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.
Servant Leadership Across Cultures

Author: Fons Trompenaars

Publisher: Infinite Ideas

ISBN: 9781905940998

Category: Intercultural communication

Page: 207

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In a world characterised by globalisation, more and more entrepreneurs are entering the international market. Experience has shown that servant leadership is the most effective instrument to reconcile opposing viewpoints. This book is suitable for those who are interested in cross-cultural management and servant leadership.
Building the Best: 8 Proven Leadership Principles to Elevate Others to Success

Author: John Eades

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 1260458164

Category: Business & Economics


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Boost staff performance, improve retention, and build a great 21st Century team culture—popular Follow My Lead podcaster John Eades provides everything you need to be a world-class leader How are you currently leading? Is your current style to Manage, Rule, Please, Dabble or Elevate? Building the Best challenges you to rethink what it means to be a leader today and gives you the tools to determine your current leadership style. Through a simple assessment process, you’ll learn which of the five leadership styles you fall into —Elevate being the paragon of leadership at its best, because these leaders contribute to peoples’ long-term success and personal well-being, and they promote standards that empower people to succeed. Building the Best then provides 8 leadership principles and 16 key competencies you can apply to dramatically improve your leadership performance.
National Summit on School Leadership

Author: Connie L. Fulmer

Publisher: R & L Education

ISBN: UOM:39015063223807

Category: Education

Page: 358

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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 additional sections titled crediting the past, challenging the present, and creating the future. This annual publication features current thinking on educational leadership, innovations in the preparation of school leaders, and issues relevant to the field. It will be of interest to professors of educational administration, superintendents, principals, and scholars engaged in changing and challenging 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

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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.
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. .
The Bezos Blueprint

Author: Carmine Gallo

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781250278340

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 195

View: 318

The communication and leadership secrets of Jeff Bezos and how to master them, from the bestselling author of Talk Like Ted. Jeff Bezos is a dreamer who turned a bold idea into the world’s most influential company, a brand that likely touches your life every day. As a student of leadership and communication, he learned to elevate the way Amazonians write, collaborate, innovate, pitch, and present. He created a scalable model that grew from a small team in a Seattle garage to one of the world’s largest employers. The Bezos Blueprint by Carmine Gallo reveals the communication strategies that Jeff Bezos pioneered to fuel Amazon’s astonishing growth. As one of the most innovative and visionary entrepreneurs of our time, Bezos reimagined the way leaders write, speak, and motivate teams and customers. The communication tools Bezos created are so effective that former Amazonians who worked directly with Bezos adopted them as blueprints to start their own companies. Now, these tools are available to you.
Shepherd Leadership

Author: Jamie Swalm


ISBN: 1793441510

Category: Religion

Page: 110

View: 758

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: 327

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.