The Unknown Leader

Discover the Leader in You

Author: Sheikh Hussein A Al-Banawi

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749465735

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

View: 9585

Our world has many obvious leaders: captains of industry, high-achieving academics, CEOs, statesmen, champion athletes. But we also depend on leaders whose work is usually not so visible. They are all around us, filling crucial roles at every level of society, in all kinds of organizations and in our communities, enriching the lives of those around them and making the world a better place. The Unknown Leader celebrates these leaders among us and invites you to join them. Hussein A. Al-Banawi shares the inspiring stories of some of today's Unknown Leaders and shows how they discovered their hidden talents through hard work, reflection and continual learning. He also recounts his own lifelong journey toward leadership and the invaluable lessons he gained from unusual friendships, daunting challenges, tough decisions, victories and defeats. And Al-Banawi explains the six crucial qualities every aspiring leader must develop, with specific advice about how to enhance these qualities in yourself. Whether you are a student, a mid-career professional, an entrepreneur, or anyone seeking a richer and fulfilling life, The Unknown Leader will be a powerful guide and companion in your own lifelong journey.

The Unknown Leader

Discover the Leader in You

Author: Hussein Al-Banawi

Publisher: Kogan Page Limited

ISBN: 9780749465728

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 268

View: 6421

Our world has many obvious leaders: captains of industry, high-achieving academics, CEOs, statesmen, champion athletes. But we also depend on leaders whose work is usually not so visible. They are all around us, filling crucial roles at every level of society, in all kinds of organizations and in our communities, enriching the lives of those around them and making the world a better place.The Unknown Leader celebrates these leaders among us and invites you to join them. Hussein A. Al-Banawi shares the inspiring stories of some of today's Unknown Leaders and shows how they discovered their hidden talents through hard work, reflection and continual learning. He also recounts his own lifelong journey toward leadership and the invaluable lessons he gained from unusual friendships, daunting challenges, tough decisions, victories and defeats. And Al-Banawi explains the six crucial qualities every aspiring leader must develop, with specific advice about how to enhance these qualities in yourself.Whether you are a student, a mid-career professional, an entrepreneur, or anyone seeking a richer and fulfilling life, The Unknown Leader will be a powerful guide and companion in your own lifelong journey.

The Leader in You

Realising Your Leadership Qualities for Greatness

Author: Dr Gladys Adevey

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1491713291

Category: Self-Help

Page: 142

View: 5071

Here is the ultimate secret to realising your leadership qualities in the quest of achieving more, being more, and giving more, inspired by international bestselling author Gerry Robert’s The Millionaire Mindset. Many books focus on how to be rich, but the truth is that nothing can be achieved without knowing and realising your leadership qualities. A former shop assistant, the author has paved her way through life in understanding that the fundamental principle of becoming who you want to become is realizing your leadership potential. The Leader in You will bring out the fortune in you. Once you learn and apply the simple, basic techniques revealed here, you will have mastered the secret of true and lasting success. You may have whatever you want in life and become whatever you want to become. The Leader in You was a precursor to Dr Gladys Adevey’s The Best of You. Dr Gladys is well known for researching the reason that not everyone can be a success, motivating her to study psychology, and she graduated with distinction. Her work is still used as a yardstick for perfection and higher grades. Her leadership qualities are not just a natural phenomenon but hold a doctorate degree in that respect. It’s time to stop wondering what it’s like to be a success and start knowing. The Leader in You has winning advice on how to increase self-confidence, cultivate a taste for success, and much more to create an awesome future. Gerry Robert The Millionaire Mindset

The Leader's Guide to Recapturing the Trust

Author: Robert Schachat

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595287654

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 76

View: 710

Declining trust in and for American organizations over many years culminating in the corporate scandals of 2002 has created a multi-front battlefield atmosphere in American business today.Will you survive the trust wars? Within your organization: how strong is trust in your leadership? How strong is your trust among your co-workers? From outside your organization: how strong is trust in your brand among customers, in your stock among your investors, in your reputation among regulators?Find out in the first 20 pages of this book!Let this veteran of trust wars in over 200 organizations worldwide show you how to thrive in the post-Enron landscape of radically altered corporate governance, scrutiny and regulation by Recapturing the Trust.

