Reality-based Leadership

Reality-based Leadership

Ditch the Drama, Restore Sanity to the Workplace, and Turn Excuses Into Results

eBook - 2010
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Leadership strategies grounded in reality and focused on resultsRecent polls show that 71% of workers think about quitting their jobs every day. That number would be shocking-if people actually were quitting. Worse, they go to work, punching time clocks and collecting pay checks, while completely checked out emotionally. In Reality-Based Leadership, expert Fast Company blogger Cy Wakeman reveals how to be the kind of leader who changes the way people think about and perceive their circumstances-one who deals with the facts, clarifies roles, gives clear and direct feedback, and insists that everyone do the same-without drama or defensiveness. Filled with dynamic examples, innovative tools, and diagnostic tests, this book shows you how to become a Reality-Based Leader, revealing how to: Uncover destructive thought patterns with yourself and othersDiffuse drama and lead the person in front of you Stop managing and start leading, empowering others to focus on facts and think for themselvesEquipped with a facts-based, confident approach, you will free yourself from the frustrations you face at work and transform yourself into a Reality-Based Leader, with the ability to liberate and inspire others.
Publisher: 2010
ISBN: 9780470875216
9780470875254
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Barbara5060 Jun 16, 2014

Quick, simple read. Very clear. Good suggestions for dealing with people who want to involve you in their drama. I plan to recommend this book to my children. Good life advice.

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LibrarianGeek
Mar 29, 2013

A quick read, with lots of helpful, easy to digest tips, like why it's a good strategy to play favorites as a manager (give your employees a goal to work towards and reward them well for their efforts). Cy discusses giving up the need to be right in favor of being effective, and also emphasizes an approach to dealing with drama in the workplace that focuses on sticking to the facts and refusing to allow yourself and those you manage to base decisions and actions on stories and perceptions. Lots of good stuff!

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MarieGaffney
Jun 26, 2012

This book had some pretty good points to offer that were laid out in concise, easy-to-read methodology. It was a good read with humor and wit added in to benefit the ease of reading.

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