The Leader Lab: Core Skills to Become a Great Manager, Faster

The Leader Lab: Core Skills to Become a Great Manager, Faster

The Leader Lab: Core Skills to Become a Great Manager, Faster

The Leader Lab: Core Skills to Become a Great Manager, Faster


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What if you could become a great manager, leader, and communicator faster?

The Leader Lab is a high-speed leadership intensive, equipping managers with the Swiss Army Knife of skills that help you handle the toughest situations that come your way.

Through painstaking research and training over 200,000 managers, authors Tania Luna and LeeAnn Renninger, PhD (co-CEOs of LifeLab Learning) identified the most important skills that distinguish great managers from average. Most importantly,they’ve discovered how to help people rapidly develop these core skills. The result? You quickly achieve extraordinary team performance and a culture of engagement, fulfillment, and belonging.

Too often, folks are promoted without any training for the countless crucial responsibilities of the modern manager: being part coach, part player, part therapist, part role model.The Leader Labserves as your definitive guide to what it means to be a great manager today – and how to become a great leader faster. This book is based on LifeLabs Learning’s wildly successful workshop series. It combines research, tools, and the playful, fluff-free style that’s made LifeLabs the go-to professional development resource for over 1,000 innovative companies around the world.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Quickly improve performance and engagement
  • Handle tough conversations with confidence
  • Identify and resolve the underlying issues holding your team back
  • Create a culture of inclusion
  • Spark innovation
  • Reduce stress and burnout
  • Finetune your coaching, productivity, feedback, one-on-one, strategic thinking, meeting facilitation, people development, and leading change skills
  • Learn the same high-leverage skills that new managers at the world’s most innovative organizations are using to create impactful change in business and in life

This interactive, accessible, and brain-friendly resource will help you and your team ramp up and reach the tipping point of managerial greatness fast.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781119793311
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 09/08/2021
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 670,189
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

TANIA LUNA is the co-founder of LifeLabs Learning—a leadership skills accelerator for culture-conscious companies, including Google, TED, Slack, Reddit, and The New York Times. She is also a psychology researcher, TED speaker, writer for Psychology Today and Harvard Business Review, and co-host of the podcast Talk Psych to Me.

LEEANN RENNINGER, PHD, is the co-founder and lead researcher at LifeLabs Learning. She has a doctorate in cognitive psychology, with an emphasis on idea transfer and rapid skill acquisition. She has lectured at Columbia Business School, Princeton, MIT, Yale, and the University College London. She is also the co-author of the book Surprise: Embrace the Unpredictable and Engineer the Unexpected.

Table of Contents

The Backstory

How to Use This Book

PART I: The Core BUs

1: Q-step

2: Playback

3: Deblur

4: Validate

5: Link up

6: Pause

7: Extract

PART II: The Core Skills

8: Coaching Skills

9: Feedback Skills

10: Productivity Skills

11: Effective One-on-Ones

12: Strategic Thinking

13: Meetings Mastery

14: Leading Change

15: People Development

Leader Lab Wrap-up



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