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Why Don't They Follow Me?: 12 Easy Lessons to Boost Your Leadership Skills by [Pacelli, Lonnie]

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Why Don't They Follow Me? is one of myfavorite books I've written.  The leadership lessons in the book started with my being a guest executive at a leadership class that my formercompany held on a regular basis.  The class was divided into teams offour and given a difficult problem to solve.  The team then had topresent it to a panel of executives whose job it was to give them somereal life experience in what can happen when you present to anexecutive.  There was one presentation where one of the students wastrying to use humor to build rapport with me.  The problem was that henever established credibility with me and the humor just becameannoying.  In my debrief with him I described the experience in terms of a math statement "Humor - Credibility = Doofus", meaning that if you try to use humor with an exec before you've given them a reason tolisten to you then you just come across like a doofus.  The mathstatement resonated well so I decided to express 12 leadershipprinciples as math statements, as follows:
  1. Humor - Credibility = Doofus
  2. Knowledge - Listening = Arrogance
  3. Action - Integrity = Distrust
  4. Activity - Focus = Randomness
  5. Wisdom - Experience = Theory
  6. Ability - Effort = Inaction
  7. Leadership - Inspiration = Administration
  8. Charisma - Conviction = Crooked Politician
  9. Courage - Predictability = Recklessness
  10. Smarts - Direction = Absent-Minded Professor
  11. Communication - Candor = Storyteller
  12. Decisiveness - Empathy = Ruthlessness
In each lesson I give you an opening story, an explanation of the lesson,and some practical takeaways you can put to use right away. I hope youenjoy reading Why Don't They Follow Me? as much as I enjoyed writing it!
Best - Lonnie           

About the Author

Lonnie Pacelli is an internationally recognized author and president of Consetta Group in Bellevue, Washington. He has over 30 years of leadership experience as an executive, project manager, developer, analyst, tester, trainer, consultant and business owner. He has helped many new and experienced business leaders grow and be more effective in their leadership roles. His personal mission is to “help others to help themselves,” and he strives to achieve it with this book.

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  • File Size: 1940 KB
  • Print Length: 104 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Pacelli Publishing; 2 edition (March 19, 2009)
  • Publication Date: March 19, 2009
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001XUQX5M
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