The Anywhere Leader: How to Lead and Succeed in Any Business Environment

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The world is rapidly changing AND unpredictable, necessitatingleaders who adjust quickly to changing priorities and unfamiliarterrain. Anyone in business today must be able to lead throughuncertainty and disruption. She must become that person who landson her feet and moves forward no matter what the setting orsituation presents. She must become an Anywhere Leader.

The Anywhere Leader offers a blueprint for developing today'sleaders who can handle surprising challenges—from ...

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The Anywhere Leader: How to Lead and Succeed in Any Business Environment

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Overview

The world is rapidly changing AND unpredictable, necessitatingleaders who adjust quickly to changing priorities and unfamiliarterrain. Anyone in business today must be able to lead throughuncertainty and disruption. She must become that person who landson her feet and moves forward no matter what the setting orsituation presents. She must become an Anywhere Leader.

The Anywhere Leader offers a blueprint for developing today'sleaders who can handle surprising challenges—from mergers toglobal relocation—and who thrive in turbulent times by beingopen to new concepts, passionate about progress, and resourcefulwith the tools available. Written by Mike Thompson, a noted thoughtleader and CEO of the organizational development company SVI, thisgroundbreaking book draws upon years of research and Thompson'smilitary and global business experiences to show leaders how tonavigate the unknown and come out on top.

As Thompson explains, Anywhere Leaders land in foreignterritory, fit right in, and immediately contribute—moving thework forward. The three traits that define Anywhere Leaders are:they are driven by progress, sensationally curious, and vastlyresourceful. The book outlines an actionable blueprint for helpinganyone become an Anywhere Leader and reveals what it takes to workacross corporate cultures and leverage relationships to meeteveryday challenges.

In addition, The Anywhere Leader answers the critical questionsof the current economy: How do you do more with less? How do youcreate initiatives that are inspiring and sustainable? How do youwork across corporate cultures, geographical boundaries, andgeneration gaps? How do you motivate others and leveragerelationships? How do you see beyond your traditional role, andtake the necessary risks to move forward?

The Anywhere Leader is filled with the information andstrategies needed to increase any leader's ability to contribute,influence, and succeed anywhere, anytime.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118002346
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/6/2011
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Mike Thompson is founder and CEO of SVI, a leading organizational development company whose clients include Wal-Mart, Mercy Health, Sam's Club, Dillard's, and Tyson. He helps these complex global organizations develop and engage their entire workforce with training programs and events, assessments, and talent development systems. He also helps companies and communities navigate successfully through disruption. Previously he was founder and president of ThompsonMurray, the leader in in-store marketing. He is a regular contributor to industry trade publications.

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Table of Contents

PART ONE INTRODUCTION TO THE ANYWHERE LEADER 1

1 The Anywhere Leader 3

2 The Anywhere Leader Advantage 19

PART TWO DRIVEN FOR PROGRESS 39

3 Motive Differentiates the Anywhere Leader’s Drive41

4 Become Discerning 55

5 Become Daring 69

6 Become Determined 77

PART THREE SENSATIONALLY CURIOUS 89

7 There Is More Joy in Knowledge for the Anywhere Leader91

8 Become Reflective 103

9 Become Receptive 113

10 Become Perceptive 123

PART FOUR VASTLY RESOURCEFUL 137

11 Doing a Lot with a Little Helps the Anywhere LeaderSucceed 139

12 Become Imaginative 157

13 Become Inclusive 165

14 Become Inventive 177

PART FIVE APPLICATION FOR THE ANYWHERE LEADER 185

15 The Mechanics of the Anywhere Leader Model 187

16 A Job for an Anywhere Leader? 201

17 Restructure Your Life for Transportability 217

Acknowledgments 231

About the Author 233

Index 235

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