9780071484381

The Handbook for Leaders 24 Lessons for Extraordinary Leadership

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    9780071484381

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    0071484388

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2006-12-04
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill
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Discover your strengths, produce exponential results, and increase the bottom lineBased on solid empirical research,The Handbook for Leadersreveals the keys to becoming an extraordinary leader, showing you how-and why-to focus on your core strengths rather than correcting your weaknesses. This precise, no-nonsense rulebook outlines the essential competencies and guidelines for effective leadership, including: Focus on results Cultivate interpersonal skills Lead organizational change Learn from your mistakes Develop your people Build positive relationships Be open to new ideas Take initiative Fix fatal flaws Take a nonlinear approach Be accountableThe Handbook for Leadersshows you how to develop and implement the proficiencies you need to gain the respect and support of your people, enhance productivity and individual performance, and make an enormous contribution to the long-term success of your organization.

Table of Contents

Extraordinary leadership 1(4)
Leaders can be made 5(4)
Great leaders make a great difference 9(4)
Make good leaders great 13(4)
Raise the leadership "tent" 17(4)
Character is the essence of leadership 21(4)
Leaders need personal capability 25(4)
Focus on results 29(4)
Cultivate interpersonal skills 33(4)
Lead organizational change 37(4)
Find your leadership "sweet spot" 41(4)
Focus on building strengths 45(4)
Concentrate on developing three to five strengths 49(4)
Let the halo effect work for you 53(4)
Look for powerful combinations of competencies 57(4)
Fix fatal flaws 61(4)
Learn from mistakes 65(4)
Build positive relationships 69(4)
Be open to new ideas 73(4)
Be accountable 77(4)
Take initiative 81(4)
Learn from feedback 85(4)
Take a nonlinear approach 89(4)
Take steps to improve leadership skills 93(4)
Develop your people 97(10)
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