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42 Rules for Your New Leadership Role: The Manual They Didn't Hand You When You Made VP, Director, or Manager Paperback – April 19, 2011


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 134 pages
  • Publisher: Super Star Press (April 19, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1607730340
  • ISBN-13: 978-1607730347
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.3 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,189,767 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The book is easy to read -- and use.
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Pam Fox Rollin offers clear and practical advice that fits within ones own personal style.
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I think this is a great book for new as well as seasoned leaders.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Christina Strauch on August 24, 2012
Format: Paperback
There must be 300 books written about how to succeed as a new leader. Why would you buy this one?
1. It's short and to the point. Rollins covers pretty much everything you need to know in just over 100 pages.
2. It's simple. No business jargon. It's written in a breezy, accessible style.
3. It addresses more than just success at work. Rollins discusses subjects like not taking yourself so seriously, how to enjoy your work, and how to be a force for good. It's not all about work performance.
4. If you want to read more, the author has included additional resources and articles on her website that expand on the two pages (yes! only 2 pages!) she spends on each rule.

It's hard to break out of obscurity in the book business. Everyone can (and is) writing books. This one is actually worth reading.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By S. Cipresse on April 22, 2011
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Pam Fox Rollin offers clear and practical advice that fits within ones own personal style. These aren't transformations or tricks but solid suggestions from someone who understands how organizations work and has helped countless leaders become effective and satisfied with their roles. Whether you are leading a project, a department, a company, a volunteer group, a community discussion, a sports team, or your own family, Ms. Rollins words of wisdom will ring true and help you find the path to leadership practices that work for you and your team.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on June 4, 2013
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I just read "42 Rules for Your New Leadership Role." Then I reread it. This book is dynamite!

Author Pam Fox Rollin gets it about leadership, and how to transition into your new leadership role. The book is easy to read -- and use. Its format, 42 short essays on making the transition to leadership, makes it a valuable resource for new and experienced leaders. It is the very best "how to" guide for leaders I've come across -- and I've read a ton of leadership books.

I particularly like Rule 4, "Draft Your Strategic One-Pager." Rollin's advice, "Summarize you company's strategy and your team's role," is solid, but often overlooked common sense. She asks some thought provoking questions and suggests that the reader answer them in a one page summary.

Rule 15, "Show People How to Work With You," is another great piece of common sense leadership advice. Rollin says, "Often new leaders neglect to tell their people what they want, and then are frustrated when they don't get it." This is right out of Performance Management 101, but many leadership don't follow this advice. Successful leaders make it easy for people to work with and for them.

Rule 30, "Grow More Leaders," is another of my favorites. In my experience Rollin is correct when she says, "If you develop a reputation as a great boss, you'll have a steady supply of great people who want to work for you." People flock to leaders who have a track record of growing subordinates and getting them promoted. I love her advice on championing your people: simple but powerful ideas like "bring them to meetings" and "speak well of them."

Every one of the 42 rules in this book contains terrific advice, presented in a simple, straightforward manner.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Ted Ira on April 21, 2011
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"42 Rules for Your New Leadership Role" provides a solid foundation for leadership success for any new role. It is based on real world challenges and proven techniques and strategies to effectively manage transitions to new manager, director, or VP. Rule 28 / Launch 1:1's that actually drive performance has been critical to me in managing a geographically diverse sales team to successfully exceed our sales targets and maintain individual and team morale.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Bernidog on February 17, 2015
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Want to cut through the clutter of any new role? This book is your roadmap -- literally. One of the most practical, well-written business books I've read. Insightful and action-oriented tips, plus just enough of a push for self-reflection to get your creative and strategic juices flowing. This book has become a regular reference guide for me in my everyday work as an executive.

Well-written, easy to follow, and inspiring all at the same time. Skip the books with the fancy charts and graphs -- the ones that turned a 5-page HBR article into a 300-page book with stories and jargon -- and go straight to the 42 Rules, and you'll have everything you need to get started down a path to success as a leader.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Robbie Kellman Baxter on May 5, 2011
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This book truly is a must for new leaders, and even people who have been leading for a while. Rollins has a way of taking lofty ideas and breaking them down into simple and memorable tips. I got my copy last night, and read it in one sitting--but I'm sure I'll come back to it again and again for refreshers. I also bought some copies for new leaders I know, and some more experienced ones who could benefit from from Rollins' wisdom.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Julia M Usher on May 4, 2011
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Smart! I highly recommend this book not only to those entering new leadership positions, but to longtime leaders seeking a reality check. Thoughtful, clear, and grounded in practical examples.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By David Petrovay, PhD on July 14, 2011
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If you are currently considering, or have been in, a leadership position, 42 Rules is a great read. It provides practical pointers on how to prepare yourself for stepping into the uncharted territory that accompanies signing up for that position. It can also be used to evaluate a current leadership role and identify areas for improvement with clear-cut strategies for making changes.

As a career counselor and coach, I use the book to support clients who are new leadership hires. The two-page per chapter format makes it an easy-to-use reference for strategies that Pam has found to be effectively used by successful executives and managers.
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Pam Fox Rollin coaches executives to succeed in broader roles and guides senior teams to make the most of new talent. Pam is known as a dynamic speaker and valuable thought-partner to leaders navigating themselves and their organizations through complex change. Pam's company, IdeaShape Coaching & Consulting, also facilitates strategy sessions, Myers-Briggs® team-building, and leadership offsites. Clients include Genentech/Roche, Accenture, Autodesk and other top companies in biotech, consulting, and technology. Her MBA is from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business, where she later served as a Guest Fellow and Master Coach.

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