentors. By “hard,” Hunter means that servant leaders can be hard-nosed, even autocratic, when it comes to the basics of running the business: determining the mission (where the company is headed) and values (what the rules are that govern the journey) and setting standards and accountability. Servant leaders don’t commission a poll or take a vote when it comes to these critical fundamentals. After all, that’s what a leader’s job is, and people look to the leader to set the course and establish standards. But once that direction is provided, servant leaders turn the organizational structure upside down. They focus on giving employees everything they need to win, be it resources, time, guidance, or inspiration. Servant leaders know that providing for people and engaging hearts and minds foster a workforce that understands the benefits of striving for the greater good. The emphasis is on building authority, not power; on exerting influence, not intimidation. While many believe that servant leadership is a wonderful, inspiring idea, what’s been missing is the how-to, the specifics of implementation. Jim Hunter shows how to do the right thing for the people you lead. A servant leader or a self-serving leader: Which one are you? With Jim Hunter’s guidance, everyone has the potential to develop into a leader with character who leads with authority.
Building Leaders the West Point Way

Author: Joseph P. Franklin

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9781418576950

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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Major General Joseph P. Franklin (ret.) believes almost everything that he is as an adult can be traced back to his days at West Point, where he was not only a cadet but an instructor, football coach, and eventually Commandant of Cadets. U.S. Military Academy graduates are found at the highest levels in every walk of life: military, education, business, medicine, law, and government. "But," says Franklin, "you don't have to graduate from the U.S. Military Academy to embrace its ideals or to benefit from the wisdom that is taught there. Competent, even inspiring, leadership is within the grasp of nearly everyone." The principles of leadership-including Duty, Honor, Faith, Courage, Perseverance, Confidence, Approachability, Adaptability, Compassion, and Vision-can be internalized and polished to one's own level of expertise and ambition. "I have known Joe Franklin, since the late 1970s, when I coached at West Point and he was the Commandant of Cadets. General Joe is well-known by the many people whose lives he has touched as a truly thoughtful, approachable, and compassionate human being. He has written a very readable book using examples drawn from his personal experience to illustrate key principles of leadership, a subject I have studied and practiced for most of my adult life. His simple, honest, easy to understand text is a welcome addition to the references available to leaders, young and old alike. This book will definitely help you become a better leader. The General is one of the best ever!" - Mike "Coach K" Kryzewski, Duke University Basketball Coach
Building the Best: 8 Proven Leadership Principles to Elevate Others to Success

Author: John Eades

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9781260458176

Category: Business & Economics


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Build a world-class team culture with proven principles from renowned “Follow My Lead” podcaster and business leader John Eades Organizational culture has undergone a seismic shift in the 21st century—and with it, the requirements of leadership. In Building the Best, LearnLoft CEO John Eades takes you on a journey of transformation that will equip you with the tools you need to become the kind of cutting-edge leader today’s workplace so urgently needs. “Leadership is about empowering, inspiring, and serving in order to elevate others over an extended period of time. You are the perfect person to live this out every day.” Eades’s powerful words form the backbone of this groundbreaking guide to cultivating leadership at its highest level. Beginning with the benefits of great leadership—and the drawbacks of bad leadership—Eades offers real-life examples of leaders who elevate others, and how their practices have paid huge dividends. At its core is a carefully balanced blend of “love and discipline”—a guiding principle that helps create high levels of performance by leaning on standards while at the same time caring about the long-term success and well-being of each team member. Through these proven practices, you’ll learn to: • Identify your current leadership style • Rely on the “purpose trifecta” to guide your team • Be a leader who properly leverages the “Acts of Accountability” model • Create a “Maximizing Mantra” to produce energy and results • Develop the skills of others by understanding the “4 Stages of Role Development” Leadership is a journey, not a destination. Building the Best offers a powerful blueprint for embarking on that journey—the first step in taking your team or organization toward true greatness. .
National Summit on School Leadership

