Great Leaders Grow

Becoming a Leader for Life

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Author: Ken Blanchard,Mark Miller

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1605096962

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 144

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Successful leaders don’t rest on their laurels because leadership is not a title on a business card. Leadership is a living process—and life means growth. As Ken Blanchard and Mark Miller write in the introduction, “the path to increased influence, impact, and leadership effectiveness is paved with personal growth.... Our capacity to grow determines our capacity to lead. It’s really that simple.” Great Leaders Grow shows leaders and aspiring leaders precisely which areas to focus on so they can remain effective throughout their lives. Debbie Brewster—the protagonist from Blanchard and Miller’s international bestseller The Secret—returns in this book to mentor her mentor’s son, Blake, as he begins his career. Now an accomplished leader herself, Debbie shows Blake how growing as a leader and as a human being are inextricably linked. “How well you and I serve will be determined by the decision to grow or not,” she says. “Will you be a leader who is always ready to face the next challenge? Or will you be a leader who tries to apply yesterday’s solutions to today’s problems?” As Blake confronts the challenges of business in the real world, he turns to Debbie for guidance. Step by step, Debbie and Blake explore the GROW model—four ways that leaders must challenge and stretch themselves, both on the job and off, to fulfill their highest potential. Whether you’re a CEO or an entry-level employee, this book will inspire you to reflect on your life and design your own long-term growth plan—a plan that can lead not only to continuing professional success but to personal fulfillment as well.

Leaders Made Here

Building a Leadership Culture

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Author: Mark Miller

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1626569827

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 144

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Leaders Made Here Great leaders create great organizations. However, a scarcity of leaders today means a shortfall in performance tomorrow. Don't gamble with your company's future! You don't need to hope that leaders emerge from the ranks or that search firms can find the leaders you need in a timely fashion. Hope is not a strategy! You can build an organizational culture that will ensure your leadership pipeline is full and flowing. Bestselling author and Chick-fil-A executive Mark Miller describes how to nurture leaders throughout the organization, from the front lines to the executive ranks. Leaders Made Here outlines a clear and replicable approach to creating the leadership bench every organization needs. To bring his ideas to life, Miller uses the story of Blake, a new CEO, and Charles and old friend and colleague, as they search for the best practices from around the world to ensure a continuous supply of their most precious asset – leaders. Blake and his team then translate their findings into a practical plan that any organization can use to create a leadership culture, sustained competitive advantage, and long-term success.

The Heart of Leadership

Becoming a Leader People Want to Follow

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Author: Mark Miller

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1609949625

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 168

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Are you the type of leader people want to follow? You can be—but first, you've got to understand what sets great leaders apart from all the rest. Certainly, leaders need people skills, execution skills, a deep knowledge of industry trends, the ability to articulate a vision, and more—they must be competent—but that's just the tip of the iceberg. What's below the waterline? What's deep inside the best leaders that makes them different? Mark Miller contends it is their leadership character. In his latest enlightening and entertaining business fable, he describes the five unique character traits exhibited by exceptional leaders and how to cultivate them. The Heart of Leadership begins with young and ambitious Blake Brown being passed over for a desperately wanted promotion, despite an outstanding individual performance. Confused and frustrated, he turns to his former mentor, Debbie Brewster. Rather than attempting to solve Blake's problem for him, she sends him on a quest to meet with five of his late father's colleagues, each of whom holds a piece of the puzzle he's trying to solve. As Blake puts the pieces together, he discovers that in the final analysis, a lack of skills isn't what holds most leaders back; skills are too easy to learn. Without demonstrated leadership character, however, a skill set will never be enough. Most often, when leaders fail to reach their full potential, it is an issue of the heart. This is Blake's ultimate revelation. This book shows us that leadership needn't be the purview of the few—it is within reach for millions around the world. The Heart of Leadership is a road map for every person who desires to make a difference in the lives of others and become a leader people want to follow.

The Secret of Teams

What Great Teams Know and Do

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Author: Mark Miller,Ken Blanchard

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1609940938

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 130

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Presents a business fable that discusses the three elements that successful teams have in common and how to implement them into one's organization.

