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Unleashing Your Inner Leader: An Executive Coach Tells All

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Leverage your brand of leadership for maximum results

Unleashing Your Inner Leader: Executive Coach Tells All presents the premise that there is a powerful leader inside each of us. The focus is on real life exercises and case studies to help you discover, release, and leverage your inner leader: to reach heights in your career that you never thought possible. The book discusses the individual's impact on the organization and which professional behaviors most frequently demonstrate leadership competencies. Conduct a "forensic intervention" to find out what is going awry in your professional development, or what has gone wrong in the past, and craft a strategy to overcome obstacles, gain unmistakable clarity about yourself, and focus your abilities to match organizational needs.

Great leaders start their assessments from the inside out, and their passion is so strong that it permeates their organizations and builds the culture, regardless of rank. They inspire their teams by sharing the spotlight and encouraging coworkers to excel, operating with clean authenticity to maximize results. Unleashing Your Inner Leader helps you recognize where you fall on the leadership spectrum, and provides practical advice for shaping your brand of leadership to capitalize on your authentic capability and potential. You'll find expert insight as an executive business coach guides you to:

  • Evaluate your strengths, values, and personal impact to craft a vision for the world around you

  • Discover what's holding you back from maximum effectiveness

  • Tap into your undiscovered potential, and inspire your team to excellence

  • Recognize what it will take to move you and your organization to the next level

  • It is often very difficult for leaders to see their own greatness, unlock it, and use it in a practical way to get results. Be the spark that ignites your team, and steer your own development toward becoming an impactful leader with Unleashing Your Inner Leader.

