Leader Designed Become the Leader You Were Made to Be

Author: Dana W. White
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1483447537
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Dana White weaves a humorous and compelling narrative of her life and career from small-town Virginia to the marble halls of Capitol Hill, the skyscrapers of Hong Kong, and the quartiers of Paris, France. She shares pivotal lessons on leadership learned from her grandfather, who continued working into his nineties, and other family members, friends, and individuals. At sixteen, she made the critical decision to learn everything she could about China. She graduated from the University of Chicago as the only black student to earn an undergraduate degree in Chinese history. She’d end up advising Senator John McCain, Governor Sarah Palin, four-star generals and other influential people. She met leaders who encouraged her to achieve her greatest dreams and aspirations. By sharing the advice, words, and wisdom of her greatest mentors, she provides inspiration for you to become a great leader, live a life of adventure, personal growth, and achievement with lessons learned in Leader Designed.

Be the Leader You Were Meant to Be

Author: LeRoy Eims
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 1434705072
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Leaders aren’t born, they’re made. Becoming a successful leader is a continual, lifelong process. It’s a journey that requires discipline, intention, and drive. Yet true leadership is not about what we do, it’s about who we are. So how can we become leaders of integrity, passion, and excellence? Be The Leader You Were Meant To Be is a definitive resource for creating leaders who make a difference. Biblically-based, time-tested, and real-world proven, this landmark guide offers powerful, practical insights for personal and professional development. Inside you’ll learn: How to cultivate the traits of an effective leaderWhy some leaders succeed more than othersGod’s standard for authentic leadershipHow to resolve career challenges and difficultiesHow to excel in any profession Discover how you can make an impact in your workplace, on your team, and in your life. And uncover the leader that God intended you to be.

Leaders are Made Not Born

Author: Michael J. Farlow
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1483534855
Format: PDF, Docs
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Endorsed by the President of the Center for Creative Leadership, and called a “Must Read” by the American Society for Training and Development, Leaders are Made Not Born is a realistic and thought-provoking look at the leadership skills you need to bring out the very best in yourself and others. This book closes the gap between theory and practice by revealing “40 simple skills” that can help you be the leader you want to be. We are all capable of becoming great leaders. What it takes are the desire, commitment, and determination to lead, as well as the expert advice and education this book provides. Then, it is up to you to practice the forty skills until they are perfected. Now, more than ever before, the world needs great leaders. You can be one.

The Next Gen Leader

Author: Robert C. McMillan
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
ISBN: 1601634838
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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While today's global economy is experiencing a significant cycle of out-sourcing across industries, leadership cannot be outsourced; it must be organically transformed. The Next Gen Leader will show you how to discard outworn traditions and become the next-generation leader you were born to be! It is a system designed to help you maximize individual, team, and organizational leadership potential, regardless of your position, pay, or power.

The Million Point Leader

Author: Terry Johnson
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1477298932
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Go to any bookstore and browse through the books on leadership and you will find thousands of definitions of a leader. One will say that leaders face adversity with fortitude; another will say that a great leader conducts effective and productive meetings; another will say that leaders have virtue, ambition, or imagination. But you and I have seen people in leadership positions who are incredibly smart, others who manage meetings with great finesse, and others who have mastered important skills, but yet cannot command a following. We have also seen people who have none of those traits and yet have tremendous supporters. So what is it that makes a leader a leader? This book will reveal that secret.

