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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best of the best in her field, July 30, 2012
Deborah is doing the work that she was born for when she applies her personal, unique genius that enables leaders to excel. She has amazing gifts that guide leaders to change their communication and behavioral style so their message is heard, while building collaboration where chaos once existed around them. The CEOs who have had the fortunate benefit of her coaching and advice have grown their businesses more effectively than they could have possibly done without her. Get some of her personal genius for yourself when you read this book. The Renegade Leader will shift the human dynamics in your organization and help you become the leader that others choose to follow. Cover to cover or one chapter at a time, you will be educated, entertained and enlightened. Deborah is brilliant, effective, and very fun - and so is her book.
Brenda Scarborough
TheThingYouWereBornFor.com
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Renegades Leaders get results, August 1, 2012
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S. Weisman (Poughkeepsie, NY) - See all my reviews
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Everyone will tell you that the key to creating sustainable transformations in your workplace is effective communication.
The question is what type of communication? The Renegade Leader shows you how you can use transparent communication
as a means to promote employee engagement to ignite high performance. A must-read for leaders of all types.
Skip Weisman, CEO
The Leadership and Workplace Communication Expert
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Engaging, Inspirational & Practical!, September 8, 2012
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This review is from: The Renegade Leader: 9 Success Strategies Driven Leaders Use To Ignite People, Performance & Profits (Paperback)
Deborah helps you make the connections between your already abundant talents and your opportunities to develop new ones. This book clearly lays out "for the sake of what" and offers multiple specific practices that will help you move out of your comfort zone into mastery of several new skills. Her tone emanates all the warmth and compassion and confidence in you that you experience as she shares her brilliance with you in person. The tool box references are invaluable. This is an evergreen reference book that I'll be able to use for years to come, knowing Deborah will continue to update and enhance the resources she finds through her continued explorations.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Neophyte Writer via Book Pleasures, February 24, 2013
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Kristi Bernard (Overland Park, KS) - See all my reviews
Are you an employer who has the full engagement of your employees? On average it's estimated that many companies only have 27% of employees who are actively engaged in the company and its goals. The average cost of disengaged employees can cost employers $240-$270 billion a year in lost productivity. Are these figures shocking to you? How will you be working to make sure you have all the strategies in place to make your company and its employees more productive? The Renegade Leader and its I.N.F.L.U.E.N.C.E. Framework can help you and your organization become successful and profitable.

If you lead teams that lack performance, don't trust you and feel as though your leaderships skills are lacking, then this guide will help you to create a company culture, tune into your employees and unlock the potential of your teams. According to McLaughlin, "There is accumulating evidence that corporations fail because there prevailing focus in on revenues, reducing costs, and improving operations. Of course, you recognize these functions as the arterial system of your organization. But what creates the pulse of the organization, feeds all of its roadways, and makes it sustainable? The people who work for you." If you want a "people-centered" style of management the I.N.F.L.U.E.N.C.E. Framework offers you a roadmap to help get everyone on board.

What will this guide do for you? It will help you Inspire your team, Nourish trust, Foster leadership, Listen to quiet or unfamiliar voices, Unleash the potential in your people, Engage in transparent communication, Notice and recognize achievements, Create a culture of collaboration, and Enjoy and respect diversity. Each letter in the I.N.F.L.U.E.N.C.E. Framework is a chapter that goes into great detail on how to make it work for you. Along the way readers are introduced to a company and its CEO. Each chapter provides help to the CEO so you can see first hand how the framework worked for him. Also, there is a follow up chapter that informs readers how the CEO and his company progressed after only one year.

Readers will find quotes, questions to ponder along with helpful answers. The back of the book has additional resources, an about the author section and how you can directly work with her. If you are an organization that is stuck this guide is the key to your success. Getting with the program of growing your company and empowering your employees is really very simple.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Phenomenal Book!, October 22, 2012
Loved this book! Deborah McLaughlin's strategies for leadership and success have helped me better lead my team to greater productivity and performance. Being a renegade, anyway, this title appealed to me, but the information within was invaluable! This is a must-read for any executive or small business owner.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Driven to succeed? The Renegade Leader will get you there., August 10, 2012
This review is from: The Renegade Leader: 9 Success Strategies Driven Leaders Use To Ignite People, Performance & Profits (Paperback)
Today's leaders need adaptability to manage change. Jim Saunders' struggle to gain agreement from his team for a merger left me laughing and later applauding his success. While offering nine practical steps to influence people, ignite performance, and impact results, The Renegade Leader is a fun read as well!"
Barbara A. Trautlein, Ph.D.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great, August 7, 2012
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This review is from: The Renegade Leader: 9 Success Strategies Driven Leaders Use To Ignite People, Performance & Profits (Paperback)
Social media has made all the difference meeting people who have skills and talent that make a leader a better leader. I had the honor of meeting Debora virtually through LinkedIn. After reading about her on the Renegade website, I knew Debora had a different approach towards coaching and development. I cant wait to read the book and understand better Debora's vision for those who lead.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Clear steps for true influence as a leader, defined for you, August 1, 2012
This review is from: The Renegade Leader: 9 Success Strategies Driven Leaders Use To Ignite People, Performance & Profits (Paperback)
This book gives that rare combination of day-to-day common sense wrapped up with specific steps and the behind-the-curtain thinking. Influence is such an everyday word now and few people really 'get' what that means. Debora does with this book and her clients seem to from her work with them. Wow. This will be on the reading list for my own clients! Thank you Debora for honing it down in this way. it's a true skill!The A to Z of Being Understood: make your voice heard and your conversations count
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dynamic and Energetic!!, July 31, 2012
This review is from: The Renegade Leader: 9 Success Strategies Driven Leaders Use To Ignite People, Performance & Profits (Paperback)
The Renegade Leader is as dynamic and energetic as its
author. Debora put all of the secrets she uses to ignite people,
performance, and profits into one book.
Don't miss getting in on her secrets!!!
Cyndi Fine
cyndifine.com
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Keeping you company fit with outstanding leaders, July 30, 2012
In the Renegade Leader Debora McLaughlin shares valuable insights so leaders can be more effective thus making companies more profitable.

If you want to compete with market leaders, grow your business, and succeed, you need the right mindset. The Renegade Leader gives today's leaders a window into the mindset shifts needed to be successful with today's workforce and to be respected for the leaders they are.

I have had the good fortune to learn some very valuable ideas from Debora and when you pick up this book you will too!

Don Staley, Best-Selling Author of, Fit Mind, Fit Body Fit Mind, Fit Body
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