12 Steps For Courageous Leadership

Start your Journey now!

by M. W. Kublin with J. Mayer-Rodriguez



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/28/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 84
ISBN : 9781456719371
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 84
ISBN : 9781456719388

About the Book

It’s not easy being a leader. It takes courage and commitment, the willingness to step out of our comfort zone, the need to readily adapt to change, and the obligation to develop our skill set and the skills within our organization. To some this is fearful. Dealing with the unknown or facing a known weakness creates discomfort. Another way to look at it is that courage and commitment are required to become a stronger leader. Embracing both the fear and courage emotions we feel can actually be inspirational! After observing many leaders who have come through PeopleTek programs, we noticed that the ones who are successful both in life and work have a specific set of characteristics and behaviors. Living your life with courage is how it all begins! Courage is the single most important attribute any leader must have in order to be effective and successful. We call this “CourageAbility”™. CourageAbility is the ability to live both your dreams and professional life the way you want, while achieving your goals and exceeding in your life’s ambitions and objectives. It is taking and empowering yourself and others to go where you or they have never gone before. The 12 CourageAbility factors include: 1. Passion - Having and living your dream. 2. Documenting your goals. 3. Committing to your goals. 4. Understanding your strengths and the strengths of others. 5. Communicating with confidence and clarity. 6. Understanding and managing conflict with a purpose. 7. Developing others. 8. Delegating. 9. Developing a skill. 10. Remaining controlled. 11. Rewarding and recognizing. 12. Succeeding and learning from failure. A CourageAbility self assessment is provided; identify your high and low scores and determine how closely your behaviors align with your beliefs!

About the Author

Michael W. Kublin is the founder and President of PeopleTek, a training, development, and coaching company created in 1996 for leaders, teams and organizations that have a real need and desire for growth and change. Mike developed The Leadership Journey and Team Leadership Journey programs which are multi session programs that enable leaders and their teams to be more effective by identifying and implementing newly discovered practices. Leaders learn how to improve their decisions for growth, waste elimination, and more effective internal and external customer service habits. Understanding these new practices enables leaders to build more effective teams, and successfully attract, hire, train and retain team members to support one another and achieve common goals. A recent CEO said “PeopleTek has transformed our organization from being reactive to proactive”. He told me that without the program he is sure they would not have grown or maybe even survived. Prior to PeopleTek, Mike worked in various leadership positions with American Express and Electronic Data Systems. Michael graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida and received his Masters Degree in Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University. Jan Mayer-Rodriguez is editor-in-chief for PeopleTek's weekly leadership tip, and assists with developing and enhancing business relationships with PeopleTek's customer base. She also monitors customer relations and identifies developmental opportunities for organizations and individuals. Jan had a 27 year career with American Express with positions spanning Customer Relations, Client Support, Project Management, Quality Control, and Six Sigma. This multi faceted focus on leadership included improving internal/external customer and employee satisfaction levels, delivering superior products, and building effective cross team behaviors. Born and raised in Michigan, Jan graduated from Eastern Michigan University with Bachelor of Science degrees in Criminal Justice and Sociology.