Where Winners Live: Sell More, Earn More, Achieve More Through Personal Accountability

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"Galindo and Porter's direct, no-nonsense approach brings to life the practical success strategies we have heard or seen before but often fail to execute. Using examples of accountable leaders at varying levels in their organizations, Where Winners Live motivates and instructs readers on how to maximize their full potential by being accountable. This is a good read for both experienced leaders and young ...

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Overview

Praise for Where Winners Live

"Galindo and Porter's direct, no-nonsense approach brings to life the practical success strategies we have heard or seen before but often fail to execute. Using examples of accountable leaders at varying levels in their organizations, Where Winners Live motivates and instructs readers on how to maximize their full potential by being accountable. This is a good read for both experienced leaders and young professionals looking to grow in their careers."

Alfonzo D. Alexander, president of the Center for the Public Trust, National Association of State Boards of Accountancy

"Linda Galindo and Dave Porter clearly explain that the secret weapon for success in business and in life is personal accountability. Where Winners Live is a must-read for leaders and managers who are responsible for results in today's uncertain economy. If you are willing to open your mind to 100 percent personal accountability and start living Where Winners Live, this book is for you."

W. David Rook, CPA, partner in charge of firm assurance and advisory services, Weaver and Tidwell, LLP

"Linda Galindo's first book, The 85% Solution, transformed our management team at CALSTAR to be honest and more effective. Her new book with Dave Porter, Where Winners Live, defines personal accountability for financial service professionals so they can decide how and where they want to 'live.'"

Lynn D. Malmstrom, president and CEO, California Shock Trauma Air Rescue (CALSTAR)

"People starting their careers, all salespeople, and the rest of us who are not getting the results we want should read Where Winners Live. In fact, don't just read the book. Live the life and enjoy your newfound success."

Marc Kozin, former president, L.E.K. Consulting, LLC

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118436264
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/5/2013
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 217,594
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Dave Porter is the president and CEO of Baystate Financial Services, one of New England's most prestigious financial service firms. He was named one of Boston's Most Admired CEOs in 2011 by the Boston Business Journal which also has ranked Baystate as one of Boston's Best Places to Work.

Linda Galindo is a consultant, keynote speaker, leadership development facilitator, executive coach, and president of Galindo Consulting Inc. She has been named a Woman Business Owner of the Year by the National Association of Women Business Owners, and is author of two books as well as a training package based on her book The 85% Solution. She is regularly quoted in periodicals, including Investor's Business Daily, Forbes, and Leader to Leader.

Sharon O'Malley is a writer, editor, consultant, and adjunct faculty member at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland.

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Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Part I: Accountability and You 1

1. You Are Accountable 3

2. What Is Accountability? 7

3. Linda’s Story 11

4. Where Losers Languish 15

5. Where Do You Live? 27

6. Choosing Your Mindset 31

7. Clarity: The Core of Accountability 35

8. Dave’s Story 45

9. Taking Action 47

10. Defining Success 53

11. Accountable For, Accountable To 59

12. Do What You Need to Do 73

13. Fine-Print Accountability 85

14. I’m Sorry, But . . . 89

Part II: Accountability and Teamwork 95

15. Own Your Compromises 97

16. The Boss of You 101

17. True Teamwork 105

18. The Contradiction 111

19. Five Levels of Teams 115

20. Eleven Behaviors 119

21. Barriers to Teamwork 133

22. Reasonable Expectations 139

Part III: Accountability and Leadership 143

23. The Accountable Leader 145

24. Pain Point: Retention 149

25. Barriers to Entry 153

26. Culture Clash 157

27. Hiring Integrity 159

28. Triangle of Victimization 163

29. Understanding the Game 165

30. Pain Point: Holding Others Accountable—Or Not 169

31. Pain Point: Rescue, Fix, and Save 175

32. Pain Point: Do It My Way 181

33. Non-negotiables 185

34. Go Ahead: Do It Your Way 187

35. Pain Point: Clarity 195

36. Pain Point: I Can’t Know Everything 199

37. Outcome Equals Intention 205

Epilogue 213

About the Authors 221

Index 224

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