Many executives overlook the single-most critical aspect of leadership. Have you?
The most important driver of overall success is your own self-leadership. Without it, your career may stall. Why? Because how you lead yourself directly impacts your ability to lead others, and that, in turn, can prevent you from reaching your full career potential.
Self-leadership. It begins and ends with YOU™.
In Leading YOU™: The power of self-leadership to build your executive brand and drive career success, Senior Executive Coach Brenda Bence reveals the 15 most damaging self-leadership behaviors she regularly sees in her practice. She then provides you with dozens of tips and techniques you can immediately apply to correct or improve these behaviors.
Packed with real-life executive coaching case studies from around the globe, this book will help you:
Strengthen your Executive Presence and build an outstanding leadership brand.
Quit acting like a victim of your calendar, your time, and "the system."
Utilize powerful mind management techniques to stop limiting behaviors.
Learn how to successfully manage "up" to bosses and "across" to peers.
Promote yourself without bragging, to help you gain visibility and the job you want.
Successfully influence others even if you don't have an official title or authority.
Leading YOU™ not only cuts to the core of what's needed for effective self-leadership, but it's also the only book to identify and explain the relationship between self-leadership and a winning leadership brand--the Trademarked YOU™®. Together with the award-winning companion book, Would YOU Want to Work for YOU™?, this book will become your go-to resource for advancing in your career through the power of authentic self-leadership.
"Brenda Bence makes it clear: Great leadership is all about self-leadership and learning how to manage YOU as well as you manage others. A great read!" -Philip Yuen, CEO, Deloitte Southeast Asia
"You may excel at managing others, but unless you look inward to manage yourself first, your career is likely to stagnate rather than ignite. Leading YOU™ is a must read." -Peter Walker, CEO Asia Pacific, ThyssenKrupp Elevator
This book is a gift from the battlefield of adversity. Through the voices of ten individuals and their stories of adversity comes one ringing message for anyone who is doing it tough: This is not the end of your story. You have the power to reinvent your life, and to write a new chapter that is meaningful and forward focused. Rick Warren says that our greatest ministry will flow out of our pain. It is not the absence of pain that makes a good life. It is when we accept pain, set our hearts to learn and grow from it, and begin to take responsibility for our lives and choices, that great things start to happen. If the stories resonate with you, it is because we are human – we share the same fears and hopes, the same dreams, the same struggles. Which means that whatever situation you are in right now, you are not alone, and you need not fight alone. We invite you to meditate on the lessons and strategies shared, to fill up your tank with encouragement, hope, and fresh ways of responding to life, and to start writing your own beautiful and inspiring new chapter.
You will discover:
Secrets to a thriving life in spite of ongoing health challenges
Keys to reclaiming your personal power after an abusive relationship
How to lead, help, and influence others without exhausting your own reserves
How to find new meaning and purpose after grief and loss
Boost your influence to take the next strategic step in your career
Did you know that 85% of success is dependent on self-management and interpersonal skills--and only 15% results from technical skills?
Enhancing Your Executive Edge provides the specific tools you need to leverage your current “executive edge.” The authors focus on four main buckets: Personal Branding, Communication, Emotional Intelligence, and Business Protocol, placing emphasis on the importance of self-awareness in relationships with colleagues, clients, and executives—including first impressions, body language, and strategic communication.
Kim Zoller is President and founder of Image Dynamics. She has two decades of experience building highly customized training programs that employ experiential learning tactics that ensure measurable results.
Kerry Preston is a Partner in Image Dynamics. She brings 20-plus years of sales and training experience and an established track record of bringing measurable and meaningful change to clients.
Breaking into the Boys' Club is the ultimate guide to success for women in business. No matter what stage in your career or what job position you hold, this book offers you practical, relatable ways to evaluate your work style and workplace culture in order to better understand behavior that may be holding you back from advancing in your field.
Based on extensive research, Breaking into the Boys’ Club offers compelling stories, quizzes, and tips to help diagnose issues and discover powerful, step-by-step solutions to irksome office challenges. Written by leadership coaches who have “been there and seen that,” this book contains straight talk about the mistakes women make and how to fix them in order to achieve more personal and professional satisfaction and success. New to this edition are sections on dealing with workplace conflict, the importance of sponsors, and how women should think about and plan for their post-career futures.
Chris Barez-Brown, author of Shine, brings us a new book which inspires you to set your own rules at work, and make your job work for you. 'Life and work are intrinsically linked. They are not separate; they are one. If we want to live an extraordinary life, we have to make our work equally extraordinary. When your work resonates with purpose, you jump out of bed every morning, excited by the possibilities the day holds for you. Everything else in your life seems to have a glow about it, and you exude much more personal shine. My aim in writing this book is to help you feel like that every day. To help you make your work work for you. To feel truly free. Reading Free will: remind you that you are fantastic and have the ability to do amazing things; show you that work is your slave, not the other way round; help you make work your ticket to an extraordinary future and put you in the driving seat and show you a route to freedom.' "Buy this book and free your mind, life and career". (Shaa Wasmund, bestselling author of Stop Talking, Start Doing). "Successful people love what they do. You can too. Read Free and learn how to make work work for you". (Marshall Goldsmith, bestselling author of What Got You Here Won't Get You There). Chris Barez-Brown is on a mission to bring creative leadership to the business world and beyond. After helping turn Carling Black Label into the first British billion pound brand, he joined? What If!, the innovation and ideas agency. There he helped some of the world's biggest businesses get better at innovating. In 2009 he founded Upping Your Elvis, a business whose sole focus is to release the genius of organisations by helping their people shine more brightly. He works with the likes of Coca-Cola, Nike, Diageo and WPP to help their teams make an extraordinary impact. His previous book, Shine: How to survive and thrive at work, found a global audience. As Seth Godin said, 'This book doesn't read: it buzzes.
Make Money Doing What You Love, Even in Tough Times
Lifestyle Entrepreneur is the result of having lived a non-traditional life. In my twenties, I launched five businesses and sold the last two. I have been in a rock band touring America, and I’ve been flown around the world as a professional dating coach. I have traveled to and lived in over twenty-five countries, learning the local languages while there. I feel very blessed to have friends all over the world, a family that loves me at home, and generally able to live the life that I’ve always dreamed of.
But this book isn’t about me. It’s about you!
If you take only 10 percent of the information and ideas in this book and put them into practice, it will change your life. I promise.
Lifestyle Entrepreneur contains the essence of everything I’ve learned over the last ten years of starting businesses, traveling the world, and exploring the things I’m passionate about. Now I would like to share a blueprint for how you can do all of these things and more.