Quiet Leadership

Author: David Rock
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061750646
Release Date: 2009-10-13
Genre: Business & Economics

Improving the performance of your employees involves one of the hardest challenges in the known universe: changing the way they think. In constant demand as a coach, speaker, and consultant to companies around the world, David Rock has proven that the secret to leading people (and living and working with them) is found in the space between their ears. "If people are being paid to think," he writes, "isn't it time the business world found out what the thing doing the work, the brain, is all about?" Supported by the latest groundbreaking research, Quiet Leadership provides a brain-based approach that will help busy leaders, executives, and managers improve their own and their colleagues' performance. Rock offers a practical, six-step guide to making permanent workplace performance change by unleashing higher productivity, new levels of morale, and greater job satisfaction.

Quiet Leadership

Author: Carlo Ancelotti
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780241975381
Release Date: 2016-05-26
Genre: Business & Economics

Carlo Ancelotti is one of the greatest managers of all time, with five Champions League titles to his name. Yet his approach could not be further from the aggressive theatricals favoured by many of his rivals. His understated style has earned him the fierce loyalty of players like David Beckham, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Cristiano Ronaldo. In Quiet Leadership, Ancelotti reveals the full, riveting story of his managerial career - his methods, mentors, mistakes and triumphs - and takes us inside the dressing room to trace the characters, challenges and decisions that have shaped him. The result is both a scintillating memoir and a rare insight into the business of leadership.

The Tortoise Usually Wins

Author: Brian Harris
Publisher: Authentic Media Inc
ISBN: 9781780783024
Release Date: 2013-04-05
Genre: Religion

The Tortoise Usually Wins is a delightful exploration of the theory of quiet leadership. Written for reluctant leaders, it interacts with three key biblical images of leadership - the leader as servant, shepherd and steward - and links them with some of the key virtues of quiet leadership - modesty, restraint, tenacity, interdependence and other-centeredness. Exploding the myth that the good is the enemy of the best, it argues that the reverse is more often true, with images of unattainable perfection crippling competent people from getting on with the task of doing genuinely good things. The book strips leadership of some of its mystique, arguing that the bulk of leadership is about helping groups decide the right things to do and then getting on and doing them in an atmosphere that brings the best out of others. Brian Harris is the principal of a highly regarded theological seminary and also pastors a thriving local church, so the book carries the wisdom of both professor and pastor, satisfying the reader both intellectually and practically. These insights are supplemented by interviews with significant quiet leaders from around the world, ensuring a rich feast for prospective and current reluctant leaders. 'Books on leadership are today two a penny. Just occasionally, however, one of these books might stand head and shoulders above most of the others, and to my delight The Tortoise Usually Wins falls into that category. Furthermore, so many books on leadership are written for natural leaders; whereas, as the author makes clear, most churches are led by "quiet leaders" who know they are not great, but nonetheless, are "tenacious and committed to the task and willing to work co-operatively with others to achieve it". I can see many church leaders benefitting from this book. I warmly commend this unusual book.' Paul Beasley-Murray, Senior Minister, Central Baptist Church, Chelmsford; Chair of Ministry Today UK

The Introverted Leader

Author: Jennifer Kahnweiler
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 9781523094325
Release Date: 2018-03-06
Genre: Business & Economics

Succeeding in an Extroverted Workplace You don't have be an extrovert—or pretend to be one—to get to the top! Jennifer Kahnweiler points to Mark Zuckerberg, Arianna Huffington, and Warren Buffett as prime examples of self-identified introverts who have done quite well for themselves. In this new, expanded edition of her pioneering book, she lays out a well-tested four-step strategy introverts can use to build on their quiet strength and make it a source of great power. The book includes fresh information on the unique challenges faced by introverted women, how leaders can shape a more introvert-friendly workplace, customized hiring and coaching strategies for introverts, and the positive correlation between introverted leadership and company performance.

