Leadership Isn't For Cowards: How to Drive Performance by Challenging People and Confronting Problems
Leadership Isn't For Cowards: How to Drive Performance by Challenging People and Confronting Problems
Leadership Isn't For Cowards: How to Drive Performance by Challenging People and Confronting Problems
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Leadership Isn't For Cowards: How to Drive Performance by Challenging People and Confronting Problems

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Author: Staver, Mike

Edition: 1

Features:

  • Wiley

Number Of Pages: 240

Details: Product Description A no-nonsense guide to driving performance while still maintaining a great place to work Leadership Isn't For Cowards offers straightforward steps to leading courageously and practical tips for driving performance. Courageous leadership means toughening your approach by being rigorous in the application of your values through the company culture. It means confronting and challenging people, and not letting them get away with being less than you know they can be. The path to courageous leadership has six components: Accept Your Current Circumstances, Take Responsibility, Take Action, Acknowledge Progress, Commit to Lifelong Learning, and Kindle Relationships. These manageable steps include: Identify the area in your business or life where a gap exists between your current reality and your desired reality Align yourself with a person or a group of people who can commit to holding you accountable for closing the gap Make a specific commitment to the outcome(s) you want and assign dates to them With courageous leadership, you'll create a culture and a mindset that encourages and demands excellence! Follow these steps to bring out the best in your employees and lead your company to significant success. From the Inside Flap You are a leader. Maybe you lead a team of two or three people, a department, or even a company. Whatever the scope of your leadership, the pressure is on. You have been entrusted with the great responsibility of messing with people's lives. Every decision you make, regardless of whether it creates tremendous profits for your company, can breed discontent among your subordinates--which in turn, can spell your demise. Every day is a tightrope walk between fiscal results and their human consequences. Are you able to keep your balance? Leadership Isn't for Cowards offers straightforward, practical advice for leading courageously and driving performance--while also creating a great place to work. Courageous leadership means toughening your approach by being rigorous in the application of your values through the company culture. It means confronting and challenging people, and not letting them get away with being less than you know they can be. The manageable steps on the path to courageous leadership include: Identifying your core values and evaluating the extent to which you are leading in alignment with them Discovering where you are allowing circumstances to define you and limit your influence Learning to overcome your own negativity by changing your external behaviors Utilizing recognition and acknowledgement to elicit higher performance from your followers With courageous leadership, you'll create a culture and a mind-set that encourages and demands excellence! Follow these steps to bring out the best in your employees and lead your organization to significant success. From the Back Cover praise for LEADERSHIP ISN'T FOR COWARDS "Staver delivers practical and useful leadership advice that is profoundly helpful and thoroughly entertaining. His storytelling and ability to blend concise and actionable techniques to challenging situations help the reader connect immediately." ―BRUCE KLEIN, Senior VP U.S. Public Sector Theater, Cisco Systems "This book will get you out of the weeds and cause you to step back and look at the big picture of your leadership style. It will increase your self-awareness of how others are truly reacting to your behavior. Most importantly, it will provide you with an action plan to make a difference in others' lives and build powerful loyalty that results in positive business outcomes and lasting relationships." ―PAM O'CONNOR, President and CEO, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® "Once again, Mike Staver has taken us to a unique place in the practice of management and leadership. Over the years, Mike has been able to get to the exact heart of every issue that he explores in his speeches and writings. He brings a unique perspective to issues like

Release Date: 26-06-2012

Package Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.3 x 1.1 inches

Languages: English

Binding: Hardcover

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