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We Are All Leaders: Leadership is not a position, it's a mindset

Book Description

Leadership is not just for the execs in the corner office. It's time we all stepped up and developed the mind of a leader. In a time of rapid technological change and economic uncertainty, businesses that thrive will do so through empowering employees at all levels to take an active role in leading themselves and their organisations to success. It's time that we all, at every stage of our careers, started to think proactively, take responsibility and excel in work. This is the new face of leadership – consensual and nonhierarchical.

Scandinavian entrepreneur and business guru Fredrik Arnander outlines strategies and tools for transforming anyone into an effective leader. He offers a simple, straightforward, highly-practical approach to developing the leader mindset. And these aren't lessons from on high – they're clear and functional examples drawn from real life experiences. We Are All Leaders is all about empowerment – it will transform you into a confident, focused visionary...and can help you inspire that same passion in others.

  • A refreshingly simple and practical guide to leadership for anyone who wants to progress in their work

  • Based on the author's experience of running fast technology companies, creating agile and flexible organisations through leadership at all levels

  • Lessons are taught via easy to follow dialogue between a mentor and apprentice, exchanges which emphasise teamwork and reciprocal learning

  • Table of Contents

    1. COVER
    2. TITLE PAGE
    3. COPYRIGHT PAGE
    4. DEDICATION
    5. ELEVATOR PITCH
    6. LEADERSHIP FOR A NEW ERA
    7. CHAPTER 1 THE MINDSET LEADER
      1. #001 The Mindset Leader (TML)
      2. #002 Your Inner Motivation (YIM)
      3. #003 Spread Good Leadership (SGL)
      4. #004 Learn To Learn (LTL)
      5. #005 All Are Leaders (AAL)
      6. #006 Be In Charge (BIC)
    8. CHAPTER 2 ENTREPRENEURS, MANAGERS & LEADERS
      1. #007 Entrepreneurs, Managers & Leaders (EML)
      2. #008 Results Is Behaviour (RIB)
      3. #009 Your Leadership Profile (YLP)
    9. CHAPTER 3 THE REAL ME
      1. #010 Be World Class (BWC)
      2. #011 Good & Bad Dogs (GBD)
      3. #012 The Real Me (TRM)
      4. #013 Know Your Weaknesses (KYW)
      5. #014 Set Your Virtues (SYV)
      6. #015 Two Leadership Levels (TLL)
      7. #016 Do You Believe (DYB)
      8. #017 Practise Daily Scales (PDS)
      9. #018 I Am Human (IAH)
    10. CHAPTER 4 ALWAYS SHOW UP
      1. #019 Always Show Up (ASU)
      2. #020 Control Upset Emails (CUE)
      3. #021 Interpretations And Responses (IAR)
      4. #022 Keep Head Cool (KHC)
      5. #023 Apologize In Public (AIP)
      6. #024 Tell The Truth (TTT)
      7. #025 Deliver Tough Messages (DTM)
      8. #026 Take The Blame (TTB)
      9. #027 Action Point Magic (APM)
      10. #028 Give Away Pride (GAP)
      11. #029 To Be Nice (TBN)
      12. #030 Listen Without Commenting (LWC)
      13. #031 Maximize Positive Interactions (MPI)
      14. #032 Follow Your Heart (FYH)
      15. #033 Check Before Promise (CBP)
      16. #034 Adapt Beginner’s Mind (ABM)
      17. #035 Stop Doing Things (SDT)
      18. #036 Quantity Time Rules (QTR)
      19. #037 Rest Restore Recharge (RRR)
      20. #038 Change With Facts (CWF)
      21. #039 Never Give Up (NGU)
      22. #040 Be The Diplomat (BTD)
      23. #041 Build Positive Momentum (BPM)
      24. #042 Lead By Questions (LBQ)
      25. #043 Take It On (TIO)
      26. #044 Liked Or Respected (LOR)
      27. #045 Don’t Do Lunch (DDL)
      28. #046 Face To Face (FTF)
    11. CHAPTER 5 LET OTHERS LEAD
      1. #047 Awaken What’s Within (AWW)
      2. #048 The Dolphin School (TDS)
      3. #049 Make People Stars (MPS)
      4. #050 Time For Feedback (TFF)
      5. #051 Compassion Not Co-dependency (CNC)
      6. #052 Motivations Of Others (MOO)
      7. #053 Here To Help (HTH)
      8. #054 Make Yourself Redundant (MYR)
      9. #055 Let Everyone Speak (LES)
      10. #056 Close Down Computer (CDC)
      11. #057 Respect The Role (RTR)
      12. #058 Other People’s Offices (OPO)
      13. #059 Small Personal Things (SPT)
      14. #060 Release The Energy (RTE)
      15. #061 Fifty Percent Ready (FPR)
      16. #062 Not Your Agenda (NYA)
    12. CHAPTER 6 THE OPERATING SYSTEM
      1. #063 The Operating System (TOS)
      2. #064 Sing Same Score (SSS)
      3. #065 Interconnected Sub-Cultures (ICS)
      4. #066 Celebrate The Success (CTS)
      5. #067 Value Based Organization (VBO)
      6. #068 The Main Thing (TMT)
      7. #069 Name The Culture (NTC)
    13. CHAPTER 7 STRUCTURE AND CHAOS
      1. #070 Structure For Leadership (SFL)
      2. #071 Too Many Chefs (TMC)
      3. #072 Avoid Lazy Meetings (ALM)
      4. #073 Clear On Process (COP)
      5. #074 Find The Ratio (FTR)
    14. CHAPTER 8 IDEAS ARE WORTHLESS
      1. #075 Ideas Are Worthless (IAW)
      2. #076 Make A Decision (MAD)
      3. #077 Right Before Compromise (RBC)
      4. #078 Let’s Fail Quickly (LFQ)
      5. #079 Win The Game (WTG)
      6. #080 The Slow Company (TSC)
      7. #081 Remember The Bread (RTB)
      8. #082 Living Parallel Worlds (LPW)
      9. #083 Top Line Orientation (TLO)
      10. #084 Adding Up Numbers (AUN)
      11. #085 Vision, Mission & Goals (VMG)
      12. #086 Here To Stay (HTS)
    15. CHAPTER 9 BUDDIES WITH BRAINS
      1. #087 Love Your Work (LYW)
      2. #088 Roles And Objectives (RAO)
      3. #089 Buddies With Brains (BWB)
      4. #090 Set Clear Expectations (SCE)
      5. #091 Focus On Operations (FOO)
    16. CHAPTER 10 OMIT NEEDLESS WORDS
      1. #092 Outside-In Perspective (OIP)
      2. #093 Reduce The Noise (RTN)
      3. #094 Stick To Three (STT)
      4. #095 Beware Of Sharkfins (BOS)
      5. #096 Over-Communicate & Repeat (OCR)
      6. #097 Show Whole Picture (SWP)
      7. #098 No PowerPoint (NPP)
      8. #099 Things On Wall (TOW)
      9. #100 Omit Needless Words (ONW)
    17. THE LEADERCHART TEST
    18. PLAY LEADERSHIP POKER
    19. MORE RESOURCES YOU WILL LIKE
    20. REFERENCES FOR FURTHER READING
    21. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS AND THANKS
    22. ABOUT FREDRIK ARNANDER
    23. INDEX