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 leadershipways 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.
|Publisher:||BenBella Books, Inc.|
|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
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
About The Author 191
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Impact is the best leadership book I’ve read in many years. This book has a profound depth to it, but is surprisingly easy to read. The personal stories Irwin tells are fantastic. I recommend it for leaders but really anyone who has influence over others. Craig Gaskins
Tim Irwin's book, "Impact," is one of the most profound leadership books you will ever read. It cuts to the core of what makes great leaders - a high level of self-awareness and the ability to develop and guard one's "core." There is something very real about this book - you will find yourself laughing one minute and deep in reflection the next. "Impact" will change the way you think about your leadership and your life from every angle. It is thought-provoking, insightful, and full of wisdom. Every now and then, a truly exceptional leadership book comes out that changes the paradigm of what makes leaders great - "Impact" is one of them.