The Leadership Pill: The Missing Ingredient in Motivating People Today

The Leadership Pill: The Missing Ingredient in Motivating People Today

by Kenneth Blanchard, Marc Muchnick

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780743250016
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 09/02/2003
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 145,539
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.43(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Ken Blanchard is chief spiritual officer and chairman of the board of The Ken Blanchard Companies, a worldwide training and development firm. He is the author of a dozen bestselling books — including the blockbuster international bestseller The One Minute Manager and the giant business bestsellers Whale Done!, Raving Fans, and Gung Ho! — which have combined sales of more than thirteen million copies in more than twenty-five languages. Few people have had a more positive and lasting impact on the day-to-day management of people and companies than Ken Blanchard. He and his wife Margie live in San Diego and work with their son Scott, daughter Debbie, and her husband Humberto Medina.

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The Leadership Pill

The Missing Ingredient in Motivating People Today
By Blanchard, Kenneth H.

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Copyright © 2003 Blanchard, Kenneth H.
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Introduction

Today's workforce is more sophisticated, diverse, and informed than ever before. As a result, the "my way or the highway" command-and-control approach to management doesn't cut it anymore. Ultimately, people are looking for something different -- and better -- in organizational leadership. They demand leaders who not only get results, but who win the trust and respect of their teams.

The Leadership Pill is a fun parable that underscores the need for leaders to show integrity, build a culture of partnership, and affirm people's sense of self-worth by letting them know that what they do is important. Our belief is that when you tune in to what people really want, you can outperform anyone -- even someone who thinks they have found the perfect Leadership Pill.

We hope you will read this book to discover what it really takes to become an Effective Leader, and then perhaps share it with others who will benefit from the powerful message and learning points it contains. Remember, leadership is not something you do to people, it's something you do with them.

Our very best,
Ken and Marc
San Diego, California

Copyright © 2003 by The Blanchard Family Partnership and People First Group Holdings, LLC

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Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction

The Discovery

The Press Conference

The Surge

The Challenge

The Preparation

The Secret Blend

The Search for Integrity

The Partnership Imperative

The Art of Affirmation

Perfecting the Blend

The End and a Beginning

Acknowledgments

About the Authors

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What People are Saying About This

Kim Regenhard

The Leadership Pill is entertaining, easy to read, and the action-oriented steps are truly valuable. The book includes the perfect 'prescription' for anyone who has a desire not only to manage but to lead. I think Blanchard and Muchnick have created the next Management Book of the Year.
VP Human Resources - Customer Services & Operations, AT&T Wireless

Jeanine Kestler

Creative and entertaining...captures the true essence of leadership.
Dell Computer Human Resources Executive

Marilyn Winn

The Leadership Pill is excellent in every way--a worthy successor to The One-Minute Manager.
Senior VP - Human Resources, Harrah's Entertainment

Marcus Buckingham

The Leadership Pill is as instructive as it is entertaining, with a positive message that can truly help managers at any level to develop effective leadership.
author of First, Break All the Rules and Now, Discover Your Strengths

Mary Anne Brannon

What an easy-to-understand approach to building positive and productive relationships . . . both professionally and personally. It's about doing the right thing at the right time for the right reasons. When people understand their respective roles in the business, the results are more than just the dollar. The lessons of The Leadership Pill could make a 'new course' for Delta.
Technical Operations - Development & Learning, Delta Air Lines

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