Author: Connie L. Fulmer

Publisher: R & L Education

ISBN: UOM:39015063223807

Category: Educational leadership

Page: 358

View: 209

National Summit on School Leadership contains articles on educational leadership submitted for publication in the 2005 NCPEA Yearbook. Included, is an invited article section followed by three more sections with the following titles: (a) Crediting the Past, (b) Challenging the Present, and (c) Changing the Future. This publication features the current thinking on the knowledge base of educational leadership, innovations in the preparation of school leaders, and issues relevant to the field. This yearbook will be of interest to all scholars interested in the field of educational leadership.
The Bully-Proof Workplace: Essential Strategies, Tips, and Scripts for Dealing with the Office Sociopath

Author: Peter J. Dean

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9781259859656

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 511

Smart strategies for managing workplace bullies out of your life and business More than one in four Americans deals with an on-the-job bully. These office sociopaths don’t just make individuals miserable. Their poison spreads throughout the company, damaging overall morale, creativity, productivity, and profitability. It doesn’t have to be this way. Leading consultants Peter Dean and Molly Shepard have helped vanquish workplace bullying and now share their proven methods with you. In The Bully-Proof Workplace, they provide vital insight into the four major types of bullies: The Belier | Weapons of choice: slander, deception, and gossip The Blocker | Weapons of choice: negativity and inflexibility The Braggart | Weapons of choice: narcissism and a sense of superiority The Brute | Weapons of choice: aggression and intimidation These bullies may operate differently, but they all have one thing in common: a desperate need for control based on deep-seated fear and insecurity. This invaluable survival guide equips individuals with strategies, tips, and scripts for managing interactions with bullies. Managers learn how to identify bullying, deal with it swiftly, and introduce zero tolerance for such behavior. And executives gain the information they need to create a corporate policy regarding bullying. We spend about 60 percent of our waking moments at work. Spending that much time under the thumb of a bully and dealing with the negative business effects of bad behavior is simply unacceptable. Whether you’re a victim of bullying or a business leader tasked with building a collaborative corporate culture, The Bully-Free Workplace provides the critical insight and practical tools you need to successfully combat this ubiquitous but rarely addressed business challenge and ensure that bullies behave—or leave—so you and everyone else can get on with your work.
George Washington and the Art of Business

Author: Mark McNeilly

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199719888

Category: History

Page: 224

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George Washington ranks as one of the great military leaders in history. The character traits he exemplified, and the leadership skills he employed, enabled him to defeat what was then the world's most powerful nation. In this marvelous book, Mark McNeilly shows today's managers how they can learn from Washington's career--both his triumphs and setbacks--to succeed as leaders in their chosen field. McNeilly paints vivid portraits of some of the crucial moments in Washington's military career, from the early debacle on Long Island Heights to the masterstroke at Trenton. There Washington, aided by his use of intelligence and disinformation, and by his great fortitude in the face of truly daunting conditions, routed the Hessians. McNeilly uses these stirring military encounters to underscore Washington's managerial genius: to persuade and inspire, to open up the decision-making process, to seize opportunities when they arise, to persevere when setbacks occurred, and to learn from his mistakes. Indeed, the true value of the book lies in McNeilly's brilliant ability to link military and business strategy, revealing that successful corporate leaders must possess many of the same traits that Washington did. Using examples from the NFL, Cadillac, Coke, Samsung, Embraer, IBM and others, McNeilly shows how business leaders can apply Washington's principles for success. Blending colorful military and business history with crystal-clear commentary, George Washington and the Art of Business belongs of the shelves of all executives who want to hone their leadership skills.
Shepherd Leadership

