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The Titleless Leader: How to Get Things Done When You're Not in Charge [Kindle Edition]

Nan S. Russell
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Book Description

"Nan has an uncommon and comprehensive understanding of the workplace. Her talent is embracing and encouraging the diverse gifts of every member of the team, a proven formula for success, and a genuine approach to leadership."
--Marlene Robinson, Director, QVC Production Services

How people work, communicate, collaborate, and manage responsibilities has changed. Knowing how to build influence and lead others without title or authority, no matter what your role, is now a workplace necessity.

No one needs to appoint you, promote you, or nominate you. You decide. It's not rank that will get you results; its the actions.

In The Titleless Leader, you will discover uncommon behaviors that will enable you to:
  • Operate with trust in an era of distrust and growing cynicism
  • Activate your titleless leadership practice by using "what-does-it-look-like?" approaches and "how-does-it happen?" tips, exercises, and insights
  • Engage yourself and others using the cornerstones of self-alignment, soul-courage, possibility seeds, and winning philosophies

    Using the revolutionary tactics laid out in The Titleless Leader, you'll turbocharge your career and discover how to get things done...even without a title.

  • Editorial Reviews

    About the Author

    Nan S. Russell has shared her workplace insights and practical wisdom with a wide variety of people, from coal miners and Navy engineers to college students and senior leaders at nonprofits and Fortune 100 corporations, igniting passions, crystallizing thinking, and changing results. She's a national speaker, consultant, and radio host, the award-winning author of Hitting Your Stride, a blogger for, and the job-loss recovery expert for Her column, "Winning at Working," can be found in more than 90 publications. Nan has a B.A. from Stanford University and an M.A. from the University of Michigan. She lives with her husband in northwestern Montana.

    Product Details

    • File Size: 2068 KB
    • Print Length: 241 pages
    • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1601632088
    • Publisher: The Career Press, Inc.; 1 edition (May 1, 2012)
    • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B007ZSEEPC
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Lending: Not Enabled
    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #328,812 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Lead by example May 1, 2012
    I think we all know that we need to lead by example, not throw blame and accept responsibilities for our actions. Ms. Russell shares her thoughts on how we can be the best employee,and team leader we can be. She proves that it is totally up to each individual to take a stand on what they feel is the right thing to do to make a company grow and to be a desirable place to work. How to be inspirational to your co-workers.

    We spend an enormous amount of time at work, why not make it the best possible place to be? Her winning philosophies are to be admired! Great book, thank you!
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars New paradigm for leaders July 9, 2012
    Coming from a software development background with self-organizing teams; this book is spot-on. Innovative businesses seek this type of leadership. Command and control mentality businesses oppose these leaders. When the rubber meets the road, titles are useless. Everyone has the capability to contribute to the business goals and lead the team towards them. Every scrum-master should add this book to their collection.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Good advice December 21, 2012
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    Well written, useful suggestions for anyone who wants to build a team and get things done in their sphere of influence. My only issue - if I had a do-over, would buy this as a hard-copy book as there are so many passages that I want to reference and quote.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Titleless Leader November 13, 2012
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    I think this book is excellent for workplace advice. I have already given it out as a gift. I intend to give to other individuals that strive to excel in their careers. The advice is simple, elegant, and profound. After 35+ years in the workplace, I find the book spot-on.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Really get things done August 16, 2012
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    A well written, easy read that helps the average person to get things done. Touches briefly on change management.

    Enjoy it. It is a great book with many great ideas.

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    More About the Author

    A decade ago, Nan Russell left a successful corporate career on the east coast to pursue her dream to work and write from her native Montana. Today she lives in the Rocky Mountains with her husband, is the author of four books, a workplace consultant, and national speaker. In 2014, she was named a 100 Top Thought Leader by Trust Across America.

    Her books include:
    Trust, Inc.: How to Create a Business Culture that Will Ignite Passion, Engagement, and Innovation (2014, Career Press); The Titleless Leader: How to Get Things Done When You're Not in Charge (Career Press, 2012); Hitting Your Stride: Your Work, Your Way (Capital Books; 2008); Nibble Your Way to Success (MountainWorks Press, 2007)

    Nan's Winning at Working column appears in numerous publications and she is a blogger for Psychology Today on "Trust: The New Workplace Currency."

    After being fired from her first professional job, her first career took her from a minimum wage employee to Vice President of multibillion dollar QVC, spending more than 20 years in leadership roles. She has a B.A. from Stanford University and M.A. from the University of Michigan.


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