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Title: The Leadership Challenge Values Cards

Based on the internationally acclaimed best-seller The Leadership Challenge by Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner, The Leadership Challenge Values Cards Facilitator's Guide offers step-by-step instructions on learning and applying one of the enduring truths of leadership—the truth that values drive commitment. Using the guide's innovative and time-tested activities, trainers, human resource professionals, and consultants can facilitate learning opportunities for executives, managers, and aspiring leaders who are committed to improving their leadership competencies. As Kouzes and Posner explain, the best leaders have a clear understanding of their personal values and ideals. The Leadership Challenge Values Cards can help any experienced or aspiring leader to clarify these personal values, as well as to build consensus on shared values that will guide them and their teams in taking decisions and actions in all situations. Each of the Values Cards is pre-printed with key words such as creativity, loyalty, and teamwork so that participants can more easily identify and record the values that are most meaningful to them. The Facilitator's Guide contains 11 dynamic activities: 2 introductory activities, 6 Personal Values Drive Commitment Activities, and 3 Shared Values Make a Difference Activities. Facilitators will need to purchase a deck of the cards for each participant. After the workshop or coaching session, the cards become a take-away for the participants—they can use their deck as a tool for reflection and as an aide for helping to clarify the values with their own constituents. They can also be used at home to engage family members in the all-important conversations about the beliefs they'd like to live by. Praise for The Leadership Challenge Values Cards Facilitator's Guide "When I went to the Workshop, I was at a turning point in my professional and personal lives. After doing the Values Cards activity, I realized that I was not 'living my values' to the fullest extent in either area. After the workshop, I had conversations with folks in my personal and professional lives as to what is important to me and what I stand for. As a result, I was able to make adjustments in both areas of my life." Ken Hurdle, chief ombudsman, CA Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Author(s): James M. Kouzes;Barry Z. Posner
ISBN 13: 9780470580073
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Title: The Truth About Leadership: The No-Fads, Heart-of-the-Matter Facts You Need to Know

Praise for The Truth About Leadership

"This book cuts through the clutter and reminds us of what really matters. The introduction alone is worth the price of the book."—Patrick Lencioni, president, The Table Group, and author, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team and Getting Naked

"The leadership truths Kouzes and Posner lay out have not only endured the test of time but are even more relevant now in a world transformed by Twittering Millennials. Buy copies for yourself, your boss, and also for the up-and-coming leaders of your organization." —Charlene Li, author, Open Leadership, and founder, Altimeter Group

"Elegant in its simplicity and powerful in its depth, The Truth About Leadership dazzles.... This is that one-in-a-million book that serves to pull an entire field together for the reader. No matter how many books you've read on leadership, you will better understand each of them after reading this remarkable book." —Colonel Tom Kolditz, PhD, professor, US Military Academy at West Point, and author, In Extremis Leadership

"This is a book every leader should put on his or her nightstand and read a chapter a night."—Stephen Almassy, global vice chair, Ernst & Young Global Limited

"Regardless of your experience, age, generation, or life stage, The Truth About Leadership will remind you of the vital role leaders play in our lives, renew your interest in understanding what makes a leader great, and rekindle your desire to be an inspiring leader yourself." —Lynne Lancaster, coauthor, When Generations Collide and The M-Factor

"The Truth About Leadership provides some of the best practical advice on leadership I've read in a long time. If you have not read Kouzes and Posner and you manage people, shame on you.

Start here. If you have read their work and your workplace needs a shot in the arm, you'll find this book a quick, engaging jewel that will help you become a more trusted, credible, and valued leader."—Adrian Gostick, author, The Carrot Principle

Author(s): James M. Kouzes;Barry Z. Posner
ISBN 13: 9780470633540
Pages: 224
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Title: The Art and Practice of Leadership Coaching: 50 Top Executive Coaches Reveal Their Secrets

This landmark resource presents a wide variety of perspectives and proven best practices from fifty of today's top executive coaches:

Nancy J. Adler John Alexander David Allen Shirley Anderson Julie Anixter Marian Baker Joel Barker Kim Barnes Christopher A. Bartlett Ken Blanchard Jim Bolt William Bridges W. Warner Burke Niko Canner Jay Conger Bill Davidson David Dotlich Leigh Fountain Robert M. Fulmer Joel Garfinkle Fariborz Ghadar David Giber Marshall Goldsmith Vijay Govindarajan Michael Hammer Phil Harkins Sally Helgesen Paul Hersey Frances Hesselbein Beverly Kaye Jim Kouzes Richard J. Leider Bobbie Little Jim Moore Howard Morgan Barbara Moses Bruce Pfau Gifford Pinchot Barry Posner C.K. Prahalad Gary Ranker Judy Rosenblum Stratford Sherman Ken Siegel Richard Strozzi-Heckler R. Roosevelt Thomas Jr.
Noel M. Tichy Brian Tracy Dave Ulrich Albert A. Vicere

Author(s): Howard Morgan
ISBN 13: 9780471705468
Pages: 304
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Title: The Talent Code:Greatness Isn't Born. It's Grown. Here's How.

What is the secret of talent? How do we unlock it? In this groundbreaking work, journalist and New York Times bestselling author Daniel Coyle provides parents, teachers, coaches, businesspeople—and everyone else—with tools they can use to maximize potential in themselves and others.

Whether you’re coaching soccer or teaching a child to play the piano, writing a novel or trying to improve your golf swing, this revolutionary book shows you how to grow talent by tapping into a newly discovered brain mechanism.

Drawing on cutting-edge neurology and firsthand research gathered on journeys to nine of the world’s talent hotbeds—from the baseball fields of the Caribbean to a classical-music academy in upstate New York—Coyle identifies the three key elements that will allow you to develop your gifts and optimize your performance in sports, art, music, math, or just about anything.

• Deep Practice Everyone knows that practice is a key to success. What everyone doesn’t know is that specific kinds of practice can increase skill up to ten times faster than conventional practice.

• Ignition We all need a little motivation to get started. But what separates truly high achievers from the rest of the pack? A higher level of commitment—call it passion—born out of our deepest unconscious desires and triggered by certain primal cues. Understanding how these signals work can help you ignite passion and catalyze skill development.

• Master Coaching What are the secrets of the world’s most effective teachers, trainers, and coaches? Discover the four virtues that enable these “talent whisperers” to fuel passion, inspire deep practice, and bring out the best in their students.

These three elements work together within your brain to form myelin, a microscopic neural substance that adds vast amounts of speed and accuracy to your movements and thoughts. Scientists have discovered that myelin might just be the holy grail: the foundation of all forms of greatness, from Michelangelo’s to Michael Jordan’s. The good news about myelin is that it isn’t fixed at birth; to the contrary, it grows, and like anything that grows, it can be cultivated and nourished.

Combining revelatory analysis with illuminating examples of regular people who have achieved greatness, this book will not only change the way you think about talent, but equip you to reach your own highest potential.

