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Leadership Skills that Inspire Results

Book Description

What do leaders and executives do to keep improving their performances and maintain momentum? They go back to the basics. Fundamentals are the glue—communicating, listening, questioning, inspiring followers, being accountable, and delegating. These essentials are the change agents for leaders with a desire to succeed. In Leadership Skills That Inspire Incredible Results Halstead gives readers the same advice, guidance, and techniques he offers his clients. He outlines the skills needed to be an effective leader and provides techniques augmented by real-world examples from companies that include Spotify, Clif Bar & Company, Honeywell, and Eileen Fisher. Learn how to: Hone others’ critical thinking through insightful powerful questions Inspire followers Fearlessly delegate with mindful purpose Create a culture of accountability Readers will see how the development of these skills demonstrates respect for others that will inspire them to tackle goals and produce results previously thought impossible. It shows professionals at all levels how to improve these skills to create greater success for them, their team, and their entire organization.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. Contents
  6. Author's Note
  7. Introduction
    1. Improve the Fundamentals
    2. Inspire Change
    3. The Spotlight
  8. 1: The Art and Joy of Listening
    1. The Proactive Listener
    2. Achieve the Best Thinking and the Best Results
    3. More than Hearing
    4. Listening Inhibitors
  9. 2: Become a Great Listener
    1. Be Curious
    2. Know and Believe in Your Purpose for Listening
    3. Focus Only on What the Other Person Is Saying
    4. Heed the Words, Inflections, Body Language, and What Is Not Said
    5. Help Others Listen to You—The Power of the Pause
    6. Being Heard—The Power of the Pause, Part 2
    7. Send Listening Signals
    8. Listen in Debate Mode
    9. The Connection Between Great Listening and Great Questions
  10. 3: Ask Powerful Questions
    1. The Characteristics of Powerful Questions
    2. Ask a Question at the Right Time
    3. What Is the Right Way to Ask a Question?
    4. The Benefits of Asking Powerful Questions
    5. Powerful Questions in Action
    6. Powerful Questions Make You the Best You Can Be
  11. 4: Develop Others' Best Thinking
    1. Help Others Develop and Execute Their Plans
    2. Overcome Assumptions
    3. Forward Thinking
    4. People Are Smart
  12. 5: The Art of Acknowledging and Inspiring
    1. Acknowledgment Versus Compliments
    2. Give an Acknowledgment
    3. Inspire Through Acknowledgments
  13. 6: Wise and Thoughtful Delegation
    1. The Benefits of Wisely Delegating
    2. Barriers to Delegation
  14. 7: Consistent Accountability
    1. Key Elements to a Consistent Accountability Culture
    2. Establish a Culture of Accountability
    3. Barriers to Creating a CuLture of AccountabiLity
    4. Inspire Consistent Accountability and the Results
  15. Conclusion
    1. Challenges and Rewards
    2. Practical Suggestions
    3. Accountability Partner
    4. Intentional Peer Practice
  16. Appendix
    1. Sample Questions
  17. Notes
    1. Chapter 1
    2. Chapter 2
    3. Chapter 3
    4. Chapter 5
    5. Chapter 6
  18. Index
  19. About the Author