Impact: Great Leadership Changes Everything

Impact: Great Leadership Changes Everything


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New York Times bestseller

For more than 25 years, organizational psychologist and management consultant Dr. Tim Irwin has worked with thousands of leaders in well-known global companies. He knows most leaders work for recognition and advancement and they want more challenge and responsibility. He’s also found this to be true: Most of us want to make a positive difference through our work and to have our lives count for something more than simply making a living. We want to make an impact.

Yet when we look around our organizations, we don’t see many leaders who have real impact. We see them just managing the daily rat race. Somewhere along the line, many began working for money instead of for meaning, for status instead of for a lasting legacy.

In Impact, Irwin identifies the principles and beliefs that lead to great leadership—ways in which you can grow and thrive and be trusted by others. Learn how to be the kind of leader that motivates others in meaningful work and great accomplishments and what you can do to stay on track so you avoid a path of personal destruction so many leaders go down today.

Accessible, humorous, and engaging, Irwin’s latest book shows you how to live the vision you began your career with and then finish strong for a lasting impact, the hope of every great leader.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781939529046
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
Publication date: 02/04/2014
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

A psychologist and business consultant for more than 25 years, Dr. Tim Irwin has worked in numerous diverse industries with a number of America’s most well-known and respected global companies. He is a frequent speaker on leadership development and other topics related to organizational effectiveness.

He is the author of two critically acclaimed books, Run with the Bulls without Getting Trampled and Derailed: Five Lessons Learned from Catastrophic Failures of Leadership. Irwin has been a frequent contributor to numerous national media outlets, including Fox Business News, Fox & Friends, CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, and Businessweek.

Table of Contents

Foreword xiii

Preface xv

Prologue xvii

Chapter 1 Make an Impact 1

Chapter 2 Three Faces of a Leader 9

Chapter 3 We are Our Own Black Box 21

Chapter 4 Know Thyself 37

Chapter 5 Sustain Great Leadership 51

Chapter 6 Danger-High Voltage 59

Chapter 7 Make Sure Those Wires Have Good Insulation 73

Chapter 8 What Do You Really Believe? 87

Chapter 9 Are You Talking to Me? 99

Chapter 10 Lies Leaders Love 109

Chapter 11 Our Beliefs About Ourselves and Those We Lead 121

Chapter 12 Detonate False Beliefs 135

Chapter 13 Running Me Inc. 145

Chapter 14 Who's Watching Your Back? 155

Chapter 15 Pilates for the Leader-How to Further Strengthen Our Core 169

Epilogue 181

Acknowledgments 183

Notes 185

About The Author 191

Index 193

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