3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on October 17, 2008
A great and very, very timely book. It lives up to its promise.
Buy more than one copy, because you'll want to pass it on.
Thanks Neil, it's wonderful to see the inspiration in your presentations carry through to your latest book.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on April 19, 2009
"No-Compromise Leadership" was a brilliant book. A very easy read that could be completed in a single weekend. Ducoff's "Neilisms" and concepts are insightful and should be implemented by leaders in any and every field, from coaches to CEOs. Author, Neil Ducoff gives a clear definition as to what "no-compromise leadership" is and takes the reader through the journey to success. Part I deals with the conceptual thinking behind no-compromise leadership. He opens with the negatives and cost of compromising and instructs the reader on how to abandon "leadership blockages" through stories, tips and ten non-negotiable requirements. Ducoff teaches new beliefs and new ways of thinking through a list of thirteen no-compromise beliefs such as, "freedom is the essence of motivation" and "people seek to be led, not managed". Part II presents a practical application to no-compromise leadership: productivity, profitability, staff retention, and customer loyalty, the Four Business Outcomes.
With Parts I and II under the reader's belt, Ducoff lets you know that although you may have the tools for no-compromise leadership you are not yet ready to implement it until you complete the final stage. Part III takes the reader through the steps necessary to put no-compromise leadership to work in your company. He talks about an 18-month sequence for leading a company "culture" shift to no-compromise. By the end of Part III, the reader is able to understand why this idea is timeless, undying, and never-ending. No-compromise is an approach to leadership that requires a life-long commitment to personal development and adhering to the highest leadership standards."
on January 21, 2010
I'm a junky for books on personal development, business and leadership. Neil Ducoff has created one of the books you must have in your success library!
Written in a clear, incredibly well-organized and engaging style (with a sense of humor when appropriate!), this is not an academic exploration of leadership; this is step-by-step examination of leadership with the hightest standards and a wonderfully focused system for implementation.
Neil Ducoff defines leadership, explains his "no-compromise" approach and shows you how to install his philosophy in your business culture.
If you're leadership book shelf is full, you'd better add another shelf. This book deserves it!
Author of THINK Like a BLACK BELT
on December 31, 2008
After reading No-Compromise Leadership, I was telling a business friend about the book. As I was talking about no-compromise thinking and that if it needed to be done, "do it, anything less is compromise..." he said "sounds like old school business". Not only does Mr. Ducoff have me thinking through out the day "this is compromise..." or "if it need to be done, do it..." I also see myself as an old school leader in the new arena of weak business leaders. I have taken the bull[my business]by the horns, anything else would be "compromise".
on January 26, 2009
"Try this, open Neil's book three times at random and read one page. I'll bet you will find a valuable insight on improving business performance that applies directly to you. Neil Ducoff is one of those rare individuals capable of packaging complex business practices into easy-to-understand, easy-to-implement tips and ideas."
Rich Armstrong, President
The Great Game of Business
on October 21, 2008
This book has truly inspired me to reach my highest potential as a leader. No compromise is something that should be applied to all aspects of life. It is a way to ensure continued growth, promote self-discipline and encourage accountability for yourself and others. This is a must-read for those new to a leadership role as well as seasoned veterans.
on January 13, 2009
These 270 pages will provide you with all the tools you need to put effective systems in place for immediate results. Starting with the reader, it wakes you up to becoming an accountable and effective leader. Buy extra copies, as you will not want to share yours! My team leaders refer to their copies to stay focused and keep their teams engaged!