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PODCAST: Robert C. McMillan Discusses His New Book Next Gen Leader

Posted by Hopeton on May 9, 2014

thCAFY0BB3Leadership transformationalist and award-winning author Robert C.  McMillan discussed his leadership strategies from his book The Next Gen Leader on the April 28 edition of Economic Perspectives.  To listen to the interview click here: Robert McMillan Economic Perspectives Interview.


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Book Review – The Inspiring Leader: Unlocking the Secrets of How Extraordinary Leaders Motivate

Posted by Hopeton on August 14, 2010

By Elizabeth A. Bert

In today’s tough economic environment, organizations are being tasked to do more, at turbo warped speed, with depleted resources and stressed employees.  Combined with the unknown future, how do businesses keep employees focused and working on the right things at their full potential?  Performance thought-leaders John Zenger, Joseph Folkman and Scott Edinger believe they have uncovered the “secret sauce” to achieve business results.

Within the author’s latest book, “The Inspiring Leader: Unlocking the Secrets of How Extraordinary Leaders Motivate”, they have impressively answered the question. Through an extensive study with over 20,000 managers, empirical data revealed that leaders who possessed the  ability to motivate outperformed all others; clearly supporting the correlation between the ability of leaders to be inspiring and business results.

The most powerful teachable moment for readers is the authors’ decision to address the “pink elephant in the room” being ignored or dismissed in most corporations. The notion that if you want to become more inspirational, you have to become more comfortable with emotions, feelings, and moods.  Too often, leaders overlook the “soft” side of business, and their subordinates, departments, and organi­zations suffer because of it.

As more leaders in this disruptive business environment focus on generating results, this book explains how and why leaders should in­spire others to help them achieve those results. This is an informative handbook chock-full of real-world experiences. . It discusses the seven behaviors exhibited by the most successful leaders plus practical advice and specific actions to help leaders develop strategies and concepts used by the world’s greatest leaders to motivate and inspire teams to greatness. To this end, I will add this book to my leadership tool-chest and plan to add it to my recommended reading list for my clients.

Elizabeth A. Bert is a certified professional coach who challenges current thinking and offers new insights to achieve peak productivity, accelerate innovation and boost bottom – line results.

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Executive Coach Will Discuss How to Get Your Mojo on KAZI Book Review February 14

Posted by Hopeton on February 12, 2010

On the February 14 edition of KAZI Book Review, executive coach Marshall Goldsmith will share the ways in which to get—and keep—our Mojo. Goldsmith is the author of Mojo: How to Get It, How to Keep It, How to Get It Back if You Lose It. The interview will be broadcast live 12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m. central time on KAZI 88.7 FM and online at

According to Goldsmith “Mojo is the moment when we do something that’s purposeful, powerful, and positive and the rest of the world recognizes it. This book is about that moment—and how we can create it in our lives, maintain it, and recapture it when we need it.

Our professional and personal Mojo is impacted by four key factors: identity (who do you think you are?), achievement (what have you done lately?), reputation (who do other people think you are—and what have you’ve done lately?), and acceptance (what can you change—and when do you need to just “let it go”?). Goldsmith outlines the positive actions leaders must take, with their teams or themselves, to initiate winning streaks and keep them coming.

Goldsmith is widely recognized as the world’s leading authority in helping successful leaders achieve positive, lasting change in behavior: for themselves, their people, and their teams. In November 2009, he was named by The (London) Times and Forbes as one of the fifteen most influential business thinkers in the world. The American Management Association has listed Dr. Goldsmith as one of the fifty great thinkers and leaders who have influenced the field of management over the past eighty years. He is one of a select few executive advisors and coaches who have been asked to work with over 100 major CEOs and their management teams.

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