No-Compromise Leadership: A Higher Standard of Leadership Thinking and Behavior

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No-compromise leadership is all about the thinking, behavior and accountability that support all leadership results and business outcomes.

With no-compromise as the mandate, even the best and most respected of companies reveal the need for improvement. Business size doesn't matter. When compromise seeps in, the more drag it places on growth momentum and energy. Allow it to go unchecked, even for a nanosecond, and the most achievable goals instantly turn into pipe dreams - yet ...

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Overview

No-compromise leadership is all about the thinking, behavior and accountability that support all leadership results and business outcomes.

With no-compromise as the mandate, even the best and most respected of companies reveal the need for improvement. Business size doesn't matter. When compromise seeps in, the more drag it places on growth momentum and energy. Allow it to go unchecked, even for a nanosecond, and the most achievable goals instantly turn into pipe dreams - yet another collection of missed opportunities. No-compromise means no missed opportunities. No-compromise leadership is a commitment to a higher standard that guides and nurtures a business culture capable of extraordinary achievement. No-compromise defines the type of leader you are. It defines the DNA of the business you lead.

This book was written to give business leaders a no-compromise operating system allowing dynamic companies to emerge. That is the true role of the no-compromise leader.

Winner of the 2010 IPPY Award's Bronze Medal for Business/Leadership.

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Bo Burlingham, editor at large, INC. magazine and author of Small Giants: Companies that Choose to be Great Instead of Big:

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932021349
  • Publisher: Strategies Publishing Group, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2009
  • Pages: 314
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Neil Ducoff is founder and CEO of Strategies, a training/coaching company dedicated to business growth. The foremost authority on no-compromise leadership, Ducoff has spurred thousands of business executives to achieve the highest levels of success and profitability. Neil is a sought-after Keynote speaker and trainer.
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  • Posted April 1, 2009

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    Every Business Owner and Executive Should Read This Book

    Neil Ducoff's "No-Compromise Leadership: A Higher Standard of Thinking and Behavior" should be read by every business owner and executive, young or old, new or experienced. Every single Chapter provides insight into the best business practices that should be embraced, adopted or renewed in all companies, regardless of the industry.

    The steps and actions that Neil advocates are the very keys to success in operating, growing and leading a business. With real world case examples and laser like focus on his message, Neil drives every essential point home and motivates the reader to get started without delay.

    From a legal perspective, the strategies laid out in this book will add a layer of protection from legal risks of all kinds in that your business will be tighter, your employees happier and your customers satisfied.

    Read this book, keep it on your desk, buy multiple copies and pass them out. Your return will be immeasurable.

    Marjorie Jobe is the author of Business Law Battle Plan for Entrepreneurs: Protect Your Company from Lawyers, Lawsuits and Legal Disasters

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2009

    "No-Compromise" Should Become the New Wave in Leadership

    This outstanding work is not only readable, but understandable and crammed full of highly practical, truly nuts-and-bolts ways to evaluate and improve your personal level of leadership -- as well as the company you own, manage or simply work for. If the United States took itself seriously enough to employ the recommendations author Neil Ducoff discusses in this book, perhaps we could get back some internal self respect and become a world leader again. To gain respect as a "leader," one must have respect for one's own leadership skills. If we lead for the moment and fail to be consistent and transparent, if we set goals for others and falter in accomplishing them ourselves, and if we ignore the potholes in the mundane, we certainly will fall short and never become what is possible. This book really should be sent in bulk to Congress, GM, Wall Street, and all of the other slugs (possibly including ourselves who think we've got all the answers). This might be something that our new President might find "on target" for the direction he indicates he would like to "lead" our country.

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  • Posted January 29, 2009

    Direct....Do It....Do It.....

    Direct and to the point. What else is any clearer! Keep things simple and keep moving forward.Great addition to business and life libraries!

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  • Posted November 24, 2008

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    No Compromise Leadership, not what I first thought

    I have been reading no compromise leadership and I think I finally get it. NCL really starts with the top. It is true I have been compromising. Compromising making tough decisions that is. It is a fascinating thing to confront this. When I first looked at the book I was thinking Neil has taken a socialist concept (TBP) and gone communist. This NCL might be dictatorial even. Has Strategies gone fascist? But no!<BR/>I was in the US military for 19 years. A lot of tough minded people. A lot of do as I say because I said it. Rank has its privileges. Although I believe in the chain of command and structure. I always believed that logic must sit behind the policies. There has to be a reason why. Blind faith and discipline is simply not appropriate for thinking people like myself.<BR/>So the thought of not compromising, was abhorrent to me. Also I was thinking that if no compromise exists than peace will not exist as well. Sometimes you have to give to get. If I don¿t compromise whom will be left, just the people that were left ready to capitulate to a domineering boss. I have seen peoples subjected to non compromising leaders, parents, coaches, etc. It is not a pretty thing. Lots of therapy needed there. I mean honestly NC! The behavior I¿m talking about stems from emotional walls. They are insulted by legit questions about policy or procedure and anger wells up which screams, how dare you question my authority. I hate those types of people.<BR/> <BR/>BUT this is not what Neil is talking about. Neil is talking about no compromise to the business outcomes first and mostly what it takes to get those outcomes right. It is about responsibility as I see, personal responsibility. It means business is not about working less, stealing from your own coffers and shirking responsibility and tough decisions. Sometimes it means not delegating or taking the time to properly train someone or waiting to get the right hire. NCL means recognizing your weaknesses.<BR/> <BR/>NCL means not compromising your own integrity. It is a tough thing to hold yourself to a high standard. Look at some of the things we put on our employees heads: Creating goals without proper systems to achieve the goals-compromise. Delegating without proper training-compromise. Taking on new hires without a proper vetting-compromise. It means leadership compromised, oh strike that, the leader compromised. I do hope that people will see what Neil¿s title really means. Leadership in the USA has compromised too long. Taking short roads to profits without concern beyond a quarterly time horizon. Capitulating to over bearing labor unions. Self aggrandizement is apparent with luxury jets, spa vacations and golden parachutes. It is time for American business to get it right, to realize that responsibility is a huge part of leadership.<BR/> <BR/>If American business was not compromising they would not be in the current state they are in. Business growth would be more steady and would work toward long term profitability. We would be competitive and innovative as we know we are capable. NCL creates the argument that proper business decision making is an act of ethical behavior and I believe this to be true. Just as volunteering is an act of patriotism. Whatever the reasons, I believe that NCL will allow my business to move to a level of unprecedented strength.<BR/><BR/>Tony Gordon, Gordon Salons and Spas-Chicago

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