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Real Leaders Don't Boss: Inspire, Motivate, and Earn Respect from Employees and Watch Your Organization Soar
     

Real Leaders Don't Boss: Inspire, Motivate, and Earn Respect from Employees and Watch Your Organization Soar

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by Ritch K. Eich
 

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"...throw away the heavy textbooks and get set for some real-world wisdom from someone who has been there and done it..."
--Mike McCurry, White House Press Secretary for President Clinton, Principal, Public Strategies Washington, Inc.

"Ritch has deep leadership knowledge and experience, and this book will provide valuable information to all who want to

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"...throw away the heavy textbooks and get set for some real-world wisdom from someone who has been there and done it..."
--Mike McCurry, White House Press Secretary for President Clinton, Principal, Public Strategies Washington, Inc.

"Ritch has deep leadership knowledge and experience, and this book will provide valuable information to all who want to further develop their leadership skills."
--David Brandon, Director of Athletics, The University of Michigan and former chairman and CEO, Domino's Pizza

Forget leadership gimmicks and catch phrases, "instant" leadership manuals and Stalinesque approaches to bottom-line results. Skip the sharp cuts to cope with tough times, too. Real and effective leaders today--from the executive suite to the assembly line--quietly and consistently follow what Dr. Eich has identified as the seven principles of effective leadership.

True leaders know how to make ethical judgments in the face of real-world challenges, and recognize what it takes to win loyalty and respect, motivate through passion, develop positive relationships, and enhance open communication.

Real Leaders Don't Boss is an easy-to-understand, practical guide to leadership in the workplace and in life that can help anyone grasp what it takes to inspire, motivate, and lead. With the help of real-life stories and advice from top leaders, it teaches how, with the right direction and guidance, real leaders quietly stand back and, no matter the economic conditions, observe as others achieve success, which creates their own successes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781601631862
Publisher:
Career Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/22/2012
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author


One of the leadership field's preeminent experts, Dr. Ritch K. Eich has spent the last four decades studying the philosophies and fundamentals of true leaders. He's been a top executive, a military communications specialist, a U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff officer, a college teacher, a administrator, a consultant, a writer, and an entrepreneur. Along the way, he's worked with or for a Who's Who of world leaders, from Howard Holmes (Jiffy Mix) to Tom Monaghan (Domino's Pizza founder) to Admiral William Thompson. He is founder and president of Eich Associated, a strategic branding, marketing, communication, and management coaching firm; an adjunct professor at California Lutheran University; a frequent speaker and blogger on leadership and marketing; and a columnist for various business and professional publications.

