ISBN 9780070677364,The Extraordinary Leader

The Extraordinary Leader



Tata Mcgraw Hill Education Private Limited

Publication Year 2009

ISBN 9780070677364

ISBN-10 0070677360


Edition 2nd
Number of Pages 320 Pages
Language (English)


The Extraordinary Leader is a groundbreaking guide that helps you pinpoint and maximize the leadership qualities you already possess. This brand-new edition has been extensively updated to include the latest research into leadership psychology, case studies for leading in a global environment, and the necessary skills for guiding yourself, your team, and your organization to greatness. Praise for the first edition of The Extraordinary Leader "This is a 'must read ' for coaches, leaders, and those who develop them. The Extraordinary Leader . . . is destined to be a classic in our field." -Marshall Goldsmith, named by Forbes as one of five top executive coaches and by The Wall Street Journal as one of the "Top 10" executive educators "The Zenger Folkman philosophy has its eye on the right goal-real, measurable results. The Zenger Folkman leadership model is distinguished from others in that it is backed up by research and data." -Bill Blase, Senior Executive Vice President, Human Resources, AT&T Corp. "Through their exceptional research, the authors demonstrate and prove that leadership does make a difference and that you can learn to lead." -James M. Kouzes, Chairman Emeritus, Tom Peters Company, and coauthor of The Leadership Challenge and Encouraging the Heart Personal advantage: the book is designed to help unearth and leverage this unique, distinctive edge. It might be your look, your personality, a character trait, your demeanor, the people you know, the resources you possess or even a well-crafted plan to bolster your popularity in the workplace. Whatever it may be, everyone has an untapped advantage just below the surface. Finding that edge and using it effectively is what separates the top 1% of successful people from the remaining 99 percent. The author explores key questions to discovering this personal edge and implementing it to achieve success: How can you discover--or create--your own advantage? To uncover an unexploited edge, you must find and focus on the unique attributes you possess. It means asking yourself: What are my most appealing characteristics? Do I have a physical edge? What relationships am I willing to leverage to become a top performer? How do other people see me? What innate qualities can I utilize that will help ingratiate myself to the right influential people? Discovering your own personal assets is the first part of the equation, as explored in this book. Numerous top performers ' examples--some ingenious and others surprisingly simple--illustrate how the top 1% achieved their own extraordinary success through their personalized advantage.