Praise for Leadership by Choice
"Leadership is not just about what you do but what you can inspire, encourage, and empower others to do. This is why I encourage you to read Eric′s book. It′s a road map for making the right choices to lead more powerfully and effectively!"
Jon Gordon, bestselling author of The Energy Bus and Soup
"If your aim as a leader is to be more effective, influence and persuade others, and get better results in your position, this book will show you the way."
Brian Tracy, author of How the Best Leaders Lead
"Leadership, as Eric Papp points out, is always a choice. And that choice begins within, getting in touch with who you are, what you care about, and what you are willing to do. Make that choice to lead, AND read this book because it is full of wisdom (which is practical advice based upon experience). No matter where you are in your leadership journey, you′ll find some good ideas in this book that can make you an even better leader."
Barry Z. Posner, PhD, Accolti Professor of Leadership, Santa Clara University; coauthor of The Leadership Challenge, Credibility, and The Truth About Leadership
"If you have ever thought about leadership or consider yourself a leader, Leadership by Choice is a must–read. Eric does a great job at combining entertaining stories with practical applications you can use professionally and personally."
Jack Canfield, coauthor of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series and The Success Principles
"There are nuggets of fresh, practical wisdom in this book that can make you a better leader written by a guy in the trenches a trainer who has worked with thousands of managers."
Adrian Gostick, New York Times bestselling author of All In: How the Best Managers Create a Culture of Belief and Drive Big Results
PART 1 Communication 1
Chapter 1 Listen Like Leitha 3
Chapter 2 Speaking with Influence 21
Chapter 3 The Importance of Questions 37
PART 2 Leading Teams 47
Chapter 4 The Abdication of Accountability 49
Chapter 5 Building a High–Trust Team 61
Chapter 6 Leading in Any Position 77
Chapter 7 Leading the Entitlement Generation 91
PART 3 Productivity 105
Chapter 8 Prioritize for Productivity 107
Chapter 9 Fourth Quarter Living Decision Making 125
Chapter 10 The Power of Focus 135
PART 4 Personal Development 149
Chapter 11 Finding Strength in Silence 151
Chapter 12 Rewards of Self–Discipline 161
About the Author 175