In his engaging fable on leadership, Chris Widener weaves his story around his four Rules of Leadership, then expands on them in his summary:
Widener’s Four Rules of Leadership
1. You get what you Expect.
2. You get what you Model.
3. You get what you Reward.
4. You get what you Work For.
‘Leadership Rules – how to become the leader you want to be.’, Gildan Media Corp, 2011,
‘Leadership Rules – how to become the leader you want to be.’ by Chris Widener, Gildan Media Corp, 2011.
An interesting – and short – fable about a demoted plant manager who seeks leadership insight from a state champion high school football coach. At the end, the author summarizes his four Rules of Leadership. Interesting and enjoyable read
‘Work Rules! – Insights from inside Google that will transform how you work and lead’ by Laszlo Bock, Hachette Audio, 2015.
An amazing audio book written and read by the visionary head of Google’s innovative People Operations group. Lots of impressive stories about how Google recruits, hires, trains, rewards and leads it’s people. With each chapter, Bock provides a succinct summary of how the key concepts and strategies can work in any size company. One of the best books I’ve ever encountered!
‘Too Many Bosses, Too Few Leaders – the three essential principles you need to become an extraordinary leader’, Rajeev Peshawaria, Tantor Media, Inc., 2011.
An insightful and thought-provoking study of leadership in business today, filled with specific tips and detailed sets of analytical questions to ask yourself.
‘Communication is the biggest bang for the buck, the highest-leverage return on investment in any organization for the simple reason that it is also one of the most under-researched and under-utilized levers for breakthrough results.’
‘The more effective you are as a communicator, the more powerful you are at producing the results you want – a hallmark of effective leadership.’
‘Communication should never be an end in itself. It is a means to an end. If people can produce the result without communicating, buy all means, let them.’
‘Communicate or Die – Getting Results Through Speaking and Listening’, Thomas D. Zweifel, Ph.D, SelectBooks, Inc., 2003.
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