Leading Quietly

Author: Joseph Badaracco
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1578514878
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Most of us think of leaders as courageous risk takers, orchestrators of major events-in a word, heroes. Yet while such figures are inspiring and admirable, Harvard Business School Professor Joseph Badaracco argues that their larger-than-life accomplishments are simply not what makes the world work. What does, he says, is the sum of millions of small yet consequential decisions that men and women working far from the limelight make every day: how a line worker for a pharmaceutical company responds when he discovers a defect in a product's safety seal; how a manager deals with a valued employee suspected of stealing; how a trader handles a transaction error that will cost a client money. Badaracco calls them "quiet leaders"-people who choose responsible, behind-the-scenes action over public heroism to resolve tough leadership challenges. These individuals don't fit the stereotype of the bold and gutsy leader, and they don't want to. What they want is to do the "right thing" for their organizations, their coworkers, and themselves-but inconspicuously and without casualties. They do so by being baldly realistic about the complexities of their own motives and those of the dilemmas they face. In today's fast and fluid business world, nothing is as it seems. And they know it. Drawing from a four-year study of quiet leadership, Badaracco presents eight practical and counterintuitive guidelines for confronting situations in which right and wrong seem like moving targets. Grounding each strategy in an engaging story, he shows how these "non-heroes" succeed by managing their political capital, buying themselves time, bending the rules, and more. From leaders in the executive suite to aspiring leaders in the office cubicle,Leading Quietlycompellingly shows how patient, everyday efforts can add up to a better company and even a better world. Joseph L. Badaracco Jr.is a Professor at Harvard Business School, the Chair of the M.B.A. Elective Curriculum, and the author ofDefining Moments: When Managers Must Choose between Right and Right(ISBN 0875848036, HBS Press, 1997).

Shut Up and Lead

Author: M. J. Clark
Publisher: M.J.Clark, M.A., Apr
ISBN: 0578078341
Release Date: 2011-04-01
Genre: Self-Help

"Did you just tell me to shut up?!" "How can I lead unless I'm giving directions and teaching others how to do things?" "Isn't that what a good leader does?" From CEOs to secretaries, this straightforward, sometimes amusing, always motivational book is for you. "Shut Up And Lead: A Communicator's Guide to Quiet Leadership" takes you on a journey of self-discovery framed by researched principles about how to communicate more effectively-and quietly-in your business and personal life so you can become a more effective leader. Just because you consider yourself a communicator doesn't mean you have to talk the most. Filled with insight and anecdotes, professional speaker, leadership consultant, and executive coach M.J. Clark makes you more aware of how you communicate most effectively with others, moving you closer to becoming balanced, successful, and truly happy.

Quiet Influence

Author: Jennifer B. Kahnweiler
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 9781609945626
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Business & Economics

Introverts Do It Quietly Introverts may feel powerless in a world where extroverts seem to rule, but there’s more than one way to have some sway. Jennifer Kahnweiler proves introverts can be highly effective influencers when, instead of trying to act like extroverts, they use their natural strengths to make a difference. Kahnweiler identifies six unique strengths of introverts and includes a Quiet Influence Quotient (QIQ) quiz to measure how well you’re using these six strengths now. Then, through questions, tools, exercises, and powerful real-world examples, you will increase your mastery of these strengths.

Quiet Power

Author: Susan Cain
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101629802
Release Date: 2016-05-03
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

The monumental bestseller Quiet has been recast in a new edition that empowers introverted kids and teens Susan Cain sparked a worldwide conversation when she published Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. With her inspiring book, she permanently changed the way we see introverts and the way introverts see themselves. The original book focused on the workplace, and Susan realized that a version for and about kids was also badly needed. This book is all about kids' world—school, extracurriculars, family life, and friendship. You’ll read about actual kids who have tackled the challenges of not being extroverted and who have made a mark in their own quiet way. You’ll hear Susan Cain’s own story, and you’ll be able to make use of the tips at the end of each chapter. There’s even a guide at the end of the book for parents and teachers. This insightful, accessible, and empowering book, illustrated with amusing comic-style art, will be eye-opening to extroverts and introverts alike.


