Personal Leadership : Taking Control of Your Work Life

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First-time managers are gripped by two overriding emotions: the thrill of being in charge, and the terror of being in charge. First-time managers want to do what is right for themselves, their people, and their organization, but all too often they do not have the resources to help them.

Now they do!

Personal Leadership: Taking Control of Your Work Life provides skill-building information that first-time managers can use to become leaders.

Accessible and easy to scan, this book combines insightful profiles of leaders in action with practical essays on leadership skills such as vision, planning, communication, recognition, and supervision.

Featuring an easy-to-use, high-impact graphic format, Personal Leadership delivers hard-hitting, real-world tips on how to become the leader that others will respect, trust, and follow.

To help leaders develop their skills, Personal Leadership features: Self-Assessments to assess personal leadership attributes Action Planners to develop personal leadership skills

Among the leaders featured in Personal Leadership are:
Jac Nasser, CEO & President, Ford Motor Company
Eleanor Josaitis, Executive Director, Focus: Hope
Rick Snyder, venture capitalist and former COO of Gateway, Inc.

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About the Author:

For nearly 20 years, executives from entrepreneurial startups to Fortune 100 companies have turned to John Baldoni to help them develop their communications, learning and leadership skills. The author of two books on management, "Personal Leadership, Taking Control of Your Work Life" and "180 Ways to Walk the Leadership Talk," he has written more than three dozen articles, essays and commentaries on leadership.

When Baldoni is not advising clients, or consulting on management development at the University of Michigan, he takes his message on the road and to the airwaves.

A graduate, with honors, from the University of Michigan's Master's program in organizational behavior and adult instruction, Baldoni is also holds degrees from Georgetown University and London International Film School. He uses all parts of this diverse background to design programs that make learning exciting and effective. He combines straight-forward speaking with a variety of tools including videos, games, simulations, guest lectures and participant materials.

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His insights into the importance of conviction, character, and compassion are right on the mark. -- Don J. Debolt, President and COO, International Franchise Assoc.

John's new book drives a fresh approach to personal leadership. -- John M. Renfro, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Gateway, Inc.

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