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Leadership Step by Step: Become the Person Others Follow Hardcover – Illustrated, February 16, 2017

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"This is practical leadership training made perfect. Bravo!" --Booklist, starred review 
 
"In Leadership Step by Step, Joshua Spodek fills the gap between education and experience for potential leaders. By treating leadership like the art it is, he imbues it with empathy and understanding. This is a book that will improve your business savvy and possibly, your life." --Daniel H. Pink, author of DRIVE and A WHOLE NEW MIND 
 
"A hands on, useful, urgent book about leveling up as a leader." -- Seth Godin, bestselling author and founder of altMBA 
 
"Refreshingly different and thoroughly practical, Leadership Step by Step serves up valuable tools for readers to build their own path to development. The book weaves back and forth between brief, engaging stories and seemingly simple exercises. But the cumulative effect can be profound, helping readers focus on and sometimes rewrite their own habits of thought and action that were previously invisible." -- Daniel Ames, Columbia Business School Professor, Management Division
 
"In a fresh approach to the topic, Josh Spodek guides his readers on an experiential journey, through a progression of exercises that reveal the inner psychology of leadership and that impart critical skills." -- Michael W. Morris, Chavkin-Chang Chair, Professor of Leadership, and founder of the Leadership Lab at Columbia Business School
 
"Yes, this is a book you must read if you want to become the person others will follow. The time and effort you put into, Leadership Step by Step, will be well worth it!" --Eric Jacobson on Management and Leadership
 
"Great leaders aren't born with a 'leadership gene'; great leaders develop the necessary skills and gain confidence through practice and hard work. In Leadership Step by Step, Joshua Spodek presents a thoughtful approach to becoming a highly effective leader that emphasizes the importance of experiential learning. It will serve as a valuable resource for leaders at all levels in any profession. Indeed, Joshua's practical exercises will help prospective, as well as experienced leaders, to master their craft and ultimately to succeed in leading and inspiring others in their various pursuits." -- General Lloyd J.Austin III, U.S. Army, Ret., commanded troops in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, served as the 33rd Vice Chief of Staff of the Army and 12th commander of U.S. Central Command 
 
"The art of leadership, like so many other skills, must be learned "hands-on" and through experiences, rather than from business school lectures and abstract analysis. Joshua Spodek has written a great book that takes future leaders through the essential steps of learning to lead. Essential reading for aspiring leaders in any field." -- Tony Wagner, bestselling author of CREATING INNOVATORS and THE GLOBAL ACHIEVEMENT GAP, Expert-In-Residence at Harvard University's Innovation Lab and Senior Research Fellow at the Learning Policy Institute 


"Of all the hundreds of leadership books that cross my desk each year, Josh Spodek's LEADERSHIP STEP BY STEP is by far the most practical. Lots of leadership writers tell stories and relate inspiring examples, and so does Josh. But what makes LEADERSHIP STEP BY STEP different are the exercises. If you believe, as I do, that leadership is a skill you need to practice and not just an attribute you're endowed with at birth, then you'll immediately see the wisdom in Josh's approach. And if you work his exercises into your own leadership journey, I promise you'll emerge as a better leader." -- Eric Schurenberg, Inc. Media President and Editor-in-Chief

"There are thousands of leadership books published each year. Most are NOT very helpful. Joshua Spodek's book deserves to break through the clutter. Rather than the usual focus on leadership techniques, this book gets to the holy grail of leading and motivating by helping readers understand themselves and how they land on people." -- Michael Feiner,President of Michael C. Feiner Consulting, author of The Feiner Points of Leadership, formerly professor at Columbia Business School and Chief People Officer worldwide at Pepsi-Cola Co.

"Our nation and indeed the world are in desperate need for genuine authentic leadership to solve pressing problems. Using his experience at NYU with instilling passion and dedication into students through active experiential learning, Joshua has created a how-to guide to leadership development. It is a book every educator should read." -- Paul Horn, NYU Senior Vice Provost for Research and Senior Vice Dean for Strategic Initiatives and Entrepreneurship, formerly Senior Vice President and Executive Director of research at IBM, where he oversaw Deep Blue and helped initiate Watson

Book Description

Learn how to lead.

Leadership literature is full of principles and ideas—but they rarely leave the page. Practice is what turns abstract concepts into useful skills.

Leadership Step by Step walks readers through what to do and how to do it in an integrated and comprehensive progression of exercises designed to cultivate key abilities, behaviors, and beliefs through experience. The 22 exercises in this hands-on book help you accomplish the inner work and gain the social skills required for great leadership.

Each chapter opens with a story demonstrating a leadership skill—and then guides you through the process of developing it. From basic solo assignments to advanced leadership practices, you’ll learn to:

Build self-awareness • Manage emotions • Speak in your authentic voice • Create meaningful connections • Inspire others • Lead with empathy • Support teammates • And more

Powerful and practical, Leadership Step by Step will start you on the road to success.


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  • Item Weight : 0.035 ounces
  • Hardcover : 256 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0814437931
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0814437933
  • Dimensions : 6.25 x 0.88 x 9.25 inches
  • Publisher : AMACOM; Illustrated edition (February 16, 2017)
  • Language: : English
  • Reading level : 18 years
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