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Leadership begins with self-knowledge. Leader, Know Thyself will help you understand who you are and who you can be–so you can bring all your power to bear in leading people through even the toughest challenges. Legendary business leaders and consultants Stedman Graham and Ken Blanchard explain how to hone and sustain your personal “Leadership ID”: the grounded sense of self and values that can guide you through life’s most critical choice-points. Graham and Blanchard help you gain a deeper understanding of your strengths and weaknesses, your purpose in life, your values, and your ideal future. They offer tips for resolving dynamic tensions between your most dearly held values…keeping the world from pushing you back into old and ineffective routines…accepting the right external influences and getting the right kinds of help…maintaining your focus on positive results...staying in the game despite any roadblocks you encounter…and getting yourself to the places and projects you’ve always dreamt about.


You wouldn’t think of starting out on a major journey without taking along your identification. Yet, too often people set out to become leaders without knowing who they really are. We’ve all known people who were passionate to succeed at something, and then gave up their dreams at the first setback. Why does that happen? It happens because these people don’t have solid identities to sustain them when they run into resistance. They don’t have their leadership IDs.

Using memorable caricatures to highlight the effects of your behaviour as a leader, this book offers a powerful model for effective leadership

Are you a Badger or a Doormat? provides you with clear instructions and simple self-coaching processes which will propel you along the path to leadership success. It uses memorable caricatures to show extreme leadership styles, teaching you what behaviour to avoid and what to do more of, in an accessible and amusing way.

Throughout the book Rosie Miller, a top international executive coach, and 20 highly experienced leaders offer advice on the mindsets, habits and working practices that will make you a successful leader. This book gives you the practical and direct guidance you need to upgrade your thinking and your behaviour to become an energetic, focused and visionary leader.

The focus is on the five skills common to all the most effective leaders:

making the best use of your time communicating effectively delegating and people development motivating a diverse workforce creating change

Each chapter is broken down into the following clearly sign-posted sections:

Highlightscontaining the key ideas in brief to enable you to scan quickly the content a description of a common leadership Dilemma using cartoon caricatures to illustrate two extreme types of leadership behaviour and illustrate the unintended consequences of these extremes in practice a Diagnostic for those who want to assess where they tend to fit between the two ends of the continuum Balancing Wiselyintroduces the leadership mind-set that is more effective and the attributes of a leader who successfully manages this dilemma The “How To” section gives detailed practical thinking, models and tools to let you be more effective at managing this dilemma “In Action”is a case study illustrating one leader putting these tools and techniques into action A Summary of the key points in the chapter A list of powerful Self-Coaching questions designed to help you apply the thinking to your own leadership context and build your own effective leadership mindset.
To succeed, leaders must understand and apply the core principles of leadership--but that’s not enough. You need to shape your approach for any unique situation. Too many leaders don’t know how to do that--and that’s why they fail. Ultimate Leadership shows how to adapt the principles of leadership to different challenges, contexts, and organizations.

Russell E. Palmer--who has had three very different, highly successful careers as head of one of the world’s largest accounting firms, Dean of the Wharton School, and an entrepreneur--helps you identify the leadership model most appropriate for your environment, and how to lead accordingly. You’ll learn better ways to lead your equals, help an organization weather crises, transform its culture, lead entrepreneurial organizations, lead global organizations...even lead non-profit and academic institutions.

Then, drawing on interviews with an extraordinary spectrum of outstanding leaders, Palmer helps you master the attribute every leader must have: the ability to inspire your unique organization, even in the face of the most daunting challenges.

• Achieving empowerment, even in classic "top-down" organizations

Exercising strong authority without falling victim to ego or closed-mindedness

• Transforming an organization of peers

Driving changes in a strategic direction when key power centers disagree

• Turning danger into opportunity

Mastering the art of rapid, focused, hands-on execution for organizations in crisis

• Leading cultural change that sticks

Reconnecting structures, processes, and strategies with the new realities you face

• Learning from the Wharton experience

Succeeding in an environment with widely diverse, highly influential stakeholders

When it comes to effective leadership, everyone has an opinion. But you don’t need opinions: you need proven, real-world solutions, based on facts and evidence. That’s what The Truth About Being a Leader delivers: high-power leadership techniques you can use every day, whether you lead one person or 100,000.

Dr. Karen Otazo has spent more than 20 years coaching executives in virtually every type of organization. She’s worked personally with more than 2,000 individuals, from interns to CEOs. Now, drawing on hundreds of secret leadership feedback reports, she reveals what actually works—and doesn’t work— when it comes to being a great leader.

