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The Disciplined Leader by John Manning

The Disciplined Leader

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The Disciplined Leader by John Manning
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Jun 15, 2015 | ISBN 9781626563254

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“Peter Drucker famously said ‘Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.’ John Manning shows you exactly how to identify those right things and get them done as effectively as possible!”
—Marshall Goldsmith, author of the New York Times and global bestseller What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

“Make space on your bookshelf for The Disciplined Leader. John Manning shows any leader, whether CEO or small department manager, how to identify the Vital Few keys to success and hold people accountable, thereby delivering results. The principles and processes are straightforward and can be acted upon immediately.”
—Lloyd Lenson, Chief Operating Officer, CORT, A Berkshire Hathaway Company

“We must all evolve as leaders, and this book provides an invaluable framework for keeping leaders focused on the right things, providing accountability tools for management to stay on track and ensuring the right balance between great ideas, strategy, and execution.”
—Elise Buik, President and CEO, United Way of Greater Los Angeles

“The information that John Manning provides here is an indispensable resource for any leader. This approach helped guide us from our start as a small regional firm to becoming a national company and ultimately a global organization.”
—Guillermo de la Viña, CEO, Sigue Corp.

The Disciplined Leader is a concise compilation of tips that have helped us focus on what is most important. This book is a great resource for anyone wanting to build a stronger team and become a disciplined leader.”
—Tammy Miller, CEO, Border States Electric

“Being a disciplined leader is not about working more and harder than everyone else. It’s about ensuring that every action you take exudes consistency, courage, and humility. The Disciplined Leader is an invaluable guide to help today’s C-level executives succeed—it’s required reading for my entire management team.”
—David Berman, President, RingCentral

The Disciplined Leader emphasizes the key leadership fundamentals of passion, commitment, and people while stressing the importance of focus. The lessons are powerful and relevant for anyone in a leadership or management position.”
—Kelly Wright, Executive Vice President, Sales, Tableau Software

Table Of Contents

Part I Where You Must Start: The Responsibility to Lead Yourself
#1 Make the Commitment
#2 Exercise Courage
#3 Manage Your Worries
#4 Know Yourself
#5 Be Truthful
#6 Have Humility
#7 Zero in on Your Values
#8 Recognize Your Talents
#9 Get Out of Your Way
#10 Push beyond the Comfort Zone
#11 Drop Defensiveness
#12 Eliminate the “Victim” Mentality
#13 See Mistakes as Opportunities
#14 Listen More, Talk Less
#15 Manage Your Time
#16 Tackle the Tough Stuff
#17 Plan Each Day
#18 Write Your Professional Development Plan
#19 Believe in Your Potential
Wrap-up to Part I
Part II Break Through and Get Results: The Responsibility to Lead Your Team
#20 Choose the Right Words
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#21 Put Your Game Face On
#22 Be in the Moment
#23 Focus on What Is Right, Not Who Is Right
#24 Don’t Cross the Line
#25 Treat Everyone Fairly
#26 Honor Your Commitments
#27 Don’t Overuse the “I” Word
#28 Surround Yourself With Great Talent
#29 Hire Who Is Right
#30 Empower Employees
#31 Hold Your Team Accountable
#32 Check up Daily on Goals
#33 Give Effective Performance Feedback
#34 Spot Opportunities to Coach
#35 Demand More Solutions
#36 Encourage Disagreement
#37 Advocate for Your Team
#38 Recognize Your Employees
Wrap-up to Part II
Part III Extend Your Reach: The Responsibility to Lead Your Organization
#39 Develop a “What’s the Goal?” Culture
#40 Stay the Course
#41 Lead from the Front
#42 Learn from Success
#43 Put More Weight on “Why?”
#44 Cultivate Curiosity
#45 Pick Your Battles
#46 Avoid the Dangerous Gap between Good Ideas and Execution
#47 Avoid “Flavor of the Month” Syndrome
#48 Listen to Your Customers
#49 Keep Customers in the Crosshairs of Decision Making
#50 Know Your Competition
#51 Keep Ethics Strong
#52 Give Back
Wrap-up to Part III
Conclusion: Now Pay It Forward
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