Lead Inside the Box: How Smart Leaders Guide Their Teams to Exceptional Results

Lead Inside the Box: How Smart Leaders Guide Their Teams to Exceptional Results

by Victor Prince, Mike Figliuolo

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Lead Inside the Box: How Smart Leaders Guide Their Teams to Exceptional Results by Victor Prince, Mike Figliuolo

Every employee is different, but unfortunately many leaders use a one-size-fits-all approach to leading. In doing so, these otherwise well-intentioned leaders are working harder than they should while not getting all they could out of their teams.

Lead Inside the Box gives leaders a way to get the best out of their teams by focusing their energy where it will make the biggest difference. It teaches leaders how to:

  • Figure out where they are currently investing their time and energy across their teams
  • Identify the unique leadership needs of each team member
  • Make smarter decisions about how and where to invest their time and energy to get the best results out of everyone

    Through simple frameworks brought to life with stories from the trenches, leaders will be able to see their own teams--and themselves--from a new perspective. Paradoxically these methods will enable leaders to improve their team's performance exponentially while expending half the effort.

  • Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9781632650047
    Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
    Publication date: 07/20/2015
    Edition description: First Edition
    Pages: 288
    Sales rank: 1,258,717
    Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

    About the Author

    As the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Victor Prince helped build a new Federal agency and led a division of hundreds of people. As a consultant with Bain & Company, he helped clients across the United States and Europe develop successful business strategies. Today, Victor is a consultant and speaker who teaches strategy and leadership skills to clients around the world.

    Mike Figliuolo is the founder and managing director of thoughtLEADERS, LLC, a professional services firm specializing in leadership development. He is the author of One Piece of Paper: The Simple Approach to Powerful, Personal Leadership and is a nationally recognized speaker and blogger. Before founding his own company, he was a consultant at McKinsey & Co., and an executive at Capital One and Scotts Miracle-Gro.

    Table of Contents

    Introduction 21

    Part I Introducing the Leadership Matrix

    Chapter 1 Improving Your Leadership Efficiency and Effectiveness 27

    Chapter 2 What's the Leadership Matrix and How Does It Help Me? 37

    Part II Leader Inputs and Team Member Outputs

    Chapter 3 The Input of Leaders 51

    Chapter 4 The Output of Team Members 67

    Chapter 5 The Leadership Matrix 77

    Part III Leading Exemplars

    Chapter 6 Exemplars 91

    Chapter 7 "Rising Star" Exemplars 95

    Chapter 8 "Domain Master" Exemplars 105

    Part IV Leading High-Cost Producers

    Chapter 9 High-Cost Producers 117

    Chapter 10 "Squeaky Wheel" High-Cost Producers 121

    Chapter 11 "Steamroller" High-Cost Producers 131

    Part V Leading Passengers

    Chapter 12 Passengers 143

    Chapter 13 "Stowaway" Passengers 147

    Chapter 14 "Joyrider" Passengers 157

    Part VI Leading Detractors

    Chapter 15 Detractors 169

    Chapter 16 "Square Peg" Detractors 173

    Chapter 17 "Slacker" Detractors 183

    Part VII Applying the Leadership Matrix

    Chapter 18 Executing the Plan with Your Team 197

    Chapter 19 Applying the Leadership Matrix to Team Situations 223

    Chapter 20 Embedding the Leadership Matrix in Your Talent Processes 245

    Chapter 21 Your Path Forward 255

    Appendix A The Leadership Matrix Assessment 259

    Appendix B Applying the Leadership Matrix to Performance Appraisals 273

    Index 279

    About the Authors 283

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