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Perfect Phrases for Leadership Development: Hundreds of Ready-to-Use Phrases for Guiding Employees to Reach the Next Level

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THE RIGHT PHRASE FOR EVERY SITUATION . . . EVERY TIMELeadership development has become a top business priority. When leaders at every level are empowered, companies excel in innovation and are able to respond instantly to changing market dynamics.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Perfect Phrases for Leadership Development
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Contents
  5. Foreword
  6. Preface
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. Introduction
  9. Chapter 1 What Is a Dynamic Leader?
    1. Leaders Need to Develop Leaders and Manage Succession
    2. Defining and Integrating Leadership and Management
    3. The Role of the Coach/Mentor in Developing Leaders
    4. The Four Stages of Emerging Leader Empowerment
    5. Energy and Alignment: Two Dynamic Leadership Essentials
    6. The New Dynamics of Communication
    7. Tips to Customize Communication to Each Emerging Leader
  10. Chapter 2 Perfect Phrases to Set the Stage
    1. Perfect Phrases to Discover the Emerging Leader’s Style, Objectives, and Potential
    2. Perfect Phrases to Develop Measurements of Success as Dynamic Leaders
    3. Perfect Phrases to Communicate What It Means to Be an Emerging Dynamic Leader
    4. Perfect Phrases to Dispel Preconceptions and Address Misperceptions About Dynamic Leadership
    5. Perfect Phrases to Distinguish Between and to Balance Leadership and Management
    6. Perfect Phrases to Share Your Personal Leadership Philosophy
    7. Perfect Phrases to Guide Emerging Leaders to Develop Their Personal Leadership Philosophies
    8. Perfect Phrases to Invite Reverse Mentoring and Mutual Development
    9. Perfect Phrases to Establish Guidelines and Expectations of Your Mentoring and Coaching Relationships
    10. Perfect Phrases to Establish Communication Standards
    11. Perfect Phrases to Affirm Agreements
  11. Chapter 3 Perfect Phases to Navigate the Empowerment Process
    1. Perfect Phrases to Communicate, Stage One: Exploratory
    2. Perfect Phrases to Communicate, Stage Two: Foundational
    3. Perfect Phrases to Communicate, Stage Three: Guided Autonomy
    4. Perfect Phrases to Communicate, Stage Four: Autonomy
    5. Perfect Phrases to Communicate the Emerging Leader’s Stage
    6. Perfect Phrases to Elevate and Adjust the Level of Empowerment
  12. Chapter 4 Perfect Phrases to Ignite Energy and Enthusiasm
    1. Perfect Phrases to Energize Emerging Leaders by Communicating the Benefits of Leadership Development
    2. Perfect Phrases to Guide Developing Leaders to Energize Others Through Communicating Benefits
    3. Perfect Phrases to Create Beginner’s Mind
    4. Perfect Phrases to Get Employees to Let Go of the Past
    5. Perfect Phrases to Build Confidence
    6. Perfect Phrases to Infuse Tasks with Meaning
  13. Chapter 5 Perfect Phrases to Create Alignment
    1. Perfect Phrases to Redirect Efforts Without Stifling Creativity
    2. Perfect Phrases to Keep Mission, Vision, and Values Vital and Relevant
    3. Perfect Phrases to Connect Emerging Leader Ideas to Mission and Values
    4. Perfect Phrases to Create Quick Idea Discernment Filters
    5. Perfect Phrases to Encourage Emerging Leaders to Present Ideas and Express Concerns
    6. Perfect Phrases to Foster Collaborative Thinking
    7. Perfect Phrases to Coordinate Innovation with Existing Obligations
  14. Chapter 6 Perfect Phrases for Developing Visionaries
    1. Perfect Phrases to Get Emerging Leaders to Think Imaginatively
    2. Perfect Phrases to Develop a Clear, Comprehensive Vision