The Mindful Leader

7 Practices for Transforming Your Leadership, Your Organisation and Your Life

Author: Michael Bunting

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0730329771

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

View: 2248

The ultimate guide to becoming an extraordinary leader – while finding happiness, gaining authenticity, and banishing stress Integrating proven mindfulness practices and world-class leadership theory, The Mindful Leader is the essential guide for self-aware leadership. The book simplifies mindfulness principles and links them solidly to business benefits. It provides a practically-grounded template for leaders to develop unprecedented levels of self awareness, wellbeing and effectiveness. Research findings throughout the book detail the positive impact of mindfulness from the perspectives of brain science, psychology and leadership. International case studies from a variety of industries illustrate the everyday implementation of mindful leadership. You'll learn easy mindfulness practices that you can implement today and a practical framework for everyday mindful leadership. You'll also be given access to online resources for vision reflections, values clarification, mindfulness practices and more. Mindful leadership is a hot topic – but it's not as simple as "when you become mindful, great leadership will spontaneously happen." This book serves as both mindfulness training and leadership training, clarifying the parallel while guiding you through the many points of intersection. Improve your leadership skills via context-specific mindfulness practices Learn mindfulness from a practical perspective, with real workplace skills Discover how leaders from around the world practice mindful leadership every day Understand the neuroscience link between mindfulness and great leadership Learn practices that deliver a deeper sense of integrity, authenticity, fulfillment and bottom-line results improvement Mindfulness provides real, practical tools for self-awareness, mental wellbeing, stress reduction and more. When practiced through a leadership lens, it becomes much more than just another leadership guide. Mindfulness transforms leadership as a whole, delivering real, lasting change that transcends typical leadership training. For a clear, concise framework of mindfulness at work, The Mindful Leader is the ideal guide for those serious about effective, sustainable leadership.

So You Want to Be a Strategic Leader

Here Are the Essentials to Get You Started

Author: Dr. Larry F. Ross Sr.

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465330623

Category: Education

Page: 124

View: 7712

Many people today are writing about and seeking to understand the concept and practices of leadership. There are a great many reasons for the popularity of the topic, including the fact that organizations are faced with challenges like never before. Some of these challenges might include the ability to align the organization to better support the mission or upgrading technology to enhance production. Nevertheless, the concept of leadership is relevant to any aspect of ensuring effectiveness in the marketplace for organizations and in managing change. This book represents my experience of 25-plus years of supervising, managing and leading folks in the public sector (military and Federal government), learning about strategic leadership in the military and more recently, my doctoral program. It centers on strategic leaders, the essentials that are needed for them to be effective and successful in organizations. It argues that the strategic leader must use the competencies of strategic leadership to influence the future environment, technology, processes, structure, strategy, and the workforce with the understanding that these are just some of the components that affect the successful operation of an organization.

Mindfulness-Based Leadership: The Art of Being a Leader... Not Becoming One

Author: Kathirasan K

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd

ISBN: 9814828467

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

View: 5883

Today we need a new type of leader. As we enter the fourth industrial revolution, we need leaders with the wisdom to address new ways of working, to make positive change in the world. One of the key premises of Mindfulness-Based Leadership is that leadership is about being, not becoming. We make a bigger difference by looking within ourselves than by striving to become what we are not. While mindfulness has often been perceived as a solitary activity, this book reveals how it is applicable on a wider scale – in groups, businesses and the wider community. Mindfulness-Based Leadership shows us how to balance self and organisational goals, to erase the real and imagined internal conflicts between what we believe in and what we do in reality. Mindfulness expert Kathirasan K presents a unique 56-day course on Mindfulness-Based Leadership. Each day introduces a new facet of mindfulness – through guided introspection, acceptance and mindful practice – illuminating the ways in which we can unlock the leader within ourselves.

