Lead by Example

50 Ways Great Leaders Inspire Results

 Lead by Example

Author: John Baldoni
Pub Date: October 2008
Print Edition: $18.95
Print ISBN: 9780814437643
Page Count: 240
Format: Paper or Softback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814412954

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Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Acknowledgments ix

Prologue xiii

PART I: SET THE RIGHT EXAMPLE 1

LESSON 1: It All Starts with Character 3

LESSON 2: Knowing What You Know (and Don’t Know) 7

LESSON 3: Accountability: The Buck Stops Here 13

LESSON 4: Courage: Stand Up for What You Believe 17

LESSON 5: Check Your Ego 21

LESSON 6: Take a Hard Look in the Mirror 25

LESSON 7: Patience, Patience 28

LESSON 8: Make Your Presence Felt 31

PART II:

ACT THE PART 35

LESSON 9: Communicate, Communicate, Communicate! 37

LESSON 10: Listening for Ideas 42

LESSON 11: Developing Questions 47

LESSON 12: Giving Feedback 51

LESSON 13: Decisiveness: Decide or Not 55

LESSON 14: Influence: Getting People on Board 58

LESSON 15: Influencing Without Authority 61

LESSON 16: Know How to Win 64

LESSON 17: Hang Out the Lifelines 68

LESSON 18: Manage (and Lead) 71

LESSON 19: Managing by Inclusion 75

LESSON 20: Manage Around Obstacles 79

LESSON 21: Leading Innovation 82

LESSON 22: Moving from What to How 86

LESSON 23: Delegate (and Execute) for Results 89

LESSON 24: Upside-Down Leadership 93

LESSON 25: Make It Personal (Sometimes) 97

LESSON 26: Sustaining a Winning Culture 101

PART III:

HANDLE THE TOUGH STUFF 105

LESSON 27: Defusing Tension 107

LESSON 28: Engage the Enemy 110

LESSON 29: Managing Crises 113

LESSON 30: Avoiding the Cross-Purposes Trap 117

LESSON 31: Delivering Bad News 121

LESSON 32: Persuading the Unpersuaded 124

LESSON 33: Handling Defeat 130

LESSON 34: Perseverance: Keep Pounding the Rock 133

LESSON 35: Resilience: Get Up and Do It Again 136

LESSON 36: Adaptability: Everything Changes, Even Leaders 140

LESSON 37: Forgive (Not Forget) 144

LESSON 38: Avoid the Blame Game 148

LESSON 39: Negotiate Position, Not Values 153

LESSON 40: Being Tough 158

LESSON 41: Letting Off Steam 163

PART IV:

PUT THE TEAM FIRST 167

LESSON 42: Developing Team Confidence 169

LESSON 43: Managing Dissent 173

LESSON 44: Recruiting Good People 176

LESSON 45: All You Need Is Love 180

LESSON 46: Get off the Pedestal 186

LESSON 47: Grace: Make It Look Effortless 189

LESSON 48: Humility: Get out of the Limelight 193

LESSON 49: Remembering the Past 197

LESSON 50: Humor: Lighten Up, It’s Only Work 201

Epilogue 205

Notes 209

Index 217

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