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Real Leaders Don't Boss: Inspire, Motivate, and Earn Respect from Employees and Watch Your Organization Soar 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
KHopper More than 1 year ago
Forget the highlighter when you read Real Leaders Don’t Boss by Ritch K. Eich, Ph.D. The author succinctly sums up keep points from each chapter for you in bullets he calls the “Takeaway.” And there’s much to take away from each chapter. But don’t expect a textbook or a lecture on how to lead. Eich is the best of teachers because he doesn’t tell us how to be leaders, he shows us. The book walks us through the author’s life experiences, his encounters with exemplary leaders from all segments of society – sports, academia, military, business, government. Eich even shares insights on leadership he’s gleaned from his own family. In doing so, he demonstrates clearly how we can identify models of leadership in our own lives and constantly grow and learn from our exposure to them. Through Eich’s stories we learn leaders must have patience, integrity, humility, respect, compassion – and guts. Each story causes you to reflect on people who have been remarkable in your own life – for good and not-so-good reasons. Then, just when you’re seriously pondering, Eich drops in some humorous anecdote to make the book fun as well as motivating. For a little money (that goes to a good cause) and a little reading time, this barely 200-page book will likely find a permanent place on your bookshelf. You’ll want to read it over several times and regularly refer to the “Takeaway” points as you strive to become a real leader or work to help others achieve greatness
Professor80 More than 1 year ago
If I had to pick someone to write a book on leadership it would have to be Ritch Eich. I have followed his career in leadership roles for over forty years and have been impressed by how he has succeeded in making every organization he has led prosper and grow. Every chapter in this 'easy to read' book is filled with accounts of leaders in academia, the military, the political arena, and the business community who have made a difference. All 200 pages of this engaging book are built around what Ritch calls the "Eight Essentials of Effective Leadership." The very first point is the title of his book: "Real Leaders Don't Boss." There are a lot of 'how to' books about being an effective leader to choose from but consider putting "Real Leaders Don't Boss" at the top of your reading list. This IS a five star 'read' and beyond!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Drawing on his rich experiences, Ritch Eich provides personal anecdotes that demonstrate his eight "essentials for effective leadership." These practical essentials are useful for all who seek to lead -- from work groups to the C-suite. Eich highlights the success of servant leaders and the difference between being just a boss and a leader, who develops and trusts his team. You'll find this a good addition to your reference shelf.
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KA21 More than 1 year ago
Ritch Eich's book is only 200 pages but dense with examples and stories that bring to life the 8 Essentials of Effective Leadership. This is a book that motivates readers to 'Get Ready to Lead,' the title of the final chapter. Each chapter builds on one essential of effective leadership and smoothly flows into the next to inform us not only what it takes to be a leader, but how to become one in our daily lives...as a parent, supervisor, CEO, team leader, life partner. Easy to read, passionate, inspiring and a useful guide to taking a true leadership role in our own lives.
Mary_Minix More than 1 year ago
Ritch Eich provides a great reminder that “real leaders listen to all views, respect all parties, and then embark forward on a journey to make a difference.” I worked for Ritch for several years in Indianapolis, and one of the most valuable lessons I learned from him is to be a listening professional. We marketers and PR pros can become very invested in our messaging…let’s be equally passionate about our listening. Real Leaders Don’t Boss is packed with fascinating stories from Ritch’s career that will motivate and inspire you to be a better leader, listener and communicator.
NormH More than 1 year ago
Real Leaders Don't Boss is a very practical guide to leadership, is well-written and thus is easy to follow. Years of effective leadership practices by the author have made this book one everyone who wants to improve his or her leader skills should read. The fact that proceeds from the sale of the book are being donated to organizations caring for our wounded war veterans says it all! Whether you're a new CEO of a small or large organization or a middle manager on your way up or a student fascinated with leadership, you'll learn valuable practices--those to use AND those to avoid. What I also particularly like about this book is that it applies to those of us in either the for-profit world or the not-for-profit world as the author draws great examples from both perspectives.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ritch Eich integrates four decades of experience leading and working with leaders in the private sector, public sector and academia. He's seen it all, and in addition to that, he is an astute and reliable guide through fascinating and enriching historical examples of leadership insights. This book is an engaging statement of wisdom and depth about how to bring forth the best in oneself and others in pursuit of noble aims. Ritch also leads by example: Proceeds from the sale of Real Leaders Don't Boss will be donated to not-for-profit organizations that are caring for U.S. Military men and women who were wounded in Iraq or Afghanistan. If you aspire to help others, lead others or improve yourself, read this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ritch Eich has gone the extra yard in his recommendations to make leaders real leaders. Aside from his vast experience and success in the field of leadership, he provides suggestions and anecdotes from proven leaders from all walks of life. His book not only tells you what you need to do, he advises the reader of all of the pitfalls. It's a must read for anyone in management.
Second_City_Book_Reviews More than 1 year ago
Too many business books use the terms “lead” and “boss” interchangeably, when, in fact, they represent two disparate styles. Bosses command and control, while leaders help their teams make a difference and succeed. In “Real Leaders Don’t Boss”, Ritch Eich explores what separates real leaders from everyone else: open communication, a unique sense of self, respect, and integrity. Eich has worked with a who’s who of for-profit, not-for-profit and military organizations, and he meshes those insights with his own experiences to develop the profile of a real leader. If you’re tired of reading the same old rhetoric found in other leadership books, pick up a copy of this fast-paced book, full of great anecdotes. As a testament to walking the walk, Eich is donating his royalties to organizations that are caring for U.S. military men and women who were wounded in Iraq or Afghanistan.