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Tough Truths

Tough Truths

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by Deirdre Maloney
     
 
We all know the usual leadership lessons the ones about hard work, playing nice and good time management. They create fine leaders. But what makes leaders truly great is a whole different story. One that will be revealed to you in the Tough Truths. The reason the lessons are truths is because theyre proven to make people great. The reason they are tough is because

Overview

We all know the usual leadership lessons the ones about hard work, playing nice and good time management. They create fine leaders. But what makes leaders truly great is a whole different story. One that will be revealed to you in the Tough Truths. The reason the lessons are truths is because theyre proven to make people great. The reason they are tough is because they make us uncomfortablewe resist them...we wish they werent true. In fact, they might make us question everything we thought we knew about this chess game called life. The good news is when we embrace the Tough Truths we stand out. We do things we never thought possible. We find great success. We make a better future. We live a better life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015695724
Publisher:
Business Solutions Press
Publication date:
09/17/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
116
Sales rank:
855,883
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

The bad news for Deirdre Maloney is that she made a lot of mistakes. The good news is she worked really hard to make each one only once. With each error she figured out what went wrong, the part she played, and how to avoid it again.

This exact process is how Deirdre has become a nationally recognized speaker and author known for her personal brand of "mild audacity". She wrote her first book, "The Mission Myth," after running a multi-million dollar nonprofit for nearly a decade and learning painful lessons along the way. The book explores her journey and uses validation, humor and concrete tips to help others avoid some of the same pain.

Deirdre figured out the "Tough Truths," the topic of her second book, using the same non-scientific technique. In this case, however, things were a bit different. Even though she's figured out how the tough truths create great leaders, she finds she still needs to practice them daily. And sometimes she'll still mess them up. Because, in the end, that's part of the chess game called life.

When Deirdre's not writing or speaking she proudly runs Momentum LLC, which helps organizations exceed their goals and helps their leaders sleep better at night. She also teaches marketing for the University of San Diego's School of Leadership and Education Sciences and is known for her popular blog on all things leadership.

In her spare time Deirdre is a body-builder. She rises at 4:30 each morning to focus her energy on lifting weights, creating not just new levels of physical and mental strength, but also continued peace of mind.

Deirdre currently lives in San Diego with Jason, her beloved husband, travel buddy, IT guy, web designer, sushi-roll-splitter and high-shelf-reacher.

For more information on Deirdre, visit: www.makemomentum.com

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NathanIves More than 1 year ago
Tough Truths by Deirdre Maloney is a collection of ten (plus one) uncomfortable to acknowledge and even more difficult to practice lessons embodied by great leaders. Within her book, Deirdre covers topics from personal Politics, Fear, and Energy to Reputation, Stories, and Hunger. Each examines the often unspoken realities of each topic, how the most successful leaders deal with the challenge, and actions readers can take to improve their leadership skills. I like Tough Truths for the simple, direct way in which Deirdre deals with the several personal challenges each leader faces. I appreciated both the real-world examples and immediately implementable actions provided for each area of discussion. This book could easily be used in daily reflection by new and seasoned business leaders and/or as a tool to mentor others. As a seasoned leader, I did not find Tough Truths to be particularly revealing. But perhaps I’ve simply attended the same school of hard knocks Deirdre did. Regardless, her book was a sound reminder of what should be important to a leader and reflective of those I’ve most admired and aspired to emulate throughout my career. As leaders, we need to remind ourselves of the character and practices we need to embody in order to motivate and inspire others. Tough Truths serves as a excellent reminder of those important aspects of leadership we, through complacency, may otherwise forget. For actionably addressing the difficult challenges of leadership, Tough Truths is a StrategyDriven recommended read. All the Best, Nathan Ives StrategyDriven Principal