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One Piece of Paper: The Simple Approach to Powerful, Personal Leadership

Book Description

A robust, authentic model for creating and clearly articulating a personal leadership philosophy

Based on leadership expert Mike Figliuolo's popular "Leadership Maxims" training course, One Piece of Paper teaches decisive, effective leadership by taking a holistic approach to defining one's personal leadership philosophy. Through a series of simple questions, readers will create a living document that communicates their values, passions, goals and standards to others, maximizing their leadership potential.

  • Outlines a clear approach for identifying a concise and meaningful set of personal leadership maxims by which leaders can live their lives

  • Explains and applies four basic aspects of leadership: leading yourself, leading the thinking, leading your people, and leading a balanced life

  • Generates a foundational document that serves as a touchstone for leaders and their teams

Simple, applicable, and without pretense, One Piece of Paper provides a model for real leadership in the real world.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. More Praise for One Piece of Paper
  3. Title page
  4. Copyright page
  5. Dedication
  6. PART 1: THE LEADERSHIP MAXIMS APPROACH
    1. CHAPTER 1 UNDERSTANDING THE LEADERSHIP MAXIMS APPROACH
      1. CREATING YOUR MAXIMS
      2. APPLYING YOUR MAXIMS
      3. THE BENEFITS OF THE LEADERSHIP MAXIMS APPROACH
    2. CHAPTER 2 ON BUZZWORDS
  7. PART 2: LEADING YOURSELF
    1. CHAPTER 3 LEARNING TO LEAD YOURSELF
      1. THE IMPORTANCE OF LEADING YOURSELF
      2. CREATING A FUTURE YOU
      3. WHERE TO START
    2. CHAPTER 4 WHY DO YOU GET OUT OF BED EVERY DAY?
      1. FINDING YOUR MOTIVATION
      2. WRITING YOUR MAXIMS
    3. CHAPTER 5 HOW WILL YOU SHAPE YOUR FUTURE?
      1. DEFINING YOUR FUTURE
      2. WRITING YOUR MAXIMS
    4. CHAPTER 6 WHAT GUIDELINES DO YOU LIVE BY?
      1. WHY WE NEED GUIDELINES
      2. WRITING YOUR MAXIMS
    5. CHAPTER 7 WHEN YOU FALL DOWN, HOW DO YOU PICK YOURSELF BACK UP?
      1. OVERCOMING YOUR OBSTACLES
      2. WRITING YOUR MAXIMS
    6. CHAPTER 8 HOW DO YOU HOLD YOURSELF ACCOUNTABLE?
      1. SETTING THE STANDARD FOR ACCOUNTABILITY
      2. WRITING YOUR MAXIMS
  8. PART 3: LEADING THE THINKING
    1. CHAPTER 9 BECOMING A THOUGHT LEADER
      1. THE IMPORTANCE OF LEADING THE THINKING
      2. HOW TO BECOME A THOUGHT LEADER
      3. WHERE TO START
    2. CHAPTER 10 WHAT STANDARDS DO YOU HOLD YOUR TEAM TO?
      1. DEFINING THE STANDARDS
      2. WRITING YOUR MAXIMS
    3. CHAPTER 11 WHERE ARE YOU TAKING YOUR PEOPLE?
      1. SETTING A DIRECTION FOR YOUR TEAM
      2. WRITING YOUR MAXIM
    4. CHAPTER 12 HOW WILL YOU FORESEE THE FUTURE?
      1. CHALLENGING THE STATUS QUO
      2. WRITING YOUR MAXIMS
    5. CHAPTER 13 AFTER ALL THAT THINKING, HOW WILL YOU DRIVE ACTION?
      1. LEADING CHANGE
      2. WRITING YOUR MAXIMS
  9. PART 4: LEADING YOUR PEOPLE
    1. CHAPTER 14 WHAT IT MEANS TO LEAD YOUR PEOPLE
      1. THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT
      2. DEFINING YOUR OWN LEADERSHIP STYLE
      3. WHERE TO START
    2. CHAPTER 15 WHAT IS YOUR NATURAL STYLE?
      1. FINDING YOUR STYLE
      2. WRITING YOUR MAXIMS
    3. CHAPTER 16 HOW WILL YOU REMEMBER TO TREAT YOUR TEAM MEMBERS AS INDIVIDUALS?
      1. BUILDING PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS
      2. WRITING YOUR MAXIMS
    4. CHAPTER 17 HOW WILL YOU STAY CONNECTED TO YOUR TEAM’S REALITY?
      1. UNDERSTANDING WHAT YOUR PEOPLE DO
      2. WRITING YOUR MAXIMS
    5. CHAPTER 18 HOW WILL YOU COMMIT TO YOUR PEOPLE’S GROWTH?
      1. DO NOT BE AFRAID TO CHALLENGE YOUR TEAM
      2. WRITING YOUR MAXIMS
  10. PART 5: LEADING A BALANCED LIFE
    1. CHAPTER 19 DEFINING BALANCE
      1. WHAT IT MEANS TO BE BALANCED
      2. PUTTING THINGS IN PERSPECTIVE
      3. WHERE TO START
    2. CHAPTER 20 HOW WILL YOU DEFINE YOUR BOUNDARIES?
      1. ESTABLISHING BOUNDARIES
      2. WRITING YOUR MAXIMS
    3. CHAPTER 21 HOW WILL YOU KEEP THINGS IN PERSPECTIVE?
      1. STAYING FOCUSED ON WHAT’S IMPORTANT
      2. WRITING YOUR MAXIMS
    4. CHAPTER 22 WHAT ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT?
      1. MAKING TIME FOR YOUR LIFE
      2. WRITING YOUR MAXIMS
  11. PART 6: MAKING IT REAL
    1. CHAPTER 23 LIVING YOUR MAXIMS
      1. YOUR ONE PIECE OF PAPER
      2. LIVING YOUR LEADERSHIP MAXIMS
    2. CHAPTER 24 SHARING
      1. THE IMPORTANCE OF SHARING
      2. HOW TO SHARE
      3. INVITE FEEDBACK
      4. NEXT STEPS
  12. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  13. APPENDIX A: THE AUTHOR’S MAXIMS
  14. APPENDIX B: YOUR MAXIMS
  15. ABOUT THE AUTHOR
  16. Index