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Leadership Without Excuses: How to Create Accountability and High-Performance (Instead of Just Talking About It) [NOOK Book]

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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, ...

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Leadership Without Excuses: How to Create Accountability and High-Performance (Instead of Just Talking About It)

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Overview

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:



  • BOOST THE CLARITY AND CREDIBILITY OF YOUR HIGH EXPECTATIONS

  • REWARD WHAT YOU WANT TO SEE MORE OF—AND STOP TOLERATING WHAT YOU DON’T

  • PROMOTE PERSONAL OWNERSHIP WHILE STRETCHING YOUR PEOPLE

  • TAP INTO HIDDEN SOURCES OF MOTIVATION

  • USE YOUR AUTHORITY EFFECTIVELY— BUT WISELY

  • TREAT MISTAKES AS INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL

  • PREVENT EXCUSES BEFORE THEY HAPPEN



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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071600057
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 3/12/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 336,814
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Jeff Grimshaw, a partner in the firm MGStrategy,

is an expert on accelerating accountability

and alignment. Over two decades, he’s

helped hundreds of leaders deliver the results

on which they’ve staked their reputations.

Grimshaw serves as senior advisor, Leadership

Solutions, at stickK.com, helping leaders

apply powerful insights from behavioral

economics to improve performance. With

POW/MIA activist Paul Pinkerton, he cofounded

Paul’s Kids Vietnam Children’s

Charity. Visit Jeff at mgstrat.com.


Gregg Baron is president of Success Sciences,

a research-based performance improvement

firm that focuses on the points of customer

contact (sales, service, collections, and technical

service quality). As a certified management

consultant, Gregg has more than two decades

of experience helping senior leaders enhance

their practices for leading change. Gregg is also

a founding principal in The Institute for

Organizational Effectiveness.

Visit Gregg at success-sciences.com.

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Table of Contents

Part I: Proven Strategies for Communicating Clear and Credible Expectations
Introduction
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
Conclusion

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  • Posted May 5, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Just when you thought you read it all

    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.....

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  • Posted April 26, 2010

    The perfect leadership book for today's economy.

    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.

    Jim Micklos
    VP, Business Development
    FUSION Performance Marketing

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  • Posted April 25, 2010

    Extremely helpful read

    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.

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  • Posted April 20, 2010

    Not Just For Corporate Citizens.

    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.
    Thanks guys.

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  • Posted April 19, 2010

    Baron and Grimshaw have hit it out of the park with Leadership Without Excuses. A must read for any professional in a Leadeship role.

    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.

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