Globally acclaimed leadership development expert, Phillip Van Hooser, teaches the ground rules of common sense leadership
There are just some things every leader ought to know - like how to earn an employee's respect, how to be truthful and be taken seriously as a leader. Leaders should also realize and recognize the negative habits and counter-productive behaviors that can be their downfall. Certain to be one of your top books on personal leadership development, Leaders Ought To Know will get all leaders -- new leaders, mid-level or executive managers -- familiar with the ground rules of leadership. Kick start your company's leadership development program with this common sense guide from Phillip Van Hooser, a top leadership development expert -- learn how to do more of the right things while avoiding the common leadership mistakes that trip up so many.
Table of Contents
- Chapter 1: Choosing to Lead
- Chapter 2: Offer Service, Take Action
- Chapter 3: The Essential Element
- Chapter 4: A Recipe for Respect
- Chapter 5: Honesty and Other Truths
- Chapter 6: Two Motivational Truths
- Chapter 7: Why People Do What They Do
Chapter 8: Preventive Leadership
- Practicing PM
- Embracing PL
- Do Leaders Really Think?
- Six Thought Processes to Support Preventive Leadership
- “I’m Moving to Alaska!”
- Running from or to—and Why It’s Important
- The Wisdom of Dumb Questions
- Dumb Question #1: How Am I Doing?
- Dumb Question #2: What Have I Screwed Up Lately?
- Dumb Question #3: What Should I Be Doing Better?
- Dumb Question #4: What Would You Like Me to Do about That?
- How It’s Done
Chapter 9: Fearsome Facts
- Who’s Your Daddy?
- Understanding Fears
- Fearsome Fact #1: We All Have Them
- The Fear of Rejection
- The Fear of Failure
- The Fear of Success
- “What Means ‘Nervous’?”
- Fearsome Fact #2: Unfamiliar Experiences Are Breeding Grounds for New Fears
- Making Unknowns Known
- Fearsome Fact #3: Unsuccessful Experiences Compound Our Fears
- What It Means
Chapter 10: Leadership Pitfalls
- Seven Deadly Sins
- Leadership Pitfall #1: An Elevated Sense of Self-Importance
- “I Hope the Old Man Is Getting Some of This”
- Leadership Pitfall #2: Practicing Favoritism
- “I’d Rather Be Flat Broke”
- Leadership Pitfall #3: Inability or Unwillingness to Control Emotions
- When You Lose Your Temper
- The Power of an Apology
- Pursuing Leadership Success
Chapter 11: Commonsense Success
- Seniority, Experience, or Something Else?
- Choosing Success
- Too Many Choices?
- A Professional Triple Threat
- “I Should’ve Bought That Farm”
- Commonsense Success Choice #1: If I Am to Fail, I Choose to Fail Aggressively
- Commonsense Success Choice #2: To Hit a Home Run, I Must Swing the Bat
- Commonsense Success Choice #3: Choosing Yes
- Commonsense Success Choice #4: When I Mess Up, I Must Fess Up—Quickly
- One More Foundational Concept
- Title: Leaders Ought to Know: 11 Ground Rules for Common Sense Leadership
- Release date: April 2013
- Publisher(s): Wiley
- ISBN: 9781118652114