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 tumultuous business climate has created an urgent need for a new type of business leader: one who can land in any environment, under any set of conditions, and find a way to fit in and succeed. Meet the Anywhere Leader- a highly adaptable manager or business owner with a set of key traits that enables him to quickly adjust to changing priorities, new directions, and unfamiliar terrain. He thrives in turbulent times because he ́s open to new concepts, passionate about progress, and resourceful with the tools and talent that are available. Of course, it ́s a lot easier to describe that person than to find him or her. That ́s where this book comes in - it provides an actionable blueprint to help anyone become an Anywhere Leader. Built around a model of three key traits that empower managers to adapt quickly to new circumstances (driven by progress, resourceful, sensationally curious) and written in an easy, accessible voice, the book examines each trait in detail, and shows readers exactly how to acquire and use them. It answers the burning questions of the current economy: How do you do more with less? How do you create initiatives that are inspiring and sustainable? How do you work across corporate cultures, geographical boundaries, and generation gaps? How do you motivate others and leverage relationships? How do you see beyond your traditional role, and take the necessary risks to move forward?

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The Anywhere Leader
The Anywhere Leader Advantage
Motive Differentiates the Anywhere
Become Discerning
Become Daring
Become Determined
There Is More Joy in Knowledge
Become Receptive
Doing a Lot with a Little Helps
Become Imaginative
Become Inclusive
Become Inventive
The Mechanics of the Anywhere Leader
A Job for an Anywhere Leader?
Restructure Your Life for Transportability

Become Perceptive

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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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