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:
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.
This was a great book for leaders. It gives you a lot of ideals that you can use to improve your operations. I highly recommend this book.Published 3 months ago by The Reader
While there are wonderful distilled bits of knowledge throughout, the kinds of life altering changes this book implies, aren't going to be achieved through reading and... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Philip Weingrow
Great advice in every chapter. Made me look at my leadership role in a new light. Only wish I had read a book like this years ago ... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Effie P
Ideas and strategy that can be put into good use for any manager or leader. Highly recommended practical points to increase effectiveness.Published on January 7, 2013 by I MAC
I truly enjoyed "Leadership Isn't for Cowards" and found the ideas offered to be immediately helpful. I particularly found "Section 4: Take Responsibility" to be hard-hitting. Read morePublished on November 27, 2012 by Edwin Rigsbee
If you are looking for straight forward advice on how to lead you will find it here. This book was easy to read and to the point with usefull ideas that I could implement... Read morePublished on November 26, 2012 by Chris Slightham
I run a small business and have been working at improving my leadership. Wished I had run across this book a few years ago. Read morePublished on October 26, 2012 by raedwulf63
Love Mike's no nonsense style and common sense advice. Looking for a solid leadership book that will help you move to the next level? Don't be a coward, read this book!Published on October 23, 2012 by Sherry