Reality-Based Leadership: Ditch the Drama, Restore Sanity to the Workplace, and Turn Excuses into Results
By: Cy Wakeman
Published by Jossey-Bass (2010)
Leadership strategies grounded in reality and focused on results.
Recent polls show that 71% of workers think about quitting their jobs "every day." That number would be shocking - if people actually were quitting. Worse, they go to work, punching time clocks and collecting paychecks, while completely checked out emotionally. In "Reality-Based Leadership," expert Fast Company blogger Cy Wakeman reveals how to be the kind of leader who changes the way people think about and perceive their circumstances. Cy guides you to deal with the facts, give helpful and clear feedback to employees, and kindly helps others focus their effort on their contribution and not the nearby drama. Filled with dynamic examples, innovative tools, and diagnostic tests, this book shows you how to become a Reality-Based Leader. It helps you uncover destructive thought patterns within yourself and others, diffuse drama and lead the person in front of you. For those that want to lead more and manage chaos less, this book empowers you to do so.