Author: Susan Cain
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 9780307452207
Release Date: 2012-01-24
Genre: Psychology

The book that started the Quiet Revolution At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over working in teams. It is to introverts—Rosa Parks, Chopin, Dr. Seuss, Steve Wozniak—that we owe many of the great contributions to society. In Quiet, Susan Cain argues that we dramatically undervalue introverts and shows how much we lose in doing so. She charts the rise of the Extrovert Ideal throughout the twentieth century and explores how deeply it has come to permeate our culture. She also introduces us to successful introverts—from a witty, high-octane public speaker who recharges in solitude after his talks, to a record-breaking salesman who quietly taps into the power of questions. Passionately argued, superbly researched, and filled with indelible stories of real people, Quiet has the power to permanently change how we see introverts and, equally important, how they see themselves. Now with Extra Libris material, including a reader’s guide and bonus content

Making the Invisible Visible

Author: T. Thatchenkery
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 1349287636
Release Date: 2015-10-21
Genre: Business & Economics

Making the Invisible Visible is a study of Asian Americans in the workplace and provides a framework through which to transform the same qualities that are contributing to this invisibility phenomenon into a positive leadership approach that provides a counterweight to balance the showmanship approach to leadership.

Lead Yourself First

Author: Raymond M. Kethledge
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9781632866332
Release Date: 2017-06-13
Genre: Business & Economics

"Lead Yourself First makes a compelling argument for the integral relationship between solitude and leadership." --The Wall Street Journal Throughout history, leaders have used solitude as a matter of course. Martin Luther King found moral courage while sitting alone at his kitchen table one night during the Montgomery bus boycott. Jane Goodall used her intuition in the jungles of central Africa while learning how to approach chimps. Solitude is a state of mind, a space where you can focus on your own thoughts without distraction, with a power to bring mind and soul together in clear-eyed conviction. But these days, handheld devices and other media leave us awash with the thoughts of others. We are losing solitude without even realizing it. To find solitude today, a leader must make a conscious effort. This book explains why the effort is worthwhile and how to make it. Through gripping historical accounts and firsthand interviews with a wide range of contemporary leaders, Raymond Kethledge (a federal court of appeals judge) and Michael Erwin (a West Pointer and three-tour combat veteran) show how solitude can enhance clarity, spur creativity, sustain emotional balance, and generate the moral courage necessary to overcome adversity and criticism. Anyone who leads anyone--including oneself--can benefit from solitude. With a foreword by Jim Collins (author of the bestseller Good to Great), Lead Yourself First is a rallying cry to reclaim solitude--and all the benefits, both practical and sublime, that come with it.

Dump Your Junk

Author: Trish Zenczak
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781449050481
Release Date: 2009-11
Genre: Religion

Finally, A Down-to-Earth Process for Removing Barriers and Obstacles to Discovering Your Inner Leader Trish Zenczak is one of America's truest survivors! As a survivor of childhood physical and sexual abuse she has overcome the need for angry rages, spiteful behavior, feelings of abandonment, and resenting those who left or victimized her. Remarkably, she found a way out of her promiscuous, partying lifestyle filled with destructive relationships by making wise and healthy choices to "clean up" in order to live a more positive and influential life of helping others. She attributes her success to her strong faith in God and to the discovery of her inner leader-an inner leader we all can access to help us triumph over anything. Her story is an inspiration to anyone --from those who have lived the life of abuse and abandonment to those who deal with typical life obstacles such as forgiveness, anger, or relationship issues. Along her journey many have asked her, "How did you beat the odds? How did you keep yourself from going down the wrong path? " Through this 30-day journey Trish shares wisdom and insight for dealing with life's obstacles and pain while giving us practical and real-life skills for climbing out of the pits and ruts of life. She also encourages us to allow God to work through us to discover our own quiet leader so we may share our story with others. Take the challenge as you ponder thought-provoking readings and questions that will require you to consider reasons, actions and excuses that hinder you from moving forward in life and having a more developed Christ-like mindset. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "Trish Zenczak offers the timeless wisdom of the Scripture rightfully applied to the painful experiences of her life. Caution: This is not a book for people looking for another self-help expos from someone who's never been there...this is real truth colliding with real life, in a way that is powerful, filled with purpose, and genuine healing. I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to let the Lord shape the past into an amazing future." -- Dr. E. Dale Locke, Lead Pastor, Community of Hope Church