Leadership Secrets from the Proverbs

An Examination of Leadership Principles from the Book of Proverbs

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Author: Robert A. Yost

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1625640692

Category: Religion

Page: 186

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The book of Proverbs is a cornucopia of practical wisdom on a variety of topics. The insights and truths covered in this book of ancient Hebrew Wisdom literature run the gamut including the nature of true wisdom and understanding, vices and virtues, relationships and roles, priorities, planning for the future, how to communicate, and how to manage one's resources.In recent decades, the book of Proverbs has increasingly become the focus of attention for Christians who wish to live lives more in tune with God's principles. In particular, Christian thinkers have begun to correlate biblical principles with the study of effective leadership. Yost examines the subject of godly leadership by using the book of Proverbs as his springboard. This is a scholarly, yet deeply devotional, study of the leader's priorities, the leader's plans, and the leader's speech. Once you have read this book, you will never look at the book of Proverbs or the subject of leadership the same way again.

Early Life Leadership in the Classroom

Resources, Tidbits & Strategies to Grow Great Leaders

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Author: Christina DeMara

Publisher: DeMara-Kirby & Associates, LLC.

ISBN: 1947442066

Category: Education

Page: 47

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Leadership in the Classroom is the sister of Early Life Leadership in Children: 101 Strategies to Grow Great Leaders, and was developed after numerous emails to provide teachers with examples and ideas for the classroom. This resource includes skills, activities, and a lesson plan template. Q. Who is this book for? A. Adults, teachers, homeschool families, or anyone who desires to plant leadership seeds in the children in their lives. Early Life Leadership Family of Books and Resources: Early Life Leadership Kids Journal Early Life Leadership in Children: 101 Strategies to Grow Great Leaders Early Life Leadership 101 Conversation Starters and Writing Prompts Early Life Leadership Workbook: 101 Strategies to Grow Great Leaders Early Life Leadership Workbook for Girls: 101 Strategies to Grow Great Leaders Early Life Leadership in the Classroom: Resources, Strategies & Tidbits to Grow Great Leaders

Leadership and the Art of Struggle

How Great Leaders Grow Through Challenge and Adversity

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Author: Steven Snyder

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1609946464

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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All Leaders Face Adversity. Exceptional Leaders Thrive in It. Leadership is often a struggle, and yet strong taboos keep us from talking openly and honestly about our difficulties for fear of looking weak and seeming to lack confidence. But Steven Snyder shows that this discussion is vital—adversity is precisely what unlocks our greatest potential. Using real-life stories drawn from his extensive research studying 151 diverse episodes of leadership struggle—as well as from his experiences working with Bill Gates in the early years of Microsoft and as a CEO and executive coach—Snyder shows how to navigate intense challenges to achieve personal growth and organizational success. He details strategies for embracing struggle and offers a host of unique tools and hands-on practices to help you implement them. By mastering the art of struggle, you’ll be better equipped to meet life’s challenges and focus on what matters most. “Leadership and the Art of Struggle provides you with the opportunity to learn from Snyder’s remarkable wisdom. It is a living guide that you can return to time and time again as new situations arise.” —From the foreword by Bill George, former CEO, Medtronic; Professor of Management Practice, Harvard Business School; and author of the bestselling True North “The leadership book of the year...one of the most intelligent, revealing, and practical books on the subject I have ever read. It confronts a vital truth: that challenge is the crucible for greatness and that these adversities introduce us to ourselves.” —Jim Kouzes, coauthor of the bestselling The Leadership Challenge “Steven Snyder covers all the bases from channeling your energy to managing conflict, including a great segment about overcoming your leadership blind spots...This encouraging book is a must-read!” —Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager and Great Leaders Grow “Leadership and the Art of the Struggle gives you clear and compelling advice on transforming pitfalls into possibilities.” —Jodee Kozlak, Executive Vice President, Human Resources, Target

Twenty One Indispensable Qualities of a Leader

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Author: John C. Maxwell

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

ISBN: 0785274405

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 156

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Discusses such essential leadership qualities as character, commitment, competence, courage, initiative, responsibility, and vision

Becoming a Person of Influence

How to Positively Impact the Lives of Others

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Author: John C. Maxwell,Jim Dornan

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

ISBN: 0785271007

Category: Self-Help

Page: 214

View: 8506

Offers advice on increasing your impact on others, including tips on interacting positively with children and coworkers

Taming Your Crocodiles

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Author: Hylke Faber

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 048682084X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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""True leadership means freeing yourself from fear and charting a purpose-filled path. This book helps readers unlock their potential for growth by saying goodbye to their 'crocodiles' and fostering a supportive environment"--Provided by publisher"--