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Reality-Based Leadership: Ditch the Drama, Restore Sanity to the Workplace, and Turn Excuses into Results
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Format: Hardcover, 192pp.
Pub. Date: September 21, 2010
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Leadership strategies grounded in reality and focused on results
Recent polls show that 71% of workers think about quitting their jobs every day. That number would be shocking-if people actually were quitting. Worse, they go to work, punching time clocks and collecting pay checks, while completely checked out emotionally. In Reality-Based Leadership, expert Fast Company blogger Cy Wakeman reveals how to be the kind of leader who changes the way people think about and perceive their circumstances-one who deals with the facts, clarifies roles, gives clear and direct feedback, and insists that everyone do the same-without drama or defensiveness. Filled with dynamic examples, innovative tools, and diagnostic tests, this book shows you how to become a Reality-Based Leader, revealing how to:
Equipped with a facts-based, confident approach, you will free yourself from the frustrations you face at work and transform yourself into a Reality-Based Leader, with the ability to liberate and inspire others.
- Uncover destructive thought patterns with yourself and others
- Diffuse drama and lead the person in front of you
- Stop managing and start leading, empowering others to focus on facts and think for themselves
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About the Author
Cy Wakeman is a dynamic, well-respected national keynote speaker, workshop facilitator and trainer. Her unique programs develop and build successful leaders and teams; her approach is unconventional, candid, and entertaining. Reality-Based Leadership has helped many groups and organizations break through their reasons, stories and excuses to develop innovative solutions to long-standing issues.
Table of Contents
|Foreword by Larry Winget||ix|
|Introduction: Calling All Leaders||1|
|Part One Find Peace at Work||7|
|1||You Are the Source of Your Suffering—and That's the Good News||9|
|2||If You Argue with Reality, You Lose (but Only 100 Percent of the Time)||19|
|3||Would You Rather Be Right, or Wildly Successful?||35|
|Part Two Restore Sanity to the Workplace||47|
|4||Lead First, Manage Second||49|
|5||Play Favorites: Work with the Willing!||69|
|6||Change Is a Fact of Life—Get Over It! How to Bullet-Proof Your Employees||83|
|Part Three Lead Your Team to Results||103|
|7||Opinions No Longer Count—Actions Do||105|
|8||Stop Judging and Start Helping: The Golden Rule of Teamwork||125|
|Conclusion: The Reality-Based Leader's Manifesto||141|
|Appendix 1 Alignment Survey||147|
|Appendix 2 Self-Test: Managing Versus Leading||149|
|Appendix 3 Feedback Frame||153|
|About the Author||161|
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