Author(s): Daniel Coyle
ISBN 13: 9780553806847
Pages: 256
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Title: Take It to the Next Level: What Got You Here, Won't Get You There

From the New York Times bestselling author of What Got You Here Won't Get You There... World-renowned executive educator, coach, and consultant Marshall Goldsmith reveals the bad habits that could be holding you back from ascending to greater achievement, prosperity, and happiness -- and causing you to suffer negative consequences you aren't even aware of. For each of these habits, Goldsmith offers a simple alternative behavior that will have an electrifying effect on your quest for greatness. You'll discover: • How you may be deluding yourself when it comes to your own success • Why feedback is so much more critical than you thought, and 5 ways to get it without having to ask • What you should stop doing right now • The future of coaching • The special challenges faced by people in charge, and how to overcome them • The ideal time to change • And so much more If you are ready and willing to shed some ineffective behaviors so that you can move your professional, personal, and financial satisfaction from "here" to "there" -- a place where you're making more money, having more fun, and enjoying your work, relationships, and life more than ever before -- Take It To The Next Level is the jolt of energy you've been waiting for.
Author(s): Marshall Goldsmith
ISBN 13: 9780743580526
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Title: Do More Great Work: Stop the Busywork, and Start the Work That Matters

You work hard. You put in the hours. Yet you feel like you are constantly treading water with "Good Work" that keeps you going but never quite moves you ahead. Or worse, you are mired in "Bad Work"—endless meetings and energy-draining bureaucratic traps.

Do More Great Work gets to the heart of the problem: Even the best performers are spending less than a fraction of their time doing "Great Work"—the kind of innovative work that pushes us forward, stretches our creativity, and truly satisfies us. Michael Bungay Stanier, Canadian Coach of the Year in 2006, is a business consultant who’s found a way to move us away from bad work (and even good work), and toward more time spent doing great work. When you’re up to your eyeballs answering e-mail, returning phone calls, attending meetings and scrambling to get that project done, you can turn to this inspirational, motivating, and at times playful book for invaluable guidance. In fifteen exercises, Do More Great Work shows how you can finally do more of the work that engages and challenges you, that has a real impact, that plays to your strengths—and that matters.

The exercises are "maps"—brilliantly simple visual tools that help you find, start and sustain Great Work, revealing how to:

• Find clues to your own Great Work—they’re all around you
• Locate the sweet spot between what you want to do and what your organization wants you to do
• Generate new ideas and possibilities quickly
• Best manage your overwhelming workload
• Double the likelihood that you’ll do what you want to do

All it takes is ten minutes a day, a pencil and a willingness to change. Do More Great Work will not only help you identify what the Great Work of your life is, it will tell you how to do it.

Author(s): Michael Bungay Stanier
ISBN 13: 9780761156444
Pages: 200
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Title: The Leadership Challenge

Through research, interviews and the experience of hundreds of managers, Kouzes and Posner show how leadership can be learned and mastered by all. "Readable, interesting, and up-to-date. Highly recommended".--Library Journal.
Author(s): James M. Kouzes, Barry Z. Posner
ISBN 13: 9781555420611
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Title: Executive Coaching for Results: The Definitive Guide to Developing Organizational Leaders

The field of executive coaching is growing at an astonishing rate. Corporations are increasingly turning to coaching as an intervention, as it offers leaders and managers both on-the-job learning and built-in follow-up. But how can you make the best use of coaching within your organization?

Executive Coaching for Results helps this critical leadership development method come of age. This is not a "how-to-coach book" there are already plenty of those‹but rather a comprehensive guide on how to strategically use coaching to maximize development of talent and link the impact of coaching to bottom-line results. Underhill, McAnally, and Koriath draw on their rigorous original research (through Executive Development Associates) with Fortune 1000 and Global 500 companies such as Disney, IBM, UBS, Unilever and many others, and combine that with their years of industry experience to advance the state of the art.
Author(s): Brian O. Underhill
ISBN 13: 9781576754481
Pages: 216
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Title: Geeks and Geezers: How Era, Values and Defining Moments Shape Leaders

"Our youngest leaders matured in the glow of computer screens; our oldest in the shadow of the Depression and World War II. In a groundbreaking study of these two disparate groups - affectionately labeled "geeks" and "geezers" - leadership experts Warren G. Bennis and Robert J. Thomas set out to find how era and values shape those who lead. What they discovered was something even more profound: the powerful process through which leaders of any era emerge." Geeks and Geezers will forever change how we view leadership, but also how we reflect on our own formative experiences. Illustrated by compelling interviews with extraordinary individuals under thirty-five and over seventy years of age, the authors present a new model that predicts who is likely to become and remain a leader - and explains why others fail to rise to the challenge. At its heart are what the authors call "crucibles" - utterly transformational experiences from which one can emerge either hopelessly broken or powerfully emboldened to learn and to lead.
Author(s): Warren G. Bennis
ISBN 13: 9781578515820
Pages: 224
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Title: Judgment: How Winning Leaders Make Great Calls

Whether we’re talking about United States presidents, CEOs, Major League coaches, or wartime generals, leaders are remembered for their best and worst judgment calls. In the face of ambiguity, uncertainty, and conflicting demands, the quality of a leader’s judgment determines the fate of the entire organization. That’s why judgment is the essence of leadership. Yet despite its importance, judgment has always been a fairly murky concept. The leadership literature has been conspicuously quiet on what, exactly, defines it. Does judgment differ from common sense or gut instinct? Is it a product of luck? Of smarts? Or is there a process for making consistently good calls? Noel Tichy and Warren Bennis have each spent decades studying and teaching leadership and advising top CEOs such as Jack Welch and Howard Schultz. Now, in their first collaboration, they offer a powerful framework for making tough calls when the stakes are high and the right path is far from obvious. They show how to recognize the critical moment before a judgment call, when swift and decisive action is essential, and also how to execute a decision after the call. Tichy and Bennis bring their three-dimensional model to life with interviews with world-class leaders who have thrived or suffered because of their judgment calls. These stories include: Jeff Immelt, CEO of General Electric, whose judgment to grow through research and development transformed GE into the world’s premier technology growth company. Joel Klein, chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, who made tough calls about teachers, students, and parents while turning around a troubled school system. Jim McNerney, CEO of Boeing, whose strategic judgment helped him reinvigorate his company and restore a culture of trust and respect. The late general Wayne Downing, who found an unexpected opportunity in the midst of crisis when he led the Special Operations raid to capture Manuel Noriega. A. G. Lafley, CEO of Procter & Gamble, who bet $57 billion to purchase Gillette and reinvent his company. Brad Anderson, CEO of Best Buy, who made the call to commit totally to a customer-centric strategy and led his people to execute it. Whether you’re running a small department or a global corporation, Judgment will give you a framework for evaluating any situation, making the call, and correcting if necessary during the execution phase. It will show you how to handle the overlapping domains of people, strategy, and crisis management. And it will help you teach your entire team to make the right call more often. No organization can afford to neglect this crucial discipline—and no previous book has ever brought it into such clear focus.
Author(s): Noel M. Tichy
ISBN 13: 9781591842934
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Title: The Art and Adventure of Leadership: Understanding Failure, Resilience and Success

