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Leadership by Choice: Increasing Influence and Effectiveness through Self-Management by Eric Papp

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Introduction

Congratulations! You have just discovered a gold mine of proven strategies and applications to become a better leader. Inside you'll learn strategies that will show you how to communicate more effectively by developing your listening skills (which most people lack), techniques on how to find strength and peace in the silence, and so much more. I don't want you to read this book. I want you to study it, apply, and talk about it with your friends. Our retention of a concept is much greater when we apply it as opposed to just reading it. In doing so, you may discover this to be one of your favorite leadership books.

Put the material to practice. Don't be that person who buys a book and doesn't apply it.

Knowledge is not power; applied knowledge is power.

And you now hold in your hands the knowledge to take your leadership to the next level.

We hear the term “leadership” a lot—on the news, while watching our favorite sports team, and at work. It is one of the most commonly used—misused—words, and it can take on several definitions. What is your definition of leadership?

This book is my definition.

Leadership by Choice means making a conscious choice to positively influence those around you by managing yourself and leading others in four areas: communication, leading teams, productivity, and personal development.

We see leadership, or the lack of it, throughout our entire day. How effective are you in the following scenarios?

  • Communication: Listening to a client and asking ...

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