Your First Leadership Job

Your First Leadership Job

Your First Leadership Job

Becoming the Very Best First-Time Leader Congratulations! You’re now in charge. Perhaps it’s your first time as a leader, or maybe you want to fine-tune your skills. Either way, you’ve begun one of the most rewarding chapters of your career. But, like many beginnings, the first few years can be challenging. Fortunately, you don’t have to tackle this challenge on your own. Your First Leadership Job gives you practical advice straight from others who have walked in your shoes. Not only does it include dozens of tools to ensure your success, but it’s also based on the authors’ and DDI’s extensive experience and research, which ultimately has led to the development of millions of leaders around the world. In fact, a quarter-million leaders will be developed this year alone via DDI training. Your First Leadership Job is divided into two sections. Part 1 introduces the concept of catalyst leader—one who sparks energy, passion, and commitment in others. Your transition to catalyst leader is a major step in your leadership journey. This book provides essential tips to put you on the catalyst path. Ultimately, leadership is about the many conversations—frequent, clear, authentic, and occasionally difficult—that you will have daily. Your First Leadership Job builds awareness of the fundamental skills you’ll come to rely on to make every one of these interactions successful. Part 2 devotes 13 chapters to critical core leadership competencies, including coaching for success, hiring the best employees, turning dreaded appraisals into discussions that propel performance, and handling difficult employees. It also includes a chapter for first-time female leaders. Look at Your First Leadership Job as an indispensable companion to becoming an awesome leader—one who will make a positive, lasting impact on your team, family, and career. Visit www.yourfirstleadershipjob.com to learn more.

Your First Leadership Job

Your First Leadership Job

Your First Leadership Job

Becoming the Very Best First-Time Leader Congratulations! You’re now in charge. Perhaps it’s your first time as a leader, or maybe you want to fine-tune your skills. Either way, you’ve begun one of the most rewarding chapters of your career. But, like many beginnings, the first few years can be challenging. Fortunately, you don’t have to tackle this challenge on your own. Your First Leadership Job gives you practical advice straight from others who have walked in your shoes. Not only does it include dozens of tools to ensure your success, but it’s also based on the authors’ and DDI’s extensive experience and research, which ultimately has led to the development of millions of leaders around the world. In fact, a quarter-million leaders will be developed this year alone via DDI training. Your First Leadership Job is divided into two sections. Part 1 introduces the concept of catalyst leader—one who sparks energy, passion, and commitment in others. Your transition to catalyst leader is a major step in your leadership journey. This book provides essential tips to put you on the catalyst path. Ultimately, leadership is about the many conversations—frequent, clear, authentic, and occasionally difficult—that you will have daily. Your First Leadership Job builds awareness of the fundamental skills you’ll come to rely on to make every one of these interactions successful. Part 2 devotes 13 chapters to critical core leadership competencies, including coaching for success, hiring the best employees, turning dreaded appraisals into discussions that propel performance, and handling difficult employees. It also includes a chapter for first-time female leaders. Look at Your First Leadership Job as an indispensable companion to becoming an awesome leader—one who will make a positive, lasting impact on your team, family, and career. Visit www.yourfirstleadershipjob.com to learn more.

Leadership for the 21st Century

Leadership for the 21st Century

Leadership for the 21st Century

Leadership is much more than a management technique: it is possessing the insight to see where it is possible to make a difference, and also having the tools to make that difference. Leadership for the 21st Century defines leadership, explains how it is practiced, and provides a rich portrait of what it is to be a leader, covering relevant and timely topics such as the importance of diversity, the role of social media in 21st-century leadership, and how to pass a leadership role on to another. It provides priceless information not only on what constitutes successful leadership but also illuminates why leadership falters. Based primarily upon research, this book assembles leadership lessons from more than 100 biographies and autobiographies of a diverse group of leaders, including individuals from the worlds of science, economics, business, and human rights, and also includes thought on leadership derived from of many other individuals representing both leaders and those who follow the leaders. As a result, the author presents not only a clear "how-to" guidebook for those wishing to lead, but also a comprehensive, multifaceted examination of leadership from several relevant perspectives.

Your First One Hundred Days in a New Executive Job

Your First One Hundred Days in a New Executive Job

Your First One Hundred Days in a New Executive Job

"This book will help you seal your leadership, build a team of 'A' players, and have an impressive bottom-line impact before your first 100 days is up. It will take you through all the steps of successful executive onboarding. It will show you how to avoid pitfalls" -- Back cover.

Your First 100 Days

Your First 100 Days

Your First 100 Days

Targeted at the time-poor, ambition-rich business leader, this fast, focused and practical book gives you the critical insights and practical tips you need to create and execute an effective plan for your first 100 days in a new role. It will help you accelerate your leadership success during this crucial early phase. * *100 day timeline approach - everything you need to know, do and plan in order to hit the key milestones in your journey to leadership success. *100% practical - structured guidance, expert insights and critical advice in immediately implementable bite-sized sections. *100 minute speed-read - when you want results fast, this book is the answer to the real-time challenge of your first 100 days. Readers will learn how to: * *Live up to the time pressure and perform better and faster as a new leader. *Respond to stakeholders when they are looking for answers. *Accelerate their leadership performance in order to accelerate their career. *Deal with stress, feelings and confidence issues As founder of First100, the author has a platform to sell the books to her client companies, which include: BT, Vodafone, Accenture and John West.

