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Jan 03, 2011 | ISBN 9781605098104

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“Squarely delivers where other books have left off by creating a genuine self-understanding and a strong picture of the person you are and want to become to create real, sustainable personal change.”
—Stephen Weiss, former President, EDMC Online Higher Education, and former President and COO, Capella Education Company

“A strong personal brand is paramount for effective leadership. Be Your Own Brand is a powerful and practical guide for building deep and meaningful relationships.”
—Perry Cantarutti, Senior Vice President, Europe, Middle East, and Africa, Delta Air Lines

Be Your Own Brand, when applied within a business organization, has the power to accelerate the pace of organizational brand development tremendously.”
—Taras K. Rebet, President, Western Europe, Otto Bock HealthCare GmbH

“From this book you’ll experience deep introspection and discover your own brand, which will surely ignite personal and professional growth.”
—Heather Backstrom, Employee Development Manager, Moog, Inc.–Aircraft Group

Be Your Own Brand explores the notion of a personal brand not as some kind of scripted performance but as the most genuine and natural affirmation of individual strengths and distinctiveness.”
—Matthew Damon, President, Nilan Johnson Lewis

“The explicit and implicit connection between one’s personal brand and the brand of the company or organization for whom one works is convincingly presented in this book. Its message—that our brands allow us to become more of who we are, reflecting what we stand for and how we convey that to others—is as true for individuals as it is for organizations.”
—Katrinka Smith Sloan, COO, LeadingAge

“After reading Be Your Own Brand, I only wish that I would have read this book when I started my career as a brand professional sixteen years ago. It’s a must-read book for people who wish to achieve their highest level in life. I am currently lecturing in an international university, and this book is mandatory for all my students.”
—Dino Martin, Brand Consultant and Associate Faculty Member, Binus University, Jakarta, Indonesia

“The one sales effectiveness book every sales and marketing executive should have on the bookshelf, Be Your Own Brand speaks to today’s most urgent business issue: your people are your brand. I found every page to be full of great ideas and powerful insights.”
—E. Patrick Gallagher, Director, Learning and Development, FindLaw, a Thomson Reuters Company

“Virtually everyone in business can become a more effective leader by putting into practice the ‘power of positive perceptions’ presented in this book. In addition, the authors’ take on authenticity and making a difference can add a new, powerful perspective to any coach’s leadership development activities.”
—Karen Gifford, President, Gifford Management and Leadership Coaching

“Everyone has a brand. This book will teach you how to translate your purpose, vision, and values into a strong personal and professional brand. The book leads you on a journey that will help you understand the power of your personal brand and nurture its evolution throughout your career.”
—Agnes Ring, Vice President, Bonestroo

“In the financial services industry, a strong personal brand is essential for career success and personal fulfillment. McNally and Speak have written an invaluable guide for helping financial advisors craft such a brand for themselves and their enterprise.”
—Michael J. Haglin, Division Vice President, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans

Be Your Own Brand demonstrates how the principles of marketing can also serve as the foundation of authentic leadership. The authors’ ability to draw upon the common understanding of branding to create a parable about self-awareness and effective leadership makes Be Your Own Brand essential reading for every manager looking to make a difference.”
—Durwin A. Long, PhD, Assistant Dean, Executive and Professional Development, Opus College of Business, University of St. Thomas

“As a senior executive in a growing company, I saw firsthand how the personal brand concepts in Be Your Own Brand were instrumental in helping employees find a strong connection between their work and the value we provided to our customers. The focus on making a difference in the revised version of Be Your Own Brand will undoubtedly make these proven concepts of personal brand an even more powerful customer-centric employee engagement tool.”
—John Super, President, Advance Path

“In the financial services business, the personal brand of each advisor has a big impact on client loyalty. When the personal brand of an advisor is aligned with the company’s brand, both become stronger together. The innovative personal brand concepts in Be Your Own Brand will help advisors build a stronger personal brand.”
—Wick Manley, Senior Vice President, AgStar Financial Services

“As this book says, the brand on the outside is only as good as the brand on the inside. Based on the personal brand concepts in Be Your Own Brand, the brand training program we created with Karl helps our associates align their personal brands with our enterprise brand.”
—Mark Berryman Hier, Second Vice President, Communications and Research, Securian Financial Group, Inc.

Table Of Contents

Introduction – Being More of Who You Are
Chapter One Personal Brand: The Perception That You Made a Difference
Chapter Two A Strong Personal Brand Delivers on Three Important Expectations
Chapter Three Your Personal Brand is Perceived From Three Different Dimensions
Chapter Four Authenticity: The Cornerstone to Building a Strong Brand
Chapter Five Creating Your Brand Platform: Dimensions and Ethos
Chapter Six A Promise to Be More of Who You Are
Chapter Seven How Strong is Your Personal Brand Today?
Chapter Eight Aligning to Become a Stronger Brand
Chapter Nine Personal Brand Building Has Gone Social
Chapter Ten The Courage to Live Your Brand
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