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The Anywhere Leader: How to Lead and Succeed in Any Business Environment

Book Description

The go-to resource for business leaders who must succeed no matter what the circumstances

The world is rapidly changing and unpredictable, necessitating leaders who adjust quickly to changing priorities and unfamiliar terrain. This book offers a blueprint for developing leaders who can handle surprising challenges, from mergers to global relocation, and who thrive in turbulent times by being open to new concepts, passionate about progress, and resourceful with the tools available.

  • Features three key traits of adaptable leaders: Driven by progress, Sensationally curious, Vastly resourceful

  • Reveals how to work across corporate cultures and leverage relationships to overcome challenges

  • Shows how to bypass the traditional leadership role and take necessary risks to move forward

Written for the business leader who can land in any environment, under any set of conditions, and find a way to fit in and succeed.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title page
  3. Copyright page
  4. DEDICATION
  5. Part One: INTRODUCTION TO THE ANYWHERE LEADER
    1. 1 THE ANYWHERE LEADER
      1. Driven for Progress
      2. Sensationally Curious
      3. Vastly Resourceful
    2. 2 THE ANYWHERE LEADER ADVANTAGE
      1. Anywhere Leaders Drive Progress
      2. Anywhere Leaders’ Broad-Based Skills Build Organizational Agility
      3. Anywhere Leaders Ignite Performance Cultures
      4. Anywhere Leaders Turn Madness into Brilliance
      5. Advantage #1: Anywhere Leaders Are More Discerning
      6. Advantage #2: Anywhere Leaders Are More Daring
      7. Advantage #3: Anywhere Leaders Are More Determined
      8. Advantage #4: Anywhere Leaders Are More Reflective
      9. Advantage #5: Anywhere Leaders Are More Receptive
      10. Advantage #6: Anywhere Leaders Are More Perceptive
      11. Advantage #7: Anywhere Leaders Are More Imaginative
      12. Advantage #8: Anywhere Leaders Are More Inclusive
      13. Advantage #9: Anywhere Leaders Are More Inventive
      14. Looking Ahead
  6. Part Two: DRIVEN FOR PROGRESS
    1. 3 MOTIVE DIFFERENTIATES THE ANYWHERE LEADER’S DRIVE
    2. 4 BECOME DISCERNING
      1. Recommendation #1: Have Uncompromising Values and Compromising Behaviors
      2. Recommendation #2: Choose the Greater Good
      3. Recommendation #3: Embrace a Healthy Dose of Suspicion
    3. 5 BECOME DARING
      1. Recommendation #1: Playing It Safe Isn’t Safe—or Smart
      2. Recommendation #2: Choosing Challenge over Chance
    4. 6 BECOME DETERMINED
      1. Recommendation #1: Grow Your Zone of Objectivity
      2. Recommendation #2: Take a Reality Check
      3. Recommendation #3: Recognition and Restructuring
  7. Part Three: SENSATIONALLY CURIOUS
    1. 7 THERE IS MORE JOY IN KNOWLEDGE FOR THE ANYWHERE LEADER
    2. 8 BECOME REFLECTIVE
      1. Recommendation #1: Make Your Own Adventures
      2. Recommendation #2: Diversify Your Experiences
      3. Recommendation #3: Set Aside Time to Think and Brainstorm Alone
      4. Recommendation #4: Move Closer to the Edge Without Going Over It
    3. 9 BECOME RECEPTIVE
      1. Recommendation #1: Bring the Right Attitude to the Discussion
      2. Recommendation #2: Beware of Dogma
      3. Recommendation #3: Make Time for Collaboration
      4. Recommendation #4: Create a Receptive Environment
    4. 10 BECOME PERCEPTIVE
      1. Recommendation #1: Learn More and Know More
      2. Recommendation #2: Focus on the Essentials
      3. Recommendation #3: Become More Aware of Your Senses
      4. Recommendation #4: Trust Your Perceptions and Follow Your Gut
  8. Part Four: VASTLY RESOURCEFUL
    1. 11 DOING A LOT WITH A LITTLE HELPS THE ANYWHERE LEADER SUCCEED
      1. Take Inventory and Anticipate Change
      2. Allow Artistry in Your Leadership
      3. Use Your Imagination and Be Inclusive
      4. Don’t Just Dream It—Invent It
    2. 12 BECOME IMAGINATIVE
      1. Recommendation #1: Don’t Channel Your Mental Energy—Unleash It
      2. Recommendation #2: Consider Reason as You Imagine
      3. Recommendation #3: Don’t Wait for It—Work for It
      4. Recommendation #4: Don’t Settle—Find Your Setting
    3. 13 BECOME INCLUSIVE
      1. Recommendation #1: Invest
      2. Recommendation #2: Leverage Access
    4. 14 BECOME INVENTIVE
      1. Recommendation #1: Become a Tinkerer
      2. Recommendation #2: Stand on the Shoulders of Giants
      3. Recommendation #3: Don’t Work Off of Old Assumptions
  9. Part Five: APPLICATION FOR THE ANYWHERE LEADER
    1. 15 THE MECHANICS OF THE ANYWHERE LEADER MODEL
      1. Basic Mechanics
      2. Moderation Mechanics
      3. Development Mechanics
      4. Determining Uncertainty
    2. 16 A JOB FOR AN ANYWHERE LEADER?
      1. Environmental Munificence
      2. Environmental Dynamism
      3. Environmental Complexity
    3. 17 RESTRUCTURE YOUR LIFE FOR TRANSPORTABILITY
      1. Get Accessible
      2. Get Wired
      3. Get Attuned
      4. Get Un-nested
      5. Protect Your Soul
      6. Anywhere Leader Approach
      7. Closing
  10. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  11. ABOUT THE AUTHOR
  12. Index