Recent polls show that 71% of workers think about quitting their jobs every day. That number would be shocking-if people actually were quitting. Worse, they go to work, punching time clocks and collecting pay checks, while completely checked out emotionally. In Reality-Based Leadership, expert Fast Company blogger Cy Wakeman reveals how to be the kind of leader who changes the way people think about and perceive their circumstances-one who deals with the facts, clarifies roles, gives clear and direct feedback, and insists that everyone do the same-without drama or defensiveness.
Filled with dynamic examples, innovative tools, and diagnostic tests, this book shows you how to become a Reality-Based Leader, revealing how to:
Equipped with a facts-based, confident approach, you will free yourself from the frustrations you face at work and transform yourself into a Reality-Based Leader, with the ability to liberate and inspire others.
©2010 Cy Wakeman (P)2010 Audible, Inc
Finished listening to this book on the drive in today. I am a big proponent of personal accountability and the idea that you can't change anyone but yourself. This book aligns with these ideas as it provides very specific ideas for how to accept responsibility for your results, take action and have impact by leading yourself and leading your team. Concise, well written, recommended for my fellow people-managers out there or anyone who is feeling frustrated with workplace drama! My only criticism is that the narration is quite robotic - listened on 1.5x speed and it was better.
"This Book changed my life"
Thsi is quiet simply teh best book I have ever read in my life.
Im a business owner with 30+ staff, so you can imaging the dramas that idea with on a daily basis. The book teaches you that most of the drama is self created, how to step above what is creating drama in your life and business.
I would listen to it as i was heading to the office and used the content to prepare myself to deal with any situations
I have recommended this to all my friends that manage people or have a business. It is an eye opener and teaches you to retrain yourself on how to deal with people and situations, something I would have never thought possible.
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