Rise of the DEO

Author: Maria Giudice
Publisher: New Riders
ISBN: 0133441318
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The majority of companies, their employees and their leaders navigate a space where competitors appear overnight, customers demand innovations monthly, business plans rarely last a full year and career ladders have been replaced by trampolines. This environment of constant change will only accelerate in the future and traditional business leaders are ill equipped to deal with it. Just as we took our cues from MBAs and the military in casting the ideal CEO of the 20th century, we can look to design - in its broadest form - to model our future leader, the DEO. These leaders possess characteristics, behaviors and mindsets that allow them to excel in unpredictable, fast-moving and value-charged conditions. They are catalysts for transformation and agents of change. A hybrid of strategic business executive and creative problem-solver, the DEO is willing to take on anything as an object of design and looks at ALL problems as design challenges. Readers will learn not only why this form of leadership is essential to the success of modern organizations, but also what characteristics are best suited to this role. Through intimate conversations with leading DEOs, we explore the mindsets, communities, processes and practices common to creative business leaders. The book lays out—graphically and through example—how DEOs run their companies and why this approach makes sense now. We help readers identify these skills in themselves and their colleagues, and we guide them in using these skills to build, revive or reinvent the next generation of great companies and organization.

Design Leadership

Author: Richard Banfield
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1491929154
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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What does it take to be the leader of a design firm or group? We often assume they have all the answers, but in this rapidly evolving industry they’re forced to find their way like the rest of us. So how do good design leaders manage? If you lead a design group, or want to understand the people who do, this insightful book explores behind-the-scenes strategies and tactics from leaders of top design companies throughout North America. Based on scores of interviews he conducted over a two-year period—from small companies to massive corporations like ESPN—author Richard Banfield covers a wide range of topics, including: How design leaders create a healthy company culture Innovative ways for attracting and nurturing talent Creating productive workspaces, and handling remote employees Staying on top of demands while making time for themselves Consistent patterns among vastly different leadership styles Techniques and approaches for keeping the work pipeline full Making strategic and tactical plans for the future Mistakes that design leaders made—and how they bounced back

Influence Redefined

Author: Stacey Hanke
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
ISBN: 1626343586
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Do you feel confident you're a leader with influence? You may be surprised to discover you're not as influential as you think you are. Your team is only as strong as your influence, and many leaders today are mistaken about what it means to be influential. An outdated influence paradigm, along with technological devices and distractions, is making it increasingly challenging for leaders to reach those they need to influence in order to be successful. In fact, many leaders are unwillingly and unknowingly sabotaging themselves and their influence. In her thought-provoking Influence Redefined, Stacey Hanke introduces her powerful Influence Model, a step-by-step method for improving communication and producing the ideal type of influence—one that moves people to action long after an interaction is over. She dispels the most common influence myths and instructs leaders on how to stop sabotaging themselves in order to leave a positive, lasting impression. Using a results-based definition of influence for individuals and organizations, Hanke successfully shows leaders how they can develop influence as a skill through self-awareness, consistency, a positive reputation, adaptability, and impact. With insights from dozens of executives and business leaders, as well as practical how-tos and action steps, Influence Redefined will help leaders multiply and expand their influence every day, Monday to Monday®. Through Stacey Hanke, Inc., the author has provided keynotes, mentoring and training on communicating with influence to thousands of leaders across industries. She is the author of Yes You Can! and has appeared in the New York Times and SmartMoney. Hanke was recognized as one of the National Speakers Association's ''Top 6 Under 40.''

Leaders Made Here

Author: Mark Miller
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1626569827
Format: PDF
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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.

Leadership Rules

Author: Chris Widener
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470931707
Format: PDF, Docs
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An inspiring business fable that champions leadership for the Everyman From bestselling author Chris Widener comes a compelling new story showing what you give and get when you lead. The story follows down-cast protagonist Mike Keller who, recently separated from his wife and demoted at work, must relocate to a rural factory-town in Texas. There, Mike encounters the deep-rooted traditions of Texas high school football, and in the process learns everything business school didn't teach him about leadership from the most influential man in town-the local high school football coach. Highlights the Four Rules of Leadership: You Get What You Expect, You Get What You Model, You Get What You Reward, and You Get What You Work For Advises readers, in an accessible teaching style, on how to tailor the Rules to their own circumstances Includes reflection questions as a tool to guide readers in enriching their work life, family relationships, and social interactions Leadership Rules is an engaging, refreshing tale that imparts leadership lessons easily applied to both work life and your interpersonal relationships.