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Death by Meeting: A Leadership Fable about Solving the Most Painful Problem in Business

Death by Meeting: A Leadership Fable about Solving the Most Painful Problem in Business

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I’ve always thought of myself is an excellent meeting manager; start on-time, end on-time, have an agenda, and follow-up with action items. I believe in the theory of a well-planned agenda, an easy beginning and end, and a solid meaty middle part where difficult problems get resolved. But I’ve been in plenty of meetings that are pretty darned painful. Like it or not, meetings are a big part of what I do. That’s how Lencioni begins. Lencioni pushes us that how sad it would be if professional baseball players said, I like my job except for the stupid games. As leaders, a big part of our job is planning, running and following up on the meetings. We often don’t do the work, we simply lead it, guide it, and make sure it happens like we want it to. If we don’t like the meetings where we discuss and lead those things, then we really don’t like the job we have. More info →
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Redefining Leadership: Character-Driven Habits of Effective Leaders

Redefining Leadership: Character-Driven Habits of Effective Leaders

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Is successful leadership measured simply by the outcomes a leader achieves, or is there another - more essential - yardstick for measuring success? In Redefining Leadership, author, pastor, and college president Joe Stowell shows us that the best leaders are driven by Christ-formed character, and that truly successful leadership is not defined by the standards of this world but by the counter-intuitive practices and perspectives of the Kingdom of Christ. With compelling personal stories and insights from the Bible, Stowell highlights the contrast between these two radically different leadership styles and demonstrates that the teaching and example of King Jesus, the world's most unlikely leader, is the only model of leadership that leads to maximum results. More info →
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Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t Hardcover

Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t Hardcover

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Simon Sinek is an optimist, a visionary thinker, and a leader of the cultural revolution of WHY. His second book is the natural extension of Start with Why, expanding his ideas at the organizational level. Determining a company’s WHY is crucial, but only the beginning. The next step is how do you get people on board with your WHY? How do you inspire deep trust and commitment to the company and one another? He cites the Marine Corps for having found a way to build a culture in which men and women are willing to risk their lives, because they know others would do the same for them. It’s not brainwashing; it’s actually based on the biology of how and when people are naturally at their best. If businesses could adopt this supportive mentality, employees would be more motivated to take bigger risks, because they’d know their colleagues and company would back them up, no matter what. Drawing on powerful and inspiring stories, Sinek shows how to sustain an organization’s WHY while continually adding people to the mix. More info →
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Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

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Simon Sinek's "Start With Why" is a marketing book and should be a guide for those tasked with launching products. It is also must read for any entrepreneur or leader struggling to create a long-term vision and guiding principles for their company or cause. The book can provide just the inspiration needed to get started in the right direction. More info →
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The Entitlement Cure: Finding Success in Doing Hard Things the Right Way

The Entitlement Cure: Finding Success in Doing Hard Things the Right Way

Dr. John Townsend has addressed a devastating result of the disappearance of personal responsibility in our culture - entitlement. He provides the necessary tools to identify it and a system to deal with it. The Entitlement Cure is a useful addition to everyone s toolbox. (Bill Yingling, former chairman and CEO, Thrifty Corp) --Bill Yingling, former chairman and CEO, Thrifty Corp More info →
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Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter

Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter

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We've all had experience with two dramatically different types of leaders. The first type drain intelligence, energy, and capability from the ones around them and always need to be the smartest ones in the room. These are the idea killers, the energy sappers, the diminishers of talent and commitment. On the other side of the spectrum are leaders who use their intelligence to amplify the smarts and capabilities of the people around them. When these leaders walk into a room, lightbulbs go off over people's heads, ideas flow, and problems get solved. These are the leaders who inspire employees to stretch themselves to deliver results that surpass expectations. These are the Multipliers. And the world needs more of them, especially now, when leaders are expected to do more with less. More info →
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The First 90 Days: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter

The First 90 Days: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter

The world’s most trusted guide for leaders in transition. Whether you’re starting a new job, being promoted from within, embarking on an overseas assignment, or being tapped as CEO, how you manage your transition will determine whether you succeed or fail. Use this book as your trusted guide. More info →
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The New Leader’s 100-Day Action Plan: How to Take Charge, Build Your Team, and Get Immediate Results

The New Leader’s 100-Day Action Plan: How to Take Charge, Build Your Team, and Get Immediate Results

Your first 100 days in a new leadership role are critical to the success of your mission, your relationship with your new team, and your career. Turnover is high among new leaders who "didn't work out" and the costs to them and their organizations are dramatic. The solution is for every new leader to have an "onboarding" plan. This updated and revised third edition of the bestseller The New Leader's 100-Day Action Plan delivers expert guidance to prepare executives for their new leadership roles. More info →
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The Change Monster: The Human Forces That Fuel or Foil Corporate Transformation and Change

The Change Monster: The Human Forces That Fuel or Foil Corporate Transformation and Change

Fear, curiosity, exhaustion, loyalty, paranoia, optimism, rage, and revelation--not quite the kind of emotions that are anticipated or discussed when leaders embark on organizational change, but exactly the kind to expect, says Jeanie Daniel Duck in her treatise on the human element of growth. The Change Monster examines how to effectively plan for, address, and manage the least predictable and perhaps the most important aspect of a successful transformation. More info →
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Basic Christianity

Basic Christianity

Named a "Book of the Century" by Christianity Today "If Jesus was not God in human flesh, Christianity is exploded," writes John Stott. "We are left with just another religion with some beautiful ideas and noble ethics; its unique distinction has gone." Who is Jesus Christ? If he is not who he said he was, and if he did not do what he said he had come to do, the whole superstructure of Christianity crumbles in ruin. Is it plausible that Jesus was truly divine? And what would that mean for us? John Stott's clear, classic book examines the historical facts on which Christianity stands. Here is a sound, sensible guide for all who seek an intellectually satisfying explanation of the Christian faith. More info →
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Leading from the Lions’ Den: Leadership Principles from Every Book of the Bible

Leading from the Lions’ Den: Leadership Principles from Every Book of the Bible

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In Leading from the Lions' Den, author Tom R. Harper offers leadership wisdom and principles that will work for leaders regardless of culture, time, or place. Drawing from the unchanging Word of God, Harper expands upon one surprising principle from each of the Bible's sixty-six books. Each concept explains human nature, which, when understood is the foundation of business success. More info →
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H3 Leadership: Be Humble. Stay Hungry. Always Hustle.

H3 Leadership: Be Humble. Stay Hungry. Always Hustle.

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In his new book H3 LEADERSHIP: Be Humble. Stay Hungry. Always Hustle., Brad Lomenick shares his hard-earned insights from more than two decades of work alongside thought-leaders such as Jim Collins and Malcom Gladwell, Fortune 500 CEOs and start-up entrepreneurs. He categorizes 20 essential leadership habits organized into three distinct filters he calls “the 3 Hs”: Humble (Who am I?), Hungry (Where do I want to go?) and Hustle (How will I get there?). These powerful words describe the leader who is willing to work hard, get it done, and make sure it’s not about him or her; the leader who knows that influence is about developing the right habits for success. Lomenick provides a simple but effective guide on how to lead well in whatever capacity the reader may be in. More info →
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