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Lead

ISBN: 978-1-118-75079-7
224 pages
July 2013
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Lead is a different kind of book. Rather than being the “last word” on leading others, it is meant to be the “first word”—an invitation to the reader to reflect on what the leadership journey means to each and every individual.

At its core, Lead will benefit anyone who seeks to inspire, influence, or lead others, whether they are coaches, teachers, pastors, community organizers, politicians—or are in the C-suite.

Lead offers an exploration of the essential elements of leadership, which author Gary Burnison defines as: purpose, strategy, people, measure, empower, reward, anticipate, navigate, communicate, listen, and learn—all of which culminate in leading. Instead of taking the left-brain approach of “paradigm shifts” and “leadership models,” the author focuses on right-brain constants such as emotional connection, compassion, focusing on others, humility, and managing oneself. Lead readers will find inspiring stories, easy to digest analogies, reflective exercises and evocative images meant to give them pause, draw them in, and encourage introspection.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Absolutes for Leaders 1

LEAD 6

PURPOSE 24

STRATEGY 40

PEOPLE 58

MEASURE & MONITOR 74

INSPIRE & EMPOWER 92

REWARD & CELEBRATE 106

ANTICIPATE 122

NAVIGATE 138

COMMUNICATE 152

LISTEN 166

LEARN 182

Epilogue 199

About the Author 203

Acknowledgments 205

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