For the first time, a top leadership scholar and a top leadership practitioner explore the true duties, demands, and privileges of leadership. Intellectual sparks flew when Warren Bennis, the “father” of modern leadership studies and Steven B. Sample, one of the most accomplished university presidents in recent history, came together for candid explorations of the forces that shape successful leaders and unsuccessful ones. The Art and Adventure of Leadership, their final collab­oration, reveals the profound insights that the authors gained together over the 16 years in which they co-taught one of the most popular leadership courses in America. Here, each brings his own distinct vantage point as they address the mechanics and mysteries of leadership. The result is a unique examination of the journey of great leaders from momentary setbacks to ultimate success. It offers profound lessons on what determines the difference between failure and redemption for leaders. And it illu­minates important and overlooked dimensions of great leaders ranging from Winston Churchill to Steve Jobs. Together, they explore why: A mature leader must grasp when it’s healthy to risk failure, and when failure can’t be tolerated at any cost Leadership isn’t for everyone and requires a particular set of skills and competencies that are often glossed over in most management literature To succeed in an uncertain and fast-changing world, a shrewd leader must understand which aspects of human society change—and which aspects never change A mature, wise leader must seek a balance between high-minded ideals and the gritty realities and compromises that leaders face in their daily lives Above all, meaningful leadership remains a matter of character With incredible insight, this book examines why George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and other giants were able to recover from failures, learn resilience, and prepare themselves for their moments of destiny. In so doing, it demonstrates and helps cultivate the leadership skills that you need to create your own most meaningful legacy. The Art and Adventure of Leadership is a unique look at lead­ership, and a critical resource for the leaders of tomorrow.
Author(s): Warren Bennis;Steven B. Sample;Rob Asghar
ISBN 13: 9781119090311
Pages: 176
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Title: Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive: A Leadership Fable

In this stunning follow-up to his best-selling book, The Five Temptations of a CEO, Patrick Lencioni offers up another leadership fable that's every bit as compelling and illuminating as its predecessor. This time, Lencioni's focus is on a leader's crucial role in building a healthy organization—an often overlooked but essential element of business life that is the linchpin of sustained success. Readers are treated to a story of corporate intrigue as the frustrated head of one consulting firm faces a leadership challenge so great that it threatens to topple his company, his career, and everything he holds true about leadership itself. In the story's telling, Lencioni helps his readers understand the disarming simplicity and power of creating organizational health, and reveals four key disciplines that they can follow to achieve it.

Author(s): Patrick M. Lencioni
ISBN 13: 9780787954031
Pages: 208
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Title: Coaching for Leadership: How the World's Greatest Coaches Help Leaders Learn

Put coaching into practice in your organization! Executive coaching is dramatically increasing in popularity. Leaders around the world are both using coached and becoming coaches. But, the understanding of what executive coaching is and how it can increases leaders' effectiveness has not grown as fast as the application of this process. Coaching for Leadership brings together the world's best executive coaches to give the reader an understanding of: How coaching works Why coacking works How leaders can make the best use of the coaching process "Coaching for Leadership provides you with the opportunity to access the best of the best. Their collective insights and advice represents a benchmark framework for those who coach or are responsible for developing the skills of coaches." --Charles J. Corace, director, management education & development, Johnson & Johnson
Author(s): Marshall Goldsmith, Laurence Lyons, Alyssa Freas
ISBN 13: 9780787955175
Pages: 432
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Title: Leading Beyond the Walls: How High-Performing Organizations Collaborate for Shared Success

"Beyond the walls is a battle cry that mobilizes . . . The walls that surround us, protect us, and embrace us can also inhibit movement, limit understanding, restrict engagement, and diminish our relevance in the wider world. I realized that my walls, and the walls of leaders everywhere, were not only the walls of current policy, practice, procedure, and assumption but also the walls of the past--safe, familiar, and secure. This recognition was just the first of several as we worked through a process to take ourselves and our organizations beyond the walls to new levels of performance and positive changes in the lives of people." --from the Introduction by Frances Hesselbein In Leading Beyond the Walls, twenty-nine great thinkers examine leaders adept at establishing partnerships, alliances, and networks both within and outside their organizations. They address the challenge of leading in an age when the old rules and conventional boundaries no longer exist. Peter F. Drucker, Stephen R. Covey, Peter M. Senge, Jim Collins, Noel Tichy, Regina E. Herzlinger, C.K. Prahalad, and Sally Helgesen are among those who explore new ways of building relationships, new approaches to strategy and marketing, new models of employee relations, and other innovations. Their essays herald a new world where success comes to those willing to move beyond the walls of tradition and inertia. To read the first chapter from this book, click here.
Author(s): Frances Hesselbein
ISBN 13: 9780787955557
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Title: Best practices in organization development and change

Learn from experts at the world's top organizations! Best Practices in Organization Development and Change is a state-of-the-art resource that presents the most important ideas and effective strategies from experts and top companies in the field. Comprehensive in scope, the book addresses the five most important organization development or human resource development (OD/HRD) topics--organization development and change, leadership development, recruitment and retention, performance management, and coaching and mentoring--and offers a practical framework for design, implementation, and evaluation. It includes best-practice case studies from seventeen leading organizations that have achieved their change objectives. The case studies will help you: Analyze the need for the specific OD/HRD initiative Build a solid business case for OD/HRD Identify the audience for the initiative Design an effective OD/HRD initiative Implement a successful design of the initiative Evaluate the effectiveness of the initiative You'll benefit from expertise at trend-setting companies such as: Kraft Foods Smithkline Beecham Westinghouse Sun Microsystems . . . and many more! "An extremely important volume with useful contextual perspectives plus vivid and important case studies of companies that know what they're doing to lead change."
Author(s): Marshall Goldsmith, David J. Giber, Louis Carter
ISBN 13: 9780787956660
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Title: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

"Every manager and executive will recognize themselves somewhere in this book. Lencioni distills the problems that keep even the most talented teams from realizing their full potential.
Author(s): Patrick M. Lencioni
ISBN 13: 9780787960759
Pages: 240
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Title: Leading Geeks: How to Manage and Lead the People Who Deliver Technology

