Step Up: Lead in Six Moments that Matter

Step Up: Lead in Six Moments that Matter


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Step Up: Lead in Six Moments that Matter by Henry Evans, Colm Foster

No matter what your title or place on the organization chart,you have the potential to be a leader—or more precisely, thepotential to exercise leadership in the moments that matter most.Leadership is not a job title or position, but rather an action. Incertain moments and situations, anyone can rise to the occasion toact as a leader—gaining respect, confidence, and ultimatelygreater success in the organization. But how can you recognizethese moments where leadership is required, and then know what todo?

Step Up explains six critical "leadershipmoments"—everyday instances when you have a choice to shineor let opportunity pass you by. Based on their own research andextensive client work, Evans and Foster identify six regularlyoccurring moments and help you understand how to act wisely anddecisively when those moments arise, showing how to:

  • Get Angry, Not Stupid
  • Avoid Terminal Politeness
  • Decide Already
  • Act When You are the Problem
  • Leverage Pessimism
  • Reverse Momentum

Anyone can take advantage of opportunities to act as a leaderwhen the time is right—and reap the rewards. Step Upis a guide to exercising leadership when it matters most, boostingyour personal impact and effectiveness, and making a realdifference.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118838280
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 04/14/2014
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 604,512
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

HENRY EVANS is founder and managing partner for DynamicResults, LLC, specializing in strategy execution, executivedevelopment, and emotionally intelligent leadership. His firstbook, Winning with Accountability, was published in 2008. Helives in San Francisco, California.

COLM FOSTER specializes in working with executives andtheir teams to improve individual and team effectiveness. He is anadjunct faculty member of University College Dublin and holds a PhDand MBA. Colm lives in Dublin, Ireland, with his family.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Marshall Goldsmith ix

Introduction 1

1 Get Angry, Not Stupid 11

2 Avoid Terminal Politeness 39

3 Decide Already 65

4 Act When You Are the Problem 95

5 Leverage Pessimism 125

6 Reverse Momentum 151

Conclusion: Create Emotional Safety 171

Next Steps 193

Notes 195

Acknowledgments 199

About the Authors 201

Index 203

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