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IT?S TIME FOR YOU TO INCREASE EMPLOYEE ACCOUNTABILITY?NO EXCUSES!
?Very engaging! Grimshaw and Baron provide practical coaching points on how to translate leadership intentions into results.?
DAVE HILFMAN, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, ...
IT’S TIME FOR YOU TO INCREASE EMPLOYEE ACCOUNTABILITY—NO EXCUSES!
“Very engaging! Grimshaw and Baron provide practical coaching points on how to translate leadership intentions into results.”
DAVE HILFMAN, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, CONTINENTAL AIRLINES
“A timely collection of valuable lessons on how to prevent excuses before they happen.”
MICHAEL PIETRUNTI, PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, KYOCERA MITA AMERICA, INC.
“Jam-packed with authentic examples and insights, this book encourages all leaders to actively look in the mirror and pay keen attention to the eff ective execution of their most important responsibilities.”
JEFF IRMER, VP OF SALES, THE AMERICAS, HONEYWELL AUTOMATION AND CONTROL SOLUTIONS
“It’s never been more important for leaders to take responsibility and drive accountability. Unfortunately, in too many organizations those are just words. Grimshaw and Baron provide practical guidance on how to translate these ideas into authentic actions.”
JEFFREY A. HIRSCH, REGIONAL PRESIDENT, RESIDENTIAL SERVICES, NEW YORK CITY REGION, TIME WARNER CABLE
About the Book
There are three kinds of employees: Some are Saints; they’re always accountable. Some are Sinners; they’re never accountable. But most are Save-ables; sometimes they make good choices, sometimes they don’t. What makes the diff erence? Leadership without Excuses has the answers.
Jeff Grimshaw and Gregg Baron help you put an end to the Save-ables’ poor choices and excuse-making—and convert them into Saints. The secret is to communicate clear and credible expectations, create compelling consequences, and lead conversations grounded in reality.
In order to save the Save-ables, you need to:
There’s no excuse for putting up with excuses. Leadership without Excuses is for anyone who actually wants to do something about it. It’s the definitive guide to taking excuses out of the system and creating an environment where accountability and performance are consistently high. With this game-changing guide, you’ll stop the excuses in their tracks and put your team on the path to success. Find out more at www.takeawayexcuses.com
Part I: Proven Strategies for Communicating Clear and Credible Expectations
1. Equip your People for Moments of Truth and Tradeoff
2. Invest Excruciating Minutes to Ensure Role Clarity
3. Use Commander's Intent to Promote Ownership, Stretch Your People, and Align Them with Your Business Strategy
4. Compete for Attention
5. Boost the Credibility of Your High Expectations
Part II: Proven Strategies for Creating Compelling Consequences
6. Reward What You Want to See More of. . . And Stop Tolerating What You Don't
7. Use the Other F-Word to Tap Hidden Sources of Motivation
8. Wield Your Biggest Stick: The Power to Take Things Away
9. Whnn You HaWheno Authority, Use Increased Confidence and Reduced Anxiety as Your Consequence Currency
Part III: Proven Strategies for Leading Conversations Grounded in Empirical Reality
10. Whet the Appetite for Truth
11. Prevent Excuses before They Happen
12. Banish the Fantasies and Fetishes that Lead to Fingerpointing
13. Treat Mistakes as Intellectual Capital and Give Negative Feedback That Doesn't Freak People Out
Even the best leaders will be convicted of personal excuses vs. accountability. This is recommended reading for every management team. What a great way to get everyone on the same page! Chapter eight is a read and then read again, on a subject seldom covered; "Wield Your Biggest Stick: The Power To Take Things Away. Follow that with "Whet The Appetite For Truth" and you have some powerful coaching tools. I wish this book had been available years ago.....Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 26, 2010
Some of my observations in this tough economy include the never ending need for leaders to drive consistently higher levels of performance. The leadership strategies and practices detailed in "Leadership Without Excuses" lays out exactly how to do that. It is a fast read filled with real stories and examples from a variety of leaders articulating their lessons learned leading to getting the performance they need from their people. Simply put, it is the perfect book for leaders in today's economy.
VP, Business Development
FUSION Performance Marketing
Posted April 25, 2010
Leadership Without Excuses is an excellent read and an extremely helpful business tool both for managers and anyone with leadership responsibities. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to hone their skills. You will take away some great ideas. I look forward to their next book on a different business topic as well.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 20, 2010
Gregg Baron and Jeff Grimshaw have written a classic. The book includes concepts that are relevant and applicable in a multitude of environments not just corporate.As a member of the creative community I applied the lessons I learned immediately. My favorite chapters include 'Prevent excuses before they happen' and ' Proven strategies for compelling consequences'. I have already recommended it to a number of artists that I work with who are challenged by communicating clear and credible expectations. Gregg and Jeff provide a number of useful strategies for effectively interacting within a group.
Posted April 19, 2010
I found this text quite an easy read with compelling actual examples for immediate application in ones place of business. These prose should be read by any and all of those Managers in a leadership role.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 9, 2011
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Posted November 21, 2011
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