The Self-Aware Leader: A Proven Model for Reinventing Yourself
by Daniel P. Gallagher and Joseph Costal
The Self-Aware Leader provides practical and proven lessons on how becoming more self-aware within the context of your management practices will benefit you, your career, and your organization. It integrates the concepts of reinvention, servant leadership, and business transformation into a single framework. The book defines the advantages of self-awareness in leadership; provides specific lessons on how to become a self-aware leader and on how to successfully reinvent self, others, and the business; applies your self-awareness to the task of day-to-day management; shows the importance and value of profitable imagination in leadership; and details steps on how to “connect the dots” to boost innovation and success.
Becoming a Great Leader: Lessons From Silicon Valley
by Gustavo Rabin
Writers of the Roundtable Press
In his book Becoming a Great Leader, Gustavo Rabin, psychologist, and founder and managing partner of Skyline Group, asks, “What do we do when we find that we are not as successful a leader as we know we could be? Sometimes, no matter how knowledgeable and smart we are as executives, directors, and managers, we encounter leadership barriers that require the guidance, approach, and tools of a visionary who knows how to bring forth the change we seek.”
The book presents dynamic, transformative tools and strategies for today's business leaders, using stories of eight executives who have sought out Rabin’s assistance. The book’s focus is on individual leadership development, with an emphasis on coaching executives to improve their overall effectiveness, their capacity for strategic thinking, and their focus on execution.
The Reinventors - How Extraordinary Companies Pursue Radical Continuous Change
by Jason Jennings
The Reinventors: How Extraordinary Companies Pursue Radical Continuous Change reveals the secrets used by companies such as Starbucks, Arrow Electronics, Apple, Pella Windows, SAS, Capital One, and others to remain relevant, grow continuously, and stay one step ahead of the competition. Jennings and his researchers studied 22,000 newspaper, magazine, and blog articles written over the past decade about companies that have reinvented themselves. From these accounts they identified 10 rules for reinvention. In the book each reinvention rule is featured in its own chapter illustrated with specific examples and the stories of the people who made it happen.
Jennings writes: "Reinvention is a top-to-bottom, ruthless review and rebuild of the organization asking and answering the hardest of questions such as: When are we a candidate for reinvention? What business are we in? What business will we be in? How are we going to get paid for what we do? How do we change everything we do to take advantage of technologies that might not even exist yet? How and when do we start pulling the plug on the things we are doing now? Who stays and has a role and who goes? What are the things we need to do to be relevant?" His book answers these questions.
Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High
By Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler
The new edition of this bestseller clarifies key points, updates examples, and strengthens the book’s focus. It includes summaries of new research and links to informative videos. “[This book] draws our attention to those defining moments that literally shape our world,” writes Stephen R. Covey in the book’s forword. “And that’s why this book deserves to take its place as one of the key thought leadership contributions of our time.”
The book explains what a crucial conversation is, how to stay focused on what you really want, how to make it safe to talk about almost anything, and how to stay “in dialogue” when you’re angry, scared, or hurt.