Radical Candor

Author: Kim Scott
ISBN: 9781250103505
Release Date: 2017-03-14
Genre: Business & Economics

"I raced through RADICAL CANDOR--It’s thrilling to learn a framework that shows how to be both a better boss and a better colleague. RADICAL CANDOR is packed with illuminating truths, insightful advice, and practical suggestions, all illustrated with engaging (and often funny) stories from Kim Scott’s own experiences at places like Apple, Google, and various start-ups. Indispensable."--Gretchen Rubin author of NYT bestseller THE HAPPINESS PROJECT "Reading Radical Candor will help you build, lead, and inspire teams to do the best work of their lives. Kim Scott's insights--based on her experience, keen observational intelligence and analysis--will help you be a better leader and create a more effective organization."--Sheryl Sandberg author of the NYT bestseller LEAN IN "Kim Scott has a well-earned reputation as a kick-ass boss and a voice that CEOs take seriously. In this remarkable book, she draws on her extensive experience to provide clear and honest guidance on the fundamentals of leading others: how to give (and receive) feedback, how to make smart decisions, how to keep moving forward, and much more. If you manage people?whether it be 1 person or a 1,000--you need RADICAL CANDOR. Now."--Daniel Pink author of NYT bestseller DRIVE From the time we learn to speak, we’re told that if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. When you become a manager, it’s your job to say it--and your obligation. Author Kim Scott was an executive at Google and then at Apple, where she developed a class on how to be a good boss. She has earned growing fame in recent years with her vital new approach to effective management, Radical Candor. Radical Candor is a simple idea: to be a good boss, you have to Care Personally at the same time that you Challenge Directly. When you challenge without caring it’s obnoxious aggression; when you care without challenging it’s ruinous empathy. When you do neither it’s manipulative insincerity. This simple framework can help you build better relationships at work, and fulfill your three key responsibilities as a leader: creating a culture of feedback (praise and criticism), building a cohesive team, and achieving results you’re all proud of. Radical Candor offers a guide to those bewildered or exhausted by management, written for bosses and those who manage bosses. Taken from years of the author’s experience, and distilled clearly giving actionable lessons to the reader; it shows managers how to be successful while retaining their humanity, finding meaning in their job, and creating an environment where people both love their work and their colleagues.

Defining Moments

Author: Joseph L. Badaracco Jr.
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 9781633692404
Release Date: 2016-08-16
Genre: Business & Economics

When Business and Personal Values Collide “Defining moments” occur when managers face business decisions that trigger conflicts with their personal values. These moments test a person’s commitment to those values and ultimately shape their character. But these are also the decisions that can make or break a career. Is there a thoughtful, yet pragmatic, way to make the right choice? Bestselling author Joseph Badaracco shows how to approach these dilemmas using three case examples that, when taken together, represent the escalating responsibilities and personal tests managers face as they advance in their careers. The first story presents a young manager whose choice will affect him only as an individual; the second, a department head whose decision will influence his organization; the third, a corporate executive whose actions will have much larger, societal ramifications. To guide the decision-making process, the book draws on the insights of four philosophers—Aristotle, Machiavelli, Nietzsche, and James—who offer distinctly practical, rather than theoretical, advice. Defining Moments is the ultimate manager’s guide for resolving issues of conflicting responsibility in practical ways.

Emotional Agility

Author: Susan A. David
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781592409495
Release Date: 2016
Genre: Business & Economics

"The counterintuitive approach to achieving your true potential, heralded by the Harvard Business Review as a groundbreaking idea of the year"--