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***A Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller*** Leadership lessons for enduring business and personal success from renowned motivational speaker, current leadership editor of Success magazine and former co-CEO of Primerica, John Addison In Real Leadership, author John Addison shares his straightforward practices for successful leadership through his personal and professional journey, helping leaders at any level understand and emulate the nine principles that fostered enduring results on his path to success. As co-CEO of Primerica--the largest independent financial services marketing organization in North America--from 1999 to 2015, Addison spearheaded the company through a period of rapid growth in the early 2000's, then helped navigate the company through the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, and the separation from their parent company, Citibank, which created one of the most successful IPOs of the decade. Guiding the organization through these monumental changes while also working to keep morale high, Addison developed a passion and talent for motivating others that allowed him to inspire and empower over a million people during his career. The perspectives and personal laws of success that he’s developed over decades of hard work and diligence boil down to the principles of living your best life. Because that, says Addison, is the essence of leadership: having the courage, honor, and integrity to live your true life, the one you were put here to live, and to do it in a way that makes the world a better place than it was before you got here. Addison's story shares his experiences--from small-town southern boy to influential CEO--providing a riveting read that is down-to-earth and profound in its simplicity and honesty. His practical takeaway lessons will help you lead better in every aspect of your life. It’s the kind of leadership that others will follow over the long haul, through the good times and the bad, through the ups and the downs; it’s real leadership. John Addison is the former Co-CEO of Primerica, the largest independent financial services marketing organization in North America. He currently serves as CEO of Addison Leadership Group as well as the leadership editor of Success magazine. As a renowned, world-class speaker, he has motivated millions with his insight and wisdom on leadership, personal development, and achieving success in both their careers and their personal lives.
Real Leadership by Dean WIlliams
Too many organizations today play follow the leader: the commander articulates a “vision” and people uncritically go along with it. But this type of leadership—what Dean Williams calls "counterfeit leadership"—generates an unhealthy dependence on an authority figure and relies on dominance, control, and group seduction to get things done. By hampering people's ability to anticipate and react to changing circumstances, it creates a self-limiting cycle. And if the leader's vision is flawed, the entire organization suffers. The true task of a leader, Williams argues, is to get people to face the reality of any situation themselves and develop strategies to deal with problems or take advantage of opportunities. Real leaders don't dictate; they help people face their challenges and make adjustments in their values, habits, practices, and priorities to ensure the enterprise is given its best chance to succeed. Williams details how to apply this new approach to the challenges every organization or community faces. Throughout, he demonstrates the practical application of real leadership in the real world through examples from his own experiences working with organizations as diverse as the government of Singapore, Aetna Life and Casualty, and the nomadic Penan tribe in Borneo, as well as historical examples and the insights gleaned from his many interviews with presidents, prime ministers, and business leaders. At a time when so many “visionary” leaders have led their organizations to disaster, Real Leadership offers a needed, proven alternative.
Real Leadership by Gilbert W. Fairholm
This text explains why values-based spiritual leadership that coalesces employees into a harmonious group is the only way to successfully manage increasingly diverse workers in the 21st century. * Includes 9 arguments and over 40 key facts supporting values leadership as the only valid leadership theory * Harnesses the knowledge of over 200 contributing experts * Presents the novel ideas of many analysts, including recent doctoral work exploring specific aspects of spirituality, values, and leadership * Traces over 100 years of leadership research in a chronological fashion * Provides an extensive bibliography and index
Real Leadership by George Barna & Bill Dallas
LEARN FROM 30 WORLD-CLASS LEADERS Real Leadership is the ultimate leadership conference in a single fascinating volume, with brand-new insights from an elite group of leaders as they dialogue, debate, and even disagree about the most important things every successful leader needs to know. George Barna and coauthor Bill Dallas invite you to imagine yourself backstage at a conference featuring 30 world-class leaders. As you join them in the greenroom, you’ll be privy to their provocative conversations on subjects including: — defining what makes someone a leader — knowing how to identify, communicate, and get commitment to vision — touchstones for leading effectively: what to look for and how to measure performance — earning and maintaining people’s trust — developing character traits that honor God, serve people, and empower self — establishing and retaining the moral authority to lead — knowing how power is derived and how to use it appropriately Listen in. Learn from the best. The way you view leadership will never be the same.
Real Leadership Real Change by Carol Hunter
Real Leadership Real Change is a call to action on behalf of young people everywhere. In spite of the pace of change in our lives, little has changed in the way we educate our children. It is time to redefine the purpose of public education and take the bold actions necessary to make a difference. Real Change will happen when Real Leaders address organizational culture and design while building trust and respect among all stakeholders. This book gives practical examples and challenges that will put you on the path to being the Real Leader you need to be. You will read the story of a Canadian school community that received the Order of Excellence from The National Quality Institute, as a result of their focused quest for making a difference. While serving a rainbow of faiths, cultures, and socio-economic groups, the school achieved extraordinary results through the efforts of everyone in the school community. Students, staff, and parents worked together in an atmosphere of mutual respect and shared responsibility to maximize student learning. Learning encompassed academic, social and emotional growth, with real successes in student gain scores and character development alike. Real Leaders made Real Change....
