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Choice. Power. Speed. Today's leaders continually face these forces. But with too many choices, too much power, and too much speed, leaders often make decisions in a heightened state of emotion (and drama). Hasty decisions are often poor ones, and in this climate there is no place to hide. Privacy is a thing of the past; the days of covering up or ignoring a problem are over. In today's transparent culture, the decision making of leaders is more vulnerable than ever - and it is more critical than ever to get it right.

Marlene Chism's No-Drama Leadership introduces just the model the corporate world needs. Using case studies, checklists, and examples from various levels of hierarchy in leadership and from a variety of industries, Chism introduces the mind-set shifts and practical skills needed to develop enlightened leaders whose decision making flows from a much more grounded and aligned place.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2915 Marlene Chism (P)2015 Gildan Media LLC

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"Absolutely brilliant! A must-read for any leader that wants to transform culture in the workplace." (Marshall Goldsmith, best-selling author, a Thinkers 50 Top Ten Global Business Thinker, and top-ranked executive coach)

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  • Elizabeth
  • Golden, CO, United States
  • 09-13-18

Lacks Well Roundedness

Had high hopes that this book could be used to help guide my young and newer leadership in their development. Found the content to be particularly one-sided with many maxims and sweeping generalities about "most owners don't have empathy for their workers" and, " I have yet to meet a leader who knows himself well" [paraphrasing, but those were recurring themes]. Every here and there are a couple of nuggets and ideas, but they are surrounded by the author's apparent limited experience as an employee, not as a leader or business owner, and lack of thorough research about the challenges faced by a variety of businesses, nor quantifiable discussions of objective tools successfully used in for-profit settings to implement. The tone is quite biased and creates an "us and them" dichotomy, which is precisely what the title leads one to believe we will learn how to eradicate.

The narrator's tone, syncopated and staccato delivery and odd pacing likely added to my perception, as the narrator carries quite a condescending tone throughout. I will purchase the book in print format to see if I can discern more useful tips to implement as part of my development of my newer leaders in my businesses. my top line executive leaders are currently listening to this book on Audible, as part of our leadership development, and have shared similar feedback. nonetheless, we will mine the print version for any useful guidance and take part in the limited self study questions at the end of each chapter.

Disappointing, but has some moments of clarity and limited insight.

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Home run

Hit home on so many levels. I could see how helpful this can be in our organization and where I need to improve as a mansger. Incorporating ideas already. Will listen again and again.