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Power Verbs for Managers and Executives: Hundreds of Verbs and Phrases to Communicate More Dynamically and Effectively

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Power Verbs for Managers and Executives: Hundreds of Verbs and Phrases to Communicate More Dynamically and Effectively


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Use power verbs to make all your leadership and management communications more dynamic, impactful, and memorable – and get the results you want! 

  • Master the words and phrases that will help you build outstanding teams, achieve exceptional performance, and help your colleagues and subordinates meet their full potential
  • Concise, easy-to-use, and packed with examples anyone can use
  • An indispensable resource for every executive, manager, or professional in any organization – regardless of its size, industry, or goals


  • Copyright 2013
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-315880-2
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-315880-9

all your leadership communications...
at every level, in every encounter

The right verbs
 •  help you build outstanding teams
 •  achieve stunning performance
 •  exude passion and confidence that make others want to follow

Grab the right verb and use it the right way to:
Drive home your message, whatever it is
Energize teams and workforces
Promote collaboration to maximize performance
Catalyze change at every level

Jam-packed with examples drawing on thousands of years of storytelling, literature, and experience
Indispensable for everyone who intends to be a truly great leader 

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Power Verbs for Managers and Executives: The Technology and Power of Language

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Table of Contents

Introduction     1
Chapter 1 The Technology and Power of Language     3
Let’s Take a Moment and Think about Language       What Is the Special Significance of Language?     6
The Power of Words     7
Using Words in Special Ways     11
The Impact of Power Verbs     12
Chapter 2 The Connection Between Communications and Success in Leadership and Management     15
Verb Forms     17
Chapter 3 How to Use This Book     21
Leadership Styles    22
Visionary     22
Coaching     22
Affiliative     22
Democratic     23
Commanding     23
Additional Support for You     23
Chapter 4 Power Verbs for Managers and Executives     27
Sources     237
Index     247


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