The Leadership Virus: Inspire, Influence, and Infect People with Energy and Enthusiasm

The Leadership Virus: Inspire, Influence, and Infect People with Energy and Enthusiasm

by James Bird Guess

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Overview

Do you arrive at work in a good mood, but that mood quickly changes into frustration, combativeness, resentment, or even anger? That's a good indication that someone or something negative in your work environment is
contagious.

Whether it's managing up to your boss and other authority figures, or working to influence unmotivated and negative co-workers, this book will help you gain an in-depth perspective on what makes people tick and how to get desired results regardless of your title or level of authority. You'll learn you can't change people, but you can change how they respond to you. Be a virus and infect them!

Best-selling author and sought-after management consultant James Bird Guess prescribes the most effective vaccine for toxic workplaces, using practical tools, ideas, and insights from his training and coaching of more than 20,000 supervisors, managers, and senior-level executives in the private and public sectors.

As you become an infectious leader from touching the pages of this book, your symptoms will include:

• Understanding the 3 Types of Employees (Passionate, Paycheck, and Problem)

• Applying the Feedback Filter for Tactful Communication with Co-workers

• Utilizing the Essential Qualities of Infectious Leaders

• Influencing Those Who Do Not Report to You

• Implementing the 5 Keys for Making a Positive Workplace Culture Contagious

• Cultivating Collaboration and Healthy Workplace Interactions

For good or bad, the authentic leaders inside every organization are infectious. Their behaviors tend to be transmitted to their subordinates and peers, who tend to pass them on to the next level down, and these behaviors begin to infect the entire organization, affecting actions and decisions at every level. Eventually, these behaviors become embedded into the DNA of the organizational culture, influencing the types of employees who get promoted and hired into the organization, and creating a self-reinforcing work environment-either positive or negative, healthy or toxic.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158226908
Publisher: James Bird Guess International Success Academy
Publication date: 06/15/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Homeless after high school, James Bird Guess built a quarter-million-dollar business from the trunk of his car, and is now a world-renowned management consultant and keynote speaker. Guess currently serves as CEO and president of the International Success Academy, a management consulting firm that provides advisory services to Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For,
including QuikTrip, Koch Industries, Gallagher Bassett, United Surgical Partners, FirstGroup America, Bright Horizons, and National Oilwell Varco. His areas of expertise include advising executive teams on change management, strategic leadership, and employee engagement strategies, as well as customizing and facilitating on-site leadership training and high-energy
team-building experiences.

Guess also provides board and advisory oversight to companies in health care, oil and energy, retail, aviation, government, and education industries. His vast amount of broad-based business experience helping companies maximize organizational effectiveness has honed his unique skill set for providing innovative ideas, insights, best practices, and next practices to company leaders making decisions that positively impact shareholder value. He is also the best-selling author of Lead Like Water: Many Can Manage, Few Can Lead.

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