Better People Leader, The (pb)


From the author of The Game of Work comes a new guide to building better and more profitable companies by creating better leaders. In his new book, Charles Coonradt reveals the secrets to becoming a “better people leader,” someone who is always focused on the growth of his or her people.

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From the author of The Game of Work comes a new guide to building better and more profitable companies by creating better leaders. In his new book, Charles Coonradt reveals the secrets to becoming a “better people leader,” someone who is always focused on the growth of his or her people.

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You have now out done yourself. The Better People Leader is your best work yet. You have done a really terrific job with this work. My copy is all ready well marked and annotated. This is good, solid, useful stuff that most people never get. Thanks for the book and the work you are doing.
— Jon Wampler, retired CEO
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781423630869
  • Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
  • Publication date: 7/1/2012
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 116
  • Sales rank: 1,055,547
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles A. Coonradt founded The Game of Work in 1973. His methodology includes teaching the principles that unlock keys to employee involvement, engagement, and energy, thereby affecting a company's bottom line. Coonradt and his team of management consultants teach leaders how to effectively integrate these principles into their enterprises, which have included Fortune 500 companies and corporations such as Wendy's, Sherwin Williams, Boeing, Coors Brewing Company, Coca-Cola, Quaker Oats, Ralph's, and Sysco. Coonradt is internationally recognized in the fields of goal setting and profit improvement as an author, consultant, and speaker.

Lisa Ann Thomson has dealt with words for more than a decade as a writer, editor, and web content manager. She has written about a wide variety of subjects, from modern business to Mayan archeology and from international travel to local home construction. Working with the web, Lisa has been a product manager, content manager, information architect, and producer. She currently lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, and is a full-time writer and consultant.

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People Making the Difference

“Some people say it is wrong to regard life as a game; I don’t think so. . . . Life to me means the greatest of all games. The danger lies in treating it as a trivial game, a game to be taken lightly, and a game in which the rules don’t matter much. . . . The game has to be played fairly, or it is no game at all. And even to win the game is not the chief end. The chief end is to win it honorably and splendidly.” SIR ERNEST SHACKLETON

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Table of Contents

Foreword vii

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction 1

Chapter 1: People Make the Difference 7

Chapter 2: The Better People Leader 17

Chapter 3: Get People Better 39

Chapter 4: Why People Don’t DoWhat You Ask 57

Chapter 5: Scorekeeping for Success 69

Chapter 6: Appropriate Feedback 77

Chapter 7: Honoring Your Mentors 91

Chapter 8: It’s the People 103

Notes 107

Resources 111

Index 113

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