Leadership: The Power of Emotional Intelligence


Daniel Goleman - 2011
    This often-cited, proven-effective material will help develop stellar management, performance and innovation. The collection makes available his most sought-after writings in one single volume, including: - Managing With Heart - What Makes a Leader? - Leadership That Gets Results - The Group IQ - Primal Leadership - The Social Brain - The Sweet Spot for Achievement - Developing Emotional Intelligence "I've pulled together more than two decade's worth of my writings that best illustrate EI's positive impact on personal and organizational excellence," Goleman says. "Consider the book your toolbox. Each chapter is a unique and useful device that helps leaders, coaches, human resources officers, managers, and educators to effectively guide and motivate others." 117 Pages with an introduction by the author.-Taken from Amazon.com

Difficult Conversations (HBR 20-Minute Manager Series)


Harvard Business Review - 2016
    You fear your emotions could block you from a resolution. But you can communicate in a way that’s constructive—not combative. Difficult Conversations walks you through:• Uncovering the root cause of friction• Maintaining a positive mind-set• Untangling the problem together• Agreeing on a way forwardDon't have much time? Get up to speed fast on the most essential business skills with HBR's 20-Minute Manager series. Whether you need a crash course or a brief refresher, each book in the series is a concise, practical primer that will help you brush up on a key management topic. Advice you can quickly read and apply, for ambitious professionals and aspiring executives—from the most trusted source in business. Also available as an ebook.

The Art of the Pitch: Persuasion and Presentation Skills that Win Business


Peter Coughter - 2012
    The other 99% of the time, you have to find a way to persuade others that it is, in fact, a great idea. Most executives spend the vast majority of their time creating their work, and almost no time on the presentation. Through an engaging and humorous narrative, Peter Coughter presents the tools he designed to help advertising and marketing professionals develop persuasive presentations that deliver business. Readers will learn how to hone their individual natural presentation style, how to organize a powerful presentation, how to harness the elegant power of simplicity, how to truly connect with an audience, how to rehearse effectively, and most importantly, how to win.

Love 'Em or Lose 'Em: Getting Good People to Stay


Beverly Kaye - 2003
    And with so many surveys reporting that employees are unhappy and not working up to their full potential, engagement is a second serious and costly issue. The latest edition of this Wall Street Journal bestseller offers twenty-six simple strategies—from A to Z—that managers can use to address their employees’ real concerns and keep them engaged. The fifth edition has been revised and updated throughout and includes many more international examples, reflecting the fact that Love ’Em or Lose ’Em is available in twenty-two languages, from Albanian and Arabic to Thai and Turkish. Its message is truly one that spans continents and cultures.

Equipping 101


John C. Maxwell - 2000
    John C. Maxwell in this engaging primer on how to build and equip a team. Equipping 101 offers valuable insight and practical tools in a pocket-sized format that delivers what you need to know on such topics as:The power of teamworkWhy equipping is essential to a leader's successThe qualities to look for in potential leadersTen steps for investing in othersHow to become an "enlarger" of peopleInvesting in your team for the futureLeaders with an equipped team possess an edge that will take them to the next level.Fulfill your vision by equipping other leaders to make it happen!

Positive Leadership: Strategies for Extraordinary Performance


Kim S. Cameron - 2008
    Positive Leadership is based on analyses of organizations that have achieved levels of success that are exceptional. For example, the Rocky Flats Nuclear Arsenal closure and cleanup crew completed their assignment 60 years ahead of schedule, $30 billion under budget, and made the area 13 times cleaner than was required by federal standards. This company's achievement far exceeded every knowledgeable expert's predictions of performance--it was abnormally positive. Carefully examining organizations such as this one has helped uncover some atypical leadership strategies that enable levels of performance which exceed expectations, excel beyond the norm, and reach almost impossible levels of excellence.

Unusually Excellent


John Hamm - 2011
    But many times they've actually lost their grip on the very basic foundation of leadership. The business environment may change, but no management trend can displace the core laws, proven over centuries, of excellent leadership. Unusually Excellent is an essential resource for leaders that brings these fundamentals together in a new and comprehensive way. This book will help leaders at any level keep their focus on the bedrock principles that will make them extraordinary..Thoroughly practical, day-to-day primer for achieving and maintaining their highest level of leadership, for today and for a lifetime The author's Harvard Business Review articles are among the most highly read in the magazine's history Written for all leaders who need to develop and renew their leadership skills Using a sports analogy, the author breaks the work of leaders into three parts: pregame: a matter of character; game day: a matter of competence; and postgame: a matter of consequence.

The Tao of Coaching: Boost Your Effectiveness at Work by Inspiring and Developing Those Around You


Max Landsberg - 1997
    Coaching is the key to realising the potential of your employees, your organisation and yourself. The good news is that becoming a great coach requires nurturing just a few simple skills and habits. This bestselling and classic business book, now revised and relaunched, takes you through the stages needed to implement coaching to maximum effect. Easy to read and apply, the book provides the techniques and tools of coaching that are vital for anyone who wants to develop a team of people who will perform effectively and who will relish working with you. Since its publication in 1996, it has become the bible for the coaching manager.

StandOut: The Groundbreaking New Strengths Assessment from the Leader of the Strengths Revolution


Marcus Buckingham - 2011
    The product of a massive data set and rigorous statistical testing, the StandOut assessment unveils your two key strength roles and shows you how find your edge and win at work. Where other assessments stop at description, StandOut takes the next step and provides practical advice on what to do to make the most of the strengths you have. Each of the nine possible strength roles is fully delineated in the book, with a wealth of detail, including: Where you will be at your most powerful, How you can make an immediate impact How you can win as a leader, manager, salesperson, or individual contributor. While the book and assessment are invaluable for people at every level of an organization, StandOut offers new insights and powerful tools specifically designed for managers in the optional Manager's Team Report. This tool gives any manager an overview of her entire team's strengths and provides a 'cheat sheet' and coaching guide to help get the best performance from each team member.

