If you like Unstoppable You, you will also like these books by Pat McLagan.
Executives and others who have formal authority may be responsible for articulating strategies and changing directions and making high level resource tradeoffs, but it’s what everybody does that creates the real future.
This book explores the change manager part of Unstoppable YOU. It counteracts the myth of powerlessness, calling you to update your beliefs about change, to live a work life that matters, and to manage yourself as partners in your own, others, and your organizations’ success.
“… an insightful blend of wisdom, principles, examples and humor, as well as many ‘how-tos’ when it comes to dealing with the inevitable; change!” -Dr. Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.
Honest, timely, respectful communication across levels and other boundaries is vitally important in today’s changing world of work. It is an important skill for you as a 4.0 learner who is often learning with others. Yet, it is difficult for people, regardless of position, to listen to others’ views, say what they think, and deal with difficult interpersonal situations when they occur.
On-the-Level’s tried and true perspective and methods have helped over 100,000 people improve results and enhance relationships by combining directness, respect, shared responsibility, and purpose in their important communications – with peers, customers, and people with both more and less formal power and authority.
“With incorporation of the concepts presented in On-the-Level, we can conquer the real problem-poor communication between employee and supervisor. The book presents, in a fun and easy-to-read style, the sensitive “how-to” in becoming an effective partner in all aspects of performance communication.” Scientific American
We’d like to think that leadership is a rational process – something that can be taught behaviorally and conceptually – according to a formula. But once power differences enter the picture, all bets on rational solutions are off. Actual and perceived power differences affect how everybody behaves, often replacing important and even shared goals of the business with defensive and self-optimizing maneuvers by leaders and those on their teams. In psychological terms, the SHADOW is a constant factor when power is involved!
This book is for those who are or want to be in a formal leadership role, aspire to be great and respected leaders, and are willing to face into the darker aspects of power–its temptations and misperceptions. Readers will be energized to use their position power for greater institutional performance, personal development, and legacy.
“The Shadow Side of Power is just plain great story-telling – the kind that draws you in, stirs your passions, sustains your interest, teaches meaningful lessons, and leaves you both gratified and wanting more” Jim Kouzes, co-author of the bestselling, The Leadership Challenge-