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More Power, More Purpose, and More Success for Managers
Have you ever been maligned, misunderstood, downsized, reengineered, reorganized, or even misled? Even in the best organizations, you face brutal competition, non-stop pressure, and relentless change.
Ignited reveals the gathering forces that will offer you unprecedented opportunities to reshape your career and organization. It outlines clear, realistic steps for leveraging your networks and resources to transform your vision into reality, and accomplish powerful goals only you can achieve. This is not another diatribe on leadership or grand strategic vision written by those already at the top: the Jack Welches or Rudy Giulianis who can simply dictate their visions to the organization. Ignited is for those leading from the middle: managers who need real tools to make a real difference. If you’re ready to take back your business, your career, and your life, Ignited is for you.
INTRODUCTION: LIVING IN QUAKE COUNTRY 1
BASE CAMP: THE IGNITED QUIZ 13
Part I GET MORE POWER
1 ACTION WITH TRACTION 19
2 THE MANAGER’S UNIVERSE 39
3 LEADERSHIP IN LIMITED SPACE 57
4 MANAGING YOUR EMOTIONS 79
5 THE DEADLY LACK OF EMPOWERMENT TRAP 97
Part II GET MORE PURPOSE
6 IGNITION POINT 1: THE PROCESS 117
7 IGNITION POINT 2: THE PEOPLE 137
8 IGNITION POINT 3: THE MESSAGE 153
9 IGNITION POINT 4: THE LANDSCAPE 167
10 IGNITION POINT 5: THE STRATEGY 187
11 IGNITON POINT 6: THE STORY 207
12 IGNITION POINT 7: THE SPIRIT 227
Part III GET MORE SUCCESS
13 SELLING FROM THE FULCRUM 247
14 YOUR OWN SENSE OF BALANCE 271