In today's business climate, technology drives productivity and competitiveness and "geeks" drive technology. More than ever Geeks-those people who research, develop, design, build, test, install, and support technology-are a critical factor in every organization's success. Leading Geeks challenges the conventional wisdom that leadership methods are universal and gives executives and managers the understanding they need to manage and lead the technologists upon whom they have become so dependent. This much-needed book-written in non-technical language by Paul Glen a highly acclaimed management consultant-gives clear directions on how to effectively lead these brilliant yet notoriously resistant-to-being-managed knowledge workers. Glen not only provides proven management strategies but also background on why traditional approaches often don't work with geeks. Leading Geeks describes the beliefs and behavior of geeks, their group dynamics, and the unique nature of technical work. It also offers a unique twelve part model that explains how knowledge workers deliver value to an organization. Leading Geeks clarifies the responsibilities and tasks of the geek leader and contrasts them with conventional approaches to leadership. Glen also shows you how to:
  • Motivate geeks to be productive
  • Facilitate productivity within technical groups
  • Represent geeks to the world outside the lab and cubicle
  • Manage ambiguity to create an environment in which geeks and leaders thrive
  • Structure groups of geeks to support an organization
Leading Geeks gives managers the tools they need to transform the chaos of the creative workplace into a coherent and compelling place for geeks to work.
Author(s): Paul Glen
ISBN 13: 9780787961480
Pages: 288
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Title: Credibility: How Leaders Gain and Lose It, Why People Demand It

"Credibility is the most timely and important issue of our age. And with this book, based on a solid foundation of research plus their years of experience, Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner have thrown us a Hail Mary pass that can help to restore confidence and trust in our institutions. I am personally grateful to receive their pass. I bet that you will be too."—Warren Bennis, Distinguished Professor of Business, University of Southern California; author, Still Surprised: A Memoir of a Life in Leadership

"My first suggestion on how to build your credibility: read this book and apply what you learn! Nothing is more important to a leader than credibility. Jim and Barry do a wonderful job of showing us all why it matters, how to earn it, and how to keep it! Another amazing contribution from the world's authorities on leadership!"—Marshall Goldsmith, author, MOJO and What Got You Here Won't Get You There

"Credibility should be on the must-read list for all leaders and potential leaders, and should be a required text for all business majors. Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner clearly outline the values and traits of credible leaders, and they both confirm and support the theory that we all want to work for 'credible' leaders. It is a fantastic read for all of us who aspire to be the leader that others want to follow."—Ann Rhoades, author, Built on Values; president and founder, People Ink

"Over the past twenty-five years, Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner have built—no exaggeration—the most significant body of leadership work on the planet. Credibility is a masterpiece because it accomplishes the seemingly impossible: it boils the vast, often-complicated and confusing act of leadership down to its purest essence and then teaches us how to put it into practice in all aspects of our lives. Simply put, this book will not only inspire you to make a difference, it will help you do it."—Steve Farber, author, The Radical Leap Re-Energized and Greater Than Yourself; president, Extreme Leadership, Inc.

"When I graduated from business school back in the early 1980s, I thought I had to be a 'superhuman' if I were to ever be a CEO some day. After two dozen years of being a CEO, I now know that it's not about being superhuman; it's instead about being a super human. If there's one leadership book that is the operating manual for how to be a super leader and a super human at the same time, it is Credibility. Loved every word of it!"—Chip Conley, founder and executive chairman, Joie de Vivre; author, PEAK and Emotional Equations

Based on surveys of more than 15,000 people, 400 case studies, and 40 in-depth interviews, Credibility shows why leadership is above all a relationship--with credibility as the cornerstone. The authors reveal the six key disciplines and related practices that strengthen a leader's capacity for developing and sustaining credibility.

Author(s): James M. Kouzes
ISBN 13: 9780470651711
Pages: 272
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Title: The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations

"The Leadership Challenge is still popular and relevant after 25 years for a reason: it is a classic. No one provides more practical real-world advice than Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner. This is the book on leadership that I recommend to all of my clients, and I think this is the greatest book on leadership ever written."

Marshall Goldsmith, bestselling author, MOJO and What Got You Here Won't Get You There

"This is perhaps the most comprehensive field guide ever written for leaders. It has been a key part of my personal journey as a leader for years."

Patrick Lencioni, president, The Table Group; bestselling author, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team and The Advantage

"Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner have done it again! In this all-new fifth edition of The Leadership Challenge—the bible for leaders everywhere—they have taken their leadership ideas to new heights, befitting of the challenges leaders face in this global era."

Bill George, author, True North; former chairman and CEO, Medtronic, Inc.

"No book has ever chronicled the practices of true leadership better than The Leadership Challenge, and this updated edition deftly outlines how to be a phenomenal leader in the 21st century."

Chip Conley, founder, Joie de Vivre Hotels; author, PEAK and Emotional Equations

"Now in its fifth edition, The Leadership Challenge has stood the test of time for good reason: it's quite simply one of the best books you'll ever read on leadership."

Ken Blanchard, coauthor, The One Minute Manager® and Great Leaders Grow

"I read The Leadership Challenge as a new manager building Oracle University and was deeply affected by it. It shaped me as a leader and influenced my career. Reading the fifth edition twenty years later, I am struck by how its wisdom stands the test of time while also providing fresh, relevant insights for leading at your best and mobilizing others to achieve the extraordinary."

Liz Wiseman, author, Multipliers

"The Leadership Challenge remains one of the five best books I have ever read. Twenty-five years after its first publication, I still continually recommend it to others looking to improve as leaders."

John C. Maxwell, leadership expert; bestselling author, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership

"Leaders get people moving. They energize and mobilize. They take people and organizations to places they have never been before. Leadership is not a fad, and the leadership challenge never goes away."—from the Introduction

Visit www.leadershipchallenge.com to learn more.

Download the app The Leadership Challenge Mobile Tool below, which will help you engage with and act on the ideas in this book.

Experiment & take risks: learning from mistakes & successes/envision the future: imagining ideal scenarios/etc

Author(s): James M. Kouzes
ISBN 13: 9780470651728
Pages: 416
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Title: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: An Illustrated Leadership Fable, Manga Edition

The blockbuster bestseller now in a manga edition—fully illustrated and fun to read!

Beautifully illustrated by Kensuke Okabayashi, this enthralling edition of Patrick Lencioni's massive bestseller gives readers a new format in which to understand the fascinating, complex world of teams. Kathryn Petersen, Decision Tech's CEO, faces the ultimate leadership crisis: Uniting a team in such disarray that it threatens to bring down the entire company. Will she succeed? Will she be fired? Will the company fail? Lencioni's gripping tale serves as a timeless reminder that leadership requires as much courage as it does insight.

Throughout the story, Lencioni reveals the five dysfunctions that go to the heart of why teams—even the best ones—often struggle. He outlines a powerful model and actionable steps that can be used to overcome these common hurdles and build a cohesive, effective team. This is a compelling fable with a powerful, yet deceptively simple message for all those who strive to be exceptional leaders.

Kensuke Okabayashi (Jersey City, NJ) is a working illustrator, a graduate of the School of Visual Arts, and an instructor at the Educational Alliance Art School in New York City.