    Table of Contents

    1. Cover Page
    2. Title Page
    3. Copyright
    4. Dedication
    5. Contents
    6. Preface
    7. About Me
    8. About the Book
    9. Acknowledgments
    10. CHAPTER 1: You and Your Inner Leader
      1. PART ONE OF THE BOOK
      2. PART TWO OF THE BOOK
      3. PART THREE OF THE BOOK
      4. HOW TO READ THIS BOOK
      5. CHANGE MODEL: UNLEASHING YOUR INNER LEADER
      6. ABOUT YOU
      7. YOU AND YOUR INNER LEADER CHAPTER SUMMARY
    11. PART ONE: Know Yourself … Authentically
      1. CHAPTER 2: Strengths: Who Are You?
        1. WHAT IS A STRENGTH?
        2. USING AND LEVERAGING YOUR STRENGTHS
        3. STRENGTHS EXERCISE 1: DISCOVER YOUR STRENGTHS
        4. STRENGTHS EXERCISE 2: BUILDING YOUR STRENGTHS STATEMENTS
        5. STRENGTHS EXERCISE 3: COMMUNICATING YOUR STRENGTHS STATEMENTS
        6. WHEN STRENGTH BECOMES A WEAKNESS
        7. STRENGTHS CHAPTER SUMMARY
      2. CHAPTER 3: Values: What Do You Stand For?
        1. WHAT IS A VALUE?
        2. VALUES DRIVE DECISIONS AND BEHAVIORS
        3. WHEN VALUES ARE MISALIGNED
        4. VALUES EXERCISE 1: DISCOVER YOUR VALUES
        5. VALUES EXERCISE 2: ALIGN YOUR VALUES AND BEHAVIOR
        6. VALUES CHAPTER SUMMARY
      3. CHAPTER 4: Impact: What Do You Do?
        1. GET YOUR RESULTS NOTICED
        2. IMPACT EXERCISE 1: BUILD YOUR CAR STORIES—CHALLENGE, ACTION, RESULT
        3. WHAT IS YOUR CAREER CURRENCY?
        4. IMPACT EXERCISE 2: USE CAR STORIES AS A RECORD OF CAREER CURRENCY
        5. CAR STORIES FOR CAREER LEADERSHIP AND SUCCESS
        6. IMPACT CHAPTER SUMMARY
      4. CHAPTER 5: Personal Brand: How Do Others See You?
        1. WHAT IS A PERSONAL BRAND?
        2. PERSONAL BRANDING IS ABOUT HOW OTHERS PERCEIVE YOU
        3. ARE YOU ON THE CAREER LEDGE?
        4. FIVE STEPS TOWARD PERSONAL BRANDING
        5. PERSONAL BRAND EXERCISE 1: WHO ARE YOU?
        6. PERSONAL BRAND EXERCISE 2: WHAT DO YOU DO?
        7. PERSONAL BRAND EXERCISE 3: WHAT IS YOUR UNIQUE PROMISE OF VALUE?
        8. PERSONAL BRAND EXERCISE 4: WHAT ARE YOUR RESULTS?
        9. PERSONAL BRAND EXERCISE 5: WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF YOUR RESULTS?
        10. EXAMPLES: PERSONAL BRAND STATEMENTS
        11. PUTTING YOUR PERSONAL BRAND TO WORK
        12. PERSONAL BRAND EXERCISE 6: COMMUNICATE YOUR PERSONAL BRAND DAILY
        13. PERSONAL BRAND EXERCISE 7: COMMUNICATE YOUR PERSONAL BRAND ON SOCIAL MEDIA
        14. PERSONAL BRAND CHAPTER SUMMARY
    12. PART TWO: Evolve Your Inner Leader
      1. CHAPTER 6: Productivity: How Do You Get Work Done?
        1. HOW DISCIPLINED ARE YOU?
        2. THE GREAT DANE
        3. PRODUCTIVITY EXERCISE 1: ELIMINATE THE BOTTOM 30 PERCENT OF YOUR WORK
        4. PRODUCTIVITY EXERCISE 2: SAY NO TO ONE WORK TASK PER DAY
        5. HOW GOOD ARE YOU AT SAYING NO?
        6. MANAGING YOUR ENERGY FOR SUCCESS
        7. PRODUCTIVITY EXERCISE 3: BUILD A RECOVERY ROUTINE TO SUSTAIN RESULTS
        8. PRODUCTIVITY EXERCISE 4: BUILD A LONG-TERM RECOVERY ROUTINE TO SUSTAIN RESULTS
        9. PRODUCTIVITY CHAPTER SUMMARY
      2. CHAPTER 7: Mentoring: Helping Others and Helping Yourself
        1. WHAT IS MENTORING?
        2. STEPS TO WORKING WITH A MENTOR
        3. MENTORING EXERCISE: SIX STEPS TO FIND AND WORK WITH A MENTOR
        4. WHAT SHOULD I WORK ON WITH MY MENTOR?
        5. MENTORING CHAPTER SUMMARY
      3. CHAPTER 8: Personal Language: What Does Your Language Say about You?
        1. DO YOU TALK TOO MUCH (AND SAY NOTHING)?
        2. DO YOU ASK THE RIGHT QUESTIONS?
        3. PERSONAL LANGUAGE EXERCISE 1: MAKE A LIST OF WHAT QUESTIONS
        4. IS YOUR PERSONAL LANGUAGE SABOTAGING YOUR EFFECTIVENESS?
        5. PERSONAL LANGUAGE EXERCISE 2: CHANGE YOUR FAVORITE PHRASES
        6. THREE TIPS TO EFFECTIVE PERSONAL COMMUNICATION
        7. PERSONAL LANGUAGE CHAPTER SUMMARY
      4. CHAPTER 9: Career Evolution: Where Are You Going?
        1. WHAT IS YOUR NEXT STEP?
        2. SUCCESSFUL CAREER EVOLUTION PROCESS PHASE 1: DISCOVER YOUR STORY
        3. SUCCESSFUL CAREER EVOLUTION PROCESS PHASE 2: NETWORK
        4. CAREER EVOLUTION EXERCISE 1: APPRECIATE THOSE WHO'VE HELPED YOU
        5. SUCCESSFUL CAREER EVOLUTION PROCESS PHASE 3: INTERVIEWING
        6. CAREER EVOLUTION EXERCISE 2: TELL YOUR CAR STORIES
        7. SUCCESSFUL CAREER EVOLUTION CHAPTER SUMMARY
      5. CHAPTER 10: Career Evolution: Building Your Leadership Legacy
        1. BUILDING YOUR LEADERSHIP LEGACY
        2. WHAT IS YOUR DEFINITION OF SUCCESS?
        3. SUCCESS EXERCISE 1: WHAT WILL SUCCESS LOOK LIKE?
        4. SUCCESS EXERCISE 2: UNCOVER YOUR SUBCONSCIOUS
        5. FIND FUTURE SUCCESS IN YOUR PAST
        6. SUCCESS EXERCISE 3: TURN OFF THE SELF-DOUBT AND TURN UP THE FACTS
        7. LIVING YOUR LEADERSHIP LEGACY
        8. CAREER EVOLUTION: BUILDING YOUR LEADERSHIP LEGACY CHAPTER SUMMARY
    13. PART THREE: Inspire Your Inner Leader
      1. CHAPTER 11: Guiding Principles
        1. GUIDING PRINCIPLES
        2. GUIDING PRINCIPLES CHAPTER SUMMARY
      2. CHAPTER 12: Letting Go of Me to Get to Us
        1. LETTING GO OF ME TO GET TO US
        2. LETTING GO OF ME TO GET TO US CHAPTER SUMMARY
      3. CHAPTER 13: Reflecting on the Past to Get to the Future
        1. REFLECTING ON THE PAST TO GET TO THE FUTURE
        2. REFLECTING ON THE PAST TO GET TO THE FUTURE CHAPTER SUMMARY
      4. CHAPTER 14: When You Become the Inspiration
        1. WHEN YOU BECOME THE INSPIRATION
        2. WHEN YOU BECOME THE INSPIRATION CHAPTER SUMMARY
    14. About the Author
    15. Index