Focused Leadership: What You Can Do Today to Become a More Effective Leader

Focused Leadership: What You Can Do Today to Become a More Effective Leader

by Ervin (Earl) Cobb

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Overview

FOCUSED LEADERSHIP is not your typical leadership book. It is an entertaining and anecdote-filled "What You Can Do Today to Become a Better Leader" book on leadership. FOCUSED LEADERSHIP is filled with stimulating and inspiring personal anecdotes which epitomize the leadership approach shaped, refined and utilized by Earl Cobb as he attained over thirty years of amazingly successful and rewarding results. The book clearly and uniquely articulates "what you can do", "what you will gain" and "what you will avoid" by incorporating Earl's nuggets of wisdom into your own leadership approach. Earl Cobb is an American "rags-to-riches" success story. Aggressively climbing the corporate ladder and volunteering to serve the communities in which he has lived, has afforded Earl the opportunity to accumulate trailblazing leadership experience, insights and success. His ability to reach deep within and his willingness to share his lessons learned with others is what make this book a unique treasure.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780974461762
Publisher: Richer Press
Publication date: 12/21/2011
Pages: 132
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.31(d)

About the Author

Earl Cobb is an American "rags-to-riches" success story. Through his hard work, dedication and faith, Earl has forged an accomplished career as a technologist, project/program manager and gifted entrepreneur. He is also a highly respected senior management executive. He has enjoyed over twenty-five years of success within Fortune 100 companies including Honeywell, Inc., Motorola, Inc. and Wells Fargo Bank. He is the former President and CEO of MedContrax, Inc.

He and his wife, Charlotte D. Grant-Cobb are widely recognized as one of the nation's rising-stars among Self-Improvement, Relationships and Inspiration authors, lecturers and speakers. The collective seriousness and wit of their work has been described as perfect for "those seeking personal growth, change and life enrichment but not quite ready for Dr. Phil."

Their prior books include Until I Change, Living a Richer Life: Getting the Most out of Life's Gifts and Circumstances, Focused Leadership: What You Can Do Today to Become A More Effective Leader and Navigating the Life Enrichment Model™.

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Focused Leadership: What You Can Do Today to Become a More Effective Leader 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Best Book on Leadership I have Read in Years. This book exceeded all of my expectations. I learned of Mr. Cobb's book from a colleague. I am a mid-level manager with a Fortune 100 technology company. My team of over 300 technical, sales and operations professionals has already began to respond positively to insight I gained from "Focused leadership". Mr. Cobb does an excellent job of sharing his experience and laying out what a good manager can do to be even better. This is a "must read". This is the best book on leadership I have read in years.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an unusual book on leadership. It actually shares real-life lessons and present what anyone who is leading a team or an organization can do to become a more effective leader. I read the entire book last Saturday morning while I enjoyed my morning coffee. I took it to work on Monday and placed on the self above my desk. I am sure I will use some of the ideas that Mr. Cobb presents in the book to help me from time to time. Great book and excellent read. I would highly recommend to it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books on “real” leadership that I have read in a long time. The message is clear and extremely relevant. The anecdotes are really insightful and entertaining. The step-by-step matrixes on “what to do” and “what you will gain” are invaluable for those of us who lead teams. I would recommend this book to anyone who is serious about becoming a more effective leader today.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an Excellent Book. Leadership is about the Heart. I bought the book a couple of weeks ago and just had a chance to start reading it. This is one of the best books on how to improve your organizational leadership skills I have read in a long time. Mr. Cobb shares soon very interesting experiences and valuable insights. This is a good book and I would recommend it. .
GeneBlue More than 1 year ago
Informative, Insightful and Inspiring … a great read. I picked up a copy of Focused Leadership a few weeks ago based the recommendation of a friend. I found the book to be informative, insightful and inspiring. The “what you can do” matrix following the discussion of each of the 10-Steps to Leading and Winning is a method of sharing “lessons-learned” that I have never seen before. This approach allows Mr. Cobb to get right to the heart of what it takes to become a more effective leader. I especially liked the “what you will avoid” comments. Focused Leadership is extremely concise and well-done. I would recommend it to anyone who is currently leading a team or organization as well as everyone interested in reading a great book on leadership.
ThankfulManager More than 1 year ago
Mr. Cobb really knocked this one out of the ball park. I personally found the anecdotes to be both touching and entertaining. The ideas on “what to do to become a more effective leader” are straight-forward and clearly based on real-world experiences. I recently incorporated two of his ideas into my leadership approach and I am already sensing a big difference in how my sales team is responding to me. I have been a manager for over ten years and have taken a number of leadership courses that have taught me the difference between being a good leader versus a good manager. However, none of them told me “what I should do”. This is a powerful book. I highly recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A friend recommended that I get a copy of Focused Leadership and I am so glad I did. I am a mid-level manager in a Fortune 100 company and I can relate to Mr. Cobb’s experiences at Motorola and Wells Fargo. I read the entire book on a plane ride back from a business trip last week and have ordered copies for my entire staff. All of the ideas that he presents are so solid and the stories are great. For me to be able to benefit from his lessons learned is like getting smarter without having to go through the pain. This is an excellent book for any mid-level manager.
clem2012 More than 1 year ago
This is a Very Entertaining and Insightful Book on Leadership. This is one of the few books on leadership that I have read which not only entertains you but also leaves you with proven management concepts that you can put to use today. The book is well-written. The stories shared are interesting, entertaining and insightful. I would recommend it to both new and seasoned managers in any organization which gets their work done through teams.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first book on leadership which actually shares exactly what you can do in a number of realistic situations to improve your results as a leader. I must commend Mr. Cobb for not only sharing the interesting and revealing anecdotes but also for providing so much wisdom and insight is such a concise matter. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who is in a leadership role and could benefit from the experience of a proven leader.