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Lead 4 Success: Learn the Essentials of True Leadership

Book Description

Lead 4 Success sets your development as a leader on the right track, focusing on the four fundamental skills that fuel the thoughts and drive the actions of leaders who make a difference: SELF-AWARENESS-understanding who you are and what you have to offer, LEARNING AGILITY-the capability to absorb new information,process it, and use it to meet new challenges quickly and decisively, COMMUNICATION-the ability to establish shared understanding and convey a vision for the future INFLUENCE-the power to persuade others to act on that vision. Each of those essential skills is comprised of other skills. You will learn about all of them in Lead 4 Success. To ensure the success of your leadership journey, use this book as a guide. Its tools and ideas will help you develop and put into practice the skills that you need to demonstrate true leadership.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Copyright
  3. Title Page
  4. CONTENTS
  5. Foreword
  6. Introduction: The Journey Awaits: The Opportunity of Experience
  7. Section I: The Fundamentals of Experience-Driven Leadership
    1. Chapter 1: The Three Fundamental Truths of Experience-Driven Leadership
      1. EXPERIENCE MATTERS—LEADERS ARE MADE, NOT BORN
      2. EXPERIENCE IS VARIABLE—NOT ALL EXPERIENCES ARE EQUAL
      3. EXPERIENCE IS THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE AT ONCE
    2. Chapter 2: The Four Fundamental Skills for Experience-Driven Leadership
      1. SELF-AWARENESS
      2. LEARNING AGILITY
      3. COMMUNICATION
      4. INFLUENCE
    3. Chapter 3: Applying the Fundamentals—The Experience-Driven Leadership Model
      1. REDISCOVER YOUR PAST
      2. SEIZE YOUR PRESENT
      3. SHAPE YOUR FUTURE
  8. Section II: Rediscover Your Past
    1. Chapter 4: Cultivating Leadership Wisdom
    2. Chapter 5: Internalizing the Lessons of Experience
    3. Chapter 6: Assessing Your Leadership Reputation
  9. Section III: Seize Your Present
    1. Chapter 7: Sensemaking—Learning In the Moment
    2. Chapter 8: Applying the Lessons of Experience
    3. Chapter 9: Engaging in Active Listening
    4. Chapter 10: Gathering Ongoing Feedback
    5. Chapter 11: Delivering Ongoing Feedback
      1. MEASURING BEHAVIOR
      2. FOLLOWING A PROCESS
      3. CAPTURE THE SITUATION (S).
      4. DESCRIBE THE BEHAVIOR (B).
      5. EXPLAIN THE IMPACT (I).
    6. Chapter 12: Mapping Your Leadership Identity
      1. INTERPRETING YOUR MAP
    7. Chapter 13: Demonstrating Political Savvy
  10. Section IV: Shape Your Future
    1. Chapter 14: Establishing Your Leadership Brand
    2. Chapter 15: Communicating Your Vision
      1. THE POWER OF VISION
      2. VISION DILEMMAS: CASCADING THE VISION
    3. Chapter 16: Selling Yourself (Without Selling Out!)
      1. PERSONAL BENEFITS OF STRATEGIC VISIBILITY
      2. BENEFITS FOR OTHERS
      3. THE SWEET SPOT
      4. GATHER YOUR AUDIENCE.
      5. PUT ON A SHOW
    4. Chapter 17: Building and Maintaining Trust
      1. SETTING THINGS ARIGHT
      2. TAKE THE WHEEL
    5. Chapter 18: Leveraging Your Network
      1. NETWORK IS A VERB
    6. Chapter 19: Seeking Experience
  11. The Journey Continues: Your Path to Becoming an Experience-Driven Leader
    1. FOCUS!
    2. CHOOSE THE RIGHT KIND OF GOAL
    3. HAVE A PLAN
    4. DEAL WITH OBSTACLES
    5. CONNECTING GOALS TO YOUR LEADERSHIP JOURNEY