Self-Leadership September 6, 2012Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Leadership, Management & Organization.
Tags: book, coach, conversation, difficult employee, Employee, employee engagement, engage, Engagement, evaluate, evaluation, executive, fire, Firing, goals, Guide, Hiring, How-to, innovate, Innovation, inspiration, inspire, inspiring, lead, manage, management, managing, mentor, motivate, Motivation, Organization, performance, shareholder, staff, stakeholder, Strategy, team, team building, teams, workforce
Authors: Andrew Bryant, Ana Kazan
©2013 | 1st Edition | 224 pages | Paperback
Pub Date: AUG-12
Price: US$ 25.00
An effective new approach for leading yourself and others to ultimate business success
With the flattening of hierarchies and global teams and the need for empowered and engaged employees, a new style of leadership is required. Self-Leadership gives managers and other business leaders the tools for greater self-observation, self-confidence, self-management, and decision-making.
Lead yourself to success—and others are sure to follow
“For leaders looking for a plan of ‘Why, What, and How’ to become a better leader, the answer is between the covers of this book.”
—Chester Elton, New York Times bestselling author of The Carrot Principle, The Orange Revolution, and All In
“Ever wish you could be more confident, more engaged, or more productive in your life? Look no further. All the concepts and tools are right here.”
—Ryan M. Niemiec, Psy.D., Psychologist and Education Director, VIA Institute on Character
“Self-reliance, courage, confidence, emotional self-awareness, and perseverance encompassed into one leadership concept.”
—Garee W. Earnest, Ph.D., Professor, The Ohio State University
“Bryant and Kazan’s groundbreaking work challenges us to take the first small steps of what will be for many a lifelong journey of self-discovery from the inside out.”
—R. Dale Safrit, Ed.D., Professor, North Carolina State University
“Andrew and Ana’s . . . research, insights, and experience provide a practical tool-kit on how you can choose to live your life and your work and influence others to do the same.”
—Philip Beck, Chairman, Dubeta
“It is generally accepted in the business literature that the heart of leadership is leading self. I believe that leading self is also the path to being a ‘responsible’ leader. The important contribution made by Self Leadershipis that it tells you what to do if you want to get better at leading self. Read this book if you desire to be more effective as a leader and remember, “You don’t have to be bad at leadership to get better.”
—Stephen C. Lundin Ph.D., author of the bestseller, Fish!
About the Author
Andrew Bryant, CSP, PCC is an international thought leader specializing in Self-leadership, the power of influence and developing leaders for the future with an emphasis on Asia specifically. He is the founder of Self Leadership International as well as an executive coach and leadership consultant.
Ana Kazan, PhD is a university professor and a researcher in Brazil and Research and Data Analysis Director of Kazan & Associates Consultants. She teaches Organizational Communication, Organizational Psychology and Leadership, Research Methods, and Self-Leadership courses in the state of Sao Paulo.
Leading the High Energy Culture March 5, 2012Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Leadership.
Tags: bureaucracy, business performance, Business Strategy, competitive advantage, Corporate Culture, Culture, efficiency, efficient, evaluation, goal, groupthink, human resources, Leadership, loyalty, manage, management, manager, method, mission, morale, Motivation, objective, organizational culture, performance, procedure, process, production, protocol, recruiting, retention, technique, Values, vision
Leaders and managers today are experiencing an “energy crisis” resulting from the failure to engage and inspire their people. Yet, a handful of leaders have found an endless supply of energy to fuel their organizations. They’re the ones who attract the top talent, the most loyal customers, and the public’s imagination. They’re leaders like Zappos’s Tony Hsieh and the late Steve Jobs, who’ve built cultures energized at every level to innovate, grow, and succeed. Leading the High-Energy Culture: What the Best CEOs Do to Create an Atmosphere Where Employees Flourish is the handbook to powering this kind of workplace with the energy that your workforce already possesses.
A change this big starts at the top. David Casullo, a leadership authority and strategic consultant to businesses large and small, explains the steps for establishing an authentic leadership presence based on your powerful personal truths. Then he shares the secrets for how to communicate your vision in order to create a sense of purpose throughout your organization and beyond, thereby spreading excitement to consumers, investors, and the media. Using his own experience, research, and demonstrated results from the leadership development program that he developed while helping transform Raymour & Flanigan from a small regional company to a billion-dollar furniture retail giant, Casullo outlines the specific steps that let you discover and unlock the latent energy in your team.
Casullo organizes these practices into 10 simple principles, each illustrated and reinforced with firsthand client interviews; real-world examples from businesses such as Ford, FedEx, and GE; and thought-provoking interactive exercises. These principles illuminate the path to creating real employee engagement by giving you an actionable model to:
- Learn what matters to your organization and its people, and align your leadership strategy with these truths
- Communicate clearly, with purpose and passion, to create a resonant message
- Find the leaders in your workforce who give your organization a competitive advantage
Leading the High-Energy Culture uses methods proven to generate results. Beyond the bottom line, however, it will reignite your own commitment and passion by giving you a fresh perspective on how to become an energized leader of a charged-up organization.