Real Leadership The 101 Collection by John C. Maxwell
Includes all four books of the 101 series: Relationships, Equipping, Attitude, and Leadership.
Real Leadership Matters by Robert Day
In his book, Rob Day defines the characteristics of a modern-day leader. He discusses Vision, Voice, Courage, Charisma and Gravitas as essential for any real leader, and goes on to offer a vision for America and where leadership, with these criteria, would take us. He looks into the future to describe how the world would look according to this vision addressing the key issues of Healthcare, Education, Jobs, Homes, the Climate and Environment, Foreign Policy and the Future for all of us. Critically, he then goes on to describe how we would pay for such a vision, so that we are all included in what he calls the Accessible American Dream. The author uses the four Engagement Criteria of Economics, Geography, Military and Politics to evaluate potential economic partnerships around the world with specific focus on five regions: Middle East, China, Russia, Western Europe and Latin America. Rob Day's writing style is conversational, easily understood and very readable. He is a prospective candidate for the U. S. Senate in Montana.
Real Leadership by Frank Noble
All proceeds go to the wonderful charity - St Peter's Hospice, Bristol. Do you want to be a real leader? Are you overwhelmed by the number of books and blogs on leadership? Are you left wondering what to do with all of that theory and advice? Do you want a straight forward practical guide? 'Real Leadership - Through the Heart' is the only book you will ever need on real leadership. Cut through all of the leadership theories, models and styles. Understand the heart and soul of real leadership. 'Real Leadership - Through the Heart' is a practical guide to being a real leader, with simple actions and observations. The insights will stimulate the development of your own unique leadership personality - whoever you are, wherever you are and whatever challenges lie ahead of you. An initial reading of 'Real Leadership - Through the Heart' will give you a fascinating overview. Make notes as you go. Use a highlighter. Turn the corner of the pages that interest you. Stick flags between the pages. It is a book that then keeps on giving. As you journey through life, dip in and out of the sections that are relevant to you - they will stimulate your reflection, learning and personal growth. Above all, enjoy the journey.
Ignite by Gabrielle Dolan
Learn the authentic leadership skills that drive today's workforce to excel Ignite: Real Leadership, Real Talk, Real Results is an honest guide to achieving lasting business success by becoming a more authentic leader. Leaving behind the boring and mundane, this guide cuts to the chase with a frank and forthright style to provide insight that can radically transform your business. You'll learn how your communication style may be holding you back, and how a few simple changes can inspire your team, engage your customers, and remind you just how effective you can be. Storytelling is a powerful business tool, and this book shows how to find your own stories and dig deep to learn what's driving your leadership and motivating your diverse workforce. You'll successfully navigate the uncertain terrain brought about by mixed generational expectations, evolving technology, and a rapidly shifting culture as you learn to respond and adapt to become a more effective leader. Communication is everything, and leaders are expected to be "on message" at all times. Today's workers want to know the "why" behind the "what", and this guide shows you how to tailor your message and your entire communication style to have the biggest impact. Cut through the "boring" and "bull" and be real Communicate with impact across all platforms Ignite your teams, your customers, and yourself Level up, step out, and discover what you stand for The rapid rise of technology and social media has resulted in "information fatigue", and most leaders respond by communicating in logic and data. This approach has little impact on the shifting workforce demographics, and each new generation brings higher expectations from their employers and leaders. Ignite shows you how to exceed those expectations and become the authentic leader that drives today's business success.
Real Leadership by Susan Robertson
Leaders today are often unconscious and unaware of how their learned fears, egos, and personality flaws adversely affect their effectiveness in dealing with others. Their followers are not engaged, not motivated, and not performing at their best. Leaders need to be authentic, manage from their hearts, be consistent with their beliefs, emanate trust and transparency, and allow their followers to be free to create, share, and excel at what they do best.In REAL Leadership: Waking to Wisdom, Susan Robertson takes readers on a journey from being unconscious and blithely going through the motions of leadership-driven by harmful habits-to an awakening of inner truth, resiliency, engagement, authenticity, and leadership wisdom-REAL leadership.Referencing research and 30 years' worth of experience in leadership consulting and organizational and cultural transformation, Robertson shows why leaders fail, why fear prevents leaders from really fulfilling their potential, and how they can recover through techniques of self-awareness and self-management. She also illustrates the impact leadership has on high- versus low-performing cultures. While there are many books out there on how to manage better, there are few, if any, that talk about changing from within. Robertson addresses the transformative process that helps leaders change their self-image, reframe their minds, awake spiritually, find inner truth and honesty, and achieve a level of transcendence-all critical elements of leadership wisdom.For individual leaders, teams, and organizations, REAL Leadership: Waking to Wisdom is a valuable tool for learning how to change the very nature of our inner being, become conscious, healthy, and well-adjusted, and bring positive energy to everything we do in life. Based on principles such as mutual respect and caring, Robertson's philosophy is a welcome change in management doctrine. It's management for better organizational accomplishment as well as for the greater good of the individual and, by extension, society in general.