Monday Morning Leadership

Monday Morning Leadership
Author: David Cottrell
Release: 2002
Editor: CornerStone Leadership Inst
Pages: 116
ISBN: 0971942439
Language: en
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The best business books are brief, clear and pertinent. Monday Morning Leadership fits all of those requirements. You can read the whole book in a few minutes . . . and think about and apply what you learned for a lifetime. The format is around a man who's struggling as a manager. His operation isn't performing well. His boss isn't happy. He's not happy. He doesn't have time to be with his family or to do what he likes to do. It looks like his career has peaked . . . and his job may be in jeopardy. What to do?

Monday Morning Leadership for Women

Monday Morning Leadership for Women
Author: Valerie Sokolosky
Release: 2003-10
Editor: CornerStone Leadership Inst
Pages: 132
ISBN: 0971942471
Language: en
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Resource added for the Leadership Development program 101961.

Fusion Leadership

Fusion Leadership
Author: Dudley R. Slater,Steven T. Taylor
Release: 2017-09-12
Editor: Greenleaf Book Group
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9781626344020
Language: en
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The majority of the nation’s workforce hates their job. Are these employees working at your organization? Seventy percent of US workers hate their jobs and don’t want to show up on Monday morning,cites entrepreneur and CEO Dudley Slater in his inspiring book, Fusion Leadership. Slater squarely lays some of the blame for this shocking phenomenon at the doors of leaders: When their selfish actions diminish the effectiveness of their teams, they commit the ultimate failure in leadership. But when leaders learn how to successfully balance the needs of their egos with the collective needs of their organizations, they can see increased profits and a workforce unified around a common goal. Slater examines some of the biggest hurdles and toughest calls you may have to make in your organization and, with tips and anecdotes from a variety of gifted leaders, he reveals how to navigate these situations. From a call center in Minneapolis to the desert of Saudi Arabia, Fusion Leadership offers valuable insights into how top CEOs and leaders at all levels reconcile power and wealth temptations with what is best for their organizations and their people. Through the powerful stories of eight leaders and his own journey of becoming the leader he is and aspires to be, Slater illuminates the goals of Fusion Leadership: to create a motivated workforce committed to its members and to ignite a common passion that provides self-fulfillment for individuals and increased success for the organization. ​Unleashing the power of Fusion Leadership can grow profits, engage employees, and release the most powerful force on earth—human beings working together toward a shared purpose. Slater’s genuine commitment is apparent, and it generates great hope and optimism that when leaders apply Fusion Leadership concepts, they can start a movement that will extend well beyond their workplace to society as a whole.

Monday Morning Leadership for Kids

Monday Morning Leadership for Kids
Author: Evelyn Addis,David Cottrell
Release: 2013
Editor: Cornerstone Leadership Institute
Pages: 46
ISBN: 0982124600
Language: en
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As children follow the adventures of Baxter and Paw Paw on a sunny Monday morning. Paw Paw teaches Baxter important life lessons such as making good choices, doing the right thing even when it s hard, having good friends, encouraging others, being obedient, and doing your best.

Monday Morning Motivation

Monday Morning Motivation
Author: David Cottrell
Release: 2009-10-27
Editor: Harper Collins
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780061965999
Language: en
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From David Cottrell, author of Monday Morning Choices and Monday Morning Mentoring, comes Monday Morning Motivation, the latest addition to his Monday Morning series. This step-by-step guide explains how to generate the positive energy found in successful organizations, providing readers with the tools to discover Synchronization, Speed, Communication, Customer Focus, and Integrity—five vital energy conductors to motivate their teams, customers, and profits.

Listen Up Leader

Listen Up  Leader
Author: David Cottrell
Release: 2000
Editor: The Walk The Talk Company
Pages: 60
ISBN: 1885228376
Language: en
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Monday Morning Customer Service

Monday Morning Customer Service
Author: David Reed,David Cottrell
Release: 2004-02
Editor: CornerStone Leadership Inst
Pages: 124
ISBN: 0974640328
Language: en
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Monday Morning Customer Service is a powerful story about how to develop and keep loyal customers. It is written from the perspective of a person recently promoted to director of customer service and his interaction with a successful mentor.