Author(s): Patrick Lencioni
ISBN 13: 9780470823385
Pages: 250
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Title: The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership

This 24-page article is perfect for leaders with limited time and budget. It provides a concise overview of Kouzes and Posner's model and overall thoughts on leadership. Ideal for orienting readers to The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® model at the beginning of a workshop or coaching session or prior to administering the LPI® assessment, the article contains two case studies, a short descriptions of The Five Practices, a section on "Learning to Lead", and background information on the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI). In addition, available under separate ISBNs, there are now versions of this article available for specific markets, including: Financial Services, Government, Healthcare Administration, Non-Profit, and Nursing.
Author(s): James M. Kouzes;Barry Z. Posner
ISBN 13: 9780470907344
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Title: The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business

Praise for The Advantage

"The Advantage has more common sense in its 200 pages than I have ever found in a business book. A must-read."
Colleen Barrett, president emeritus, Southwest Airlines Co.; coauthor, Lead with LUV

"Here is the next business classic. Even the best leaders will read this and wonder, 'Why aren't we already doing this?'"
Enrique Salem, president and CEO, Symantec

"We are doing what most said could not be done in a down economy—start and exponentially grow a business. Using Lencioni's model for organizational health is an everyday choice and a way of life for our company."
Liz Townsend, COO, My Fit Foods

"For more than a decade I've been using Lencioni's approach to run the departments I lead, and it has never failed me."
Rick Friedel, vice president, AT&T Service Management

"Our teams and leaders have really embraced Lencioni's methodology. We've put these ideas into practice and we're experiencing the results that prove it works."
David Gordon, COO, The Cheesecake Factory

"In The Advantage, Lencioni cuts through the corporate 'bull' that creates a culture of stonewalling and feet-dragging, and shows leaders at every level how to build up a culture of productivity and communication."
Dave Ramsey, New York Times best-selling author and nationally syndicated radio talk show host

Author(s): Patrick Lencioni
ISBN 13: 9780470941522
Pages: 240
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Title: Getting Naked: A Business Fable About Shedding The Three Fears That Sabotage Client Loyalty (J-B Lencioni Series)

Praise for Getting Naked

"I've experienced the 'naked' approach firsthand and can say withconfidence that this book will transform the way we view client service. I wish every one of my vendors would read it and follow its advice."
—J. Miles Reiter, chairman and CEO, Driscoll's

"Lencioni has written the definitive primer on how to build relationships in business (and in life) that are at once authentic, fruitful, and lasting. Getting Naked is a must-read."
—Andy Lorenzen, senior manager, organizational talent strategy, Chick-fil-A, Inc.

"Lencioni's message on vulnerability really hits home. I can't imagine a service provider who wouldn't benefit greatly from the lessons in this insightful book."
—Tony Bingham, president and CEO, American Society for Training & Development (ASTD)

"I couldn't put it down. Another page-turner with a quietly powerful message from Lencioni."
—Mike Faith, president and CEO, Headsets.com, Inc.

"Put your feet up, check your ego at the door, and read Getting Naked. It's such an enjoyable read, you may finish the book in one sitting, but you will remember its message forever."
—Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager® and Helping People Win at Work

Author(s): Patrick Lencioni
ISBN 13: 9780787976392
Pages: 220
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Title: Coaching Leaders: Guiding People Who Guide Others

The Guidebook for Those Who Guide Others!

Dan White has put his wisdom and experience into a book that is rich with both case studies and a discussion of how superb coaching works. I recommend this book for everyone in the field of coaching as a must-have resource.
—David Rottman, Senior Vice President – Human Resources, JPMorgan Chase

Like executive coaches, books on executive coaching come and go. Not this one. With this exemplary work, Dan White has accomplished the rarity of combining his personal and professional experience, using highly readable cases, with his understanding of relevant concepts and theories.
—W. Warner Burke, PhD, Edward Lee Thorndike Professor of Psychology and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University

This is truly a magnificent read for any practicing or aspiring coach. Dan shares foundational theory, case studies, and learned techniques all in one complete resource.?
—Allison Weir, Leadership Facilitator, JetBlue Airways

Coaching Leaders is a must read for everyone who plans to do executive coaching. Dan combines his experience as a coach, teacher, manager and psychologist in a powerful, thoughtful and very readable book.
—Robert J. Lee, Managing Director, I Coach New York

Author(s): Daniel White
ISBN 13: 9780787977146
Pages: 336
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Title: Organization Development: A Jossey-Bass Reader

This is the third book in the Jossey-Bass Reader series, Organization Development: A Jossey-Bass Reader. This collection will introduce the key thinkers and contributors in organization development including Ed Lawler, Peter Senge, Chris Argyris, Richard Hackman, Jay Galbraith, Cooperrider, Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Bolman & Deal, Kouzes & Posner, and Ed Schein, among others.

"Without reservations I recommend this volume to those students of organizational behavior who want an encyclopedia of OD to gain a perspective on the past, present, and future...."
Jonathan D. Springer of the American Psychological Association.

Author(s): Joan V. Gallos
ISBN 13: 9780787984267
Pages: 1088
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Title: The Leader of the Future 2: Visions, Strategies, and Practices for the New Era (Leader to Leader Institute Series)

Since it was published in 1996, The Leader of the Future has become a standard in the field, breaking new ground in leadership literature to establish itself as one of the most widely distributed, bestselling edited collections on the topic.

Now, ten years later, with all new contributions, The Leader of the Future 2 again gives voice to the most critical issues and transformative ideas of our day. This book features a Who's Who of today's top leadership thinkers from the private, public, and social sectors. A number of thought leaders from the first. Leader of the Future return, along with some exciting newcomers, to offer new insights, inspiration, and wisdom that will resonate for decades to come.

Returning Authors:Ken Blanchard with Dennis Carey Stephen Covey Marshall Goldsmith Charles Handy Sally Helgesen Rosabeth Moss Kanter Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner Richard Leider Edgar Schein Peter Senge Dave Ulrich with Norm Smallwood

New Authors:John Alexander Darlyne Bailey Lynn Barendsen and Howard Gardner Usman Ghani Ronald Heifetz Joseph Maciariello Jan Masaoka John Mroz Brian O'Connell Jeff Pfeffer Ponchitta Pierce Srikumar Rao General Eric Shinseki (USA, Ret.)
R. Roosevelt Thomas Noel Tichy with Chris DeRose Tom Tierney

Author(s): Frances Hesselbein
ISBN 13: 9780787986674
Pages: 336
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Title: Engagement

This book shows you deft strategies for addressing those challenges with a well thought-out framework for getting your team fully invested in the group's success. Master the interpersonal side of management to enhance productivity and boost success Engagement is the manager's essential primer for dealing with difficult people and managing your team. Bestselling authors Lee G. Bolman and Joan V. Gallos are back with an engaging business novella that relates real, practical techniques captured in the 4-step SURE model for handling people problems. The story centers around a manager in a new job, and her experiences applying the four steps in leading her new team. Brief interludes punctuate the story throughout to provide room for reflection, and to explain the complex interpersonal dynamics at play in commonly encountered situations. Key lessons are underscored as the foundation for a sound people strategy, and the features and details of each rule are laid out in a clear, concise manner. You'll learn alongside the story's manager as she uses the model to find artful solutions to problems that could have easily derailed her chances of success. People are the hardest part of a manger's job. No matter how well-matched their skill sets, there is always the potential for interpersonal conflicts and strains to throw the team off-course. This book shows you deft strategies for addressing those challenges with a well thought-out framework for getting your team fully invested in the group's success. Find creative solutions to persistent issues Dig into the interpersonal dynamics at work Learn how to handle—and manage—difficult people Apply key strategies for engaging the team This compact, easy-to-apply set of guidelines draws on your leadership skills while providing a strong foundation for a new managerial approach. Effective management is frequently a tightrope between results and morale, and Engagement shows you how to find your balance and steady your team.
Author(s): Lee G. Bolman;Joan V. Gallos
ISBN 13: 9781119150831
Pages: 208
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Title: Reframing Academic Leadership