Der Stratege

So werden Sie die Führungskraft, die Ihr Unternehmen braucht

Author: Cynthia A. Montgomery

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593395886

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 229

View: 693

Damit ein Unternehmen erfolgreich ist, braucht es eine Richtung, ein Ziel, eine Strategie. Keine Führungskraft wird dem widersprechen - und dennoch wird die Strategieentwicklung und -umsetzung oft nicht ausreichend beachtet. Jetzt ist es an der Zeit, einen essenziellen, aber über Jahrzehnte vernachlässigten Bestandteil des Strategieprozesses wieder einzubeziehen: Sie. Den Leader. Den Strategen. Wie man die eigenen strategischen Fähigkeiten entwickelt und zur Perfektion bringt, erfahren Sie hier - um eine hervorragende Führungskraft zu sein, die täglich über sich selbst hinauswächst und das Unternehmen zu dauerhaftem Erfolg führt.

The Million Point Leader

Utilizing the "6 C's" To Become the Leader You Were Meant To Be

Author: Terry Johnson

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1477298932

Category: Philosophy

Page: 126

View: 9577

Go to any bookstore and browse through the books on leadership and you will find thousands of definitions of a leader. One will say that leaders face adversity with fortitude; another will say that a great leader conducts effective and productive meetings; another will say that leaders have virtue, ambition, or imagination. But you and I have seen people in leadership positions who are incredibly smart, others who manage meetings with great finesse, and others who have mastered important skills, but yet cannot command a following. We have also seen people who have none of those traits and yet have tremendous supporters. So what is it that makes a leader a leader? This book will reveal that secret.

The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Group Psychotherapy

Author: Jeffrey L. Kleinberg

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119979978

Category: Psychology

Page: 728

View: 9795

A user-friendly guide of best practice for leading groups in various settings and with different populations, which incorporates the latest developments in today's mental health marketplace. Features multiple theoretical perspectives and guidelines for running groups for diverse populations, in the US and worldwide Offers modern approaches and practical suggestions in a user-friendly and jargon-free style, with many clinical examples Includes a major component on resiliency and trauma relief work, and explores its impact on clinicians Accompanied by an online resource featuring discussions of psychotherapeutic techniques in practice

Memo to the Leader

Author: William Walling


ISBN: 9781589398184

Category: Fiction

Page: 268

View: 4618

It is year 142 of Deutsches Weltreich, the German World Empire dating from 1933, when the vilified Nazi régime was born. Tenured history professor and seasoned retrotemporal researcher Dr. James Silverthorne reluctantly accepts the key role in a desperate conspiracy aimed at obliterating Deutschesweltanreich tyranny in retrospect via a desperate, clandestine return to wartime Berlin in order to thwart the efforts of SS hero of heroes Erich Lustmann. Sent back to 1939 Berlin decades after the war by Odessa expatriates in Argentina, Lustmann is armed with prescient knowledge of actual wartime events and circumstances, the former SS "Deathshead" officer’s mission is to “rectify” via a decidedly outré method Hitler’s meddlesome misdirection of the war that culminated in erroneous, fanciful military decisions, and thereby ensured a Nazi victory in WW II. Fearing his own “mission impossible” is exactly that, Professor Silverthorne nevertheless doggedly pursues his world-changing crusade in an exciting time travel adventure grand in scope and world-changing in purpose.

