Reality-Based Leadership: Ditch the Drama, Restore Sanity to the Workplace, & Turn Excuses into Results (with Foreward by Larry Winget)

Published by Jossey-Bass - an imprint of Wiley Publishing (2010)


Leadership strategies grounded in reality and focused on results.

Recent Gallup polls show that approximately 70% of workers think about quitting their jobs everyday.

That number would be shocking—if people actually were quitting. Worse, they go to work, punching time clocks and collecting pay checks, while completely checked out emotionally and mentally. In Reality-Based Leadership, expert Fast Company blogger Cy Wakeman reveals how to be the kind of leader who changes the way people think about and perceive their circumstances—one who deals with the facts, clarifies roles, gives clear and direct feedback, and insists that everyone do the same. Reality-Based Leaders quickly recognize and accept the reality of their situation, and efficiently channel their (and others’) energy toward optimizing results. They learn to anticipate changes and capitalize on them as opportunities—without drama or defensiveness.

Filled with dynamic examples, innovative tools, and diagnostic tests, this book shows you how to become a Reality-Based Leader, revealing how to:

 Uncover destructive thought patterns with yourself and others

 Diffuse drama and lead the person in front of you

 Stop managing and start leading, empowering others to focus on facts and think for themselves

Equipped with a facts-based, confident approach, you will free yourself from the frustrations you face at work and transform yourself into a Reality-Based Leader, with the ability to liberate and inspire others.

Cy Wakeman is a dynamic, well-respected national keynote speaker, workshop facilitator and trainer. Her hard-hitting philosophy, Reality-Based LeadershipTM has helped many groups and organizations break through their reasons, stories and excuses to develop innovative solutions to long-standing issues.


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