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Your Leadership Story by Tim Tobin
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Mar 16, 2015 | ISBN 9781626562943

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“Every leader possesses the raw materials of a compelling leadership story. However, most stories will forever remain untold. This book guides you in creating and conveying your leadership story, thereby making you infinitely more influential in your organization.”
—Jack Zenger, CEO, Zenger Folkman, and author of the bestselling The Extraordinary Leader and The Inspiring Leader

“Stories are the language of leadership that inspires us, and others, to go beyond what is. Your Leadership Story gives you the pragmatic, reflective resources to master your authentic, impactful approach to enduring leadership.”
—Kevin Cashman, Senior Partner, CEO and Executive Development, Korn Ferry, and bestselling author of Leadership from the Inside Out and The Pause Principle

“With wisdom and simplicity at the same time, Your Leadership Story is a compelling, step-by-step guide to crafting your true identity as a leader!”
—Marshall Goldsmith, author of the New York Times and global bestseller What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

“Being an extraordinary leader is a lifelong journey of successes, failures, and most importantly, continuous learning. Tim provides a unique approach to continue your journey through storytelling. He helps you create your own leadership story and communicate it in a compelling way.”
—Linda S. Simon, PhD, Senior Vice President, Leadership & Organizational Development, DIRECTV

Your Leadership Story is not just a leadership book—it’s also a workbook, a self-help book, a career guide, and a reference book. Tim Tobin knows that self-knowledge is fundamental to effective leadership. I’m sure that after reading this book, reflecting on the questions, and doing the exercises, you will know yourself better as a leader.”
—Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager® and Great Leaders Grow

“The counsel of ancient wisdom is to know thyself. To be effective as a leader, you not only have to know thyself, you have to share thyself. The ability to know and tell your leadership story is critical to engaging others to get bigger things done. Tim Tobin has written a handbook that will help you learn how to do that.”
—Scott Eblin, author of The Next Level and Overworked and Overwhelmed

“Tim Tobin talks about the importance of self-awareness and its crucial place in our action-oriented world. The ability to be self-aware as one moves upward in the organizational hierarchy is critical and often lacking. Read this book and apply the exercises and questions to yourself. Guaranteed to raise your self-awareness quotient and provide you with a way of more effectively developing your team.”
—Beverly Kaye, founder, Career Systems International, and coauthor of Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go and Love ’Em or Lose ’Em

Your Leadership Story is a wonderful book that helps you reflect, understand, and develop your own leadership capabilities in a personal way. Everyone who leads teams, projects, or an organization should read this book.”
—Josh Bersin, Principal and founder, Bersin by Deloitte

“Knowing my life’s story and constantly updating it gives me the information I need to know who I am and enables me to connect with those I lead. Tim Tobin’s book tells me how to do it.”
—Robert M. Tobias, Professor, Key Executive Leadership Program, American University

“Much is being written on how to become a better, more authentic leader. There is literally an ocean of recommendations—many of which are difficult to understand and use. In Your Leadership Story, Tim Tobin cuts through the leadership noise and identifies an understandable and effective way to become a better leader—by truly understanding and effectively communicating your own leadership story.”
—Walter McFarland, coauthor of Choosing Change

“Great leadership and skillful storytelling are nearly synonymous. Your Leadership Story is provocative, filled with fresh insights, and immensely practical. Tim Tobin brings wonderful clarity to the leadership/storytelling connections.”
—Jim Loehr, bestselling author and cofounder, Human Performance Institute

“Your leadership journey is a powerful tool for motivating yourself and others. Tim Tobin shows you how to turn that journey into a compelling story. Don’t miss this one!”
—Steve Arneson, PhD, author of Bootstrap Leadership and What Your Boss Really Wants from You

“Tim Tobin’s focus on perceptions of leaders—their own and those they seek to influence—speaks eloquently to the point. This book provides leaders with sage advice and skills in crafting, aligning, and communicating the message they speak with the message they model. Powerful in its simplicity, leadership stories, when taken to heart and mind, can help you accelerate your leadership effectiveness.”
—Victoria J. Marsick, Professor, Department of Organization & Leadership, and Codirector, J. M. Huber Institute for Learning in Organizations, Teachers College, Columbia University

Table Of Contents

I. Introduction
a. Leadership Story Defined
i. What Makes Great Leadership
ii. Why Focus on Your Leadership Story
iii. About This Book
iv. How to Use This Book
b. Framework for the Book
i. What is the Role of Time?
ii. What Makes a Good Story?

II. Part I – Understanding And Aligning Your Leadership Story
a. Define Your Plot
b. Identify and Leverage Your Key Characters
c. Prepare for Conflict
d. Develop Your Theme
e. Find Your Optimal Setting

III. Part II – The Art of Communicating Your Leadership Story
a. Know Your Message
b. Recognize Moments of Truth
c. Know Your Audience
d. Actions Speak Louder Than Words
e. Enlist Others to Tell Your Leadership Story

IV. Conclusion

V. Resources
a. List of Activities
i. Activities To Do Yourself
ii. Activities To Give Others
b. List of Reflection Questions
c. List of Tips

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