Wie man Freunde gewinnt

Die Kunst, beliebt und einflussreich zu werden

Author: Dale Carnegie

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104031479

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

View: 8952

Dieses Buch zeigt Ihnen: - wie man Freunde gewinnt - wie man auf neuen Wegen zu neuen Zielen gelangt - wie man beliebt wird - wie man seine Umwelt beeinflußt - wie man mehr Ansehen erlangt - wie man im Beruf erfolgreicher wird - wie man Streit vermeidet - wie man ein guter Redner und brillanter Gesellschafter wird - wie man den Charakter seiner Mitmenschen erkennt - wie man seine Mitarbeiter anspornt und vieles mehr...

Leading Change in Schools

A Practical Handbook

Author: Sian Case

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1855396904

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 5829

Discover how you can successfully introduce change in your school, positively influence key colleagues and ensure that you achieve the best possible outcome. Leading Change in Schools draws on the author's extensive experience of working with schools in flux, as well as insights from many teachers and school leaders working in a wide variety of situations to improve their schools. Case studies provide springboards for helpful ideas and the focus is always on practical strategies that definitely work.

Leading Interprofessional Teams in Health and Social Care

Author: Vivien Martin,Anita M. Rogers

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415307932

Category: Medical

Page: 186

View: 7288

The move to multidisciplinary teams in primary care and the emphasis on joined-up working across the human services make it increasingly necessary for health and social care professionals to take on a variety of leadership roles in teams made up of people from different professional backgrounds. This sort of leadership requires different skills from those required when working in the context of a single profession familiar to every member of the team. In Leading Interprofessional Teams in Health and Social Care, the authors use detailed case-studies to explore these skills. Nurses, social workers and other health and social care professionals, specialists and managers are included in the case-studies to demonstrate how leadership and teamworking roles can be taken in different ways and in different circumstances. The final section of the book presents an analysis of the case-studies to draw out the key issues and discusses how readers might develop themselves to be successful leaders and team members in these diverse settings.

Heavenly Father's Angels

The Ultimate Missionary Guide

Author: Marcus Sheridan

Publisher: Cedar Fort

ISBN: 9781555175672

Category: Religion

Page: 194

View: 8156

The comprehensive guide will help any prospective missionary feel better prepared to embark on his or her mission.# the author carefully explains each step of missionary life-from the MTC to the final days-in a pleasant, readable way.# Most importantly, this book shows how enthusiasm brings the Spirit into the work.The Ultimate Missionary GuideAll missionaries can be great! That is the simple message of this guide that everyone involved with missionary work should read!The book's step-by-step progression will make a nervous future missionary feel up to the task, and will help even seasoned missionaries improve their skills and keep the Spirit with them.Other missionary guides on the market rarely expand beyond the basics of missionary work-prayer, study, hard work, etc. Heavenly Father's Angels effectively covers those topics and so much more!The author carefully explains how to acquire the best techniques, habits and characteristics that enable a missionary to maximize his or her potential and become a master at human relations.Each phase of mission life is discussed chronologically, beginning with what to expect at the Missionary Training Center. Most importantly, the reader will learn how the power of constant enthusiasm can bring the Holy Ghost into every aspect of missionary life.Marcus Sheridan served in the Osorno, Chile, mission from 1997 to 1999. He was well-known throughout the mission for his work ethic and enthusiasm.

Beyond Performance

How Great Organizations Build Ultimate Competitive Advantage

Author: Scott Keller,Colin Price

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118024621

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

View: 5210

The secret of achieving and sustaining organizational excellencerevealed In an ever-changing world where only a third of excellentorganizations stay that way over the long term, and where evenfewer are able to implement successful change programs, leaders arein need of big ideas and new tools to thrive. In BeyondPerformance, McKinsey & Company's Scott Keller and ColinPrice give you everything you need to build an organization thatcan execute in the short run and has the vitality to prosperover the long term. Drawing on the most exhaustive research effort of its kind onorganizational effectiveness and change management, Keller andPrice put hard science behind their big idea: that the health of anorganization is equally as important as its performance. In thebook's foreword, management guru Gary Hamel refers to this notionas "a new manifesto for thinking about organizations." The authors illustrate why copying management best practicesfrom other companies is more dangerous than helpful Clearly explains how to determine the mutually reinforcingcombination of management practices that best fits yourorganization's context Provides practical tools to achieve superior levels ofperformance and health through a staged change process: aspire,assess, architect, act, and advance. Among these are new techniquesfor dealing with those aspects of human behavior that are seeminglyirrational (and therefore confound even the smartest leaders), yetentirely predictable Ultimately, building a healthy organization is an intangibleasset that competitors copy at their peril and that enables you toskillfully adapt to and shape your environment faster thanothers—giving you the ultimate competitive advantage.

