How the Best Leaders Lead

Proven Secrets to Getting the Most Out of Yourself and Others

 How the Best Leaders Lead

Author: Brian Tracy
Pub Date: February 2010
Print Edition: $24.95
Print ISBN: 9780814414347
Page Count: 256
Format: Hardback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814414354

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A Practical Guide to Leadership Success from One of the World’s Leading Success Experts

Proven Secrets to Getting the Most out of Yourself and Others

Thanks to global competition, fast-evolving technology, and our turbulent economy, it’s a challenging time for anyone tasked with leading any business, department, or team. Through his work with top executives, business owners, and entrepreneurs in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia, Brian Tracy has identified the very best of the best practices for achieving astounding results in tough markets against tenacious competitors. He now shares these outstanding techniques and approaches with everyone who is committed to succeeding in business—and inspiring loyal followers in the process—in HOW THE BEST LEADERS LEAD: Proven Secrets for Getting the Most out of Yourself and Others (AMACOM 2010).

“The most important contribution you can make to your company is to be a leader, accept responsibility for results, and dare to go forward,” Tracy stresses to every reader who takes the job and calling seriously. He starts by providing a series of questions to help aspiring leaders gain greater clarity into who they are and what they want to accomplish. “The better you know and understand yourself, the better decisions you will make and the better results you will get,” Tracy assures.

In the author’s signature fast-moving, results-focused style, HOW THE BEST LEADERS LEAD presents practical ideas and field-tested strategies that leaders and managers at every level can use

immediately. Affirming that leaders are made, not born, Tracy shows how to think and act like a true—and truly exceptional—leader. Along with the utmost qualities of leadership (vision, courage, and integrity among them) and a critical course in self-knowledge, aspiring leaders will learn:

• Powerful military principles for setting clear goals and objectives for victory.

• Executive secrets to masterful management, including the essentials for effective delegation.

• How to set priorities and devote the most energy and effort to the most important tasks.

• How to balance everyday demands with planning for future opportunities and crises.

• Simple rules for attracting, hiring, motivating, and keeping excellent people.

• How to build winning teams while bringing out the distinctive strengths of each member.

• Reliable methods for solving all kinds of problems and resolving employee conflicts.

• Techniques to stimulate creative thinking and facilitate decision making.

• How to become a persuasive communicator and a great listener..

To help each leader choose and stay on the best leadership course, Tracy offers a complete leader’s questionnaire covering all the major strategic and management issues that all leaders need to address, sooner or later. Packed with concrete action steps and inspiring quotes, insights, and examples from notable business, military, and sports leaders, HOW THE BEST LEADERS LEAD is the definitive guide for anyone determined to rise to today’s leadership challenge.


Brian Tracy is a world famous success expert, popular speaker, bestselling author, and highly sought after business consultant. He has worked with more than 1,000 companies in 52 countries and addresses more than 250,000 people each year. He has written more than 45 books, including the recent AMACOM bestsellers Reinvention and Speak to Win, as well as produced more than 400 audio and video learning programs that have been translated into 27 languages. The President of Brian Tracy University, a private online academy for sales professionals and entrepreneurs, he is also the Chief Learning Officer of, the largest and most comprehensive website dedicated to personal and professional achievement. He lives in Solana Beach, California.

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