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The Solutions Oriented Leader: Your Comprehensive Guide to Achieve World-Class Results

The Solutions Oriented Leader: Your Comprehensive Guide to Achieve World-Class Results

by Dr. Rick Goodman


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It's time to be part of the “Solution Revolution” and join the thousands of leaders and companies throughout the world who are becoming solution-oriented leaders.  It’s all based on the lessons in this step-by-step guide developed by author, keynote speaker, and international leadership expert Dr. Rick Goodman.

You’ll discover how to Transform Your Thinking, Optimize Your Assets, and Accelerate Your Connectivity to achieve world-class balance and results in your business and in your life.

In this first-of-a-kind, comprehensive guide, author Dr. Rick Goodman leads you through the everyday challenges of the modern workplace while providing you with easy-to-implement solutions to achieve world-class results!

The Solutions Oriented Leader shows you how to:
  • Implement transformational leadership tools to help you achieve balance in business and your life
  • Utilize communication systems that increase employee engagement and workflow
  • Develop a positive attitude that motivates your team and increases retention
  • Handle conflict and manage workplace burnout

Now you can be in control of your destiny—giving yourself permission to be successful! You can become a leader who inspires others for a lifetime. You can harness your positive attitude and share it to propel your business to new heights.

With the Solutions-Oriented mindset, you now have the business and life playbook promoting productivity, boosting employee engagement, and creating a happy work environment.  

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781640950658
Publisher: Sound Wisdom
Publication date: 04/16/2019
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 1,154,473
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Dr. Rick Goodman is one of the most sought after thought leaders and keynote speakers internationally specializing in leadership, engagement and business growth.

As a serial entrepreneur who has built several multimillion-dollar businesses, Dr. Rick walks his talk and shares his winning leadership philosophy with his audiences based on lessons learned as one of the team physicians for the Super Bowl champion St. Louis Rams and his association with other championship teams like the NBA champions Miami Heat.

His mission is to introduce his transformational leadership and team-building formulas and systems into 10,000 businesses worldwide, A few of Dr. Rick's clients include Heineken, AT&T, Hewlett-Packard, Ultimate Software, Inova Health Systems, and Franklin Templeton Investments.

He is the founder and president of Advantage Continuing Education Seminars (ACES), one of the largest online continuing education companies in the world. He is a distinguished member of the National Speakers Association, the Global Speakers Federation, The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Florida Speakers Association.

Table of Contents

  • Preface, 17
  • Introduction, 19
  • Chapter 1: Success Begins with You, 25
    • Are You the Problem or the Solution?, 26
    • Your Leadership Epitaph, 27
    • All Real Leaders Exceed Their Job Descriptions!, 29
    • How Introverts Make Great Leaders, 32
    • Why Your EQ Matters as a Leader, 34
    • Seven Traits of Inspiring Leaders, 36
  • Chapter 2: Attitude Is Everything, 39
    • How to Harness the Power of Positive Thinking, 43
    • Science Proves that Positive Motivation Really Works, 45
    • Different Forms of Positive Motivation, 46
    • Your Company Culture: Building and Maintaining Positivity, 46
    • Begin with the End in Mind, 47
    • Philanthropy Motivates and Builds Your Team, 49
  • Chapter 3: Follow the Leader, 53
    • The Difference Between a Boss and a Leader, 54
    • Six Ways to Become a Better Leader, 57
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    • Five Traits of a Solutions-Oriented Leader, 61
    • Are You a Micromanager?, 63
    • Telltale Signs of a Micromanager, 64
    • Five Tips for Identifying Your Leadership Blind Spots, 66
    • The Power of Collaboration, 69
  • Chapter 4: Like Attracts Like, 71
    • Team Building Begins with Smart Hiring, 72
    • How to Know if You’re Hiring the Wrong People, 74
    • How to Use Culture When Recruiting, 76
    • Recruiting with Your Company Culture, 76
    • Are There Biases in Your Recruiting Practices?, 77
    • When to Hire a Contractor, 79
  • Chapter 5: Hiring on a Limited Budget, 81
    • Ask the Right Questions to Hire Great Talents, 83
    • Helping New Hires Through Onboarding, 85
    • Effective Employee Retention Strategy, 87
    • Why Employees Leave in Waves—and How to Stop Them, 89
    • Why Good Employees Quit, 89
    • Boost Your Employee Retention—Without Breaking the Bank, 92
  • Chapter 6: Communicate to Activate!, 95
    • Is Your Feedback Truly Constructive?, 98
    • Do You Accept Constructive Feedback?, 100
    • Four Mistakes When Connecting with People, 102
    • How to Improve Communication with Your Employees, 104
    • How Great Leaders Share Bad News, 106
    • Expressing Workplace Gratitude, 109
    • Communications Training, 111
  • Chapter 7: Engagement in the Workplace, 113
    • Employee Engagement and Your Bottom Line, 115
    • What Does Workplace Engagement Really Look Like?, 117
    • Why Growth Is the Key to Employee Engagement, 118
    • Emotion and Engagement, 120
    • Master Emotional Thinking, 122
    • Employee Engagement Starts with Your Leadership, 122
    • How Leaders Can Boost Engagement, 122
    • How to Engage New Employees on Your Team, 124
  • Chapter 8: Great Leaders Engage, 127
    • Five Habits of Highly Engaging Leaders, 129
    • Managing Employees, Developing Leaders, 131
    • Quick-Start Ways to Improve Engagement, 132
    • Improve Engagement and Save Time, 133
    • Making Your Meetings More Engaging, 134
    • Three Ways to Self-Sabotage Engagement, 135
    • Engagement Surveys, 137
    • Asking the Right Questions, 138
    • Happiness Quotient, 139
  • Chapter 9: Developing Your Culture, 141
    • Describing Your Company Culture, 144
    • Seven Keys to Building Your Team and Encouraging Teamwork, 146
    • Does Your Culture Give Employees Confidence?, 148
    • Where Does Culture Enter the Equation?, 150
    • Do You Have a Feedback Culture?, 152
    • Younger Employees Value Culture, 154
  • Chapter 10: Measuring Company Culture, 157
    • Diagnosing a Toxic Work Culture, 159
    • Avoiding a Culture of Blame, 161
    • How to Build a Culture of Curiosity, 163
    • Five Ways to Create a Culture of Productivity, 165
    • Affordable Ways to Show Employees You Care, 166
  • Chapter 11: How to Handle Change, 169
    • How to Change Your Team’s Behavior, 171
    • Encouraging a Commitment to Training, 173
    • Overcoming Four Hurdles to Employee Training, 174
    • Investing in Team Training, 176
    • Five Habits to Expand Your Knowledge Daily, 178
    • Simple Ways to Grow, 179
  • Chapter 12: How to Handle Conflict, 181
    • Conflict Is Good to Develop Rock Stars, 183
    • What Every Manager Should Know About Conflict, 184
    • What Causes Conflict?, 185
    • The High Cost of Workplace Burnout, 187
    • Workplace Burnout Costs Businesses, 187
    • Managing Burnout, 188
  • Conclusion: Celebrate Success!, 189
  • The Solutions-Oriented Leader Assessment, 191
  • Index, 193

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