Nine Minutes on Monday The Quick and Easy Way to Go From Manager to Leader

Nine Minutes on Monday  The Quick and Easy Way to Go From Manager to Leader
Author: James Robbins
Release: 2012-09-28
Editor: McGraw Hill Professional
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780071801997
Language: en
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The Globe & Mail's #1 Business Book of the Year! "ALL IN, ALL THE TIME" Low performance and high turnover is not the result of lazy, apathetic workers. It's not about decreasing budgets. And it's not about a terrible economy. It's about leadership that doesn't engage employees. In Nine Minutes on Monday, leadership guru James Robbins argues that employee engagement comes down to one thing: a constant dedication to meeting the universal needs that drive performance excellence. In today's chaotic, high-stakes business environment, it is easy to get distracted from leadership responsibilities by focusing on tasks at hand instead of on strategy. But when you neglect to keep your leadership priorities in front of you, everyone suffers--your staff, your organization and, in the end, you. Whether you lead a small team or an entire organization, you’ll discover the nine keys to raising productivity, boosting morale, and increasing employee engagement. Nine Minutes on Monday combines proven engagement drivers and principles of human motivation into a simple system of execution that will show immediate results. Inside you'll find: The "9 Minute" template for maintaining focus on your leadership priorities--no matter how busy you are Three key questions that will help you connect purpose to paycheck for your staff A four-step formula for addressing subpar performance and driving complacency from the workplace A simple coaching model for fast-track staff development Four reward/recognition tools that will leave your employees feeling valued and motivated The one simple activity that will forge deep bonds of trust between you and your employees Three key ingredients that will immediately increase the motivation level of any employee Being a great leader is never easy, but Robbins breaks it all down into essential components to reveal its fundamental simplicity. Nine Minutes on Monday is your road map to igniting purpose, passion, and engagement among your team members. Master and apply the tools and techniques inside, and your employees will be motivated, inspired, and equipped to bring their best to work each and every day. Quick and simple leadership lessons for boosting performance, morale, and engagement "James Robbins is a terrifi c observer, thinker, and storyteller. He also has marvelous insights about how leaders can help employees become more connected to their work setting. He weaves together personal stories with thoughtful leadership insights into a compelling book. If leaders will do the nine minutes he suggests each Monday morning, they will become what we have called ‘meaning makers' who deliver enormous value to their employees, customers, investors, and communities." -- Dave Ulrich, professor, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan; partner, The RBL Group; coauthor, The Why of Work "It really works! Robbins provides simple and practical tools to help all managers get on the road toward becoming great leaders. These nine easy-to-use principles are relevant to today's work environment and yet so often overlooked. Thank you for helping me to make a difference to my team." -- Sue Travis, HR Manager, Lowe's "Every manager in your workplace needs this book. Practical and easily doable ideas that will help turn your managers into truly inspiring leaders." -- Michael Kerr, "The Workplace Energizer" and author of Putting Humor to Work "Great easy read with lots of practical applications for leaders looking to improve their game and really make a difference in the lives of those they lead." -- Debbie Stein, CFO AltaGas

Leadership Courage

Leadership Courage
Author: David Cottrell,Eric Lee Harvey
Release: 2004
Editor: The Walk The Talk Company
Pages: 120
ISBN: 1885228600
Language: en
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For every person in every organization, there comes a moment when he of she must have the courage to step forward and meet the needs of the time. Regardless of whether your time is now or in the future, you must be prepared and willing to seize that moment as a courageous leader.

The First Two Rules of Leadership

The First Two Rules of Leadership
Author: David Cottrell
Release: 2016-08-01
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 163
ISBN: 9781119282808
Language: en
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How to achieve extraordinary results with class How can you improve your leadership results beginning right now? The First Two Rules of Leadership: Don't be Stupid, Don't be a Jerk provides a clear path to increased results and higher job satisfaction for the leader and the people he is leading. Written for the leader who wants to do great things, but is overwhelmed with the complexities of leading, it is a book with a very simple message: think your decisions through and take care of your team. Written by bestselling author David Cottrell, The First Two Rules of Leadership: Don't be Stupid, Don't be a Jerk offers tried-and-true leadership strategies that stand the test of time—all of which you can put into practice today to positive results. The principles discussed apply to businesses in every industry, as well as schools, hospitals, churches, and even homes. By following the two rules outlined in the book's title, you'll improve morale, decrease turnover, increase your own job satisfaction, and have a whole lot more fun leading. Lead with confidence and class Make better decisions and develop synchronization on your team Coach smart, deal with poor performers, and focus on what's really important Listen to your team, encourage positive performance, and attack complacency You can lead your team to achieve extraordinary results! The First Two Rules of Leadership: Don't be Stupid, Don't be a Jerk gives you the expert tips and tricks you need to treat your team with dignity and respect—so you can all enjoy the benefits of winning with class.

