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 challenges conventional leadership thinking and practices and will make a real difference to how you lead. You can deliver top performance which is sustainable. You can create an environment where your people can thrive. You can transform teams into top performance teams. You can understand the motives that drive top performance leader. You can develop the knowhow that underpins top performance leadership. The book draws on the vast experience and research of its author, Graham Jones, as well as an Editorial Team of senior leaders from business, the third sector, medicine, sport and military. Whether you are new to the role or have a wealth of experience as a leader, the book will challenge and help your thinking and further development.
The old definition of operational excellence is a relic. Our world is too complex, too interconnected, and too fast-moving for organizations to achieve dramatic results simply by eliminating waste and increasing standardization. After all, no company ever cut their way to sustainable growth. True operational excellence is not about "lean" or six sigma or any other methodology. Operational excellence is a mindset, and it achieves breakthrough results. It requires a company culture that questions current models and focuses on adding value, making improvements, and increasing speed. Operational excellence is about finding money and performance boosts in areas businesses don't normally look. Redefining Operational Excellence covers it all - processes, people, and operations - and shares specific strategies to: drive innovation and collaboration; engage customers; attract and retain top people; align strategy and execution; optimize speed; and more. Operational excellence is the relentless pursuit of doing things better. This revelatory guide presents a groundbreaking way of doing things that will benefit organizations and their customers.
Nothing masks issues and robs an organization of its full potential like success
That’s right! Most successful, growth-hungry companies begin to miss their projections or worse, not because demand is low or conditions are difficult, but simply because they don’t know how to predict, nurture, or even maintain their own growth and success. At each stage of growth, natural problems are glossed over in the scramble to expand, making the organization vulnerable to chaos, no matter how strong or expert its leaders. Most leaders feel isolated, pressured to build on earlier success and maintain total control – the perfect recipe for the 12 most common and critical mistakes to show up and slow or kill growth.
Kirk Dando, leadership and growth expert, CEO of Dando Advisors, calls these roadblocks the “12 Warning Signs of Success,” and has helped leaders across industries predict, prepare, and avoid them at every stage of growth. Predictive Leadership is rich with real-world stories, prescriptive advice on how to scale your business and limit the drama so you can unlock the growth and success you desire.
Maybe you had the right idea but hired the wrong person. Maybe you’re running into a leadership bottleneck, having trouble getting your team aligned, unknowingly incentivizing failure, or losing sight of your core values. Dando, known in leadership circles as the “Company Whisperer,” has encountered every one of these obstacles himself, as a C-level executive in a high-growth billion-dollar business. He knows firsthand that these moments of truth determine whether you can lead your company to become a strong, mature, and financially sustainable organization, or drift toward an uncertain future.
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.