You’ll find simple, easy-to-use techniques for smoothly assuming new leadership roles...honing your style...maximizing your impact...crafting a vision, shaping strategies, and getting buy-in... using power wisely...handling tough coaching and feedback sessions...avoiding leadership pitfalls... strengthening key leadership relationships...inspiring people, building world-class teams, and achieving outstanding results.

Prepare for the toughest challenges of leadership

Widen your “mental bandwidth” in seven key areas

Get beyond the numbers

Learn how to use all your resources, tangible and intangible

Sharpen your vision, and communicate it crisply

Engage, motivate, and inspire all your audiences

Don’t let stress impact your performance

Manage your stress, manage your energy

Use power wisely, and choose your battles

Apply the right touch: not too light, not too heavy-handed

Grow your people, grow your team

Develop outstanding people, achieve outstanding results

Leaders aren’t born, they’re made... and you can make yourself a great leader, starting today! This book’s 52 proven leadership principles and bite-size, easy-to-use techniques that work!

ALL IN, ALL THE TIME

For Gary Burnison, CEO of the world’s largest executive search firm, these five simple words perfectly capture the essence of great leadership. There can be no half measures. Complete commitment, total engagement, and a powerful sense of personal responsibility are the criteria for true leadership excellence. It’s more than a job; it’s a way of life. But how do you get there? In this groundbreaking book, Burnison provides the answer.

As the leader of Korn/Ferry International, Burnison is particularly well qualified to write a guide to effective leadership. On a personal level, he experiences every day what it’s like to be responsible for the lives of others, the careers of his employees, and the expectations of stakeholders. He also deals one-on-one with some of the world’s top leaders.

In The Twelve Absolutes of Leadership, Burnison distills this vast experience into an actionable plan for building world-class leadership skills. You’ll learn how to train your focus on the twelve most critical elements of leadership, so you can

Establish your vision and develop a strategy for achieving it Inspire your people to embrace the change you envision Measure the effectiveness of your leadership Build powerful teams that are aligned in purpose and strategy Foresee new opportunities and adjust your course to meet them

Nothing in business or life generates greater personal satisfaction than affecting peoples’ lives in a positive way through excellent leadership. Burnison refers to it as the “eighth wonder of the world.”

The prospect might seem daunting, but Burnison makes it more accessible than you thought possible. He presents a framework based on enduring human truths, which is applicable in every leadership role and arena. All you have to do is apply it with dedication and determination.

You have the ability. Take your first steps to leadership excellence with The Twelve Absolutes of Leadership.

Praise for The Twelve Absolutes of Leadership:

“In The Twelve Absolutes of Leadership, Gary Burnison captures the timeless principles that leaders must possess, beyond intelligence, courage and heart. These essential elements speak to the integrity and authenticity that underscore all effective leadership.”
—Carlos Slim, entrepreneur, Investor, and the world’s richest man

“Only a few good leaders have paused to reflect seriously on being leaders. Xenophon and Ulysses S. Grant did, and now Gary Burnison can be added to the list. This is not a business book. This is a book about the business of life.”
—P.J. O’Rourke, political satirist, journalist, and author

“Gary Burnison has distilled leadership into its essential elements—the absolute truths about leadership that apply in every arena. For those who want to know what leadership is all about, this book has the answers.”
—Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Franklin “Buster” Hagenbeck

“Leadership is the most important ingredient in any successful organization. Gary Burnison explores the essential elements of leadership through conversations with some of the world’s most seasoned and accomplished leaders.”
—Eli Broad, founder of The Broad Foundations, KB Home, and SunAmerica

”Gary Burnison’s wisdom and insight cut straight to the heart of the matter—to the essential elements of any leadership framework. His stories, observations, and conversations with leaders artfully illustrate these principles, applicable to everyone.”
—Vicente Fox, former President of Mexico

Leadership is a totally natural process, always has been and always will be. Leadership in fact has existed throughout human history.

The principle of leadership has been going on since the very beginning of humankind. From the early prehistoric times to the Stone age to the Bronze age to the Iron age to the Middle ages to the Industrial revolution era to the 21st century AD, humankind has evolved thanks to one major element: leadership. The Homo Sapiens species has especially developed the need, the desire and the ability to provide leadership for about the past 200000 years on Earth. Humankind has been on a odyssey, the leadership odyssey, throughout all of its history. The most important things in modern life and in history are, first of all, about leadership. Theres truly nothing new under the sun nowadays. Its so simple and so true. Its really too bad certain management theories of the 20th or 21st century AD havent even taught it.

