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El auténtico norte

El auténtico norte

By: Bill George; Peter Sims

Publisher: LID Editorial

Publication Date: 01-MAY-2011

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El auténtico norte, de Bill George y Peter Sims, «es esa brújula interna que te guía con éxito por la vida y representa quién eres como ser humano en el nivel más profundo. Es tu punto de orientación o punto fijo en un mundo que gira y te ayuda a mantenerte encaminado como líder. Tu norte verdadero se basa en lo que es más importante para ti, tus valores más queridos, tus pasiones y motivaciones, las fuentes de satisfacción en tu vida». Bill George, uno de los líderes corporativos más respetados de Estados Unidos, y Peter Sims, su joven colaborador, demuestran que el liderazgo con...

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Siete lecciones para liderar

Siete lecciones para liderar

By: Bill George

Publisher: LID Editorial

Publication Date: 01-OCT-2010

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¿Sabes que una crisis puede ser tu momento decisivo? No temas las turbulencias, si las sabes manejar, cuando llegue la calma serás una persona más segura y competente. Como los grandes capitanes de barco, tienes que saber cómo enderezar la nave cuando la adversidad estalla. Afronta la realidad, quítate el peso del mundo de los hombros, escarba hasta llegar a la causa raíz, prepárate para el largo plazo, jamás desaproveches una buena crisis, sigue el auténtico norte pasa al ataque y céntrate en ganar. Si aprendes estas sencillas reglas y las incorporas a tu esquema mental estarás en...

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Influential Leadership

Influential Leadership

By: Colin Gautrey

Publisher: Kogan Page

Publication Date: 03-AUG-2014

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This book is about action, results and leadership. Using a simple new framework, it will show you how to make the sort of progress in your work which your organization wants and needs. At the same time, this progress will give you the space to become a real leader. A leader who is strong, inspirational, and able to drive the results your company needs while keeping your people on board. One of the best ways to create the time you need to get results and get ahead is to become highly influential - that way, you don't have to do it all yourself. Influential Leadership will show you practical...

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The Leadership Shadow

The Leadership Shadow

By: Erik de Haan; Anthony Kasozi

Publisher: Kogan Page

Publication Date: 03-AUG-2014

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In today's fast paced, interconnected, and mercilessly competitive business world, senior executives have to push themselves and others hard. Paradoxically, to succeed as leaders, they also need to relate to others very well. Under stress and challenge, the qualities executives have relied on to get them to the top and to achieve outstanding results can overshoot into unhelpful drives that lead to business and personal catastrophes.The Leadership Shadow draws on the lived experience of executives to make sense of what actually happens when their drivers overshoot and they act out the dark...

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Capitanes

Capitanes

By: Luis Villarejo

Publisher: LID Editorial

Publication Date: 01-JUN-2010

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Ser capitán de un equipo de fútbol es algo más que elegir campo al inicio de cada encuentro. El brazalete señala a un jugador que ejerce como enlace entre sus compañeros y el club (o la federación, si es el capitán de la selección nacional), que representa a la entidad dentro y fuera del terreno de juego, que coordina la recepción de los nuevos jugadores, que colabora activamente para hacer grupo y que tiene una relación diferente con los árbitros. Luis Villarejo reflexiona sobre la figura y el peso en un vestuario del capitán en un equipo de fútbol y su función como líder y aglutinador...

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Leadership Lessons from the Cherokee Nation: Learn from All I Observe

Leadership Lessons from the Cherokee Nation: Learn from All I Observe

By: Chad Smith

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

Publication Date: 19-FEB-2013

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If you want to be successful, it is this simple.Know what you are doing, love what you are doing. And believe in what you are doing. -- Will RogersWhen Chad Smith became Principal Chief, the Cherokee Nation was a chaotic and dysfunctional entity. By the end of his tenure, 12 years later, the Nation had grown its assets from $150 million to $1.2 billion, increased business profits 2,000 percent, created 6,000 jobs, and dramatically advanced its education, language, and culturalpreservation programs. ...

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Leadership That Matters

Leadership That Matters

By: Marshall Sashkin; Molly G. Sashkin

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

Publication Date: 27-FEB-2003

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Leadership That Matters examines transformational leadership-leadership that not only improves productivity and performance but also makes a positive difference in the lives of organization members. Traditional leaders achieve superior results because of their ability to transform people from dutiful followers into self-directed leaders who go beyond simply doing what is expected of them. Drawing on research that investigates leadership, culture, and performance in dozens of organizations, the Sashkins describe the specific behaviors and personal characteristics of transformational leaders....

