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Remarkable Leadership: Unleashing Your Leadership Potential One Skill at a Time Hardcover – August 17, 2007
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If you're looking for an informed, practical and effective way to accelerate your own leadership development, you should buy, read, and use Remarkable Leadership. This will also be a good book for you if you're responsible for the leadership development program in a company or for the development of a protégé.
Like the experienced trainer he is, Kevin states his goal at the beginning of the book. "This book is designed to help you identify the parts of your personal leadership package working in your favor and help you develop those parts, and any others you wish to work on, to become the leader you are capable of becoming."
He moves directly from that statement to setting up the material that will fill the rest of the book. He has you do an exercise I've done with groups in training for years: identify a great leader you know and define why you rate them as great or remarkable. Then he shares the core competencies as he sees them. Here's the list.
Remarkable leaders ...
Focus on customers
Influence with impact
Think and act innovatively
Value collaboration and teamwork
Solve problems and make decisions
Take responsibility and have accountability
Manage projects and processes successfully
Set goals and support goal achievement.Read more ›
Eikenberry is convinced (and I wholeheartedly agree) that they should be the deliverables of a leadership development program, one that includes but is by no means limited to formal training. On the contrary, Eikenberry is convinced (and I again wholeheartedly agree) that such leadership must be developed at all levels and within all areas of the given enterprise. That is, leadership development should be an on-going process, all day, every day, during each and every interaction between and among those involved.
I especially appreciate Eikenberry's skillful insertion of two reader-friendly devices, "Remarkable Principle" and "Bonus Byte," in dozens of passages throughout the book. They serve two important purposes: They emphasize key points and they facilitate, indeed accelerate periodic reviews of those key points after the book has been read.Read more ›
The online Bonus Bytes are also great
Read it, then keep it nearby and keep on learning as you go.
It is easy to skim, comprehensive in detail, and packed with great tips. I particularly liked the bonus bytes website site for extra resources.
More important, though, is the understanding that true leaders think and lead outside of the box; they are not bound by what worked yesterday or even this morning. Because of this freedom of thought, they are able to find unique solutions to challenging issues. Add to that, intelligent personnel management and savvy asset management, and you will find yourself on the path to more effective leadership.
If you have found most leadership books cut from similar cloth, you will not find this book to be. This is the most interesting book on leadership to come down the pike, and certainly the most valuable, in my opinion.
If you feel like a natural leader, but you are unsure how to separate yourself from the rest of the pack, buy this book to learn how. If you are currently working in a leadership position and things just aren't going the way you want them to, read this book. If you find yourself in neither of the situations mentioned above, but you want to be, read this book. The author will guide you step by step up the yellow brick road to your own leadership success.
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"Now while I was speaking, praying, and confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel, and presenting my supplication before the LORD my God for the holy mountain of my God,... Read morePublished on June 10, 2010 by Donald Mitchell
Kevin Eikenberry considers remarkable leadership to be a series of competencies that one can learn and apply. Read morePublished on January 14, 2010 by Karen L. Jett, CMA
I purchased this book as a gift for a friend of mine and he said it's a great book and helped him alotPublished on October 29, 2008 by Joe
Kevin Eikenberry's book "Remarkable Leadership" has been a transformational read as I try to incorporate many of the leadership methods into my job and personal life. Read morePublished on April 18, 2008 by Matthew Jordan
Kevin Eikenberry's book is especially useful to anyone who wishes to become a better leader. Not only does Eikenberry outline what skills remarkable leader's posses, but he helps... Read morePublished on April 15, 2008 by Melanie Rosenberger
This is a handbook for improving your leadership skills. Each chapter starts with a self assessment on skill level and then it carefully lays out what you can do to improve. Read morePublished on March 23, 2008 by Reg Nordman