Leading with GRIT: Inspiring Action and Accountability with Generosity, Respect, Integrity, and Truth

Book description

Improve yourself - and your workplace - with GRIT

Leading With GRIT is a practical and proven guide for transforming the workplace, offering pragmatic insight on value-based strategies that improve the individual and the business. Based on the author's proprietary principles of GRIT - Generosity, Respect, Integrity, and Truth - this book describes how working toward individual improvement produces better organizational results than traditional approaches that focus on collective improvement. Readers are introduced to GRIT with a framework that can be applied in any workplace scenario, and are provided with strategies for applying GRIT to communication and intra-office operations. Each chapter includes activities that assist with implementation, moving beyond the theoretical framework commonly taught in business school to provide a more practical approach to personal development.

The principles of GRIT are exactly the sort of instruction leaders are encouraging, and companies worldwide are willing to invest large sums. The approach stands out for its unique, personal approach that melds values-based principles with business concepts to produce spectacular results. This book is the complete guide to GRIT, with an emphasis on practicality.

  • Learn why the principles of GRIT have proven so effective

  • Apply GRIT in communications for better productivity

  • Discover how each person impacts those around them

  • Cultivate a positive, constructive attitude for less stress and more growth

  • GRIT helps readers make themselves and their workplaces happier and healthier, decreasing stress, sparking personal growth, retaining employees, and developing mindful leaders. In essence, Leading With GRIT is a handbook for improving the bottom line by improving the lives and outlook of those who contribute to it.

    Table of contents

    1. Title Page
    2. Copyright
    3. Dedication
    4. Preface
    5. With Gratitude
    6. Introduction
    7. Chapter 1: Freedom to Choose
      1. The Choice is Yours
      2. GRIT® Self-Awareness Assessment
      3. References
    8. Part I: GRIT®—The Foundation
    9. Chapter 2: Truth—The Core
      1. Out of Touch
      2. Where Does Our Truth Come From?
      3. Becoming Aware
      4. Prevent Ego from Interfering
      5. There Are Many Paths to Find Your Truth
      6. Look Objectively
      7. It's Your Choice
      8. Change Your Story
      9. What Do You Want in Life?
      10. Change Your Thoughts
      11. The Impact of Truth
      12. What SHIFT Will You Make?
      13. References
    10. Chapter 3: Integrity—Aligning to Your Truth
      1. Awareness, Intent, Attention
      2. Your Actions Influence Others
      3. Time Can Be On Your Side
      4. Choices That Keep Us Whole
      5. Competing Priorities
      6. Accountability Is an Act of Integrity
      7. It's Not about Being Perfect
      8. Truth + Integrity = Trust
      9. Why Do People Lie?
      10. What SHIFT Will You Make?
      11. References
    11. Chapter 4: Respect—It's a Two-Way Street
      1. Be Selfish
      2. Consider Others
      3. Ego in Disguise
      4. What Information Are You Filling In?
      5. Remain Open
      6. Respect Other People's Choices
      7. Accept It, and Let It Go!
      8. Believe in Your People
      9. You Can't Demand Respect
      10. Bumps in the Road
      11. Respect Your Journey
      12. What SHIFT Will You Make?
    12. Chapter 5: Generosity—The More You Give, the More You Get
      1. Pay It Forward
      2. Let It Flow
      3. Overly Generous
      4. Finding Purpose
      5. Generosity at Work
      6. And Now, the Rest of the Story
      7. What SHIFT Will You Make?
      8. References
    13. Chapter 6: The Key to Efficient Change
      1. Overcoming Obstacles
      2. The Five Steps of Change™
      3. What SHIFT Will You Make?
    14. Part II: Communicating with GRIT®
    15. Chapter 7: Can You Hear Me Now?
      1. Barriers
      2. It Takes More Than Your Ears
      3. Understand the Why
      4. Empathy
      5. Choose When to Listen
      6. What SHIFT Will You Make?
      7. References
    16. Chapter 8: What Message Are You Sending?
      1. Speak Their DiSC® Language
      2. Actions Speak Louder Than Words
      3. Choose Your Words Wisely
      4. What's Missing with E-messages
      5. Communicate with Confidence
      6. Inspire with Your Message
      7. Is Sarcasm Your Scapegoat
      8. The Illusion of Fear
      9. Respect People's Time
      10. Safe Communication–Use a Filter
      11. Structure Your Message
      12. Public Speaking: It's Not about You
      13. Share Your Message with the World
      14. What SHIFT Will You Make?
      15. Reference
    17. Chapter 9: Just Say It!
      1. Say It to Help Others
      2. Make Waves
      3. Empower Team Communication
      4. Just Say NO!
      5. Just Ask
      6. What SHIFT Will You Make?
    18. Part III: Your Impact
    19. Chapter 10: The Ripple Effect
      1. Your Ripple
      2. It Starts with You
      3. The Value of Connecting
      4. Learn from the Chameleon
      5. Know the Skills You Need
      6. Building the Team
      7. Nobody Wins Unless You Delegate
      8. Attitude Is Everything
      9. Invest in People
      10. Preventing a Tidal Wave
      11. What SHIFT Will You Make?
      12. Reference
    20. Chapter 11: Keeping on Track
      1. Leaders Set the Direction
      2. Know the Where and the Why
      3. Use Meetings to Keep on Track
      4. Creating a Culture of Feedback and Recognition
      5. You Need Feedback Too
      6. Complaints Aren't Always Bad
      7. Get Them Off the Tracks!
      8. What SHIFT Will You Make?
      9. References
    21. Chapter 12: Enjoy the Journey
      1. No Need to Worry
      2. Reap Your Crop
      3. Unsung Heroes
      4. What SHIFT Will You Make?
    22. Index
    23. End User License Agreement

    Product information

    • Title: Leading with GRIT: Inspiring Action and Accountability with Generosity, Respect, Integrity, and Truth
    • Author(s): Laurie Sudbrink
    • Release date: March 2015
    • Publisher(s): Wiley
    • ISBN: 9781118975220