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Remarkable Leadership. Unleashing Your Leadership Potential One Skill at a Time. J-B US non-Franchise Leadership
John Wiley and Sons Ltd, August 2007, Pages: 288
Remarkable Leadership is a practical handbook written for anyone who wants to hone the skills they need to become an outstanding leader. In this groundbreaking book, Kevin Eikenberry outlines a framework and a mechanism for both learning new things and applying current knowledge in a thoughtful and practical way. Eikenberry provides a guide through the most important leadership competencies, offers a proven method for learning leadership skills, and shows approaches for applying these skills in today’s multitasking and overloaded world of work. The book explores real-world concerns such as focus, limited time, incremental improvement, and how we learn.
Foreword (Jack Canfield).
1. The Leader in You.
2. Leadership Development in the Real World.
3. How to Get the Most Out of This Book.
4. Remarkable Leaders Learn Continually.
5. Remarkable Leaders Champion Change.
6. Remarkable Leaders Communicate Powerfully.
7. Remarkable Leaders Build Relationships.
8. Remarkable Leaders Develop Others.
9. Remarkable Leaders Focus on Customers.
10. Remarkable Leaders Influence with Impact.
11. Remarkable Leaders Think and Act Innovatively.
12. Remarkable Leaders Value Collaboration and Teamwork.
13. Remarkable Leaders Solve Problems and Make Decisions.
14. Remarkable Leaders Take Responsibility and Are Accountable.
15. Remarkable Leaders Manage Projects and Processes Successfully.
16. Remarkable Leaders Set Goals and Support Goal Achievement.
About the Kevin Eikenberry Group.
Predicated on the notion that leaders are not born, but are made and remade and made over again, author and consultant Eikenberry provides a guide to honing leadership skills that’s succinct and sensible, demonstrating that leading is as much about listening, asking questions and empowering others as it is about charisma and vision. Thirteen chapters enumerate what remarkable leaders do—"learn continually," "communicate powerfully," "influence with impact," "think and act innovatively," etc.—and how they do it. In hopes of narrowing the gap between those who aspire to remarkability and those who’ve already achieved it, Eikenberry provides plenty of "Now Steps," exercises for evaluating and improving one’s position that can be implemented in short order. Obvious but edifying techniques include storytelling practice, journaling and building a network of well-nurtured relationships. Eikenberry also offers online resources ("Bonus Bytes") tied to specific points in the text, available on the book’s web site. A solid leadership primer, this book will instruct, if not exactly inspire, anyone looking to manage others more effectively. (Sept.) (Publishers Weekly Annex, September 2007)