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Personal Leadership : Taking Control of Your Work Life
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Format: Hardcover, 219pp.
Publisher: Elsewhere Press
Pub. Date: January 2001
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From The Publisher:
First-time managers are gripped by two overriding emotions: the thrill of being in charge, and the terror of being in charge. First-time managers want to do what is right for themselves, their people, and their organization, but all too often they do not have the resources to help them.
Now they do!
Personal Leadership: Taking Control of Your Work Life provides skill-building information that first-time managers can use to become leaders.
Accessible and easy to scan, this book combines insightful profiles of leaders in action with practical essays on leadership skills such as vision, planning, communication, recognition, and supervision.
Featuring an easy-to-use, high-impact graphic format, Personal Leadership delivers hard-hitting, real-world tips on how to become the leader that others will respect, trust, and follow.
To help leaders develop their skills, Personal Leadership features: Self-Assessments to assess personal leadership attributes Action Planners to develop personal leadership skills
Among the leaders featured in Personal Leadership are:These include:
Jac Nasser, former CEO and president, Ford Motor Company
Red Berenson, University of Michigan two-time NCAA championship hockey coach
Jill Ker Conway, author and former president of Smith College
Skip LeFauve, retired president of Saturn Corporation
Janette Jackson, elementary school principal
David McKinnon, CEO, Molly Maid
Rick Snyder, president, Avalon Investments
Members of the Wolverine Battalion, U.S. Army
Eleanor Josaitis, executive director of the nonprofit service agency, Focus: HOPE
Personal Leadership, Taking Control of Your Work Life features instructional essays and practical action planners on 10 key leadership attributes:
John's new book drives a fresh approach to personal leadership.
John M. Renfro, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Gateway, Inc.
His insights into the importance of conviction, character, and compassion are right on the mark.
Don J. Debolt, President and COO, International Franchise Assoc.
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About the Author
For nearly 20 years, executives from entrepreneurial startups to Fortune 100 companies have turned to John Baldoni to help them develop their communications, learning and leadership skills. The author of two books on management, Personal Leadership, Taking Control of Your Work Life and 180 Ways to Walk the Leadership Talk, he has written more than three dozen articles, essays and commentaries on leadership.
When Baldoni is not advising clients, or consulting on management development at the University of Michigan, he takes his message on the road and to the airwaves.
A graduate, with honors, from the University of Michigan's Master's program in organizational behavior and adult instruction, Baldoni is also holds degrees from Georgetown University and London International Film School. He uses all parts of this diverse background to design programs that make learning exciting and effective. He combines straight-forward speaking with a variety of tools including videos, games, simulations, guest lectures and participant materials.
Table of Contents
|Part 1||HOW I CAN LEAD|
|1||What is Personal Leadership?||3|
|2||Defining Leadership Character||15|
|3||Creating a Leadership Vision||25|
|4||Developing a Leadership Strategy||35|
|5||Maximizing Time to Lead||45|
|7||Recognizing the Contributions of Others||67|
|8||Demonstrating Leadership Emotions||75|
|9||Learning to Be a Change Leader||87|
|10||Reflecting on Leadership||97|
|11||Supervising and Leading Others||105|
|Part 2||HOW OTHERS LEAD|
|12||Jac Nasser: Leadership In Motion||121|
|13||Red Berenson: Portrait of a Coach as a Leader||133|
|14||Jill Ker Conway: Leading Forward by Looking Back||145|
|15||Skip LeFauve: Leadership of the Whole||151|
|16||Janette Jackson: Leadership in School||159|
|17||David McKinnon: Relationship-Based Leadership||169|
|18||Rick Snyder: Leader as Teacher||177|
|19||Wolverine Battalion: Shaping Leaders of Tomorrow||185|
|20||Eleanor Josaitis: Leadership in Depth||195|
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