Leadership Isn't for Cowards How to Drive Performance by Challenging People and Confronting Problems

ISBN-10: 1118176839
ISBN-13: 9781118176832
Edition: 2012
Authors: Mike Staver
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Description: Leadership Isn't For Cowards offers no nonsense straightforward steps to leading courageously and practical applicable steps to driving performance while maintaining a great place to work. It presents the reasons people don't lead courageously and  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Canada, Limited
Publication date: 6/26/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

Leadership Isn't For Cowards offers no nonsense straightforward steps to leading courageously and practical applicable steps to driving performance while maintaining a great place to work. It presents the reasons people don't lead courageously and the steps to break through the resistance most leaders have.Courageous leadership means toughing your approach by being rigorous in the application of your values and heartbeat through the company culture. It means confronting people, 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.

Acknowledgments
You are Messing with People's Lives
Do You Know What You Are Doing?
How Much of an Impact Are You Really Having?
Are You a Coward?
Is Culture Overrated?
Attack
Accept Your Circumstances
How Great Is Denial?
What Are You Pretending Not to Know?
Are You Honest?
What Is Real?
Where Is Your Focus?
Take Action
Are You Good at Analyzing?
When Are You Ready?
How Present Are You?
Do You Remember a Time when You Hesitated and Lost?
Are You In, or Aren't You?
Take Responsibility
Want to Responsibly Scare Some People?
How Much Blame Can You Take?
What Difference Do You Make?
What Kinds of Responsibility Are You Taking?
Are You Truly Free?
Acknowledge Progress
How Goal-Driven Are You?
Are You Too Harsh?
Are You an Over-Recognizer?
What, When, and How?
Are You about Effort or Achievement?
Commit to New Habits
Just How Much Accountability Can One Person Stand?
Do You Need to Be Committed?
Just How Different Are You?
What's That Weight on Your Back?
Kindle
Is It Really Just an e-Reader?
How Are You Feeling?
Did You Seriously Think That Would Work?
Do You Ever Notice?
Ever Given Birth?
Now What?
Do You Want To?
Are You Willing?
Can You Please Just Get On With It?
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