What makes a truly exceptional leader? Discover the practical, fail-proof tools that will help you to fine-tune your leadership skills, solidify respect among your workforce, and ensure your company’s lasting success.
When Martin G. Moore was asked to rescue a leading energy corporation from ever-increasing debt and a lack of executive accountability, he faced an uphill battle. Not only had he never before stepped into the role of CEO; he also had no experience in the rapidly evolving energy sector. Relying on the practical leadership principles he had honed throughout his thirty-three-year career, he overhauled the company’s culture, redefined its leadership capability, and increased earnings by a compound annual growth rate of 125 percent.
In the Wall Street Journal bestseller No Bullsh!t Leadership, Moore outlines these proven leadership principles in a clear, direct way. He sweeps away the mystical fog surrounding leadership today and lays out the essential steps for success. Moore combines this tangible advice with honest, real-world examples from his own career to provide a no-nonsense look at the skills a true leader possesses.
Moore's principles for no bullshit leadership focus on:
· Creating value by focusing only on the things that matter most
· Facing conflict, adversity, and ambiguity with decisiveness and confidence
· Setting uncompromising standards for behavior and performance
· Selecting and developing great people
· Making those people accountable, and empowering them to do their best
· Setting simple, value-driven goals and communicating them relentlessly
Though the steps aren't easy, they are guaranteed, if implemented, to lift your leadership-and your organization-to a higher level. Wherever you are in your career, No Bullsh!t Leadership will help you develop the skills and form the habits needed to become a no bullshit leader.
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"No Bullsh!t Leadership is a simple, practical and proven guide by someone who has been on the front line and, most importantly, delivered results. Martin has distilled success down to 7 key imperatives to help make you a better leader, whether you lead just one person or millions of people."
- Greg Creed, Former CEO, Yum! Brands
"This doesn't feel at all like 'just another leadership book'. I love the directness of Martin's style, and the compelling stories that bring his practical tips to life. He breaks complex human systems into digestible chunks, with humor and humanity."
- Miranda Kalinowski, Global Head of Recruiting, Facebook
"Martin's approach to leadership is exactly what he says - no fluff, and no padding - just practical techniques to improve the way you lead, immediately."
- Rob Blake, Vice President and General Manager, LA Kings
"Books about business leadership are two-a-penny every year, out of date almost as soon as published. Occasionally, a writer can cut away the bullsh!t to present a small masterpiece."
- Anthony Fry, Former Chairman, English Premier League
"It's easy to be distracted by all the aspirational talk about great leadership, and difficult to know what actually works. Martin has delivered a practical, well-structured roadmap to leading for results. This book is an essential read!"
- Linda Tilton Gibson, Chief Executive Officer, QMA
"This easy-to-read book is particularly useful for those who want to be real business leaders. Martin provides a sound framework that any leader can apply. He addresses many of the misconceptions that cause leaders to fail, and replaces them with more effective advice based on his own experience."
- Stephen Drotter, Lead Author, The Leadership Pipeline
"The 'soft' stuff of leadership is actually the hardest stuff. People and culture can be incredibly complex, but Martin has cut through this to deliver simple, practical techniques that can lift your confidence and effectiveness, whether you're a newly- minted leader or a seasoned veteran."
- Laurie Ruettimann, Author, Betting On You: How to Put Yourself First and (Finally) Take Charge of Your Career
"I have known Martin for almost a decade and he is always consistent with his philosophy and methodology on leadership. He is clear and to the point on how to inspire your team, in order that they give their all for a common goal. Martin's no-nonsense approach is refreshing, and will be impactful to all who adopt his system."
- Lou Imbriano, Former CMO, New England Patriots
"In the near 15 years I have known Martin his ability to be clear and concise has always stood out, as has his continual quest to learn and develop as the best possible leader and CEO. Both of these traits are crucial to effective and successful leadership. You will find the simple yet highly impactful insights in this book incredibly valuable."
- Paul Scurrah, Chief Executive Officer, Pacific National
Average rating from 3 members
I wanted to read this book not just for the sake of learning something about leadership but more about knowing what to watch out for and above all, as a facilitator working with rural communities, to know how to get the most out of people because collaboration/teamwork is key in my kind of work. I loved this book, from the very beginning, the author states what he is talking about and why- no promises of success or of getting it right the first time, but what he said that made me relate to this book is that leadership at the core is about people and that in itself is ever changing and not easy. I appreciated that kind of honesty. He also goes through the seven areas of leadership in detail. I feel like this book is more suited to anyone who not only wants to engage people in doing a task, but also changemakers, advocates and those in structured/hierarchical institutions. It's a detailed book on people, actions, and leadership. Thanks Netgalley and the publisher for the eARC.
Great book that covers many aspects of leadership from value, to conflict, decision making and business performance. Ultimately this resource is conversational, but able to be implemented, and provides an understanding of how strong leadership does contribute toward business performance. I recommend this one! Thanks to NetGalley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.