'Offers straightforward steps to leading courageously and practical tips for driving performance.' (Personalfuhrung, August 2012)
From the Inside Flap
You are a leader. Maybe you lead a team of two or three people, a department, or even a company. Whatever the scope of your leadership, the pressure is on. You have been entrusted with the great responsibility of messing with people's lives. Every decision you make, regardless of whether it creates tremendous profits for your company, can breed discontent among your subordinateswhich in turn, can spell your demise. Every day is a tightrope walk between fiscal results and their human consequences. Are you able to keep your balance?
Leadership Isn't for Cowards offers straightforward, practical advice for leading courageously and driving performancewhile also creating a great place to work. Courageous leadership means toughening your approach by being rigorous in the application of your values through the company culture. It means confronting and challenging people, and not letting them get away with being less than you know they can be. The manageable steps on the path to courageous leadership include:
- Identifying your core values and evaluating the extent to which you are leading in alignment with them
- Discovering where you are allowing circumstances to define you and limit your influence
- Learning to overcome your own negativity by changing your external behaviors
- Utilizing recognition and acknowledgement to elicit higher performance from your followers
With courageous leadership, you'll create a culture and a mind-set that encourages and demands excellence! Follow these steps to bring out the best in your employees and lead your organization to significant success.