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Lead by Example

Rating / The Best Leadership Books of 2008 Taking over the top job, whether it's the CEO of a company or the manager of a department, is never easy. When done the right way, it results in inspired leadership; when done the wrong way, it can lead to disaster. To be effective, the people in charge must give their team a reason to believe in their talents and their ability to get people to work together. Great leadership requires decisiveness, authority, conviction, compassion, and, most important, the ability to set the right example. It would seem easy, but it takes a lifetime of trying to put it into practice. In "Lead by Example," recognized leadership guru John Baldoni reveals the traits and abilities leaders need to know to inspire others to follow them. Readers will learn how to: listen for ideas - manage around obstacles - defuse tension - check their egos - stand up for what they believe in - manage crises - develop team confidence - recruit good people - deliver bad news - handle defeat - engage their enemies Filled with examples of visionary leaders who have overcome their shortcomings and achieved greatness, "Lead by Example" will show readers how to build trust, drive results, and win the respect of the people they lead.
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John Baldoni is an internationally recognized leadership consultant, speaker, and author of seven books, including Great Communication Secrets of Great Leaders. In 2007, he was named one of the "30 Most Influential Leadership Gurus" by Leadership Gurus International. John's leadership writings have appeared in,, and Harvard Business Publishing. He has been featured or quoted in many publications, including the New York Times, USA Today, the Chicago Tribune, and Investor's Business Daily. Visit him at


..".your bookshelves may already be stuffed with books on leadership, make room for Lead by Example." -- "T & D magazine" ..".the man, who was named one of the '30 Most Influential Leadership Gurus' ...can inspire results." -- ..".a source of inspiration...about relating to staff or suggest ways you might drive innovation." -- "CIO" magazine ..".excellent and practical book that addresses areas that leaders be the kind of person that people will... follow." -- ..".provides insights on everything from managing crises, defusing tensions, earning employee trust...even how leaders can lighten up." ..".its lessons are universal and well worth studying." -- "Financial Executive "magazine ..".a fantastic handbook for anyone who is responsible for getting their organizations through these tough economic times... should be on every manager's bookshelf for ready reference." -- Graziadio Business Report .."removes the intricacies of leadership and offers easily understandable ways leaders can inspire results... gets to the heart of what makes a leader effective." -- Execunet's CareerSmart Advisor Newsletter ..".reaches across time to provide advice and insights from the greatest political, business and social leaders of the past 100 years in how to inspire people." --

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