    3. Perfect Phrases to Encourage Emerging Leaders to Think Strategically
    4. Perfect Phrases to Inspire Emerging Leaders to Think Globally
    5. Perfect Phrases to Inspire Emerging Leaders to Embrace Input from Diverse Demographics
    6. Perfect Phrases to Share Your Personal Successes and Lessons
  15. Chapter 7 Perfect Phrases to Develop Leadership Language
    1. Perfect Phrases to Eradicate Victim Language
    2. Perfect Phrases to Get Emerging Leaders to Translate Complaints into Requests
    3. Perfect Phrases to Change Follower Language into Leadership Language
    4. Perfect Phrases to Change Commanding Language into Collaborative Leadership Language
    5. Perfect Phrases to Encourage Showing Rather than Telling
    6. Perfect Phrases to Encourage Inspiring Leader Language
  16. Chapter 8 Perfect Phrases to Handle Challenges
    1. Perfect Phrases to Overcome Reverse Delegation
    2. Perfect Phrases to Learn from Mistakes and Unsuccessful Efforts
    3. Perfect Phrases to Hold Emerging Leaders Accountable
    4. Perfect Phrases to Rein in an Unaligned Emerging Leader
    5. Perfect Phrases to Inspire an Unenergized Emerging Leader
    6. Perfect Phrases to Shift and Expand Limited Mind-Sets
    7. Perfect Phrases to Address Follow-Through Issues
  17. Chapter 9 Perfect Phrases for Developing Change Champions
    1. Perfect Phrases to Inspire Emerging Leaders to Increase Autonomy to Make Change
    2. Perfect Phrases to Encourage Innovation
    3. Perfect Phrases to Encourage Challenging the Status Quo
    4. Perfect Phrases to Motivate Taking Charge
    5. Perfect Phrases to Encourage Emerging Leaders to Move Out of Their Comfort Zones
    6. Perfect Phrases to Help Emerging Leaders Transcend Oppositional Thinking and False Choices
    7. Perfect Phrases to Inspire Confluent Debate
    8. Perfect Phrases to Get Emerging Leaders to Make Their Ideas Practical
  18. Chapter 10 Perfect Phrases to Develop Problem Solvers
    1. Perfect Phrases to Get Emerging Leaders to Take Ownership of Problems
    2. Perfect Phrases to Understand a Problem
    3. Perfect Phrases to Inspire Emerging Leaders to Translate Problems into Possibilities
    4. Perfect Phrases for Problem-Solving Brainstorming
    5. Perfect Phrases to Evaluate Solutions
    6. Perfect Phrases to Develop Resourcefulness
  19. Chapter 11 Perfect Phrases to Develop Decisiveness
    1. Perfect Phrases to Define Decisiveness and Identify Barriers to Decisiveness
    2. Perfect Phrases to Overcome Barriers to Decisiveness
    3. Perfect Phrases to Challenge Indecisiveness When We Observe It
    4. Perfect Phrases to Motivate Emerging Leaders to Be More Decisive
    5. Perfect Phrases to Guide Decisive Action
  20. Chapter 12 Perfect Phrases to Recognize Success
    1. Perfect Phrases to Acknowledge Leadership Initiative
    2. Perfect Phrases to Recognize Effort
    3. Perfect Phrases to Recognize Progress and to Celebrate Milestones
    4. Perfect Phrases to Acknowledge Developing Leaders’ Achieving Autonomy
  21. Chapter 13 Perfect Phrases to Enlist Organizational Support for Leader Development and Succession Planning
    1. Perfect Phrases to Tie Leadership Development into Succession Planning
    2. Perfect Phrases to Encourage Others to Develop New Leaders at All Levels
    3. Perfect Phrases to Generate Support for Dynamic Leader Development by Sharing Your Own Experience with Other Leaders
    4. Perfect Phrases to Get Your Organization Focused on Clearing Barriers to Leader Development
    5. Perfect Phrases to Get Your Organization Focused on Succession Planning and Development
  22. Appendix A Dynamic Leadership Index
  23. Appendix B Leader Development Checklist
  24. Appendix C The Leadership-Management Distinction