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"Reframing Academic Leadership is the most comprehensive book on the topic and an excellent source of knowledge for faculty and managerial leaders in every college and university. An invaluable resource for students of higher education leadership!"
Maureen Sullivan, professor of practice, Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science

"Reframing Academic Leadership provides a compassionate understanding of the stresses of leadership in higher education. It offers insights to those who do not fully appreciate why higher education is so hard to 'manage' and validation for those entirely familiar with this world. I recommend it enthusiastically."
Judith Block McLaughlin, senior lecturer, director of the Higher Education Program, and educational chair for the Harvard Seminar for New Presidents, Harvard Graduate School of Education

"Bolman and Gallos provide a refreshing view of leadership essential for those assuming presidencies and other important leadership positions in higher education. This work is a bedside reference for aspiring and current leaders in higher education not only in the U.S. but also abroad."
Fernando Leon Garcia, rector, Sistema CETYS Universidad, Baja California, Mexico

"Bolman and Gallos have written a practical, lucid text that brings together illustrative vignettes and robust frameworks for diagnosing and managing colleges and universities. I recommend it to new and experienced administrators who willroutinely confront difficult people, structures, and cultures in their workplaces."
Christopher Morphew, professor and chair, Educational Policy and Leadership Studies, College of Education, University of Iowa

"Reframing Academic Leadership is filled with real-world examples from leaders. The book reads like a guide for leading a chamber music rehearsal where one's role constantly shifts from star to servant and where multiple answers may be 'right.'"
Peter Witte, dean, Conservatory of Music and Dance, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Author(s): Bolman, Lee G. , Gallos, Joan V.
ISBN 13: 9780787988067
Pages: 288
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Title: Business Leadership: A Jossey-Bass Reader

The second edition of best-selling Business Leadership contains the best thinking on leadership from the biggest names in the business. It offers leaders everything they need to know to prepare for today’s—and tomorrow’s—leadership challenges: how to understand the leadership process, identify opportunities, get things started right, avoid predictable pitfalls, and maximize success. Effective leaders use mind, heart, and spirit in their work, and this volume is designed to guide and support leaders in their efforts. With an introduction by Joan V. Gallos—editor of the highly praised Organization Development: A Jossey-Bass Reader—the author list for this invaluable resource reads like the who's who of business leadership.

Author(s): Joan V. Gallos
ISBN 13: 9780787988197
Pages: 624
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Title: 3 Big Questions for a Frantic Family; A Leadership Fable about Restoring Sanity to the Most Important Organization in Your Life

Praise for The Three Big Questions for a Frantic Family

"A guidebook for frantic families who want to reduce stress, tension, and pressure, and make the adventure of family life more exuberant."
—Frances Hesselbein, chairman and founding president of Leader to Leader Institute, formerly the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit

Management; former CEO, Girl Scouts of the U.S.A.

"This is terrific. Just like he does in his business books, Lencioni combines great fiction with uncommon wisdom and practical advice. He provides simple toolsthat will help any family reduce stress and increase vitality."
—Tim Tassopoulos, senior vice president, operations, Chick-fil-A, Inc.

"By interjecting concepts like strategy and organizational values into families, Lencioni may just revolutionize the way we see our roles as leaders at home. This should be a classic."
—Jim Levine, author, Working Fathers: New Strategies for Balancing Work and Family

"Finally, a family book that doesn't bore me with academic jargon or make me feel inadequate as a parent. I loved it and put it to use immediately."
—Patty DeWitt, school teacher, wife, mother of three

"Patrick's delightful story is as engaging as it is powerful. He elevates the difficult role of managing a family to the place where it belongs."
—Elisa Morgan, CEO, MOPS International; publisher, FullFill

Author(s): Patrick Lencioni
ISBN 13: 9780787995324
Pages: 240
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Title: Coach Wooden One-On-One

This book of 60 daily readings is the result of one-on-one conversations between basketball's legendary coach and teacher, John Wooden, and Jay Carty, former Laker and one time Wooden assistant.
Author(s): John Wooden;Jay Carty
ISBN 13: 9780800726249
Pages: 176
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Title: Coach Wooden's Pyramid of Success

Legendary college basketball coach John Wooden and Jay Carty know that when it comes down to it, success is an equal opportunity player. Anyone can create it in his or her career, family, and beyond. Based on John Wooden's own method to victory, Coach Wooden's Pyramid of Success reveals that success is built block by block, where each block is a crucial principle contributing to lifelong achievement in every area of life. Each of these 32 daily readings takes an in-depth look at a single block of the pyramid, which when combined with the other blocks forms the structure of the pyramid of success. Join John Wooden and Jay Carty to discover the building blocks and key values--from confidence to faith--that have brought Coach to the pinnacle of success as a leader, a teacher, and a follower of God.
Author(s): John Wooden;Jay Carty
ISBN 13: 9780800726256
Pages: 160
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Title: Coach Woodens Pyramid of Success Playbook

Readers of Coach Wooden's Pyramid of Success received practical, down to earth, biblical tips for being successful in life. Readings based on Wooden's own life experiences and spiritual development through the years revealed that success is built block by block, much like a pyramid. From confidence to faith, the building blocks contribute to moral character and form our key values. Coach Wooden and author Jay Carty would be the first to admit, it is not enough to simply read about the Pyramid of Success, one must also act on it. Enter the playbook, a pocket guide to the principles and Bible verses that Coach Wooden lived and shared for decades. Like sitting next to the legendary coach himself, working through each principle in the playbook and spending time with God will encourage and set you on the road to success.
Author(s): John Wooden;Jay Carty
ISBN 13: 9780800726263
Pages: 128
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Title: Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

The Way of the Essentialist isn’t about getting more done in less time. It’s about getting only the right things done. It is not a time management strategy, or a productivity technique. It is a systematic discipline for discerning what is absolutely essential, then eliminating everything that is not, so we can make the highest possible contribution towards the things that really matter. By forcing us to apply a more selective criteria for what is Essential, the disciplined pursuit of less empowers us to reclaim control of our own choices about where to spend our precious time and energy – instead of giving others the implicit permission to choose for us. Essentialism is not one more thing – it’s a whole new way of doing everything. A must-read for any leader, manager, or individual who wants to do less, but better, and declutter and organize their own their lives, Essentialism is a movement whose time has come.
Author(s): Greg McKeown
ISBN 13: 9780804137386
Pages: 260
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Title: Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

"I am just a common man who is true to his beliefs."—John Wooden

Evoking days gone by when coaches were respected as much for their off-court performances as for their success on the court, Wooden presents the timeless wisdom of legendary basketball coach John Wooden.