Start with Why

Start with Why
Author: Simon Sinek
Release: 2009-10-29
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781101149034
Language: en
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The inspiring, life-changing bestseller by the author of LEADERS EAT LAST and TOGETHER IS BETTER. In 2009, Simon Sinek started a movement to help people become more inspired at work, and in turn inspire their colleagues and customers. Since then, millions have been touched by the power of his ideas, including more than 28 million who’ve watched his TED Talk based on START WITH WHY -- the third most popular TED video of all time. Sinek starts with a fundamental question: Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty from customers and employees alike? Even among the successful, why are so few able to repeat their success over and over? People like Martin Luther King Jr., Steve Jobs, and the Wright Brothers had little in common, but they all started with WHY. They realized that people won't truly buy into a product, service, movement, or idea until they understand the WHY behind it. START WITH WHY shows that the leaders who've had the greatest influence in the world all think, act, and communicate the same way -- and it's the opposite of what everyone else does. Sinek calls this powerful idea The Golden Circle, and it provides a framework upon which organizations can be built, movements can be led, and people can be inspired. And it all starts with WHY.

Escape from Management Land

Escape from Management Land
Author: David Cottrell
Release: 2006-10
Editor: Cornerstone Leadership Inst
Pages: 124
ISBN: 0978813707
Language: en
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Escape from Management Land is a clever parable that takes you on a journey from Management Land to Leader Land. It is a fictional tale that illustrates the symptoms and escape routes from the traps of Management Land. You will visit Panic Peak, Paperwork Swamp, Apathy Cave, and the Valley of Comfort on your way to Leader Land. Learn the invaluable and often unforgettable lessons about management and leadership. Then decide if you're willing to do what it takes to Escape Management Land and move into Leader Land. Read, Learn, Enjoy and have a great trip!

Great Leaders Make Sure Monday Morning Doesn t Suck

Great Leaders Make Sure Monday Morning Doesn t Suck
Author: Eric Harkins
Release: 2021-10-19
Editor: Forbesbooks
Pages: 144
ISBN: 1950863832
Language: en
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YOUR ONLY JOB AS A LEADER IS TO MAKE SURE MONDAY MORNING DOESN'T SUCK. At least that's what Eric Harkins thinks. In his first book, Eric talks about his twenty-five-year journey working in corporate America and the many lessons he learned about leadership. He was lucky enough to work for a company that made sure Monday morning didn't suck, but even luckier to work for several that didn't. Great Leaders Make Sure Monday Morning Doesn't Suck is a fun, engaging, and light-hearted collection of stories told by Eric. He's worked for some good leaders. He's worked for some bad leaders. And he learned a lot about what it takes to create a culture high performers want to be a part of.

Agile Leadership Toolkit

Agile Leadership Toolkit
Author: Peter Koning
Release: 2019-08-23
Editor: Addison-Wesley Professional
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780135225134
Language: en
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Practical, Proven Tools for Leading and Empowering High-Performing Agile Teams A leader is like a farmer, who doesn’t grow crops by pulling them but instead creates the perfect environment for the crops to grow and thrive. If you lead in organizations that have adopted agile methods, you know it’s crucial to create the right environment for your agile teams. Traditional tools such as Gantt charts, detailed plans, and internal KPIs aren’t adequate for complex and fast-changing markets, but merely trusting employees and teams to self-manage is insufficient as well. In Agile Leadership Toolkit, longtime agile leader Peter Koning provides a practical and invaluable steering wheel for agile leaders and their teams. Drawing on his extensive experience helping leaders drive more value from agile, Koning offers a comprehensive toolkit for continuously improving your environment, including structures, metrics, meeting techniques, and governance for creating thriving teams that build disruptive products and services. Koning thoughtfully explains how to lead agile teams at large scale and how team members fit into both the team and the wider organization. Architect environments that help teams learn, grow, and flourish for the long term Get timely feedback everyone can use to improve Co-create goals focused on the customer, not the internal organization Help teams brainstorm and visualize the value of their work to the customer Facilitate team ownership and accelerate team learning Support culture change, and design healthier team habits Make bigger changes faster This actionable guide is for leaders at all levels—whether you’re supervising your first agile team, responsible for multiple teams, or lead the entire company. Register your book for convenient access to downloads, updates, and/or corrections as they become available. See inside book for details.

