The First Two Rules of Leadership: Don't be Stupid, Don't be a Jerk
How can you improve your leadership results beginning right now? The First Two Rules of Leadership: Don't be Stupid, Don't be a Jerk provides a clear path to increased results and higher job satisfaction for the leader and the people he is leading. Written for the leader who wants to do great things, but is overwhelmed with the complexities of leading, it is a book with a very simple message: think your decisions through and take care of your team.
Written by bestselling author David Cottrell, The First Two Rules of Leadership: Don't be Stupid, Don't be a Jerk offers tried-and-true leadership strategies that stand the test of time—all of which you can put into practice today to positive results. The principles discussed apply to businesses in every industry, as well as schools, hospitals, churches, and even homes. By following the two rules outlined in the book's title, you'll improve morale, decrease turnover, increase your own job satisfaction, and have a whole lot more fun leading.
- Lead with confidence and class
- Make better decisions and develop synchronization on your team
- Coach smart, deal with poor performers, and focus on what's really important
- Listen to your team, encourage positive performance, and attack complacency
You can lead your team to achieve extraordinary results! The First Two Rules of Leadership: Don't be Stupid, Don't be a Jerk gives you the expert tips and tricks you need to treat your team with dignity and respect—so you can all enjoy the benefits of winning with class.
DON’T BE STUPID 1
Don’t Be StupidHire Smart 3
Don’t Be StupidCoach Smart 11
Don’t Be StupidDeal with the Sleeping Stars 21
Don’t Be StupidSynchronize 29
Don’t Be StupidConcentrate 39
Don’t Be StupidValue Integrity 53
DON’T BE A JERK 65
Don’t Be a JerkListen Up 69
Don’t Be a JerkMake a Decision 79
Don’t Be a JerkAnswer Why 89
Don’t Be a JerkEncourage 97
Don’t Be a JerkAttack Complacency 105
Don’t Be a JerkLead with Confidence 113
Winning with Class 123
About the Author 133
Three Ways to Bring The First Two Rules of Leadership into Your Organization 135
Everyone Needs to Lead 137
The First Two Rules of Leadership Package 139
Other Books by David Cottrell 141
DAVID COTTRELL is president and CEO of CornerStone Leadership. He is a premier authority on leadership who has mentored leaders at many of today's most successful organizations. An internationally known author, educator, and speaker, he is author of more than twenty-five books, including the bestselling Monday Morning Leadership. He can be reached at www.CornerStoneLeadership.com.