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Amplifiers: The Power of Motivational Leadership to Inspire and Influence

Amplifiers: The Power of Motivational Leadership to Inspire and Influence

Matt Church

ISBN: 978-0-730-30491-3

Aug 2013, Wrightbooks

240 pages



Discover the secrets of motivational, inspirational, and transformational leadership

Great leaders do much more than just make decisions; they inspire those around them to excellence and form the vital link between strategy and execution. Amplifiers explains how great leaders use the art and practice of motivational leadership to light the path to success and inspire others to take that journey with them. Written by Matt Church, one of the top motivational speakers in Australia, this practical, powerful guide explores how great leaders move people to action and excellence—and how you can do the same. Church gives you the essential skills and strategies of motivational leadership, from effective communication frameworks and roles to proven guidance on choosing high-impact words when speaking to others.

  • Includes lessons from such motivational speakers as Julius Caesar, Winston Churchill, Bobby Kennedy, and Barack Obama, among others
  • Features case studies from successful companies that have discovered and profited from the power of motivational leadership
  • Arms readers with tactical tips and actions for inspirational leadership
  • Written by one of the most successful and well-known motivational speakers in Australia

Great leaders aren't born; they're made. For anyone who leads people, motivational leadership is the key to turning strategy into success. Read Amplifiers and boost your leadership skills to a higher level.

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About the author vii

Acknowledgements ix

Manifesto: it’s not just talk xi

Part I: The why 1

1 Do we need leaders? 3

2 Grey matter 27

Part II: The how 35

3 Motivation versus manipulation 37

4 The essence of amplification 45

5 Talking heads 59

Part III: The what 79

6 Speakership: the missing link 81

7 Tongue fu! Noise versus signal 101

8 Memes: the essence of an idea 111

9 Tuning in to leadership 129

10 The 15 questions 145

Part IV: The who 157

11 Amplifiers in action 159

Final words 191

Index 193