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The 108 skills of natural born leaders /
Warren Blank.
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New York : AMACOM, c2001.
description
vii, 264 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0814406467
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imprint
New York : AMACOM, c2001.
isbn
0814406467
catalogue key
4591743
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Warren Blank is President of The Leadership Group
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Publishers Weekly on 2001-04-23:
Business consultant Blank (The 9 Natural Laws of Leadership) doesn't believe in natural born leaders; rather, everyone can learn leadership skills, he says. After helping readers assess their abilities, he briefs them on 108 crucial skills. Some are clever and helpful, like "Work like Walton: Talk to Everybody." But many simply repeat jargon (e.g., "Reframe to Motivate"). Possibly useful to new managers, this book will disappoint old hands. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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"Some people appear to be ""natural born leaders."" But are they literally born that way? Or have they been taught, coached, rewarded, and reinforced in ways that enable them to be leaders?According to The 108 Skills of Natural Born Leaders, no one is born a leader. But everyone has the natural born capacity to lead. We label people ""natural born leaders"" because they consistently and frequently model qualities that inspire others to commit to their direction.This book identifies the skill set that causes others to see people as natural born leaders, helps readers assess their current level of these skills, and coaches readers to master their weak areas. Readers will learn:* Foundation skills, including self-awareness and the ability to establish rapport* Direction skills, including the ability to set a course and develop others as leaders* Willing follower skills, including the ability to influence others and create a motivating environment."
Main Description
Some people appear to be natural born leaders. But are they literally born that way? Or have they been taught, coached, rewarded, and reinforced in ways that enable them to be leaders? According to 'The 108 Skills of Natural Born Leaders,' no one is born a leader. But everyone has the natural born capacity to lead. We label people naturalborn leaders because they consistently and frequently model qualities that inspire others to commit to their direction. This book identifies the skill set that causes others to see people as natural born leaders, helps readers assess their current level of these skills, and coaches readers to master their weak areas. Readers will learn: * Foundation skills, including self-awareness and the ability to establish rapport * Direction skills, including the ability to set a course and develop others as leaders * Willing follower skills, including the ability to influence others and create a motivating environment.
Main Description
"Some people appear to be "natural born leaders." But are they literally born that way? Or have they been taught, coached, rewarded, and reinforced in ways that enable them to be leaders? According to "The 108 Skills of Natural Born Leaders," no one is born a leader. But everyone has the natural born capacity to lead. We label people "naturalborn leaders" because they consistently and frequently model qualities that inspire others to commit to their direction. This book identifies the skill set that causes others to see people as natural born leaders, helps readers assess their current level of these skills, and coaches readers to master their weak areas. Readers will learn: * Foundation skills, including self-awareness and the ability to establish rapport * Direction skills, including the ability to set a course and develop others as leaders * Willing follower skills, including the ability to influence others and create a motivating environment."
Description for Bookstore
"Some people appear to be ""natural born leaders."" But are they literally born that way? Or have they been taught, coached, rewarded, and reinforced in ways that enable them to be leaders? According to The 108 Skills of Natural Born Leaders, no one is born a leader. But everyone has the natural born capacity to lead. We label people ""natural born leaders"" because they consistently and frequently model qualities that inspire others to commit to their direction. This book identifies the skill set that causes others to see people as natural born leaders, helps readers assess their current level of these skills, and coaches readers to master their weak areas. Readers will learn: * Foundation skills, including self-awareness and the ability to establish rapport * Direction skills, including the ability to set a course and develop others as leaders * Willing follower skills, including the ability to influence others and create a motivating environment."
Bowker Data Service Summary
Most of us are born with the capacity to lead, but only those who learn and develop the necessary skills will ever become leaders. This approach to leadership presents the 108 skills, and also includes a leadership self-assessment inventory.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
The Natural Born Leader Phenomenonp. 6
Self-Assessment: The 108 Skills of Natural Born Leadersp. 23
Foundational Skills
Expand Self-Awarenessp. 33
Build Rapportp. 60
Clarify Expectationsp. 80
Leadership Direction Skills
Map the Territory: Identify the Need for Leadership Directionp. 99
Chart a Course of Leadership Actionp. 123
Develop Others as Leadersp. 146
Leadership Influence Skills
Build the Base to Gain Commitmentp. 173
Influence Others to Willingly Followp. 189
Create a Motivating Environmentp. 221
Freedom Is Fulfillingp. 242
The 108 Natural Born Leader Skillsp. 249
Bibliographyp. 255
Indexp. 259
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