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

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 6, 2011 - Business & Economics - 256 pages
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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.

 

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Contents

The Anywhere Leader
3
The Anywhere Leader Advantage
19
Motive Differentiates the Anywhere
41
Become Discerning
55
Become Daring
69
Become Determined
77
There Is More Joy in Knowledge
91
Become Receptive
113
Doing a Lot with a Little Helps
139
Become Imaginative
157
Become Inclusive
165
Become Inventive
177
The Mechanics of the Anywhere Leader
187
A Job for an Anywhere Leader?
201
Restructure Your Life for Transportability
217
Acknowledgments
231

Become Perceptive
123

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About the author (2011)

MIKE THOMPSON is founder and CEO of SVI, a leading organizational development company whose clients include Wal-Mart, Mercy Health, Sam's Club, Dillard's, and Tyson. He helps these complex global organizations develop and engage their entire workforce with training programs and events, assessments, and talent development systems. He also helps companies and communities navigate successfully through disruption. Previously he was founder and president of ThompsonMurray, the leader in in-store marketing. He is a regular contributor to industry trade publications.

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