Quit Drifting Lift the Fog and Get Lucky

Quit Drifting  Lift the Fog  and Get Lucky
Author: David Cottrell
Release: 2021-06-29
Editor: BenBella Books
Pages: 209
ISBN: 9781953295385
Language: en
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From the bestselling author of Monday Morning Leadership, this "little book full of big learnings" provides wisdom and a practical framework to help you become your very best. Imagine how it would feel to greet each day enthusiastic about your work and your life, with renewed energy and optimism, at peace with yourself and those around you. What would it take to get there, rather than just "getting by"? In How to Quit Drifting, Lift the Fog, and Get Lucky, leadership authority David Cottrell tells the story of Jack Davis, a hard worker who had thrived early in his career, but finds himself unmotivated, dissatisfied, and unfulfilled. He wants more for himself and his family—but he doesn't know how to get it. Through Jack's meetings with two successful mentors, Cottrell illustrates unique perspectives on achieving success and happiness that anyone can use to improve morale, productivity, and satisfaction at work and in life. This simple yet profound novelette, written to be read in one sitting, provides practical tools and inspiration to help you on your own path to success. Enjoy the journey!

Leadership as Practice

Leadership as Practice
Author: Joseph A. Raelin
Release: 2016-01-29
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 310
ISBN: 9781317408222
Language: en
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This book develops a new paradigm in the field of leadership studies, referred to as the "leadership-as-practice" (L-A-P) movement. Its essence is its conception of leadership as occurring as a practice rather than residing in the traits or behaviours of particular individuals. A practice is a coordinative effort among participants who choose through their own rules to achieve a distinctive outcome. It also tends to encompass routines as well as problem-solving or coping skills, often tacit, that are shared by a community. Accordingly, leadership-as-practice is less about what one person thinks or does and more about what people may accomplish together. It is thus concerned with how leadership emerges and unfolds through day-to-day experience. The social and material contingencies impacting the leadership constellation – the people who are effecting leadership at any given time – do not reside outside of leadership but are very much embedded within it. To find leadership, then, we must look to the practice within which it is occurring. The leadership-as-practice approach resonates with a number of closely related traditions, such as collective, shared, distributed, and relational leadership, that converge on leadership processes. These approaches share a line of inquiry that acknowledges leadership as a social phenomenon. The new focus opens up a plethora of research opportunities encouraging the study of social processes beyond influence, such as intersubjective agency, shared sense-making, dialogue, and co-construction of responsibilities.

Management Insights

Management Insights
Author: Ken Carnes,David Cottrell,Mark C. Layton
Release: 2004
Editor: Cornerstone Leadership Inst
Pages: 93
ISBN: PSU:000054365032
Language: en
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The problem : the high cost of management failure -- Management success : what it looks like -- Management myths : and the realities behind them -- Why managers fail : and what you can do to succeed -- Success or failure : which do you choose? -- Personal insights : from successful managers.

The Making of a Manager

The Making of a Manager
Author: Julie Zhuo
Release: 2019-03-21
Editor: Random House
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780753552902
Language: en
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No idea what you're doing? No problem. Good managers are made, not born. Top tech executive Julie Zhuo remembers the moment when she was asked to lead a team. She felt like she’d won the golden ticket, until reality came crashing in. She was just 25 and had barely any experience being managed, let alone managing others. Her co-workers became her employees overnight, and she faced a series of anxiety-inducing firsts, including agonising over whether to hire an interviewee; seeking the respect of reports who were cleverer than her; and having to fire someone she liked. Like most first-time managers, she wasn’t given any formal training, and had no resources to turn to for help. It took her years to find her way, but now she’s offering you the short-cut to success. This is the book she wishes she had on day one. Here, she offers practical, accessible advice like: · Don’t hide thorny problems from your own manager; you’re better off seeking help quickly and honestly · Before you fire someone for failure to collaborate, figure out if the problem is temperamental or just a lack of training or coaching · Don’t offer critical feedback in a ‘compliment sandwich’ – there’s a better way! Whether you're new to the job, a veteran leader, or looking to be promoted, this is the handbook you need to be the kind of manager you've always wanted.

