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The 5 Levels of Leadership by John C. MaxwellFuel success and grow your team at every level of leadership. True leadership isn't a matter of having a certain job or title. In fact, being chosen for a position is only the first of the five levels every effective leader achieves. To become more than "the boss" people follow only because they are required to, you have to master the ability to invest in people and inspire them. To grow further in your role, you must achieve results and build a team that produces. You need to help people to develop their skills to become leaders in their own right. And if you have the skill and dedication, you can reach the pinnacle of leadership-where experience will allow you to extend your influence beyond your immediate reach and time for the benefit of others. The 5 Levels of Leadership are: 1. Position - People follow because they have to. 2. Permission - People follow because they want to. 3. Production - People follow because of what you have done for the organization. 4. People Development - People follow because of what you have done for them personally. 5. Pinnacle - People follow because of who you are and what you represent. Through humor, in-depth insight, and examples, internationally recognized leadership expert John C. Maxwell describes each of these stages of leadership. He shows you how to master each level and rise up to the next to become a more influential, respected, and successful leader.
Call Number: HD57.7 .M3936 2011
8 Lessons in Military Leadership for Entrepreneurs by Robert T. KiyosakiRobert Kiyosaki's new book 8 Lessons in Leadership draws from his years at the Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point and his service in the United Sates Marine Corps. With compelling stories and examples and a engaging way of comparing and contrasting two very different cultures and value systems, Robert shares the challenges he faced in transitioning to civilian life&hellipwhere chain of command and team-over-self--once so black and white--were muddy and distorted. "Permission to speak freely, sir?" Count on it. This is Robert Kiyosaki--and he does just that, in the forthright and no-nonsense style that readers have come to expect and appreciate. From Robert's perspective, military training shapes lives and supports entrepreneurship. The training, discipline, and leadership skills taught in the military can be leveraged for huge success in the civilian world of business. Highlights of 8 Lessons in Leadership include sections on Mission and Team, Discipline, Respect, Authority, Speed, the Power of Connectivity, Leaders as Teachers, Sales and Leadership.
Call Number: HD57.7 .K544 2015
The Business Book by DKYou can achieve your business dream. Beat the odds as you learn from the best - including Henry Ford, Steve Jobs, and Bill Gates - and turn your idea into an amazing and profitable enterprise. The Business Book helps you over the hurdles facing every new business, such as finding a gap in the market, securing finance, employing people, and creating an eye-catching brand. It is a plain-speaking visual guide to 80 of the most important commerce theories including chaos theory, critical path analysis, market mapping, and the MABA matrix. Its graphics and flow diagrams demystify complicated concepts and explain the ideas of seminal business thinkers, such as Malcolm Gladwell's "tipping point" or Michael Porter's "five forces". It shows that you can succeed with stories of rags-to-riches entrepreneurs, including the founders of Hewlett-Packard, who began their global enterprise from their garage. Whether you are a student, a CEO, or a would-be entrepreneur, The Business Book will inspire you and put you on the inside track to making your goal a reality. Series Overview: Big Ideas Simply Explained series uses creative design and innovative graphics along with straightforward and engaging writing to make complex subjects easier to understand. With over 7 million copies worldwide sold to date, these award-winning books provide just the information needed for students, families, or anyone interested in concise, thought-provoking refreshers on a single subject.
Call Number: HF5351 .B8512 2014
Dare to Lead by Brené Brown#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * Brené Brown has taught us what it means to dare greatly, rise strong, and brave the wilderness. Now, based on new research conducted with leaders, change makers, and culture shifters, she's showing us how to put those ideas into practice so we can step up and lead. Look for Brené Brown's new podcast, Dare to Lead, as well as her ongoing podcast Unlocking Us! NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BLOOMBERG Leadership is not about titles, status, and wielding power. A leader is anyone who takes responsibility for recognizing the potential in people and ideas, and has the courage to develop that potential. When we dare to lead, we don't pretend to have the right answers; we stay curious and ask the right questions. We don't see power as finite and hoard it; we know that power becomes infinite when we share it with others. We don't avoid difficult conversations and situations; we lean into vulnerability when it's necessary to do good work. But daring leadership in a culture defined by scarcity, fear, and uncertainty requires skill-building around traits that are deeply and uniquely human. The irony is that we're choosing not to invest in developing the hearts and minds of leaders at the exact same time as we're scrambling to figure out what we have to offer that machines and AI can't do better and faster. What can we do better? Empathy, connection, and courage, to start. Four-time #1 New York Times bestselling author Brené Brown has spent the past two decades studying the emotions and experiences that give meaning to our lives, and the past seven years working with transformative leaders and teams spanning the globe. She found that leaders in organizations ranging from small entrepreneurial startups and family-owned businesses to nonprofits, civic organizations, and Fortune 50 companies all ask the same question: How do you cultivate braver, more daring leaders, and how do you embed the value of courage in your culture? In this new book, Brown uses research, stories, and examples to answer these questions in the no-BS style that millions of readers have come to expect and love. Brown writes, "One of the most important findings of my career is that daring leadership is a collection of four skill sets that are 100 percent teachable, observable, and measurable. It's learning and unlearning that requires brave work, tough conversations, and showing up with your whole heart. Easy? No. Because choosing courage over comfort is not always our default. Worth it? Always. We want to be brave with our lives and our work. It's why we're here." Whether you've read Daring Greatly and Rising Strong or you're new to Brené Brown's work, this book is for anyone who wants to step up and into brave leadership.