The author is truly convinced that all real leaders in history, especially in recent history, have actually lived by precise rules, unconsciously or consciously, that have enabled them to achieve true global leadership. This book is the result of the authors life experience and research and reveals what the author truly believes are the 33 basic rules to live by on a daily basis in order for active men or women with potential, in any walk of life, to achieve true leadership in the 21st century AD and beyond.

LEAD TRULY is an innovative handbook about leadership that clearly explains the 33 basic rules one should live by on a daily basis in order to achieve true leadership in life. No other book until now has presented these main rules altogether and this unique approach or concept will hopefully allow many active men and women around the world to succeed in achieving true leadership.

LEAD TRULY is a very practical handbook on leadership, based on experience, and is literally a precious guide for anyone - whatever your level of education - who wants to achieve true leadership and succeed in any walk of life.


So lead yourself, lead others and lead organizations according to the 33 basic rules presented in LEAD TRULY and you will definitely achieve true leadership in life!

Awaken and develop the true leader in you!

Your head sits heavily in your hands as the last employee turns out the last light and goes home for the night, leaving you alone in the dark with your failure and desperation. This scene is played-out daily in offices all over America, as leaders in corporations, churches, and organizations free-fall from moral or ethical failure.

Wayde Goodall has observed this quagmire for decades, counseling those who have thrown away their families and their futures for a moment of pleasure or profit. Profiling well-known leaders who've had a fall from grace, Goodall notes the common traits, warning signs, and most importantly, a plan for avoiding such deadly traps of the soul.

For everyone who has found himself in this terrible dilemma, and to those who can still avoid it, this book is like a beacon. There is a fail-safe guide for remaining on the right path, and Why Great Men Fall illustrates that safe route in a riveting way.

One after the other, great men are falling like dominoes as they defy the profound wisdom of Scripture, make themselves into their own god and satisfy their most base desires. If you are already experiencing substantial fame, power or wealth or, more importantly, if you are approaching that possibility in your life, this well be one of the most important books you will ever read.
-Barry Meguiar,
President/CEO of Meguiar?s, Inc, and host of FOX?s Speed Channel program, Car Crazy Television

Wayde Goodall has shared a brief but masterful guide to leadership in WHY GREAT MEN FALL. Having known Wayde as an exceptional leader for over 20 years, it is obvious that this is the life story and lessons learned by a great, humble leader whose "life lessons" blended with the truth of God's Word, give us a page turner that addresses the personal issues of today.
-Dr. Tom Phillips,
Director of the Billy Graham Cove & Director of Crusades for Billy Graham Crusades

Anyone can read the headlines. It takes a finer mind to go behind the faces of scandalized celebrities and their lurid exploits. Dr. Goodall combines discernment, insight, and an engaging contemporaneity to turn the tale of the fallen into wisdom for those willing to learn.
-Mark Rutland,
President, Southeastern University


What is leadership? Not only has that question been debated since the beginning of human culture and society, but it's a moving target based on the definer, and the epoch. The definition can be thought-provoking and profound: A leader is best when people barely know he exists, not so good when people obey and acclaim him, worse when they despise him, (Lao Tzu, 6th century BC ). Or the profundity may lie shrouded in the prosaic: A leader is one who has followers, (Peter Drucker, 20th century). However you define the concept, today's challenges for leaders of all stripes are monumental, and the need for effective leadership is huge. More than anything, this set travels farther and digs deeper than most leadership books. It takes us from mere explanations of leadership to an understanding of it as part of the human condition. Reading it should be at the top of the to-do list for any leader in any era.

In Leadership at the Crossroads, contributors from a wide variety of fields, including management, economics, political science, philosophy, sociology, history, literature, and psychology, explore the many facets of leadership. The set comprises: Volume 1: Leadership and Psychology; Volume 2: Leadership and Politics; Volume 3: Leadership and the Humanities. Collectively, this set showcases traditional and emerging approaches to leadership in both theory and practice and raises new questions brought on by society's new challenges. It also suggests solutions for developing and promoting leadership in the corporate world, politics and diplomacy, religion, education, non-profits, and the arts. Whether identifying qualities that will serve a U.S. president well, or the characteristics of the essential can-do supervisor in today's corporation, Leadership at the Crossroads supplies insights and intelligence that will help leaders make the most of the challenges and opportunities lying before them.

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