Author: Jamie Swalm


ISBN: 1793441510

Category: Religion

Page: 110

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Are you ready to stop managing and start leading? Do you want more energetic, inspired followers? Is it time to rediscover your passion for leadership? In Shepherd Leadership, author Jamie Swalm gives you powerful leadership principles from arguably the most successful leader in human history. Religious beliefs aside, Jesus' achievements are astonishing: 2,000 years after launching his movement, 2.4 billion people claim to follow him, which makes his organization, the Christian church, the most popular in the world by far.What Jesus accomplished--is accomplishing, for there is no past tense here--is alive and breathing, it's established on every continent and still growing, 67 generations after his time on earth. How? As Jamie explores Jesus' unique leadership style, he hones in on a metaphor Jesus often used: the leader as shepherd. What he finds within this curious idea is a framework for leadership we desperately need-- it's timeless, effective, balanced, moral, fulfilling, and bold. Yet it's largely been underdeveloped and underused. Jamie challenges anyone--regardless of their faith perspective--to consider the power of Shepherd Leadership. He outlines dozens of action steps you can take to move beyond theory and put Shepherd Leadership into practice in your organization today. Inspire your followers, infuse your organization with purpose, and learn to lead like Jesus.
Maxwell Daily Reader

Author: John C. Maxwell

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

ISBN: 9781400203390

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 434

View: 619

The Maxwell Daily Reader draws its unique power from an ageless truth: the heart of leadership is created through actions, put into practice one day at a time. Each entry delivers a powerful leadership principle, ready for real-world practice. Featuring timeless wisdom from fourteen of John C. Maxwell's (New York Times best-selling author) leadership books, this is a must have for any Maxwell fan or the perfect gift to introduce others to his writing.
How To Be A Great Leader

Author: Sarah Barlow

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9798375586786


Page: 0

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How do you define a good leader? There are many ways to answer this question and everyone will have their own definition. For some, a good leader is someone who is decisive and can make tough decisions quickly. Others may view a good leader as someone who is compassionate and able to build strong relationships. No matter what your definition is, there are certain traits that all good leaders share. How To Be A Great Leader is a guidebook that explores what it takes to be an effective leader in today's competitive world. The book provides readers with practical tips and advice on how to motivate and inspire employees, build strong teams, and create an organizational culture that encourages innovation and creativity. With the help of real-world examples, How To Be A Good Leader shows readers what it takes to be a successful leader in today's competitive world. Introduction Qualities of a Good Leader Are You a Great Leader? The Four Types of Leadership The Four C's of Leadership The Different Styles of Leadership The Best Leadership Style The Skills of a Good Leader Born or Made: The Nature vs Nurture of Leadership Can You Be Taught to Be a Leader? Training to Be a Leader Examples of Poor Leadership FAQ What is a good definition of leadership? What are the qualities of a good leader? What is a leader in simple words? How do you show leadership? What are the 5 keys of leadership? What are the 4 C's of leadership? What is the best leadership style? What is the greatest strength of a leader? What is the most important responsibility of a leader? What are the 6 C's of leadership? What is the No 1 leadership principle? What are the 3 most important qualities of a leader? What is a true leader Meaning? What is an example of a good leader? How do I train myself to be a good leader? What are the key elements of leadership skills? How do you lead and manage a team? How do you lead a group? Why leadership is important? What is a weakness of a leader? What words describe a strong leader? How do you motivate a team? What defines you as a leader? What is a leadership skill? What is successful leadership? How do I know if I am a leader? Who are examples of good leaders? What should leaders stop doing? What makes a strong weak leader? How do you prove yourself as a leader? Which is not a quality of a good leader? What's the best leadership style? What is the 7 most common leadership style? Are leaders born or made? What should leaders start doing? What are 5 ways to show leadership? What are four skills that leaders need? What are 3 things that successful leaders do? What is the secret to successful leadership? What does a true leader look like? What makes a person a leader instead of boss? What type of personality is a leader? How do you lead a team to success? Who is a leader in one sentence? What Behaviours should leader avoid? How do you lead a small team? What are 5 negative qualities of a leader? How do you fix poor leadership? + More