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Marlene Chism s No-Drama Leadership introduces just the model the corporate world needs. Using case studies, checklists, and examples from various levels of hierarchy in leadership and from a variety of industries, Chism introduces the mindset shifts and practical skills needed to develop enlightened leaders, whose decision making flows from a much more grounded and aligned place.
You will learn how to:
Identify the signs of misalignment
Increase your leadership effectiveness
Use four quadrants of change as a catalyst for leadership growth
Increase employee engagement
Tap into the gifts and talents of your employees
Create a culture of accountability
Increase innovation and productivity through empowerment
Today s leader needs more than position, power, or business acumen. Today s leader needs more than self-management, communication skills, or emotional intelligence. We need leaders who are aligned, aware, and accountable, who balance choice and power with wisdom and responsibility leaders who embrace and embody both the inner game of leadership growth with the outer game of business results, modeling both the mindsets and actions that transform the cultures they lead."
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-05-25
- Reviewer: Staff
Leadership consultant Chism (Stop Workplace Drama) offers much-needed advice on a problem that many leaders have but few will admit to: namely, that they are ill-equipped to manage their employees. This business manual shows how to overcome this hurdle and get the results you seek. The most important step for any organization, Chism writes, is internal alignment of its mission and values. She cites the NFL as a prominent example of misalignment, in that its policy on players who commit violent crimes has, in several prominent cases, gone unenforced. Some of the factors Chism names that can lead to alignment include awareness, accountability, and responsibility. While sage advice appears throughout, the book's strongest point is the chapter on communication. Chism urges leaders to view communication as not only a relationship builder but as a brand and a strategy. She also discusses how to deal with change, both desired and unwanted. The book's last third discusses how to create healthy corporate cultures, align a company's energy with its mission and values, and use employee empowerment to drive profits and reduce turnover. Chock-full of valuable insights for leaders at all levels, this book will help demystify the secrets of effective leadership. (May)