Learn Like a Leader: Today's Top Leaders Share Their Learning Journeys

Learn Like a Leader: Today's Top Leaders Share Their Learning Journeys

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Edited by Marshall Goldsmith, Edited by Beverly Kaye, Edited by Ken Shelton

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  • Publisher: NICHOLAS BREALEY PUBLISHING
  • Format: Paperback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 15mm | 318g
  • Publication date: 7 October 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1857885570
  • ISBN 13: 9781857885576
  • Sales rank: 422,333

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Each year, a group of best-selling authors, thought leaders and management experts - among them Stephen R. Covey, Warren Bennis and Dave Ulrich - meet to share their defining moments on leadership with one another. As this annual meeting of the minds became a tradition, one theme quickly emerged: great leaders seize the opportunity to learn, over and over again. These remarkable stories form the basis of LEARN LIKE A LEADER, a close look at why some people are able to grow in their careers, overcome setbacks and soar to the top, whereas others never fully reach their potential. The book offers powerful lessons reflecting key learning moments in the lives and careers of each of the contributors. LEARN LIKE A LEADER portrays the power of storytelling in teaching, training and mentoring.

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Marshall Goldsmith (San Diego, CA) was ranked by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top 10 consultants in executive development. He is author or co-author of many best-selling business books, including WHAT GOT YOU HERE WON'T GET YOU THERE and MOJO. Beverly Kaye (Los Angeles, CA) is president of Career Systems International and author of several top selling career management books, including LOVE 'EM OR LOSE 'EM and UP IS NOT THE ONLY WAY. Ken Shelton (Provo, UT) is chairman and editor-in-chief of Executive Excellence Publishing and publisher of Executive Excellence and Personal Excellence magazines.

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'One of the things that sets the best leaders apart is the ability to communicate complex ideas in a simple way. Stories have always been the best way to do this, as they provide guidance about desired choices in a persuasive and memorable manner. This book is full of powerful stories by leaders who teach leaders.' --Norm Smallwood, co-author, THE LEADERSHIP CODE and THE LEADERSHIP BRAND 'A remarkable collection of inspiration, wisdom, and insight from the true luminaries in our field. The lessons shared in this book are not to be missed!' --Marc Effron, president, The Talent Strategy Group 'Some of our greatest contemporary leaders have shared their leadership wisdom and experience in LEARN LIKE A LEADER - read and reread each story and you will discover what it is to LEARN LIKE A LEADER!' --Frances Hesselbein, chairman, Leader to Leader Institute and former CEO, Girl Scouts of USA 'The greatest leaders in history have understood the power of stories for developing themselves and others. And this book distills decades of leadership wisdom through insightful and inspiring stories. Every leader should have this book.' --Mark Murphy, chairman and CEO, Leadership IQ 'In these riveting essays, 35 prominent figures in management and organizational development across the globe share the private epiphanies and learning experiences that shaped their characters, careers, and leadership styles. From academics to bestselling authors, contributors candidly reveal their vulnerabilities. Organized thematically into such sections as 'Developing Self-Knowledge' and 'Seeing Yourself as Others Do' the storytelling format provides a vibrant and experiential dimension, along with accompanying discussion questions for the reader. A must-read for anyone interested in leadership, management, organizational design, or personal development, this inspiring collection of stories will enable individuals and groups to find deeper meaning in the work they do.' --Starred review in the August 30 issue of Publishers Weekly