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The Leadership Habit

Book Description

The 10 essential skills to transform the way you lead

The Leadership Habit provides the framework for patterns of behavior that will transform the way you lead. By articulating a clear, well-defined standard of what it means to be a leader, this book condenses volumes of advice and opinion into 10 key areas and teaches leaders how they can create daily habits surrounding these centers of excellence. Leaders who can commit to creating change will develop more productive teams and will build long-term growth for their organization.

This book is your invaluable guide to being one of the greats, with proven advice and a concrete framework for leading well. Through expert discussion and deep dissection of these critical areas, you’ll discover how to drive for results, build the best team, execute on vision, foster innovation, and more. Learn how to:

  • Transform your habits across 30 specific skill areas
  • Model personal growth, focus, and positivity
  • Accelerate productivity and maintain your organization’s competitive advantage

As a leader, your team's performance and your organization's outlook are direct reflections of you. Discover how to become a catalyst for driving performance and results by transforming your actions every day. 

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Introduction
  5. Acknowledgments
    1. Crestcom International Faculty
    2. Contributing Crestcom Licensees
  6. Chapter 1: Drives for Results
    1. Accountability
    2. Decision Making
    3. Asking the Right Questions
    4. Drives for Results Assessment Questions
    5. The Leader's Toolkit
  7. Chapter 2: Builds the Right Team
    1. Hiring the Right Talent
    2. Multigenerational Leadership
    3. Organizing and Developing Teams
    4. Builds the Right Team Assessment Questions
    5. The Leader's Toolkit
  8. Chapter 3: Influences Others
    1. Open and Effective Communication
    2. Negotiation and Building Consensus
    3. Emotional Intelligence
    4. Influences Others Assessment Questions
    5. The Leader's Toolkit
  9. Chapter 4: Understands the Business
    1. Generates Business Insights
    2. Financial Management
    3. Productivity and Process Efficiency
    4. Understands the Business Assessment Questions
    5. The Leader's Toolkit
  10. Chapter 5: Executes Vision
    1. Defines and Communicates Vision
    2. Strategic Thinking
    3. Plans and Prioritizes
    4. Executes Vision Assessment Questions
    5. The Leader's Toolkit
  11. Chapter 6: Encourages Excellence
    1. Delegation and Empowerment
    2. Coaching and Encouraging
    3. Rewards and Recognition
    4. Encourages Excellence Assessment Questions
    5. The Leader's Toolkit
  12. Chapter 7: Develops Positive Relationships
    1. Networking
    2. Collaboration
    3. Conflict Management
    4. Develops Positive Relationships Assessment Questions
    5. The Leader's Toolkit
  13. Chapter 8: Develops Customer Focus
    1. Trust and Credibility
    2. Needs and Opportunity Awareness
    3. Responsive Problem Solving
    4. Develops Customer Focus Assessment Questions
    5. The Leader's Toolkit
  14. Chapter 9: Fosters Innovation
    1. Change Leadership and Management
    2. Continuous Improvement
    3. Complex Thinking
    4. Fosters Innovation Assessment Questions
    5. The Leader's Toolkit
  15. Chapter 10: Models Personal Growth
    1. Self-Awareness
    2. Continuous Learning
    3. Managing Personal Energy and Time
    4. Models Personal Growth Assessment Questions
    5. The Leader's Toolkit
  16. Conclusion: Make Leadership a Habit
  17. References
  18. Appendix A: Your Personal Development Plan
    1. Step 1: Self-Assessment
    2. Step 2: Personal Action Plan
    3. Step 3: Accountability
  19. Appendix B: Core Competencies Summary
    1. Chapter 1: Drives for Results
    2. Chapter 2: Builds the Right Team
    3. Chapter 3: Influences Others
    4. Chapter 4: Understands the Business
    5. Chapter 5: Executes Vision
    6. Chapter 6: Encourages Excellence
    7. Chapter 7: Develops Positive Relationships
    8. Chapter 8: Develops Customer Focus
    9. Chapter 9: Fosters Innovation
    10. Chapter 10: Models Personal Growth
  20. Appendix C: Glossary of Financial Terms
  21. About the Authors
  22. About Crestcom
  23. Index
  24. End User License Agreement