Clever: Leading Your Smartest, Most Creative People


Rob Goffee - 2009
    A manager spots consumer-spending patterns no one else sees and defines new market categories your enterprise can serve. A strategist anticipates global changes and correctly interprets their business implications. Companies' competitiveness, even survival, increasingly hinge on such "clever people." But the truth is, clever people are as fiercely independent as they are clever-they don't want to be led. So how do you corral these players in your organization and inspire them to achieve their highest potential? In Clever, Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones offer potent insights drawn from their extensive research. The authors explain how to: • Identify your clever people and their motivations • Shelter your "clevers" from political distractions that can inhibit their productivity • Help clevers generate even more value by creating clever teams • Manage the unique tensions that can arise when clevers work together Leading clever people can be enormously challenging, yet doing so effectively is the key to your organization's sustained success. Lively and engaging, this book provides the ideas, practices, and examples you need to create an environment where your most brilliant people can flourish.

Cut to the Chase: and 99 Other Rules to Liberate Yourself and Gain Back the Gift of Time


Stuart R. Levine - 2006
    Levine reveals 100 no-nonsense rules on how to be more effective at work and make the best use of your most precious resource: your time. Just before CEO and consultant Stuart Levine appeared on the Today show to discuss his book The Six Fundamentals of Success, co-host Matt Lauer said to him, "You know what really drives me nuts? When people come into my office for a five-minute conversation and an hour later, they're still there! Why can't they cut to the chase?"Lauer's question echoed the concerns Levine has heard from business people and top executives at every level: How can I get more done? How can I stay focused? How can I condense my workday so that I can become more successful and still spend more time with the people I love? Levine's answer? By cutting to the chase. Successful individuals are the ones who make the best use of their time and energy. They approach each task with clarity, focus, and purpose. They prioritize. They don't allow others to waste their time. They understand the importance of refueling their batteries outside of work. In Cut to the Chase, Levine distills the expertise of hundreds of CEOs, leaders, and professionals into 100 concise, invaluable lessons about how to get to the point, stay on track, and be more successful in everything you do.In an age where we spend more hours at work than ever before, Cut to the Chase is the indispensable guide for taking control over your time so that you can lead a happier, more balanced life.

The Little Book of Coaching: Motivating People to Be Winners


Kenneth H. Blanchard - 2001
    In their classic, authoritative work on coaching, Everyone's a Coach, they distilled their rich collective experience down to its key elements and shared their secrets for inspiring others to greatness.Now, by popular demand, Blanchard and Shula have created The Little Book of Coaching, capturing the essence of their classic in this indispensable motivational gem--a gift to their readers and fans.At the heart of this book is a simple acronym that describes the qualities of an effective leader:Conviction-driven--Never compromise your beliefsOverlearning--Practice until it's perfectAudible-ready--Know when to changeConsistency--Respond predictably to performanceHonesty-based--Walk your talkUsing a highly effective "tag-team" approach, Blanchard and Shula impart the five leadership secrets behind this acronym. Shula tells you how each coaching concept worked on the field, and then Blanchard explains how you can apply each strategy in a leadership situation.Instructive and inspirational, The Little Book of Coaching is the essential handbook that will teach you how to unleash excellence in anyone.

A Passion for Excellence: The Leadership Difference


Tom Peters - 1985
    Now, through hundreds of concrete, real-world examples, Tom Peters and Nancy Austin zero in on the key areas of competence that add up to excellence, offering scores of anecdotes and practical insights to help all businesspeople on their road to leadership, success, and most of all...excellence.

Your Next Move: The Leader's Guide to Navigating Major Career Transitions


Michael D. Watkins - 2009
    The resulting costs are high, for your career and the organization.In Your Next Move, Michael Watkins shows how you can survive and thrive in all the major transitions you will face during your career, including promotion, joining a new organization and making an international move. With real-life examples and case studies, he illustrates the defining hurdles associated with each type of transition. He then provides the insights, strategies, and tools-including relationship reengineering, business systems analysis, and "organizational immunology"-you'll need to accelerate through these crucial turning points and continue moving up in your career.

Survival of the Savvy: High-Integrity Political Tactics for Career and Company Success


Rick Brandon - 2004
    Power plays, turf battles, deceptions, and sabotages block individuals' career progress and threaten companies' resources and results. In Survival of the Savvy, Rick Brandon and Marty Seldman provide ethical but street-smart strategies for navigating corporate politics to gain "impact with integrity," helping readers to: -Identify political styles at work through the Style Strengths Finder, and avoid being under or overly political -Discover the corporate "buzz" on you, and manage the corporate "airwaves" -Decipher unwritten company rules and protect yourself from sabotage and hidden agendas -Build key networks to promote yourself and your ideas with integrity -Learn to detect deception and filter misleading information -Increase your team's organizational savvy, influence, and impact -Gauge the political health of the company and forge a high-integrity political culture In addition, Survival of the Savvy helps individuals discover and overcome their own political blind spots and vulnerabilities. They learn step-by-step methods to avoid being underestimated or denied full recognition for their achievements. It shows them how to put forward their ideas and advance their careers in an ethical manner, with a high level of political awareness and skill. After reading this book, you will never have to say, "I didn't see it coming." Organizational savvy is a mission-critical competency for the complete leader. This timely and timeless book provides cutting-edge strategies and skills for surviving and thriving as you build individual and company success.