The Leader Habit

Master the Skills You Need to Lead--in Just Minutes a Day

The Leader Habit

Author: Martin Lanik
Pub Date: April 2018
Print Edition: $25.00
Print ISBN: 9780814439340
Page Count: 256
Format: Hardback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814439357

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Table of Contents

Prologue: Laura’s Story xi

Part I: How It Works

CHAPTER 1: Leadership Is a Series of Habits 3

CHAPTER 2: The Leader Habit Formula 21

Part II: Build Your Leadership Skills

CHAPTER 3: How to Sustain Practice 45

CHAPTER 4: From 5-Minute Exercise to Full-Blown Skill 65

CHAPTER 5: Starting Your Leader Habit Workout 83

Part III: Exercises That Develop Your Skills

CHAPTER 6: Getting Things Done 101

Planning & Execution 101

Skill: Manage Priorities 102

Skill: Plan and Organize Work 105

Skill: Delegate Well 108

Skill: Create Urgency 111

Solving Problems & Making Decisions 113

Skill: Analyze Information 114

Skill: Think Through Solutions 116

Skill: Make Good Decisions 119

Skill: Focus on Customers 123

Leading Change 126

Skill: Sell the Vision 127

Skill: Innovate 129

Skill: Manage Risk 132

CHAPTER 7: Focusing on People 137

Persuasion & Influence 137

Skill: Influence Others 138

Skill: Overcome Individual Resistance 141

Skill: Negotiate Well 144

Growing People & Teams 148

Skill: Empower Others 148

Skill: Mentor and Coach 151

Skill: Build Team Spirit 154

Interpersonal Skills 157

Skill: Build Strategic Relationships 158

Skill: Show Caring 161

Skill: Listen Actively 164

Skill: Communicate Clearly 166

Skill: Speak with Charisma 169

Part IV: Encourage New Skills in Others

CHAPTER 8: Motivating Change 175

CHAPTER 9: Coaching Leader Habits 197

Acknowledgements 221

Notes 223

Index 233

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