Leading So People Will Follow

Leading So People Will Follow

By: Erika Andersen (author)Hardback

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A unique take on leadership from a popular Forbes blogger and nationally-known leadership coach Leading So People Will Follow explores the six leadership characteristics that inspire followers to fully support their leaders. Using Erika Andersen s proven framework, new leaders and veterans alike have increased their capacity for leading in a way that creates loyalty, commitment and results. Step by step, Andersen lays out six key attributes (far-sightedness, passion, courage, wisdom, generosity, and trustworthiness) and gives leaders the tools for developing them. This innovative book offers a practical guide for building the skills to become a truly 'followable' leader. * Filled with examples from forward-thinking organizations such as Apple, NBC Universal, Union Square Hospitality Group, and MTV Networks * Maps out the six attributes of leadership * Includes a free online Followable Leader assessment * Author Erika Andersen is one of Forbes' most popular bloggers and coaches some of the most successful leaders in America Using self-assessments, real-world examples, and concrete tools, Leading So People Will Follow helps build timeless core skills that work for leaders in any field.

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About Author

Erika Andersen is founding partner of the consulting firm Proteus International and the author of Growing Great Employees: Turning Ordinary People into Extraordinary Performers and Being Strategic: Plan for Success, Out-Think Your Competitors, Stay Ahead of Change, which she adapted into a public television show, Being Strategic with Erika Andersen. She also blogs at blogs.forbes.com/erikaandersen and at erikaandersen.com.


1 The Longing for Good Leaders 1 Our Leader Longing Is Wired In Cracking the Code 2 Firesides and Folktales 7 Stories Hold the Map The Six Attributes Reflecting on Your Leadership Hearing the Story 3 Farsighted 21 See Possible Futures Articulate the Vision Model the Vision See Past Obstacles Invite Participation 4 Passionate 49 Commit Honestly Make a Clear Case Without Dogma Invite Real Dialogue Support Your Passion Remain Committed 5 Courageous 63 Make Tough Choices Risk Yourself for the Enterprise Do Personally Difficult Things Take Responsibility Admit Mistakes 6 Wise 83 Be Curious Listen! Assess Objectively Learn from Your Experience See and Share Patterns Act Based on Your Sense of Right 7 Generous 105 Assume Positive Intent Share Power Share What You Know Freely Give Credit, Praise, and Reward Provide Necessary Resources for Success 8 Trustworthy 137 Tell the Truth Do What You Say You Will Keep Confidences Speak and Act for the Greater Good Get Results 9 Friends for the Journey 157 Leading as a Group Endeavor Wizards, Well-Wishers, and Wild Cards Finding Your Supporters 10 Your Own Tale 167 Reassess Yourself Make a Plan Rely on Your Wizards, Well-Wishers, and Wild Cards Epilogue 173 Listening and Self-Talk for Leaders: Bonus Section 175 Acknowledgments 187 The Author 189 Index 191

Product Details

  • publication date: 16/11/2012
  • ISBN13: 9781118379875
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9781118379875
  • weight: 408
  • ISBN10: 111837987X

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