Call Number: HD57.7 .B764 2018
The Entrepreneur's Guide to Running a Business by C. J. RhoadsThe final entry in this all-you-need-to-know series summarizes the best points in the previous 12 books, updates many of them, and integrates must-have knowledge into a unified, indispensable whole. Entrepreneurs need authors who will speak to them as equals, sharing the secrets they found as they built their own businesses. Crafted in that spirit, Praeger's Entrepreneur's Guide series provides practical, accessible, and authoritative advice on the major considerations in establishing and growing a new venture. Each book includes wisdom, tales from the trenches, worksheets, templates, sample documents, and resource lists to help entrepreneurs leverage their time and money. The Entrepreneur's Guide to Running a Business distills and shares the important points from each of the series' previous books, making the road to success smoother and more certain. This culmination of the professional development series takes the reader through all the important steps of starting and running an enterprise. It includes such essentials as writing the business plan, hiring the team, raising capital, managing technology, doing market research, and, of course, marketing the product. Once the business is up and running, the book can be consulted for advice on managing growth and inspiring and retaining employees, as well as for knowledge about handling crises and flourishing even during a recession. Combines knowledge, expertise, and personal experiences from a group of successful entrepreneurs Delves into the nitty-gritty of actually starting and running a business, covering the full cycle of business ownership, not just the initial steps Shares insights into personal growth necessary for success, including leadership and strategic management skills Explores new ways of obtaining capital such as "crowdsourcing," soliciting for investors over the Internet
Leadership Step by Step by Joshua SpodekWhy is it that most of the principles and ideas we are inspired with when we read leadership books rarely end up leaving the page? Because we've learned what successful leaders are doing, as well as why we should be implementing it ourselves, but we have no idea how we can specifically do all this in our unique circumstances. Leadership Step by Step walks readers through what to do and how to do it by taking them through an integrated and comprehensive progression of exercises designed to cultivate key abilities, behaviors, and beliefs through experience. Each chapter opens with a story demonstrating a vital leadership skill, but it doesn't stop there. Because next it guides you through the process of developing that skill for yourself! By the end of the 22 exercises in this hands-on book, readers will learn to:* Build self-awareness* Manage emotions* Speak in an authentic voice* Create meaningful connections* Inspire others* And much more!Don't be content with simply learning what makes a great leader. Take the time to put in the work building those character traits inside you. Be that leader you've read so much about!
Women and Leadership by Deborah L. RhodeFor most of recorded history, men have held nearly all of the most powerful leadership positions. Today, although women occupy an increasing percentage of leadership positions, in America they hold less than a fifth of positions in both the public and private sectors. The United States ranks78th in the world for women's representation in political office. In politics, although women constitute a majority of the electorate, they account for only 18 percent of Congress, 10 percent of governors, and 12 percent of mayors of the nation's 100 largest cities. In academia, women account for amajority of college graduates, but only about a quarter of full professors and university presidents. In law, women are almost half of law school graduates, but only 17 percent of the equity partners of major firms, and 22 percent of Fortune 500 general counsels. In business, women constitute athird of MBA graduates, but only 5 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs.In Women and Leadership, the eminent legal scholar Deborah L. Rhode focuses on women's underrepresentation in leadership roles and asks why it persists and what we can do about it. Although organizations generally stand to gain from increasing gender equity in leadership, women's underrepresentationis persistent and pervasive. Rhode explores the reasons, including women's family roles, unconscious gender bias, and exclusion from professional development networks. She stresses that we cannot address the problem at the individual level; instead, she argues that we need broad-based strategiesthat address the deep-seated structural and cultural conditions facing women. She surveys a range of professions-politics, management, law, and academia - and draws from a survey of prominent women to develop solutions that can successfully chip away at the imbalance. These include developing robustwomen-to-women networks, enacting laws and policies that address work/life imbalances, and training programs that start at an earlier age. Rhode's clear exploration of the leadership gap and her compelling policy prescriptions will make this an essential book for anyone interested in leveling theplaying field for women leaders in America.