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9781119675549

Cracking the Leadership Code

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  • ISBN13:

    9781119675549

  • ISBN10:

    1119675545

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2020-03-24
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

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Become the effective, proactive leader you aspire to be with this practical tool kit for leading people and organizations

Yes, you can learn the skills to effectively lead people, organizations, and employees. With the right motivation and knowledge, you can be a leader who knows what it takes to succeed. Throughout his extensive experience in training leaders, author Alain Hunkins discovered that many leaders shared a common trait. They were mainly focused on what they were doing but not so focused on how they were doing it, especially when it came to working with other people. By strengthening their leadership capabilities, they could become trusted leaders within their organization, improve employee communications, and build bridges across hierarchies. Cracking the Leadership Code shares the valuable principles and practices that Hunkins developed and refined during the 20+ years he’s worked with leaders.

When you crack the code, you’ll have a new operating model for organizational leadership that will help your teams thrive in a 21st century economy.

  • Discover the brain science behind leading people
  • Get inspired by real life leadership stories
  • Use a practical leadership tool kit to become a better leader
  • Learn how to communicate, influence, and persuade others, more effectively than ever before

With this book as a resource, you’ll have a new perspective, a new framework, and new tools at your disposal, readily available to guide your leadership. You’ll learn to establish proactive, leader-follower relationships. To do this, you’ll use the interconnected elements of Connection, Communication, and Collaboration.

When you learn from the author’s insightful experiences working with organizations around the world, you can accelerate your leadership development and become the leader you’ve always aspired to be.

Author Biography

ALAIN HUNKINS is a sought-after speaker, consultant, trainer, and coach. Over his twenty-year career, he has led over 2,000 groups in 25 countries. Alain's clients include Wal-Mart, Pfizer, Citigroup, General Electric, State Farm Insurance, IBM, General Motors, and Microsoft. He has designed and facilitated seminars on numerous leadership topics, including teambuilding, conflict management, communication, peak performance, innovation, engagement, and change. Alain serves on the faculty of Duke Corporate Education and has published over 400 articles on leadership.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Deciphering the Code: Why I Wrote This Book

Part One: Context

Chapter 1: Becoming a Better Leader: The Basics

Chapter 2: Your Inherited Leadership Legacy

Chapter 3: Why Old-School Leadership Stopped Working

Part Two: Connection

Chapter 4: Empathy: The Basis of Connection

Chapter 5: Empathy: Connection in Action

Chapter 6: Building Your Credibility

Part Three: Communication

Chapter 7: The Confusing Conundrum of Communication

Chapter 8: Cracking the Communication Code

Part Four: Collaboration

Chapter 9: Motivation: The Search for the Magic Pill

Chapter 10: Leading by Design: The Primary Needs

Chapter 11: Leading by Design: The Performance Needs

Chapter 12: Creating Great Employee Experiences

Chapter 13: Making Things Simple

Epilogue: Time to Leap

Bibliography

Acknowledgments

About the Author

Index

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