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Engaged Leadership: Building a Culture to Overcome Employee Disengagement, 2nd Edition

Book Description

Praise for Engaged Leadership, second edition

"Engaged Leadership is the best of both worlds: an engaging business story coupled with a primer on the practical skills all leaders need. In the book, Swindall provides many useful tools for successfully meeting twelve major leadership challenges. I recommend it."

—Mark Sanborn, author of The Fred Factor and You Don't Need a Title to Be a Leader

"This creatively inspiring book not only encourages the leaders of tomorrow, but also inspires the leaders of today to step up and meet the challenges of a changing world. Business leaders will find true substance at the core of each page."

—Nido Qubein, President, High Point University; and Chairman, Great Harvest Bread Co.

"Give this book to anyone aspiring to be an effective leader and you've put them ahead of the curve. Clint Swindall has done a masterful job of bringing leadership to life in a book that's engaging and effective. Create a leadership culture in your company by getting this book now!"

—Joe Calloway, author of Work Like You're Showing Off! and Becoming a Category of One

"This book is so engaging, you'll forget you're learning. If you only have time for one book this year, make it Engaged Leadership—you won't be disappointed."

—Bradford D. Beldon, President and CEO, Beldon Roofing Company

"This book contains simple yet very effective management techniques that can improve every leader's ability to inspire and get the most out of their employees. Swindall shows us what employees want from leaders and how leaders can motivate employees using practical yet effective stories."

—John Wight, President and CEO, BF&M Insurance Group

"This is a slam dunk by Swindall! What a powerful read for any team member of an organization. A fun, enjoyable, insightful, and impactful lesson on how to apply the key concepts of engaged leadership to move your team forward."

—Joe Clark, Vice President of Ticket Sales and Services, Spurs Sports & Entertainment

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Dedication
  5. Introduction
    1. The Format
  6. The Fable
    1. The Arrival
    2. The Ride
    3. The Management Team
    4. An Assessment
    5. The Challenge
    6. Bring on the Misfits
    7. First Day
    8. Some Time with Jill
    9. Cold Encounter
    10. Some Time with Aaron
    11. Team Meeting
    12. Some Time with Carmen
    13. Work Whenever You Want
    14. Introduction to La Cantina
    15. A Glimpse at the Future
    16. The First-Quarter Meeting
    17. 54 Percent
    18. Let the Learning Begin
    19. Back to Work
    20. Reality Sets In
    21. Going for the Top 29 Percent
    22. Private Coaching
    23. Make Way for Change
    24. Early Morning Surprise
    25. A Time to Celebrate
    26. Doughnuts Anyone?
    27. Mattie
    28. The Results Are In
    29. Great Minds Come Together
    30. The Second-Quarter Meeting
    31. Back from the Break
    32. The Power of Positive Motivation
    33. Winner by a Nose
    34. A Lesson on Empowerment
    35. Bells Will Be Ringing
    36. A Lesson in Life Balance
    37. The Third-Quarter Meeting
    38. The Big Boss
    39. Down to Business
    40. Four Reasons People Fail
    41. A Lesson in Character
    42. A Return to Her Roots
    43. The Fourth-Quarter Meeting
    44. Something Different
    45. Three Amigos
    46. A Lesson for the Teacher
    47. Jill's Replacement
    48. Thanksgiving Dinner
    49. One Last Visit to La Cantina
    50. The Announcement
  7. Epilogue: One Year Later
    1. Final Descent
    2. On the Ground
    3. Getting Settled
    4. The Reunion
    5. Dinner
  8. The Application of Engaged Leadership
  9. Directional Leadership
    1. Challenge One: Recruit Support from the Top 29 Percent
    2. Challenge Two: Prepare the Organization for Change
    3. Challenge Three: Let Them Know How They Contribute
    4. Challenge Four: Constantly Communicate Progress
  10. Motivational Leadership
    1. Challenge Five: Lead with Positive Motivation
    2. Challenge Six: Celebrate Small Successes
    3. Challenge Seven: Encourage Life Balance for All Employees
    4. Challenge Eight: Create a Fair Work Environment
  11. Organizational Leadership
    1. Challenge Nine: Identify and Position the Appropriate Talent
    2. Challenge Ten: Build a Bridge between Generations
    3. Challenge Eleven: Move toward Real Empowerment
    4. Challenge Twelve: Establish a Strategy to Maintain Success
  12. The Importance of Character Core
  13. Conclusion
  14. The Employee's Role
  15. Acknowledgments
  16. About the Author