What Keeps Leaders Up at Night

Recognizing and Resolving Your Most Troubling Management Issues

 What Keeps Leaders Up at Night

Author: Nicole Lipkin
Pub Date: June 2013
Print Edition: $21.95
Print ISBN: 9780814432112
Page Count: 288
Format: Hardback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814432143

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No matter how successful you are, if you’re like most leaders, you’re occasionally plagued by the doubt that accompanies typical management questions. How can I keep smart individuals from mak­ing dumb team decisions? What can I do to make this place feel less toxic? Why do I sometimes feel threatened by my best people? How come my reports always tell me what they think I want to hear? Why do employees cover up their mistakes rather than bring them to me right away?

In What Keeps Leaders Up at Night, psychologist and business consultant Nicole Lipkin shows you how to recognize and resolve eight of the most troubling management issues leaders face today: miscommunication, stress, change, unhealthy competition, damaging group dynamics, loss of motivation and engagement, elusive success, and the typical leadership snafus that make us temporarily go from good to bad. Explaining the mental processes that play pivotal roles in the work­place, the book helps you gain greater awareness of what causes these recurring problems, and find better solutions by recognizing and addressing those causes more quickly and effectively.

Illuminating the basic principles that have guided human interactions for millions of years, What Keeps Leaders Up at Night uses real-life case studies coupled with psychological and neuroscience research to demonstrate how to:

• Resolve conflict or personality clashes

• Ensure workplace harmony and engagement

• Stimulate high performance and productivity

• Win approval of a major shift in strategy

• Create and manage effective teams and more


“Thought provoking, intelligently written, and highly readable. This should be compulsory reading for [leaders].”

Andrew Williams, Head of Security EMEA for Nomura International, PLC; and Vice Chairman of TinyG International

“Sage advice.”

G. Richard Shell, Thomas Gerrity Professor at the Wharton School of Business; and author of Bargaining for Advantage

“Very interesting! The analysis by a shrink on improving management and leadership performance is a perfect marriage.”

Mark Rikess, CEO, The Rikess Group; and Founder, Digital Air Strike and Green Dealer Support

“Extremely introspective! I will be applying these valuable insights and techniques….”

Michael Smigocki, Founder and CEO, Federal Strategies Group

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