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The Power of Servant-Leadership

The Power of Servant-Leadership

By: Robert K. Greenleaf; Larry C. Spears; Peter B. Vaill

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

Publication Date: 04-SEP-1998

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Based on the seminal work of Robert K. Greenleaf, a former AT&T executive who coined the term almost thirty years ago, servant-leadership emphasizes an emerging approach to leadership—one which puts serving others, including employees, customers, and community, first. The Power of Servant Leadership is a collection of eight of Greenleaf's most compelling essays on servant-leadership. These essays, published together in one volume for the first time, contain many of Greenleaf's best insights into the nature and practice of servant-leadership and show his continual refinement of the...

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Learning for Leadership

Learning for Leadership

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Publisher: American Society for Training & Development

Publication Date: 07-MAY-2014

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If you are tasked with developing effective leaders, "teaching" just isn't going to be enough!   Teaching leadership can be one of the most fulfilling, as well as challenging, tasks of a trainer. Learning for Leadership builds on foundational learning and development concepts and practices to help trainers and facilitators develop programs that meet these challenges and turn learners into leaders. Yael Hellman illustrates how a truly "facilitative" classroom is structured, and she shows why it is the best environment to learn leadership skills. The author does so through the lens of...

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Ruthless Execution: What Business Leaders Do When Their Companies Hit the Wall, Second Edition

Ruthless Execution: What Business Leaders Do When Their Companies Hit the Wall, Second Edition

By: Amir Hartman; Craig LeGrande

Publisher: Pearson FT Press

Publication Date: 12-SEP-2014

Insert Date: 19-JUN-2014

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This is the Rough Cut version of the printed book. Today's business leaders are confronted with a variety of obstacles that threaten their very survival. To survive and thrive, the modern manager must know how to lead through adversity while preparing their companies for a new era of success. In Ruthless Execution, Amir Hartman and Craig LeGrande identify the primary approaches and techniques that keep companies from falling prey to the myriad of corporate, economic, and market challenges faced by organizations around the world. In the second edition of this book, managers and executives...

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Accountability: The Key to Driving a High-Performance Culture

Accountability: The Key to Driving a High-Performance Culture

By: Greg Bustin

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

Publication Date: 18-FEB-2014

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Best practices for using accountability, trust, and purpose to turn your long-term vision into reality Accountability explains why the “carrot-and-stick” approach doesn’t work—and describes how to build and sustain a culture based on shared beliefs, positive action, and internal leadership development. The author’s conclusions are based on data resulting from his work with more than 3,000 executives worldwide, plus exclusive interviews with Fortune 's Most Admired Companies and Best Places to Work. Greg Bustin has written a monthly bulletin about leadership and...

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Everything Connects: How to Transform and Lead in the Age of Creativity, Innovation, and Sustainability

Everything Connects: How to Transform and Lead in the Age of Creativity, Innovation, and Sustainability

By: Faisal Hoque; Drake Baer

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

Publication Date: 29-JAN-2014

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Leadership. Creativity. Innovation. When you put it all together, EVERYTHING CONNECTS. The constant cascade of new technologies and social changes is creating a more empowered population. Workforces are increasingly dispersed, demanding of self-expression, and quite possibly disengaged. Within this topsy-turvy context, leaders must spark creativity, drive innovation, and ensure sustainability. What are the remedies? The newest problems of the world find solutions in the oldest and time-less practices such as mindfulness, authenticity, and perseverance—because Everything...

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Leading with Your Legacy in Mind: Building Lasting Value in Business and Life

Leading with Your Legacy in Mind: Building Lasting Value in Business and Life

By: Andrew Thorn

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

Publication Date: 24-FEB-2014

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This is an indispensable guide for leaders who want to leave a lasting legacy on their organization by leaving a positive culture that benefits all. Leading business coach Dr. Andrew Thorn's work unfolds an entirely new perspective on legacy and invites the reader to shift his or her thinking from goals to aspirations, from balance to focus, from results to commitments, from achieving to becoming, and from outcomes to actions. Including the instructive and inspiring stories of leaders working on legacy issues while improving their organizations, this book contains transformative...

