House Rules: Insights for Innovative Leaders

House Rules: Insights for Innovative Leaders

by Larry M. James


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Move from vision to reality.

In House Rules, Larry shares essential, on the-ground leadership principles for environments as diverse as board rooms, public housing developments, hunger relief efforts, and donor cultivation. In an accessible and conversational style, he examines practical, instructive case studies and offers principled guidance for leaders in any management setting that calls for execution and action.

A great resource for leadership development and motivation, House Rules will inspire leaders to face the daunting challenges ahead and expect big results.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780891124221
Publisher: Abilene Christian University Press
Publication date: 06/12/2018
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 11

Foreword Randy Mayeux 15

Preface 19

Chapter 1 Let People Fail 27

Chapter 2 Breakthroughs Follow Darkness 43

Chapter 3 Honor Tradition; Celebrate Innovation 53

Chapter 4 Don't Dismiss the Difficult 65

Chapter 5 Forget the Credits 81

Chapter 6 Patient with People; Impatient with Problems 91

Chapter 7 Expect Results 101

Chapter 8 Interpret People-Listen 109

Chapter 9 See the Treasure 115

Chapter 10 Find Joy 123

Chapter 11 Keep the Back Door Open 131

Chapter 12 Pay Attention to Critics 141

Chapter 13 Welcome the Unreasonable 149

Chapter 14 Give Away What You Need 159

Chapter 15 Lead Flat 165

Chapter 16 Imagine Partners 171

Chapter 17 Cultivate Chaos 179

Chapter 18 Value the Counterintuitive 185

Chapter 19 Remember the Mission 193

Chapter 20 Serve Customers 201

Chapter 21 No Stupid Questions 207

Chapter 22 Vertical Trumps Horizontal 213

Chapter 23 Act beyond Your Reach 221

Chapter 24 Stick to Your Promise 227

Chapter 25 Clean Handoff 231

Lagniappe 239

Suggested Reading 251

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