If you want to get more accomplished, faster, through other people, and you aspire to be the kind of leader who gets things done right the first time instead of doing things over, then pay close attention.
Leadership development, management training, team building exercises, diversity training and conflict resolution techniques only go so far.
Do you want to be the kind of leader who inspires others to contribute the best of their talents every day?
What differentiates the leaders employees will follow and support from the managers they can't stand and try to sabotage?
Got some drama and employee conflict emerging that could tear everything apart? Got an uninspired workforce doing just enough to avoid being fired? Want to avoid unnecessary lawsuits and bad press coverage?
Or do you have a good thing going and want to keep it that way?
If any of the above apply to you, then this book is definitely for you.
WHAT'S IN THE BOOK?
Prepare for important questions that will lead you to your own answers. Your assumptions will be challenged. You'll discover practical options you didn't know existed for solving big problems and seizing even bigger opportunities.
This book highlights and discusses a number of strategies, perspectives and approaches that help leaders build the kind of organization that accomplishes their objectives and create a culture that everyone can be proud of.
It is full of real-life examples and memorable stories that will reward you with valuable insights that usually only come through suffering and painful mistakes.
WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?
We will identify and discuss all sorts of common and unnecessary mistakes OTHER leaders and managers make that you can easily avoid.
This book was written to help expose blind spots that are jeopardizing your job, career or future RIGHT NOW without you even knowing about them.
This book was written:
* To identify and protect you against managerial blind spots you didn't know existed.
* To help you understand your personal strengths and opportunities for improvement.
* To help you recognize strengths and opportunities for improvement in others.
* To help you learn to build teams of people with complementary skills, knowledge, abilities, perspectives and interests.
* To help you understand why it is important to embrace diverse perspectives when making decisions.
* To help you understand how to turn adversaries into allies.
* To help you eliminate interpersonal and organizational conflict so people and teams accomplish more, faster.
HOW IS THIS BOOK DIFFERENT?
There are all kinds of new business books and "how to" books that talk about leadership development, organizational development, labor relations, diversity training, conflict resolution, team building and problem solving.
Through memorable, real-life stories and practical examples, you will learn to avoid expensive and embarrassing lessons that others have had to learn the hard way. You will learn about why blind spots don't matter when you have other people looking out for you with your best interests in mind.
As this book leads you down your own path of self-discovery, you'll discover opportunities for growth you didn't realize you had, supporters where you didn't know you had any and the confidence to lead in ways that others will be sure to follow.
We hope you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoyed writing it.
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About the Author
Mason Duchatschek is an Amazon.com #1 best-selling author, a keynote speaker and a consultant. His ideas have been featured in Selling Power magazine, The New York Times, Entrepreneur magazine, Newsweek, Fox News and numerous other national media outlets.
As the president of AMO - Employer Services, Inc. (http://www.ReverseRiskConsulting.com), he is a business expert and thought leader who knows how to solve common business problems before they occur, particularly those that relate to employee selection, development and retention.
As a volunteer, he served as the president of the Human Resource Management Association of St. Louis. He also served on the Missouri State Council for the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM).
Mason is also a former U.S. Army officer, official Guinness World Record holder and experienced endurance athlete.
Dr. Amy Alfermann
In her roles at Edward Jones, Bunzl Distribution USA, Monsanto and Ameren, Dr. Alfermann gained valuable experience in building organizational development and training functions for companies in many different industries who appreciate their most valuable assets-their people. Currently, she serves as a Manager of Leadership and Organization Effectiveness with the primary responsibilities of leading culture, change, engagement and performance management.
In addition to her role as a practitioner, she stays connected with academia by being an adjunct faculty member at Benedictine University and Colorado Technical University, as well as attending conferences focusing on scholarly research.
She is also an accomplished endurance athlete and an official finisher of multiple Ironman triathlons.
Rev. Sheila Bouie-Sledge
As the founder, president and CEO of My Diversity Circle (www.revsheilabouiesledge.com) Rev. Sheila Bouie-Sledge teaches and facilitates Living Your Diversity Circle through practical diversity activities for businesses and educational and religious institutions. She plans and develops company programs to enhance employees' lives and strengthen organizations while emphasizing their mission and vision statements.
She has served as a past president of the Human Resource Management Association of St. Louis. At the UMC Annual Conference, she was the chair of the Committee on Religion and Race as well as the Committee on Status and the Role of Women.