9780976862703

Leading People the Black Belt Way

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    9780976862703

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    0976862700

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2006-01-31
  • Publisher: Asogomi Pub Intl
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Summary

Get ready to discover the secrets of successful leaders. In his important new book Leading People the Black Belt Way: Conquering the Five Core Problems Facing Leaders Today, author Tim Warneka combines cutting-edge research in Emotional Intelligence with principles from the revolutionary non-violent martial art of Aikido in exciting new ways. This practical guide to today's leadership technology helps aspiring leaders attain even higher levels of success in their careers and lives. With a foreword by human potential expert Wendy Palmer, Leading People the Black Belt Way is a state-of-the-art blueprint that gives today's leader the confidence and skills they need to start living the principles of successful leadership.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements xv
Foreword by Wendy Palmer xix
The Seven Solutions of Black Belt Leadership xxi
Prelude Empty Your Cup xxiii
Introduction. Eating the Same Thing Every Day: The Five Core Problems Facing Leaders Today xxix
Story: The Leader Who Wanted to Know Everything
Laying Blame or Finding Solutions?
The Five Core Problems Facing Leaders Today
New Times, New Rules
Strengths & Biases
Aikido
Leading Out of Flatland
Does the World Really Need Another Book on Leadership?
You Get Two Books in One
WHITE BELT Section 1 — Set Your Strategy
Chapter 1. Walking Through the Door: What Leaders Are Missing
5(18)
Story: Understanding Harmony
Harmonious Emotional Engagement
Harmony–Mastering the Power
Emotions–Mastering the Balance
Engagement–Mastering the Connection
Putting It All Together
Commit to Starting Now
The Black Belt Cycle of Leading People
On Learning Experiments
Learning Experiment: Stretching Out, Warming Up
Chapter Summary Page
Chapter 2. Are You Pushing, Pulling, or Actually Leading?
23(14)
Story: "You Can't Move Me!"
Why Leaders Fail
Pulling People Does Not Work...
...And Neither Does Pushing People
Beyond Pushing or Pulling: Black Belt Leadership
How Harmony in Leadership Creates Success
Spotlight: A Leadership Warrior
Conclusion
Learning Experiment: Are You Pushing or Pulling as a Leader?
Chapter Summary Page
Chapter 3. The Four Cornerstones of Black Belt Leadership
37(16)
Story: "My Teacher is the Best!"
The Four Cornerstones
Cornerstone #1: The Power of Embodied Leadership
Cornerstone #2: The Power of Both-And Thinking
Cornerstone #3: The Power of Process
Cornerstone #4: The Power of Succeeding Through Mistakes & Limitations
Ten Tips to Make the Cornerstones Work for You
Learning Experiment: Practicing the Four Cornerstones
Chapter Summary Page
YELLOW BELT Section 2 — Take Your Stance
Chapter 4. Embodied Leadership Technology
53(18)
Story: Heavy Rocks
Great Leadership Starts with the Body
Mind & Body: Two Sides of the Same Coin
Embodied Leadership and the Rapture of Leadership
Embodied Leadership: The Stance of Black Belt Leadership
Embodied Leadership: The Three Disciplines
Discipline #1: Relaxing and Opening
Discipline #2: Grounding
Discipline #3: Centering
Embodied Learning Experiments
Embodied Learning Experiment #1: Emotions & Leaders' Bodies
Chapter Summary Page
Chapter 5. Emotional Intelligence: Deep Knowledge for Leaders
71(16)
Story: Eyes on the Sword
The Tomato Effect & Lost Revenues
Two Different Hats But the Same Person
Emotions & the Bottom Line
Characteristics of Emotional Engagement
The Costs of Employee Disengagement
Developing Deep Knowledge for Leaders
Ten Ways to Cultivate Deep Knowledge
Embodied Learning Experiment #2: Building Deep Knowledge
Chapter Summary Page
Chapter 6. The Law of Successful Leadership
87(24)
Story: Chop Wood, Carry Water, Keep Practicing
Emotional Worldviews
The Six Rules of Emotional Logic
Emotional Traditions
The Law of Successful Leadership
Five Tips for Following The Law of Successful Leadership
Upgrading Worldviews: The Power of Experience
Upgrading Worldviews for Leaders
Knowing When to Upgrade Your Worldview
Embodied Learning Experiment #3: Increasing Your Emotional Logic Performance
Chapter Summary Page
Chapter 7. Unlocking the Power of Process
111(14)
Story: "Is That So?"
Three Keys That Unlock the Power of Process
Key #1: Realize Creativity Follows Technique
Key #2: Understand Creative Adjustments
Key #3: Use the Gestalt Cycle of Experience (GCOE)
Five Tips for Leading People with the Gestalt Cycle of Experience
Embodied Learning Experiment #4: Walking Through the Gestalt Cycle of Experience
Chapter Summary Page
Chapter 8. Leading Through Change
125(20)
Story: Hand Closed, Hand Open
The Four Rules of Change for Leaders
Peoples' Responses to Change
Where Change Begins
The Paradox of Change
Reasons Why Change Fails
Remember: Focus on Balance Rather than Blame
Embodied Learning Experiment #5: Changing Your Views on Change
Chapter Summary Page
BROWN BELT Section 3 — Take Action!
Chapter 9. Two Key Qualities Required to Lead People
145(18)
Story: Heaven & Hell
Two Key Qualities: Balance & Flexibility
A Problem to Solve or a Polarity to Explore?
Yin and Yang
Don't Lead Like Daedalus!
Unbalanced Polarities: A Common Leadership Problem
Ten Tips for Incorporating Polarities Into Your Leadership Style
Embodied Learning Experiment #6: Practicing Polarities
Chapter Summary Page
Chapter 10. Leading with Harmony
163(30)
Story: Teacups & Martial Arts
What's More Important?
Leadership Styles: Resonant & Dissonant
Harmony & Resonance
Dissonance Personified—Four Coaches for Ebenezer
Scrooge & the Gestalt Cycle of Experience
Final Words on Scrooge
Seven Leadership Lessons for Leading with Harmony
Conclusion
Embodied Learning Experiment #7: Embodying Harmony
Chapter Summary Page
Chapter 11. The Secret to Doubling Your Leadership Power
193(18)
Story: Who Do We Hire?
Double Your Leadership Power
Yin Power—Strength in Yielding
Yin Power Negative Capacity
Four Tips to Help Leaders Increase Their Yin Power
Embodied Experiment #8: Embodying Yin Power
Chapter Summary Page
Chapter 12. Leading Through Conflict
211(16)
Story: Crossing the River
The Four Conflict Management Tools of Black Belt Leaders
Five Skills for Even Better Conflict Management
Embodied Learning Experiment #9: Breathing Through Conflict
Chapter Summary Page
BLACK BELT Section 4 — Assess Your Strategy
Chapter 13. Climbing the Mountain
227(14)
Story: Many Ways to Right
Many Ways to Right
Leaders Need To Be Right, Right?
No Simple Solutions to Climbing the Mountain
Into the Dark Forest
Skills for Continuing Your Journey
Taking Your Space: Playing Big
Dont Just Sit There — Do Something!
Be Prepared
If You Meet a Leadership Program, Kill It!
Finally...Paying Attention to 'We'
Good Luck!
Afterword: Staying Open 241(2)
Story: Growing Books
An open invitation for reader's comments
Appendix I. Author's Notes 243(4)
The Importance of Stories for Leaders
Notes about the Asian References in this Book
On Martial Arts, Leadership & Spirituality
About the Author 247(2)
Bibliography/Webography 249(8)
Endnotes 257(18)
Index 275

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