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Leaders Open Doors: A Radically Simple Leadership Approach to Lift People, Profits, and Performance Paperback – March 8, 2013
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Treasurer provides us a whole new definition to "open door policy" - one that takes action to open doors for others - one that creates opportunities for others, and yourself. He mixes humor, personal stories, and a profound insight into a book that's very easy to read, understand, and put into practice. In fact, I read it without stopping, something I VERY rarely do.
Leaders are role models and set the tone of the organization. This book will help you reform your culture by helping you to become a positive powerful influencer. Share your new found abilities - and this book - with other leaders and you'll soon have employees that thrive and grow . . . and stay.
Leaders Open Doors provides a handful of powerful and real-life examples of how you, as a leader, can identify and offer opportunities to those in your organization.
Opening doors for others and encouraging their growth is how leaders create a legacy and build a more successful organization. His background in growing teams and developing leaders as a team building facilitator, executive coach, and leadership training consultant provide many of the stories that illustrate his points, and, as a leader in any field, they will encourage you to identify the doors that you might open to grow and develop your people.
The idea for the book came to him unexpectedly.
When Bill's five-year-old son, Ian, returned home from school, the youngster said his teacher had chosen him as that day's class leader.
"What did you do as class leader?" asked Bill.
"I got to open doors for people," said Ian.
That innocent answer knocked decades of convoluted leadership theory right out of Bill's head. He knew he had heard a leadership truth that was unadorned and far-reaching.
Writes Bill: " . . . to be a leader is to open doors for others. Leaders open doors of perception, possibility, and most importantly, opportunity."
One of my favorite things about the book are its chapter-concluding exercises. Trying to lead can overwhelm us if we let it, but time and again Bill provides exercises that help readers see opportunity in even the most intimidating situations.
This is a wonderful book.
Thank you, Lowell, Tim, Norv, Jolyn, Joe, John, David, Luis, Kevin, Trace, Greg, Lee, Dan, Marty, Dan, Don, Al, Ron, Mark, John, Bill, Bruce, David, Brian, Kate, Tim, Scott, Doug, Blaine, Kevin, Don, Bill, David, Dan, Matt, Dave, Denny, Chad, Dave, Paul, Steve, Matt, Reno and so many others who have opened doors for me the past 30+ years.
No wonder I deeply enjoy opening doors for others!
books available, Bill Treasurer brings a powerful, practical treatment
that uniquely re-frames a quality still in short supply. Written with
refreshing clarity, delightful humor, and profound insight, the book
is a must-read for all interested in successfully influencing others to
deliver their best.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bill has a great way of telling stories to teach us how to be better leaders. I found myself laughing as I imagined myself to be in the scenes that Bill directs; however, after... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Chantel
Very simple, straight forward, made clear with lots of real life examples and stories. The writer keeps the promise he makes in the beginning of the book and stays away from the... Read morePublished on January 2, 2014 by Rana Fauzi Nejem
This is philosophy of leadership is one that I firmly believe in. This book brought it all together and gave me another level to my knowledge.Published on November 3, 2013 by Michael S Lammlein
Bill Treasurer has written a book from his heart and from his experience as a sought-aftern consultant and coach. I liked the no-jargon approach. Read morePublished on October 27, 2013 by BT
Bill Treasurer hit it out of the park with his latest book, "Leaders Open Doors". He takes the concept of strong leadership and breaks it down into practical steps that any... Read morePublished on October 8, 2013 by Swit
This book is a great palate cleanser for all of the complex, mumbo jumbo leadership books that make you feel as if you need an advanced degree in behavioral science to even come... Read morePublished on September 17, 2013 by K. Griffie
We have all read leadership books but this one is different. Bill Treasurer does a great job of tweaking the "typical" view of being a great leader. Read morePublished on September 12, 2013 by B Richard
I have been doing non-profit work for over 35 years. I know leadership is a lifelong process, but sometimes books about it turn me off. Read morePublished on September 9, 2013 by LH
Leaders Open Doors is a quick read which effectively demonstrates the value of providing opportunities, for those we lead, to be stretched and to discover their gifts and... Read morePublished on August 29, 2013 by Jack Bruce