In honest and telling passages about virtually every aspect of life, Coach shares his personal philosophy on family, achievement, success, and excellence. Raised on a small farm in south-central Indiana, he offers lessons and wisdom learned throughout his career at UCLA, and life as a dedicated husband, father, and teacher.

These lessons, along with personal letters from Bill Walton, Denny Crum, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Bob Costas, among others, have made Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections on and off the Court an inspirational classic.

Author(s): John Wooden
ISBN 13: 9780809230419
Pages: 240
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Title: The AMA Handbook of Leadership

The AMA Handbook of Leadership features insights from best-of-the-best thought leaders and executive leadership coaches on topics from talent development, the arts and leadership, and competitive advantage through leadership, to leading across cultures, sustainability, executive transition, and many more timeless (and timely) issues. Filled with powerful examples and full case studies, the book includes previously unpublished articles from: Frances Hesselbein - R. Roosevelt Thomas, Jr. - Dave Ulrich - John (Jack) Zenger - Nancy J. Adler - John Baldoni - Judith M. Bardwick - Marshall Goldsmith - James F. Bolt - Marc Effron - Joe Folkman - Colin Gautrey - Paul Hersey - Maya Hu-Chan - Beverly Kaye - Paula Kruger - Laurence S. Lyons - D. Quinn Mills - Howard Morgan - Luke Novelli, Jr. - Miriam Ort - Gary Ranker - Robert H. Rosen - Norm Smallwood - Andrew Sobel - Fons Trompenaars - Albert A. Vicere - Peter Woolliams - and Patricia Wheeler In a challenging business climate, enterprises look to their leaders. Some situations call for drastic change, while others require the fortitude to stay the course. Who better to help today's business leaders than the greatest leadership thinkers of our time?
Author(s): Marshall Goldsmith
ISBN 13: 9780814415139
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Title: Sharkproof: Get the Job You Want, Keep the Job You Love...in Today&#39;s Frenzied Job Market

The latest book by the author of Swim With the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive offers techniques for getting--and keeping--a job, from preparing for interviews to surviving layoffs
Author(s): Harvey Mackay
ISBN 13: 9780887306631
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Title: Leaders: The Strategies for Taking Charge

In this illuminating study of corporate America's most critical issue -- leadership -- world-renowned leadership guru Warren Bennis and his co-author Burt Nanus reveal the four key principles every manager should know: Attention Through Vision, Meaning Through Communication, Trust Through Positioning, and The Deployment of Self. In this age of "process", with downsizing and restructuring affecting many workplaces, companies have fallen trap to lack of communication and distrust, and vision and leadership are needed more than ever before. The wisdom and insight in Leaders addresses this need. It is an indispensable source of guidance all readers will appreciate, whether they're running a small department or in charge of an entire corporation.
Author(s): Warren G. Bennis,Burt Nanus
ISBN 13: 9780887308390
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Title: Get Unstuck & Get Going...on the stuff that matters

Get Unstuck & Get Going on the stuff that matters is an innovative self-coaching program. It combines a powerful action-planning tool with a way of generating more than 50,000 powerful, provocative question combinations. It will shake things up and get you going on the stuff that matters to you.
Author(s): Michael Bungay Stanier
ISBN 13: 9780978440718
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Title: Great Work Provocations: short sharp shots of inspiration served up daily

Want more from your work? Great Work Provocations provides you with a year's worth of daily less-than-30-seconds-to-read-messages to make you smile, to make you think and to make you act. Questions, metaphors and flat-out challenges are all deployed to make sure that every day is a new day for you when it comes to do more of the stuff that matters ... and less of the other stuff. (from the author) There are only three types of work in your life. There is Bad Work: the mind-numbing, soul-sapping, life-crushing work that grows like weeds. In organizations it is bureaucracy, pointless meetings, email overwhelm ... and anything that makes you think, This is my one and precious life - what am I doing? Then there is Good Work: your job description, and what you spend most of your time doing. And finally there is Great Work: the meaningful work you are hungry for. This is the work that matters, makes a difference and has an impact. It is the work you actually want to tell people about. (Who boasts, I didn't get too far behind on my email today!) ? If you are like most of us, you are struggling just to stay on top of the regular stuff that keeps flowing your way. Bottom line? You want to do more Great Work but you are struggling to get beyond the Bad and the Good. In my book Do More Great Work I offer a systematic way you can find, start and sustain your Great Work. This book is different. Great Work Provocations was designed to wake you up, provoke you and shake you out of the Good Work rut on a daily basis.
Author(s): Michael Bungay Stanier;Ana Garza-Robillard
ISBN 13: 9780978440732
Pages: 380
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Title: The Coaching Habit

In The Coaching Habit, coaching becomes a regular, informal part of your day so managers and their teams can wok less hard and have more impact.
Author(s): Michael Bungay-Stanier
ISBN 13: 9780978440749
Pages: 242
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Title: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: Poster, 2nd Edition

The blockbuster bestseller now in a manga edition--fully illustrated and fun to read! Beautifully illustrated by Kensuke Okabayashi, this enthralling edition of Patrick Lencioni's massive bestseller gives readers a new format in which to understand the fascinating, complex world of teams. Kathryn Petersen, Decision Tech's CEO, faces the ultimate leadership crisis: Uniting a team in such disarray that it threatens to bring down the entire company. Will she succeed? Will she be fired? Will the company fail? Lencioni's gripping tale serves as a timeless reminder that leadership requires as much courage as it does insight. Throughout the story, Lencioni reveals the five dysfunctions that go to the heart of why teams--even the best ones--often struggle. He outlines a powerful model and actionable steps that can be used to overcome these common hurdles and build a cohesive, effective team. This is a compelling fable with a powerful, yet deceptively simple message for all those who strive to be exceptional leaders. Kensuke Okabayashi (Jersey City, NJ) is a working illustrator, a graduate of the School of Visual Arts, and an instructor at the Educational Alliance Art School in New York City.
Author(s): Lencioni, Patrick
ISBN 13: 9781118118757
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Title: LPI: Leadership Practices Inventory Development Planner