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Ideas Into Action Guidebooks: Becoming a Leader-Coach: A Step-by-Step Guide to Developing Your People

Ideas Into Action Guidebooks: Becoming a Leader-Coach: A Step-by-Step Guide to Developing Your People

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Publisher: Center for Creative Leadership

Publication Date: 01-JAN-2014

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Leaders wear multiple hats. Most leaders are comfortable with and effective in the role of managing their direct reports' day-to-day performance. However, many leaders are less clear about the role of developing their direct reports, particularly coaching for development. In CCL's experience, most people want their managers to coach them but say this doesn't happen often enough. This guidebook provides an introduction to the basics of leader-coaching, including a structure and a set of guidelines to conduct effective formal and informal coaching conversations with your direct reports....

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Change Now! Five Steps to Better Leadership

Change Now! Five Steps to Better Leadership

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Publisher: Center for Creative Leadership

Publication Date: 01-JAN-2014

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Make Changes For Yourself. For Others. For The Future. What brought you to where you are now probably won't take you to where you want to go. If you want to reach the next level of performance or leadership, now is the time to DEVELOP, the time to GROW. Now is the time to CHANGE. The FIVE STEPS in this book will help you achieve the changes you seek. You will identify where to focus your development energy. You will create goals that work for you. You will craft a plan for achieving your goals. You will learn how to anticipate and overcome obstacles. And you'll figure out how to stay on...

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Relevance: Hitting Your Goals by Knowing What Matters

Relevance: Hitting Your Goals by Knowing What Matters

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Publisher: Jossey-Bass

Publication Date: 04-APR-2008

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In this groundbreaking book, business guru David Apgar helps leaders pinpoint which information matters most for successful goal setting, strategy, and bottom-line performance. Based on simple and easy-to-implement practices, Relevance outlines a new discipline focused on the relevance of performance measures for assessing key strategy issues and accelerating learning. David Apgar's practices are grounded in solid business research and clearly illustrated with real-life examples from top-performing companies such as Toyota, Alcoa, Nestlé, Capital One, Cisco, Microsoft, and GE. ...

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The Leadership Contract: The Fine Print to Becoming a Great Leader

The Leadership Contract: The Fine Print to Becoming a Great Leader

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 29-JUL-2013

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Establish the terms and conditions of a "Leadership Contract" to ensure the success of your company Recent studies show that only 7 percent of employees have trust and confidence in their senior leaders. How can we ever get our organizations to succeed if so few employees believe in their senior leaders? The Leadership Contract explains why leadership, and specifically leadership culture, is the only real differentiator between the organizations that thrive and those that fall behind. This book explains how to establish a leadership contract that is fully understood and agreed upon by...

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Become the Real Deal: The Proven Path to Influence and Executive Presence

Become the Real Deal: The Proven Path to Influence and Executive Presence

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 10-JUL-2013

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Become the real deal and you'll become the leader you're meant to be. If you want to make change in your organization and in your world, and advance your own career, you need to become a person who can effectively influence others to take action. When looking to bring about organizational change of any kind, the main skill required is influence. Nothing will help your cause more than being able to effectively influence others to take action. Become the Real Deal presents a modern and practical approach to leadership that yields unlimited dividends for leaders at all levels. Author Connie...

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The Leadership Skills Handbook, 3rd Edition

The Leadership Skills Handbook, 3rd Edition

By: Jo Owen

Publisher: Kogan Page

Publication Date: 03-JUN-2014

Insert Date: 26-MAY-2014

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The Leadership Skills Handbook from best-selling author Jo Owen reveals the essential skills you need to be an effective leader. It shows you what works in practice, not in theory. Each skill is presented in concise, easy to follow format. The skills are about the real challenges real leaders have to master. Based on research from over a thousand leaders in the public, private and voluntary sectors, it identifies the practical skills to make you even more successful, and offers guidance on all key topics. This completely revised third edition of The Leadership Skills Handbook is about more...

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Grounded: How Leaders Stay Rooted in an Uncertain World

Grounded: How Leaders Stay Rooted in an Uncertain World

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Publisher: Jossey-Bass

Publication Date: 28-OCT-2013

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A provocative, personal approach to leadership based on in-depth research with hundreds of executives around the world Confronted by disruptive change and economic turbulence, many of today's leaders find themselves ill-equipped to manage the hazards they now face. They must contend with chronic uncertainty, cynical employees, and personal burnout. Most are poorly served by the prevailing paradigm that obsessively focuses on what we do to produce short-term results while sabotaging who we are as healthy human beings. Few have seen alternatives, until now. Grounded proposes a new...