Questioning the Unquestionable

Wake up Call for Change

Author: Zac Nate

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477128336

Category: Self-Help

Page: 103

View: 520

Questioning the Unquestionable to Think the Unthinkable and See the Invisible One thing that used to make me uncomfortable and bother me when I was growing up was that when I looked around almost everybody was like everybody else, doing what everybody was doing, making the same jokes, thinking thoughts that everybody was thinking, heading in the same direction; for example, I would see five small kiosks selling the same things on the same street. When someone started a business, a dozen others would start doing the same thing; my view was that everything looked to be at standstill, and I used to question this deep down in my heart and that still bothers me till today because nobody is supposed to be like nobody: I used to go to boarding school, stay, come back, and still find nothing has changed nothing different, no progress. In fact, it looked like things were moving backward; this used to depress me. Nothing changes in our life until we change. This does not mean that change cannot happen unless we do; there is a certain type of external change that happens even if we do not; for example, your body changes with or without your permission. Environment change is another example; however, unless we change things can never change in our lives. You see, if we keep on thinking the same thoughts doing the same things like the past generations did, we will not move forward but be at a standstill, and the problems with history repeating itself is that it teaches us what we have already seen and takes us to where we have already been and to see what we have seen.

Michael Collins: The Lost Leader

A biography of Irish politician Michael Collins

Author: Margery Forester

Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd

ISBN: 071715761X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 411

View: 2246

In print continuously for more than thirty years, this book is long established as a reliable and affectionate portrait of Michael Collins. First, published in 1971, its great strength is that the author was able to interview Collins' surviving contemporaries and was offered unrestricted access to personal and family material. 'Michael Collins: The Lost Leader' has been praised by authorities such as Robert Kee and Maurice Manning and remains compulsive reading even today.

Energize Your Leadership

Discover, Ignite, Break Through

Author: Energized Leaders, LLC,Larae Quy,Cynthia Bazin,Carol Dougherty,John Thurlbeck,Barry Smith,Alli Polin,Chery Gegelman,Karin Hurt,Terri Klass,Daniel Buhr,Hoda Maalouf,Jon Mertz,Lalita Raman,Scott Mabry,Susan Mazza,Tony Vengrove

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1483553256

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 228

View: 3783

Energize Your Leadership began as a collaboration among a group of leaders who met online with a dream to write a book about ways to ignite individual leadership. We came together around stories and experiences that had one theme in common: leaders were feeling sapped of energy. Somewhere along the way, these leaders had lost a sense of excitement—that feeling of being alive that powers everything you do. Some of us saw it in the workshops we were facilitating, others heard it from coaching clients; many of us noticed it in leadership at the organizations we worked at. No stranger to the phenomenon ourselves, we found that each of us had also experienced a moment or period of lack of excitement and energy. Wherever it was, we heard time and again how leaders were feeling overwhelmed, disengaged, and were searching for meaning. We saw that leadership was in need of a potent dose of energy. The focus of the book is to understand how energy is a key driver for our individual leadership success. Since energy is the force that propels and moves things forward, when we become energized, we feel empowered to lead with passion and resilience. Our approach to exploring leadership is to journey from the inside out, so leaders first grasp who they are and what they stand for before connecting to and influencing others. It begins with an authentic look at oneself and moves outwards to touch the lives of those we encounter in our personal and professional worlds.