The LPI: Leadership Practices Inventory Development Planner is a valuable resource that focuses on specific actions one can take to improve each LPI behavior. The Leadership Practices Inventory is the best-selling and most trusted leadership tool of its generation. This celebrated instrument packages approaches leadership as a measurable, learnable, and teachable set of behaviors. The 360-degree tool helps individuals and organizations measure their leadership competencies, while guiding them through the process of applying Kouzes and Posner's acclaimed Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® model to real-life organizational challenges. With The Leadership Challenge, 5th Edition leading the way, it is time to update the Leadership Practices Inventory materials. In this 4th edition, customers will find: * A fresh, modern look to the materials, including the feedback reports * A group comparison report page * A shorter workbook specifically designed for debriefing and understanding the Feedback Report * The latest data on the model * An updated facilitator's guide that focuses on LPI administration, debrief, and how a facilitator can develop one's leaders from there.Anyone can learn to be an effective leader if they are given the right feedback and tools. Help others to discover their leadership potential with the LPI!
Author(s): James M. Kouzes
ISBN 13: 9781118182727
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Title: Making Extraordinary Things Happen in Asia: Applying The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership

Praise for Making Extraordinary Things Happen in Asia

"The leader's mantra is: 'Try, fail, learn. Try, fail, learn.' Experiment, take risks, and then capitalize on the results. Leadership can be learned by anyone, the authors claim, and successful leadership in Asia—whether one is Asian or not—isn't unique. While environments may differ greatly, the practices of exceptional leaders are universal. Read the revealing case studies and analyses in this volume to learn why and, more importantly, how to develop these practices yourself."

Dr. Richard R. Vuylsteke, president, American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong

"With all the focus and attention in the world on Asia, Making Extraordinary Things Happen in Asia is more than a timely reminder by Jim, Barry, and Steven that regardless of context and culture, leaders do make a difference. The examples, people, and companies in the book provide an insightful backdrop to what makes Asian leaders tick. More importantly, it shows that, while Asia is a largely hierarchical society, everyday leaders who inspire and influence positive action, regardless of titles or position, are what Asia and the world needs today."

Martin Tan, co-founder and executive director, Halogen Foundation Singapore

"I've always felt that the best way to learn about leadership in business is to listen to those who have experienced success or failure who are willing to share their stories with others. This book does an exemplary job of educating us through the many experiences of real business people in Asia. Those stories—plus the authors' emphasis on the importance of learning to operate in the critical global environment—make this book an essential reading experience for anyone planning to do business in the exciting Asia market."

Jim Thompson, chairman, Crown Worldwide Group

"The book annotates lots of easy-to-read and enjoyable Asian leadership stories that resonate with the time-tested and evidence-based, Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership®. Explicit powerful leadership lessons can be drawn from each story coupled with invaluable wisdom and sound advice offered by the authors. A must-read for all leaders and aspiring leaders in Asia and beyond."

Peter Cheng and Lily Cheng, authors of Real Leaders and founders PACE O.D. Consulting Pte Ltd

Author(s): James M. Kouzes
ISBN 13: 9781118518519
Pages: 144
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Title: Turning Adversity Into Opportunity

Leaders are no strangers to challenges; in recent years, businesses have experienced unprecedented layoffs, dismal sales, dwindling retirement accounts, and the bankruptcy of once-heralded institutions. While these uncertain times are difficult, they also provide the opportunity for great leadership. Over three decades of research, Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner, the bestselling authors of The Leadership Challenge, have asked thousands of leaders to describe their personal leadership best. Across the board, people say their greatest moments arise out of the most difficult periods of their careers. Turning Adversity Into Opportunity reveals how leaders at any level can transform difficult circumstances into opportunities for growth and success. Kouzes and Posner offer a clear set of six actionable strategies, showing how extraordinary leaders navigate through uncertainty, hardship, disruption, transformation, transition, recovery, new beginnings, and other significant challenges. Exemplary leadership disrupts the status quo, and Kouzes and Posner show how to awaken and pursue new possibilities and opportunities, no matter what the circumstances. Wherever you find yourself in your organization or community, Turning Adversity Into Opportunity will help you embrace the chance within any challenge to make a real difference.
Author(s): James M. Kouzes;Barry Z. Posner
ISBN 13: 9781118911297
Pages: 64
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Title: Leading for a Lifetime How Defining Moments Shape Leaders of Today and Tomorrow

Today's young leaders grew up in the glow of television and computers; the leaders of their grandparents' generation in the shadow of the Depression and World War II. In "Leading for a Lifetime", Warren Bennis and Robert Thomas set to find out how era and values shape those who lead. At the heart of this model are what the authors call "crucibles" - utterly transforming periods of testing from which one can emerge either hopelessly broken or powerfully emboldened to learn and to lead. Whether losing an election or burying a child, learning from a mentor or mastering a martial art, crucibles force us to decide who we are and what we are capable of.
Author(s): Warren G. Bennis
ISBN 13: 9781422102817
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Title: Succession: Are You Ready?

A leader's greatest challenge can be knowing when it's time to step aside. A great deal has been written for corporate boards on the issue of succession planning. But most executives have few resources to help guide them through the process. How do you start preparing yourself--and your successor--for your inevitable leadership transition?

In this concise book, leading executive coach and bestselling author Marshall Goldsmith offers candid advice on succession from the outgoing executive's perspective. From choosing and grooming a successor while sidestepping political minefields, to finally handing over responsibility, Goldsmith walks you through each step in the succession process.

Done right, your successor can enter to applause while you gracefully bow out and start the next chapter of your life.
Author(s): Marshall Goldsmith
ISBN 13: 9781422118238
Pages: 125
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Title: Use Your Head to Get Your Foot in the Door: Job Search Secrets No One Else Will Tell You

"Harvey Mackay hits the bull's-eye. An important book for important times in our lives. The Shark Man at his very best." -Larry King

Harvey Mackay returns with the ultimate book on how to get, and keep, a job you truly love whether you're twenty-one, fifty-one, or seventy- one.

In this era of downsizing and outsourcing, you can never be sure your job will still exist in five years-or five weeks. So you'd better think of your career as a perpetual job search. That demands a passion for lifetime learning and the skills for relentless and effective networking.

Uplifting, amusing, and jam-packed with proven tips, Use Your Head to Get Your Foot in the Door will guide you through the toughest job market in decades. It's also the definitive A-to-Z career resource for the rest of your life.

Author(s): Harvey Mackay
ISBN 13: 9781591843436
Pages: 368
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Title: The Mackay MBA of Selling in the Real World

In this New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestseller, business guru Harvey Mackay shares his timeless sales advice. The legendary Harvey Mackay is back with the sum total of decades of sales know-how-teaching go-getters how to make the sale and hit the numbers, day in and day out. In his irrepressible and irreverent style, Mackay shares decades of solid-gold selling wisdom, with inspirational lessons such as: Big shots are just little shots who kept shooting Helping someone up won't pull you down-and could very easily pull them to your side Be like the turtle: If he didn't stick his neck out, he wouldn't get anywhere at all Covering everything from how to find the right mentor to earning the loyalty of your customers to overcoming rejection, Mackay delivers road-tested, real-world selling advice that has stood the test of time. In a digital world, the human touch has never been more decisive. And nobody connects with customers, readers, and audiences better than Harvey Mackay.
Author(s): Harvey MacKay
ISBN 13: 9781591843870
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