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Take the Bull by the Horns: The Busy Leader's Action Guide to Growing Your Business...and Yourself Hardcover – November 1, 2008


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: WorkMatters Press (November 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 097896781X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0978967819
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 7.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,004,510 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From the Back Cover

From the Back of the Book

"With insight backed with ideas you can apply immediately, Take the Bull by the Horns is filled with needed substance, expertise and encouragement to keep leaders focused on the most important issues -- like developing the organization that will return man to the moon."
--Steve Pearson, Manager, Space Systems Department, NASA

"Take the Bull by the Horns is a must-read for all sales leaders and coaches. It's a literal recipe for success for taking team performance to the next level. Read, apply and look for transformational results!"
--Lynne Williams, Sales Transformation Program Manager, Verizon Business

"With the pace of life ever increasing, Take the Bull by the Horns provides an on-the-run format for leaders to get the help they need to excel with their businesses."
--Kristing Chompff, CEOonline.com

"Take the Bull by the Horns is a tremendous management tool that helps executives initiate the discussions we really need to be having with our leadership teams for the advancement of our organizations."
--Michael Washburn, President & CEO, Red Mountain Bank

"With its great pick-the-topic, thought-provoking approach, Take the Bull by the Horns will lead you and/or your team to timely solutions in a user-friendly fashion."
--Leigh V. Grantham, Chief Operating Officer, CHELCO

About the Author

Gayle Lantz is President of WorkMatters, Inc., a corporate consulting firm that helps companies improve performance. She founded WorkMatters based on the belief that work is one of the most important parts of life. When people are fully engaged in their work, they contribute more to the company and to themselves. She works with leaders, teams and groups that want to clarify their focus, take charge of their success and achieve big goals. Over the years, Gayle has attracted clients such as NASA, Microsoft, MassMutual Financial Group, Lockheed Martin and Compass Bank, as well as a variety of small and mid-sized businesses. Through consulting, coaching and professional speaking services, Gayle is committed to making a positive difference at both the individual and organizational level. Before starting her own business, Gayle worked in the insurance, financial services and investment industry. She most recently held an officer level position with TIAA-CREF, the world s largest private pension system. Gayle s articles and/or quotes have been featured in a variety of business publications including Harvard Management Update, Wall Street Journal Online, Human Resource Executive magazine, FastCompany.com and The New York Times.

More About the Author

Gayle Lantz is a leadership expert, executive coach and president of WorkMatters, Inc., (www.WorkMatters.com) a consulting firm dedicated to helping executives think and work smarter.

A sought-after consultant, executive coach, facilitator, and speaker, Gayle works closely with executives and leadership teams to expand their vision, think and act strategically, and inspire change. Together, they increase business results and help make work matter at every level of the organization. Among her clients are NASA, Microsoft, MassMutual, BBVA Compass Bank as well as small and mid-sized firms.

Gayle is author of the award-winning book Take the Bull by the Horns: The Busy Leader's Action Guide to Growing Your Business...and Yourself.

Before starting her own business, Gayle worked in the insurance, financial services and investment industry. She most recently held an officer level position with TIAA-CREF, a leader in its industry, serving those in the academic, medical, cultural and research fields.

Gayle's articles and/or quotes have been featured in a variety of national and global business publications including BusinessWeek, Harvard Management Update, Wall Street Journal Online, Human Resource Executive magazine, FastCompany.com, CEO Online and The New York Times.

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Format: Hardcover
When I chose this small 6x8 book from the shelf, I was looking for a quick read that would help up my average of books read for the year. I flipped through it and saw that it was less than 180 pages, each 'chapter' was only 2 pages long and dealt with a single very specific point. I thought to myself "I ought to be able cruise through this during the weekend" and bought it -- but the darn thing completely fooled me!

I found myself reading each of the short chapters at least twice, and the concepts shared by author Gayle Lantz challenged me at the end of each chapter by asking me questions that actually made me (gasp!) think about what I was reading and how it applied to ME.

This book gets a big "RECOMMEND" for any leader looking for a little introspection about their business and themselves -- along with suggestions and tools to take action and improve their current situation.
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Format: Hardcover
This is a gem of a book. Beautifully presented, with the use of colour, cartoons, space and the occasional larger text adding oomph to each message. The content is cleverly arranged, focusing on one tip a week for the busy executive - from energizing the team to taking a break. Some of the tips may seem self-evident, but when grouped together they develop a cumulative impact. The way that Gayle Lantz juxtaposes what the executive needs to do for the business and for him/herself works well. An ideal gift for the aspiring leader.

Vaughan Evans, business and career strategist
Author, BACKING U! A Business-Oriented Approach to Backing Your Passion and Achieving Career Success
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Effective leaders know where the company is today, the starting point. Needs to understand the barriers and road blocks detouring the journey. Should anticipate a clear, very clear vision for the future, the final destination. Take the Bull by the Horns helps break down every step to provide a clear road map for business development. Let it be your GPS for a successful future.
David Kirkpatrick
Training Consultant
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By Tom Endersbe on June 30, 2012
Format: Hardcover
I value things I can actually use. This book is one of them. Simple, impactful and real life content. Thank You for this tool.
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