MOXIE: The Secret to Bold and Gutsy Leadership

MOXIE: The Secret to Bold and Gutsy Leadership

by John Baldoni


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Leaders today need to be mindful of their circumstances as well as mindful of their own strengths and shortcomings. They need to have the disposition to succeed as well as the inner resourcefulness to persevere. Leaders must be willing to do things differently but also draw on tried and true traits, such as courage and gumption. Moxie is a concept that the modern leader is wise to adopt—one part courage, one part can-do spirit, and one part recognition. In Moxie: The Secret to Bold and Gutsy Leadership, author John Baldoni uses concrete, tried-and-true steps to bring out the inner leader in everyone. For management and employees alike, Moxie provides a roadmap to inspire innovation and effective leadership. Whether you're already at the helm of your organization or still looking for a way up the ladder, Moxie is the leadership tool you can't do without. Built on the MOXIE framework, leaders learn how Motivation, Opportunity, an "X" factor, Innovation, and Engagement work together for success.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781629560212
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/07/2014
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

John Baldoni is chair of the leadership development practice at N2growth, a global leadership consultancy specializing in executive search and organizational/leadership development. John is an internationally recognized leadership educator, executive coach and the author of 12 books, including Lead with Purpose, Lead Your Boss, and The Leader’s Pocket Guide. John speaks throughout North America and Europe, and in 2013 Global Gurus ranked him No. 14 on its list of global leadership experts. John has authored more than 500 leadership columns for a variety of online publications including,, CBS/MoneyWatch and The Washington Post.

His leadership resource website is

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xv

List of Experts xvii

Prologue xix

1 Mindfulness Hero: Nelson Mandela 1

2 Opportunity Hero: Ben Hogan 25

3 X-Factor: The Right Stuff of Leadership Hero: Margaret Thatcher 49

4 Innovation Hero: Sergio Marchionne 77

5 Engagement Hero: Dolly Parton 99

Appendix: Putting Moxie to Work 131

Notes 145

References 151

Index 155

About the Author 163

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