Your First Leadership Job

Your First Leadership Job
Author: Tacy M. Byham,Richard S. Wellins
Release: 2015-04-20
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781118911969
Language: en
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Becoming the Very Best First-Time Leader Congratulations! You’re now in charge. Perhaps it’s your first time as a leader, or maybe you want to fine-tune your skills. Either way, you’ve begun one of the most rewarding chapters of your career. But, like many beginnings, the first few years can be challenging. Fortunately, you don’t have to tackle this challenge on your own. Your First Leadership Job gives you practical advice straight from others who have walked in your shoes. Not only does it include dozens of tools to ensure your success, but it’s also based on the authors’ and DDI’s extensive experience and research, which ultimately has led to the development of millions of leaders around the world. In fact, a quarter-million leaders will be developed this year alone via DDI training. Your First Leadership Job is divided into two sections. Part 1 introduces the concept of catalyst leader—one who sparks energy, passion, and commitment in others. Your transition to catalyst leader is a major step in your leadership journey. This book provides essential tips to put you on the catalyst path. Ultimately, leadership is about the many conversations—frequent, clear, authentic, and occasionally difficult—that you will have daily. Your First Leadership Job builds awareness of the fundamental skills you’ll come to rely on to make every one of these interactions successful. Part 2 devotes 13 chapters to critical core leadership competencies, including coaching for success, hiring the best employees, turning dreaded appraisals into discussions that propel performance, and handling difficult employees. It also includes a chapter for first-time female leaders. Look at Your First Leadership Job as an indispensable companion to becoming an awesome leader—one who will make a positive, lasting impact on your team, family, and career. Visit www.yourfirstleadershipjob.com to learn more.

Learning Leadership

Learning Leadership
Author: James M. Kouzes,Barry Z. Posner
Release: 2016-05-02
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 279
ISBN: 9781119144281
Language: en
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Uncover the extraordinary leader in you with straightforward exercises and advice from two of the world’s foremost leadership experts From the bestselling authors of The Leadership Challenge and over a dozen award-winning leadership books comes a new book that examines a question of fundamental importance: How do people learn to become leaders? Learning Leadership: The Five Fundamentals of Becoming an Exemplary Leader is a comprehensive guide to unleashing the inner leader in us all and to building a solid foundation for a lifetime of leadership growth and mastery. The book offers a concrete framework to help individuals of all levels, functions, and backgrounds take charge of their own leadership development and become the best leaders they can be. Arguing that all individuals are born with the capacity to lead, bestselling authors Kouzes and Posner provide readers with a practical series of actions and specific coaching tips for harnessing that capacity and creating a context in which they can excel. Supported by over 30 years of research, from over seventy countries, and with examples from real-world leaders, Learning Leadership is a clarion call to unleash the leadership potential that is already present in society today. Learning Leadership provides readers with evidence-based strategies to ignite the habit of continuous improvement and the mindset of becoming the best leaders they can be. Emerging leaders, as well as leadership developers, internal and external coaches and trainers, and other human resource professionals will learn from first-hand stories and practical examples so that they can deeply understand and apply the fundamentals for becoming the best leaders they can be. Learning Leadership: The Five Fundamentals of Becoming an Exemplary Leader is divided into digestible bite-sized chapters that encourage daily actions to becoming a better leader. Key takeaways from the book include: Believe in Yourself. Believing in oneself is the essential first step in developing leadership competencies. The best leaders are learners, and they can’t achieve mastery until and unless they truly decide that inside them there is a person who can make and difference and learn to be a better leader than they are right now. Aspire to Excel. To become an exemplary leader, people must determine what they care most about and why they want to lead. Leaders with values-based motivations are the most likely to excel. They also must have a clear image of the kind of leader they want to be in the future—and the legacy they want to leave for others. Challenge Yourself. Challenging oneself is critical to learning leadership. Leaders must seek new experiences and test themselves. There will be inevitable setbacks and failures along the way that require curiosity, grit, courage, and resilience to persist in learning and becoming the best. Engage Support. One can’t lead alone, and one can’t learn alone. It is essential to get support and coaching on the path to achieving excellence. Whether it’s family, managers at work, or professional coaches, leaders need the advice, feedback, care, and support of others. Practice Deliberately. No one gets better at anything without continuous practice. Exemplary leaders spend more time practicing than ordinary leaders. Simply being in the role of a leader is insufficient. To achieve mastery, leaders must set improvement goals, participate in designed learning experiences, ask for feedback, and get coaching. They also put in the time every day and make learning leadership a daily habit. Kouzes and Posner offer unrivaled insights into what it means to become an exemplary leader in today’s world with their original research and over 30 years of experience studying the practices of extraordinary leadership. They show that anyone can become a better leader if they believe in themselves, aspire to excel, challenge themselves to grow, engage the support of others, and practice deliberately. Learning Leadership challenges readers to do the meaningful and disciplined work necessary to becoming the best they can, using a new mindset and toolkit that can make extraordinary things happen. It’s not the once-in-a-while transformational acts that demonstrate leadership. It’s the little things that one does day in and day out that pave the path to greatness.