Inspired Leadership

Inspired Leadership

Inspired Leadership

Elevate your leadership to achieve the extraordinary Inspired Leadership is the essential guide to performing at the highest level every day. As CEO of Porsche, author Kevin Gaskell led the company from near-bankruptcy to the most profitable car company. During his four years at BMW, the company saw 80% growth in sales and 500% increase in profitability. Good leaders get results and great leaders get great results—but Inspired Leaders get extraordinary results, turn around companies, ensure people development and turn brands into household names. This book shows you how to become an Inspired Leader. Workable strategies, practical frameworks, and real-world essential skills give you a concrete curriculum for success, while anecdotes and examples drawn from the author's experiences illustrate important concepts in action. Inspirational, aspirational, and deeply instructional, this guide will become your go-to resource for navigating the leader's role. From tricky situations to everyday interactions, you'll learn the skills and outlook you need to take your leadership to the next level. Learn what Inspired Leadership looks like in terms of results Discover the key factors that separate Inspired leaders from the merely "great" Adopt the tools and processes that get extraordinary results in the real world Understand the essential core of high performance, and incorporate it into your day-to-day Quality leadership is the difference between success and failure, but Inspired Leadership is the difference between success and world-class performance. It requires 360-degree attention, laser focus, authentic relationships, and a rock-solid understanding of the leader's role. When you're ready to achieve the extraordinary, Inspired Leadership is the resource to keep within arm's reach.

Leadership

Leadership

Leadership

Leadership isn’t complicated – keep it simple and make it count. This new edition of Steve Radcliffe’s uniquely powerful, successful and practical framework will show you how to develop faster as a more confident and capable leader. This compact, instantly-applicable guide to developing leadership skills contains practical insights, straightforward actions and plain guidelines to accelerate your growth as a leader. The framework is derived from expert coach Steve Radcliffe’s work with real leaders in real leadership situations. It shows you how to: - Be guided by the Future you want and stay focused on your vision - Engage others in productive and stimulating working relationships that make things happen. - Deliver the results you need to really move your business forward.

Leadership the Sven Gran Eriksson Way

Leadership the Sven Gran Eriksson Way

Leadership the Sven Gran Eriksson Way

"Leadership the Sven-Göran Eriksson Way examines theleadership style of the Egnland football manager Sven-GöranEriksson. Our argument is that Eriksson's aproach is importantbecause it brilliantly exemplifies a new leaderhip which defiesconventional and historical stereotypes of how leaders think andbehave. Eriksson is not a tub-thumping bellower of orders. He is nodictator. Instead he is a modern leadership archetype, a leader wecan all learn from." —From Leadership the Sven-Göran ErikssonWay "...offers a visible and successful example of this new model ofleader ..." —Media Week "...the authors examine the 'mature' form of leaderhip thatEriksson exemplifies: the level-headed long-termism that learnsfrom failure, encourages responsibility and 'keeps itsimple'..." —The Business "I very much enjoyed it and in particularly the way it gelled goodbusiness management principles with their application to footballas illustrated by many of the ...decisions taken by our nationalcoach who...has brought confidence, assurance, team spirit and amore worldwide awareness to our England team, giving everybodyoptimism." —Gordon Taylor, Chief Executive of the ProfessionalFootballers Association

The Leadership Contract

The Leadership Contract

The Leadership Contract

Step up, get tough, and commit to your decision to lead The Leadership Contract provides the manual that leaders around the world need. With only seven percent of employees feeling confident in senior leadership, the problem is evident: disappointing, and often disgraceful leaders. Employees deserve better than that; organizations need better than that—and this book provides a robust framework for stepping up and making the decision to lead. This new third edition has been updated, featuring a new foreword by Adecco CEO Alain Dehaze, new findings from the Global Leadership Accountability Study, and more insights to help you chart your own path to build strong leadership accountability at a personal and organizational level. Great leadership doesn’t happen by accident. It’s more than just being in charge; it’s a decision, an obligation and potentially your legacy. Mediocre is no longer good enough—in today’s business climate, organizations need stellar leadership. If you’re not exceptional, step up or step aside — this book helps you toughen up and put your commitment to great leadership in writing for yourself as much as everyone else. Learn how a leadership contract is vital for truly accountable leadership Discover the mindset and practices needed to be a deliberate and decisive leader Communicate to inspire, motivate, and drive high performance Become the leader your organization needs today and into the future Leadership is not a birthright, not an accident, and not for everyone. It is the only differentiator between an organization’s success and failure, and it has been entrusted to you. Can you step up to the challenge? Can you execute strategy while inspiring peak performance, nurturing top talent, managing complexity, creating value, conquering uncertainty, and yes, developing new leaders? Put your name on the line—literally—by drawing up a contract for leadership accountability. The Leadership Contract provides a proven and practical framework used by companies and leaders around the world. Join them and take your leadership to next level.