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

Mike Staver

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ISBN 10: 1118176839 / ISBN 13: 9781118176832
Published by John Wiley & Sons Inc, United States, 2012
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Language: English. Brand new Book. 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. Bookseller Inventory # AAH9781118176832

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Title: Leadership Isn't For Cowards: How to Drive ...

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc, United States

Publication Date: 2012

Binding: Hardback

Book Condition:New

Edition: 1. Auflage.

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A no-nonsense guide to driving performance while stillmaintaining a great place to work

Leadership Isn't For Cowards offers straightforward stepsto leading courageously and practical tips for driving performance.Courageous leadership means toughening your approach by beingrigorous in the application of your values through the companyculture. It means confronting and challenging people, and notletting them get away with being less than you know they can be.The path to courageous leadership has six components: Accept YourCurrent Circumstances, Take Responsibility, Take Action,Acknowledge Progress, Commit to Lifelong Learning, and KindleRelationships. These manageable steps include:

  • Identify the area in your business or life where a gap existsbetween your current reality and your desired reality
  • Align yourself with a person or a group of people who cancommit to holding you accountable for closing the gap
  • Make a specific commitment to the outcome(s) you want andassign dates to them

With courageous leadership, you'll create a culture and amindset that encourages and demands excellence! Follow these stepsto bring out the best in your employees and lead your company tosignificant success.

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Praise for Leadership Isn't for Cowards

"Staver delivers practical and useful leadership advice that isprofoundly helpful and thoroughly entertaining. His storytellingand ability to blend concise and actionable techniques tochallenging situations help the reader connect immediately."
—BRUCE KLEIN, Senior VP U.S. Public Sector Theater, CiscoSystems

"This book will get you out of the weeds and cause you to stepback and look at the big picture of your leadership style. It willincrease your self-awareness of how others are truly reacting toyour behavior. Most importantly, it will provide you with an actionplan to make a difference in others' lives and build powerfulloyalty that results in positive business outcomes and lastingrelationships."
—PAM O'CONNOR, President and CEO, Leading Real EstateCompanies of the World®

"Once again, Mike Staver has taken us to a unique place in thepractice of management and leadership. Over the years, Mike hasbeen able to get to the exact heart of every issue that he exploresin his speeches and writings. He brings a unique perspective toissues like customer service, company focus, and numerous othertopics. With his new book, Leadership Isn't for Cowards, hedrives home the unique concept that managers/leaders are 'messingwith people's lives.' I found that to be an interesting yetsobering thought. It has caused me to realize that it is notappropriate to try to lead by the seat of my pants. It takes a lotmore thought and preparation. This new book contains some greattools to help me get the job done better."
—LARRY R. STEVENS, President and CEO, Med One CapitalInc.

"Mike Staver has an uncanny ability to get in your head and readyour thoughts as a leader. He challenges you to look at who youare, who you THINK you are, and who you want to be. This bookpushes you to have the courage to be an impactful and successfulleader, while focusing on the 'must haves' in business AND the'should haves.' This book can be career-changing to those leadersopen to growth."
—CASI DiLEVA, Vice President, Licensed Banker, andInsurance Program Manager, UnionBanc Investment Services

"Leadership Isn't for Cowards puts leadership in theright perspective. The introduction about leadership is spot on andconcurs with my experience. The book has forced me to answerimportant questions and to make subtle changes in my approach as aleader. I highly recommend you read this book regardless of whetheryou are in a leadership role or not. I found it enlightening aswell as entertaining."
—HEINZ RUCH, President and CEO, Amplifon USA

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