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The Leader's Pocket Guide: 101 Indispensable Tools, Tips, and Techniques for Any Situation Hardcover – November 7, 2012
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"… full of tools you can add to your leadership toolbox and immediately put to good use.” --Sources of Insight
“You'll find the answer, whatever the leadership question, in these pages-and you'll get the message quickly." --Life Insurance Selling magazine
"...a must-have for every leader and budding-leader who would value a go-to resource to help them in any leadership predicament." --C-Level Strategies
“Dynamically written and very well organized, both conceptually and visually, readers can pick up good advice just leafing through it.” --Anna Jedrziewski, Retailing Insight magazine
"...fabulous compact guide to all the situations leaders face today, as well as the ones that are forming on the horizon.” --Blue Heron Journal
"What I like most about John’s work is that it is practical. I can put his advice to use immediately." --Leadership Insights
“…next best thing to having John as your own personal coach. He shares the lessons he’s learned coaching others.” --LeadershipNow
“…this book enables readers to become greater influencers in every arena of their lives.” --T+D Magazine
"...immediately implementable advice relevant to leaders at all levels within an organization.” --StrategyDriven
“Author John Baldoni is a great leadership thinker and this book encapsulates some of his best thinking.” --Leadership & Learning
“Since leadership is awfully hard, and a 24/7 sort of job, the fact that it's actually pocket-sized, and that its advice is short and pithy, makes it even more useful.” --AccountingToday
“This book is indispensable and should be on every manager’s bookshelf to be easily accessible and widely used!“ --Portland Book Review
"Baldoni has amassed a wealth of meaningful insight and suggestions in a compact resource for leaders who want to improve themselves…” --The School Administrator
Before you can lead others, you must learn to lead yourself. Yet those tasked with leadership roles must discover what their people—and their companies—respond to as they go. The Leader’s Pocket Guide provides readers with concise, on-the-job expertise to inspire and direct them on their professional journey.
Organized into three easy-reference sections—Self, Colleagues, and Organization—the book supplies readers with tactical tips on how to:
• Deliver Inspiration
• Demonstrate character
• Develop confidence
• Communicate with authority
• Think critically
• Foster innovation
• Connect with others
• Resolve conflicts
• Add buzz to their leadership brand
• Coach for development
• Recognize achievement
• Instill company-wide purpose
• Deal with adversity
Augmented by up-to-date research on the role of leaders and the expectations followers have for them, this pithy, powerful, and portable guide contains energizing action tips, self-assessments, and “Think About…” sections to spur readers on to reach continuously greater heights of leadership excellence.
Top Customer Reviews
What we have in his latest is a "little" book offering huge value. Each of his 101 tips and techniques could well be indispensable in almost any given situation, depending on the circumstances, of course, but all are based on the scope and depth of Baldoni's real-world experience. He has an insatiable curiosity to understand what works, what doesn't, and why so that he can then share what he has learned with as many other people as possible.
The material is carefully organized within three sections: Self (Tips 1-20), Colleagues (21-53), and Organization (54-101). As Baldoni explains, that sequence is obviously intentional and eminently sensible: "Leadership has often been defined as a journey. The journey begins with the starting point, and that starting point is the self...One of the challenging aspects of leadership, if not the most challenging, is leading one's peers...Since few leaders do anything by themselves, it is necessary to build a coalition of willing partners who believe in your cause - and what's more, believe in you...What does it take to lead an organization? A commitment to service, specifically a willingness to put the organization first so that it succeeds [and a] commitment to making the positive difference for oneself, the team, and the organization."
I appreciate Balboni's skillful use of several reader-friendly devices that include "Research Says..." section to introduce (i.e.Read more ›
The most useful aspect of this guide was its positive approach to problem employees, with its focus on open communication and coaching. Keep in mind this little book does not offer many examples or details for application and implementation.
- Demonstrating character
- Developing confidence
- Inspiring others
- Resolving conflict
- Coaching and rewarding others
- Aligning the organization to shared goals
I like The Leader’s Pocket Guide for its immediately implementable advice relevant to leaders at all levels within an organization. Specifically, I enjoyed the action tips, self-assessments, and ‘Think About…’ sections of John’s book, all of which challenge the reader to reflect on his or her leadership acumen to identify and improve on areas of weakness.
I found the layout of The Leader’s Pocket Guide to be advantageous for use in developing one’s subordinates. The individualized leadership lessons enable managers to conduct training and/or group discussion sessions focused on a particular principle. Additionally, this segmentation allows the book to be used in daily reflection to help one hone his or her own leadership skills.
The insightful, actionable leadership principles presented in this well organized book makes The Leader’s Pocket Guide a StrategyDriven recommended read.
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Baldoni talks about how to hire people with integrity, how to build enthusiasm, and about the necessity for accountability at work. This is an essential tool every leader needs to keep close.
I have enjoyed flipping through this book. It is helpful and it is an excellent gift.
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Loved this book. It's simple leadership guidelines make it a great book for any business owner or entrepreneur. Read morePublished on February 22, 2014 by Kip Marlow
lots of excellent insights and advice. Highly recommend. very practical handbook. As part of 2013, this will help me become a better leader.Published on July 28, 2013 by personalexperience44
Gives good examples of the different styles of leadership and how to treat/act the different characters. Good read for individuals in managerial/supervisor roles.Published on March 23, 2013 by Amazon Customer
This concise leadership guide is full of pearls that you will come back referring to multiple times. My mentor recommended and I do too.Published on March 10, 2013 by Richard