Praise for Leading the High-Energy Culture
“If you’re looking for a step-by-step guide on how to become a high-energy leader, you’ve found it here!”
–Tom Croston, Vice President/General Manager of Corporate Shared Services, Gap, Inc.
“Whether its business, sports, or even parenting, successful leaders share one thing in common–high energy! David is right; it can be developed. I find it unique for someone to identify the truly key elements of leadership. David has done this in a way that fosters success in these endeavors as well as those of family, church, and community.”
–Pat Williams, Senior Vice President, Orlando Magic, and author of Leadership Excellence
“Jack Welch identified ‘energy’ as one of the critical characteristics he looked for in effective leaders but never talked about how they develop it. David Casullo’s book provides the road map for how to harness your own energy while energizing those around you. Every leader can increase their effectiveness by implementing the ideas he presents.”
–Patrick M. Wright, William J. Conaty GE Professor of Strategic Human Resources in the ILR School (Industrial and Labor Relations), Cornell University
“A clear path to creating an organizational culture where leaders are the constant source of energy that feeds a competitive advantage.”
–Matt Holt, Vice President Human Resources, Dot Foods, Inc.
“This exciting book is insightful and timely, and my enthusiasm for its message is ringing and sincere. [It's] a must-read for all those who are serious about leading companies to successful outcomes.”
–Robert A. Gough, Jr., Ph.D., President and CEO, G-enovation
About the Author
David Casullo (Boston, MA) experience as a successful business leader and entrepreneur has won him credibility with executive leaders both in C-suites as well as among emerging leaders in key roles inside numerous organizations. Currently President of Bates Communications, a strategic consulting firm specializing in leadership development and communication skills, he previously served as a Senior Vice President for Raymour & Flanigan, now a mega-retailer headquartered in Liverpool, New York. His ten years of leadership there grew Raymour & Flanigan from a modest one-store outlet in upstate New York to a billion-dollar giant. R&F is now the largest furniture retailer operating in the Northeast and among the fastest growing (still!) in the entire country. With nearly 100 retail outlets in seven Northeast states, and 4,300 high-energy associates employed company-wide, Raymour & Flanigan leads the pack. In his role at Bates Communications, he consults privately with C-Suite Clients at companies that include J&J, Taytheon, Dow Chemical, Dunkin Brands, Macy’s, Merck, and more.
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The Well-Balanced Leader November 30, 2011Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Management & Organization.
Tags: coach, conversation, Employee, engage, evaluation, fire, goals, Hiring, Innovation, inspiration, inspiring, lead, management, mentor, Motivation, performance, staff, team, workforce
Author: Ron Roberts
ISBN: 9780071772440 / 0071772448
©2012 | 1st Edition | 240 pages | Hardback
Pub Date: JAN-12
Price: US$ 28.00
The hottest new experiential learning strategies for new levels of leadership success
When individual leaders transcend their personal needs and focus on the needs of others and the overarching needs of the organization, the entire organization benefits. Employees at all levels become more committed — and thus, more effective. The result is not only greater job satisfaction for people at all levels in the organization, but greater productivity — regardless of the organization’s field, product, or service.
According to Ron Roberts, the strongest leaders are ones who are aware of their behaviors and how the way they act impacts others. As one of the top trainers in the world in the field of accelerated experiential learning, Ron has identified 9 basic human behavior pairs to bring themselves their leadership skills into balance—what he has termed Ego Librium (e.g., judgmental vs. accepting, defensive vs. nondefensive).
By understanding where they lie on each behavior scale, leaders immediately see where and how they need to change, and how they can use their greatest strength as the basis for the series of small behavioral changes that will lead to a new way of thinking — and instinctive new reactions to situations. In practice, Ron has seen that when leaders change their behavior to focus on others that their own levels of success greatly increase.
First, readers take a self-assessment to determine where their strengths and weaknesses lie, and see where they need to make adjustments. Then, they learn to use their greatest strength to begin developing an individualized program for change. Finally, the book provides experiential learning activities, action steps, games, and thought exercises for each behavior-pair. The method works because it breaks behavior down into manageable chunks readers can practice every day at work, until the new behavior becomes instinctive, even under pressure. People who use it experience a real change in consciousness — so when people need their new behaviors most, they don’t revert to old patterns. Leaders change from the inside out, which means that they create lasting permanent changes for themselves and their organizations.
About the Author
Professor Ron Roberts is among the top consultants and trainers in the area of accelerated experiential Learning. His workshops are legendary and in high-demand; he frequently serves as the keynote speaker or presenter at national conferences and professional meetings. Ron is President of Action Centered Training Inc., ACT Government Support Services (a certified HUBZone) and ACT Games, LLC, (the innovative arm of the organization) where he has trained executives, managers, supervisors and line staff in all phases of industry, corporate and government.
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