Leading on Purpose

Sage Advice and Practical Tools for Becoming the Complete Leader

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Pub Date 07 Oct 2014 | Archive Date 28 Feb 2015
Greenleaf Book Group, Greenleaf Book Group Press

Description

In Leading on Purpose, veteran leadership consultants Tim Thomas and Rip Tilden draw on their experiences with thousands of leaders to effectively make their case: great leaders are made, not born.

The authors lay out their case in a conversational tone, weaving in lessons from conversations between fictional CEO ''Frank'' and his insightful, sharp-tongued grandmother. The result is an engaging, clear, and eminently helpful guide to the eight critical skill sets you need to become a purposeful and effective leader:

1. Understanding Leadership Style
2. Strategy
3. Communication
4. Motivation
5. Feedback
6. Conflict Resolution
7. Execution
8. Change Management

No matter where you are in your career CEO, Director, Supervisor, Manager Leading on Purpose truly gives you practical, easy-to-understand tools for use in any work environment.


In Leading on Purpose, veteran leadership consultants Tim Thomas and Rip Tilden draw on their experiences with thousands of leaders to effectively make their case: great leaders are made, not born.

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Advance Praise

''This is a great book for any leader who is committed to growing and becoming more effective every day. It is jammed with great tools and solid advice. Leading on Purpose will guide you step by step in your journey to becoming a complete leader.'' -- Marshall Goldsmith, author or editor of 34 books including the global bestsellers MOJO and What Got You Here Won t Get You There

''This book shows you exactly what you need to do to become a multiplication sign in getting results through others.'' -- Brian Tracy, Author of How The Best Leaders Lead

''What a practical, useful book -- it is filled with great advice and practical tools for leaders at all levels who want to lead more effectively.'' -- Gino Wickman, Author of Traction and the creator of EOS

''Find out what you need to know and what you need to do in order to be a better leader by design, not by accident. Keep this book within arms' reach at all times, refer to it often and you will perform at your best on a daily basis, with purpose.'' -- Mark LeBlanc President, Small Business Success and Author of Growing Your Business and Never Be the Same

''Leading on Purpose guides those seeking to elevate their leadership skills through an engaging and actionable journey. From introspection to execution, Tim and Rip have captured the essential steps in the development and evolution of a complete leader.'' -- Stephen Wray, CEO, Cadient Group and EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award recipient

''Tim and Rip have written THE handbook for senior executive success. If you are a CEO, want to become a CEO, or simply want to master the habits of highly effective corporate and entrepreneurial leaders, Leading on Purpose is for you. The best thing about this book is that it is highly focused, concise, and powerful. Rip and Tim don't waste a single word on fluff or theory. This book is all meat - and all highly relevant to today's business environment. If you are ready to take your leadership to new heights of personal, financial and organizational success, Leading on Purpose is a must-read.'' -- David Newman, author of ''Do It! Marketing''

''Leading on Purpose is a practical guide for leaders at all levels to help them begin a purposeful journey to leadership excellence. Tim and Rip have put together a great toolbox to help any leader improve.'' -- --Rob Rebak, CEO, QualityHealth

''This is a great book for any leader who is committed to growing and becoming more effective every day. It is jammed with great tools and solid advice. Leading on Purpose will guide you step by step...


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This book has so much information for the leader for today that you would have to read it several times before getting it all. This book speaks to the numerous facets that leadership encompasses and is not about a position. For every leader of an organization, especially secondary education leaders, this book is for you!

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Most businesspeople know how to manage their business down to the last product requirement and decimal place, but they don’t know how to lead their people with the same degree of sophistication, according to Timothy Thomas and Charles Tilden in their book Leading on Purpose: Sage Advice and Practical Tools for Becoming the Complete Leader. Star performers often race ahead of the people problems they leave in their wake, until they reach a point where their continued success depends on leadership skills they do not possess.

The authors go on to describe a number of very practical leadership skills, including:

How to recognize the differences between bureaucratic, supportive, directive, traditional and collaborative leadership styles Key elements of strategic planning How to overcome common obstacles to effective communication How to inspire motivation and engagement in employees Techniques for giving effective positive and correctional feedback Understanding conflict and different ways of handling it How to optimize the execution of organizational strategy How to anticipate and overcome resistance to change

The book is presented in a number of chapters of practical information interspersed with fictional conversations between “Frankie” and his grandmother. The fictional conversations were presumably introduced to make the book more engaging, but I suspect that they will instead give many reluctant leaders an excuse to dismiss the book as irrelevant. In my opinion, the book contains an extremely practical and useful collection of leadership tools.

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