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Overview

This valuable resource includes practical advice on leadership techniques, as well as guidance on what separates the leaders from the followers. Learn how to exude self-confidence, become a role model, and make a difference at work and in your community.

Completely revised and updated, this guide features the latest insider tips on how to: Communicate with peers in and out of the office, Stimulate, excite, and motivate any group, Delegate responsibility, Manage from within, Build a productive team, Define the difference between management and leadership.

Being in charge can be intimidating, even for the most seasoned leaders. Whether you're climbing the ladder of success or have already made it to the top, this indispensable guide helps you focus on your strengths and goals so you can take the reins with confidence!

About the Author:
Eric Yaverbaum heads Ericho Communications, one of the most sought-after virtual agencies in the country

About the Author:
Erik Sherman is a writer, entrepreneur, and consultant

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Meet the Author

Eric Yaverbaum heads Ericho Communications, one of the most sought-after consultancy firms in the country. He has overseen public relations programs for brands such as American Express, Sony, IKEA, and H&M. He previously served as president of Jericho Communications, the eleventh-ranked public relations firm in the country. Yaverbaum is the author of Leadership Secrets of the World's Most Successful CEOs and coauthor of Public Relations for Dummies. PR Week named him one of the heroes of the industry. He lives in New York City.

Erik Sherman is a writer, entrepreneur, and consultant. He has owned several small businesses and served as a business consultant to firms ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies. As a journalist, Mr. Sherman has long covered business and interviewed major business figures, including the CEOs of ChevronTexaco, Sysco, and Kaiser Permanente, on issues of management and leadership. He lives in Colrain, MA.

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Table of Contents


Top Ten Ways You Can Be a Leader     xii
Introduction     xiii
Lead On     1
We All Have to Lead     2
The Leadership Attitude     4
Leading at Work     5
Leading in Society     7
People Skills     9
Organizational Skills     11
Personal Traits and Skills     13
Leadership Styles     15
Popular Leadership Models     16
Driving the Pragmatic Hybrid     20
Matching Style to Self     24
Matching Style to Other People     26
Matching Style to Organization     28
Matching Style to Situation     30
Personal Traits of Leaders     31
The Leadership Trait Trail     32
Where the Heck Are You?     34
Grouping Traits     35
Spiritual Traits     36
Intellectual Traits     39
Emotional Traits     41
Physical Traits     42
Strengths and Weaknesses     43
Building the Vision     45
Working for Something Greater     46
The Nature of Vision     47
Vision Is Communicated Direction     50
Questioning and Vision     52
The Vision Hierarchy     55
Help Team Member Vision     58
Vision from Below     59
Communication     61
Communication: The Essence of Leadership     62
Say It with Meaning     64
Reach Your Audience     66
Talk to Yourself     68
Types of Communication     70
Promoting Good Communication     72
Creating a Communication Strategy     74
Communicating Across Levels     76
Setting Goals     79
Nothing Happens Without Goals     80
Goal Requirements     80
Goal Complexity     83
Goal Construction     88
Make the Goal Happen     90
Managing Goals     92
Motivation     95
Matters of the Heart     96
Motivational Sales Job     98
Motivation and Meaning     100
Help Make Connections     103
Help Groups Connect     105
Focus on the Big Goal     107
Find a Balance of Tools     109
Do Your Part     111
Coaching     113
The Elements of Coaching      114
Power of Coaching     116
Benefits of Coaching     117
What Coaching Isn't     119
Socratic Coaching     120
The Coaching Process     124
Building a Team     129
Basic Requirements     130
Team Types     133
Team Dynamics     135
Fitting People In     137
Analyzing the Team     139
Decision Models     140
Team Development Stages     143
Conflict     147
Bad Responses to Conflict     148
Nature of Conflict     149
Good Versus Bad Conflict     151
Types of Conflict     153
Managing Conflict     157
Personal Conflicts     159
Well Enough Alone     162
Empowerment and Delegation     165
Leading Isn't DIY     166
Understanding Power     167
Power Trip     169
Giving Up Control     170
Empowerment     171
Delegation     173
Taking Stock     175
Retention and Recognition     177
Impact of Loss     178
Turnover      179
Unhealthy Loss     180
Looking for Trouble     183
Structuring Retention     186
Fostering Recognition     189
Handling Change     193
Nature of Change     194
Change in an Organization     196
Become Aware     198
Plan     202
Implement     203
Follow-Up     205
Using Meetings     207
Meeting Madness     208
Meeting Pitfalls     209
Proper Preparation     210
Smart Execution     214
Types of Meetings     217
After the Meeting     219
Using Technology     220
Leading from Within     221
The New Leadership     222
The New Leader     223
Taking Responsibility     226
Becoming a Guardian     227
Building Coalitions     229
Don't Lead Everything     232
Recovering from Mistakes     235
Mistakes Will Happen     236
Making New Mistakes     239
Anticipating Problems     240
Seeing Mistakes     242
Fixing After the Mistake      245
Common Mistakes     247
Leading As a Volunteer     249
Why Volunteer?     250
Types of Organizations     251
Nature of Volunteers     253
Working with Volunteers     254
Levels of Leadership     256
Officers and Board Positions     257
Leadership Considerations     260
Firing Volunteers     261
Leading at Work     263
Management Conundrum     264
Working with Company Goals     266
Toward Greater Leadership     268
Office Politics     269
Working with Others     272
Working Outside the Company     274
Learning to Lead     277
How People Learn     278
Educational Opportunities     280
Education Plan     283
Team Education Planning     284
Valuing Education     286
Learning by Teaching     287
Ethics of Leading     289
Leadership and Principles     290
Morality, Ethics, and Legality     292
Working Ethically     294
Determining Ethics     295
Era of Regulations      297
Living by Example     298
Leadership Assessment Chart     301
Reflective Leadership Evaluation Tool     307
Index     311
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