Unlock Behavior, Unleash Profits: Developing Leadership Behavior That Drives Profitability in Your Organization

Braksick, Leslie Wilk

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This book gives away tools and methods used by the largest behaviorally based management consulting firm in the world-CLG (www.clg.com). It is filled with client stories, case studies, testimonials, and-most importantly-the secrets to what has led to personal and organizational transformations in blue-chip companies: Behavioral Science applied to business.

Why is being a leader more challenging now than ever before?

Our world has never had greater threats, nor greater opportunities. So many of them come down to people...relationships...behavior.

It is up to you to engage the hearts and minds of your people-and to unleash discretionary performance through the systematic use of Behavioral Science. Nothing changes until behaviors change.

It's about your success

If you are a leader with an agenda for change, this is the book for you. It's not enough to have brilliant strategies, efficient processes, and agile people. Dr. Braksick shows how to make these ingredients work together so you can transform your organization's performance.

Using the clear guidance in this book, you can identify the behaviors needed in your organization to consistently produce desired results. You will learn how to arrange the work environment to encourage those behaviors up and down the organization. And you will learn how to change your own leadership behaviors to make things happen while engaging people's hearts and minds.

Refreshing candor

Dr. Braksick helps leaders tackle their toughest business challenges, using the science of human behavior, backed by more than 80 years of research. In her unique, engaging way, Dr. Braksick makes Behavioral Science accessible to leaders, translating it into usable tools you can apply immediately.Her directness, caring, and passion for improving performance and organizations is inspiring.

Be the leader for others that you seek other leaders to be for you

Make a difference through your words and actions-as these are your most powerful gifts. This book gives you the simple formula for unlocking success in yourself and in others.

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Unlock Behavior, Unleash Profits is about 21st-century leadership. The power of unlocking behavior in your organization starts with you, the leader. Dr. Braksick is herself a winner, and this book will create many more!”-Brian McNeill, President & CEO, Southco Corporation

“The behavioral approach has made a huge difference in our organization. The before/after is startling: tremendous gains in our ability to get things done; more effective executives; talent development; job satisfaction; cost effectiveness-I am convinced that it is because of applying Behavioral Science. We have more than tripled earnings in a very competitive industry-the proof is in the pudding.”-Don Hamm, President & CEO, Assurant Health

“Inspiring the whole-hearted engagement of people may be the biggest challenge leaders face. Dr. Braksick has made a very valuable contribution to the science of human behavior and given leaders tools they need to get results they desire.”-Patricia Woertz, Chairman & CEO, The Archer Daniels Midland Company

“Dr. Leslie Braksick shows you how to transform the behaviors and the culture of a company with practical and useful information and tools that can help any leader elevate to the next level. This is a remarkable book.”-Tom DiDonato, EVP, Human Resources, American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.

“Ten years ago, Canadian National Railway started a massive culture change. In customer satisfaction, operating ratio, asset utilization-CN today is best-in-class, typically by a wide margin. At the center of our cultural change lies the 'ABCs' of leadership and organizational change in this book. Every member of management has been trained/coached to learn and apply these tools. The results speak for themselves.”-Hunter Harrison, President & CEO, Canadian National Railway

“Behavior is a key enabler! This book is a must-read for leaders who want to increase their organization's capacity to execute well!”-Dave O'Reilly, Chairman & CEO, Chevron Corporation

“Setting strategy is the easy part. Successfully executing strategy is where great leaders are made. In Unlock Behavior, Unleash Profits, Dr. Braksick provides us with a science-based framework and practical, relevant examples for understanding how to do this.”-William R. Johnson, Chairman & CEO, H.J. Heinz Company

“I have used the leadership tools in this book at the CDC and at the Gates Foundation. I draw on them daily as the new president of CARE, where I am introducing them to my entire management team. They are just as practical and powerful in the not-for-profit sector as in the for-profit.”-Helene D. Gayle, MD, MPH, President & CEO, CARE

“Dr. Braksick, a noted authority on the behavior-profits link, pulls no punches and backs her success formula with solid research and relevant case examples. Her style is candid and refreshing. Unlock Behavior, Unleash Profits will be the book you'll turn to for counsel and guidance for years to come.”-Jim Kouzes, Ph.D., Chairman Emeritus, The Tom Peters Group

“Dr. Braksick has advanced the business applications of social science a giant step in the right direction. She makes a convincing case for harnessing the power of human behavior to produce exceptional business results.”-Larry K. Durham, CEO, National Express Corporation

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