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Leaders Open Doors: A Radically Simple Leadership Approach to Lift People, Profits, and Performance Hardcover – March 7, 2013

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About the Author

BILL TREASURER is the chief encouragement officer at Giant Leap Consulting and the author of Courage Goes to Work, an internationally bestselling book on courage-building. He is the creator of Courageous Leadership, a do-it-yourself workforce training program, and has worked with thousands of executives throughout the world. His clients include Accenture, Saks Fifth Avenue, SPANX, UBS Bank, Monster.com, CNN, and the US Department of Veterans Affairs. Treasurer is also a former member of the US High Diving Team, a cancer survivor, and a champion for the rights of people with disabilities. One hundred percent of the royalties from the sales of this book are being donated to organizations that open doors for people with special needs. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 114 pages
  • Publisher: iUniverse (March 7, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1475976380
  • ISBN-13: 978-1475976380
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,230,193 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I started reading Leaders Open Doors wondering what new insight would be ahead . . . I was immediately amazed. Author Bill Treasurer says, "If your door is always open, how on earth would you effectively get any work done ...?" This is something I've tried to figure out for years, seeing many doors open and little being accomplished.

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.
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You can be a class leader simply by opening doors for others. Bill treasurer takes that simple idea and weaves it into a great book. He provides excellent directions without ever loosing his focus on keeping it simple. Don't get lost on your way to becoming a leader. Keep it simple by becoming an open door leader
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Bill Treasurer's most recent book, Leaders Open Doors, is a radically simple read with profoundly practical ideas. From his initial story that shares how a five-year-old helped to clarify the main lesson of the book (and its title), to the many ideas that each chapter provided for reflection and suggested applications, I thoroughly enjoyed the well-organized stories and tips that he packed into less than 100 pages of text.

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.
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Bill Treasurer, who in full disclosure is a client and friend, has done something rarely seen in business literature: He's written a leadership book, "Leaders Open Doors," that is both potent and charming.

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.
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People who are sick of reading leadership books will love this book. This book is fresh, simple, and energetic. It begins with a charming anecdote about a five year old who is named "class leader," for the day, and given the job of opening the door for all his classmates. After establishing this vivid imagery, it uses the metaphor of "opening doors" to show how true leaders live to serve others and give them opportunities for growth. If you're tired of reading long, convoluted books written to show off the author's jargon and expertise, this book will be a refreshing change. The reading experience is like getting a cold, fresh drink of water after a long hard walk through a dusty desert.
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Thank you, Bill, for trusting readers with a book written from both sides of your brain and from your heart.

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!
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Format: Hardcover
Leaders Open Doors is an amazing book! With a gazillion leadership
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.
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