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Bootstrap Leadership

Book Description

Steve Arneson, one of America's top leadership coaches, offers a complete blueprint for designing your own personal leadership development program—an approach proven successful in Steve's work with executives at Fortune 500 companies like AOL, PepsiCo, and Capital One. Most of these ideas cost nothing to implement, nor do they require elaborate processes or infrastructure—they're open to anyone with the desire to become a better leader. The fifty concise, to-the-point chapters are entirely self-contained and can be read in any order and at any pace—you can choose a chapter that speaks to a particular challenge or one that just seems intriguing. If you manage people, you owe it to yourself and your team to keep growing and developing as a leader. Bootstrap Leadership shows you how.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Dedication
  5. Contents
  6. Foreword
  7. Preface
  8. Introduction
  9. Part One How Are You Showing Up as a Leader?
    1. 1 Where Have You Been?
    2. 2 Build a Spider Web
    3. 3 Spin Around in a Circle
    4. 4 Your Own Private Detective
    5. 5 When the Student Is Ready
    6. 6 Just Like the CEO
    7. 7 Get in the Weight Room
    8. 8 Go Back in Time
    9. 9 Is There Another Way?
    10. 10 How Am I Driving?
  10. Part Two Add Something New to Your Game
    1. 11 Break Out the Dictionary
    2. 12 Put It in Writing
    3. 13 One Year at a Time
    4. 14 What Is It That Only You Can Do?
    5. 15 The Whistle and the Clipboard
    6. 16 Hit the Books
    7. 17 The Best Thinking Tools Ever Invented
    8. 18 I Have a Theory
    9. 19 Once Upon a Time
    10. 20 This Is Me
  11. Part Three Get Curious about the World Around You
    1. 21 Take a Trip Around the World
    2. 22 So This Is What We Do
    3. 23 Keep Tabs on Your Friends
    4. 24 That Thing Called the Internet
    5. 25 Who Are These People?
    6. 26 Ask the Experts
    7. 27 Scout the Enemy
    8. 28 Go Back to School
    9. 29 Road Trip!
    10. 30 Bring It Home
  12. Part Four Step Out of Your Comfort Zone
    1. 31 Get Outside the Circle
    2. 32 You’re Right and I’m Wrong
    3. 33 Become a Member
    4. 34 Share Your Story
    5. 35 Tell the Boss You’re Bored
    6. 36 Love the Numbers
    7. 37 Build the Business Case
    8. 38 A Healthy You
    9. 39 Write Your Own Screenplay
    10. 40 Question Everything
  13. Part Five It’s Not about You
    1. 41 It’s All about Them
    2. 42 Give Something Back
    3. 43 What the Boss Needs to Hear
    4. 44 Extend Your Reach
    5. 45 Your Most Precious Resource
    6. 46 Step Up to the Podium
    7. 47 Talk to Yourself
    8. 48 Join the Volunteer Army
    9. 49 The Best Advice Ever
    10. 50 Welcome the New Guard
  14. Where Do You Go From Here?
  15. Figures
  16. Notes
  17. Acknowledgments
  18. Index
  19. About the Author