Reality-Based Leadership by Cy Wakeman
Ditch the Drama, Restore Sanity to the Workplace, and Turn Excuses into Results

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Leadership strategies grounded in reality and focused on results

Recent polls show that 71% of workers think about quitting their jobs every day. 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. 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-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 othersDiffuse 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.


About Cy Wakeman

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Cy Wakeman (Omaha, Nebraska) is a dynamic, well-respected national keynote speaker, workshop facilitator, author, and trainer. Her background combines four successful business start-ups with 18 years working and consulting in manufacturing, banking, government, high-tech and healthcare. Cy has honed her Reality-Based Leadership philosophy as a consultant to top executives and organizations seeking to thrive in difficult times. She is a sought-after conference headliner, delivering over 150 keynote programs annually, and holds Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation from the National Speakers' Association, placing her within the top 3% of speakers worldwide in ability, income, platform, and audience review. She reaches an average combined annual audience of 450,000 and spends 250 days a year speaking and consulting. She will be the recipient of the 2012 Outstanding Leadership Award from the World HRD Congress in Mumbai.
Published August 13, 2010 by Jossey-Bass. 185 pages
Genres: Business & Economics. Non-fiction

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