Straightforward by Pam Iorio
Ways to Live and Lead

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In Straightforward: Ways to Live and Lead, Pam Iorio examines the qualities, traits, characteristics and competencies of the straightforward leader. It is for the individual who is ready to improve his or her leadership abilities and achieve more. Straightforward leadership is distinctly direct, clear, honest, strategic, and respectful. It provides room for compromise and seeks to bring people together instead of dividing them. This brand of leadership is pragmatic, not ideological; solution based and results oriented. It empowers others and recognizes the importance of on-going development, learning and change. Leadership makes and breaks companies, communities, and organizations every day. The difference between the successes and the failures always starts and ends at the top. Today, leaders need a host of new skills and a fresh mindset to drive growth and build sustainable organizations. In her first book since leaving office as mayor of the City of Tampa, Iorio shares her inside perspective to help readers succeed. The book provides a straightforward approach that imparts practical insight, the wisdom from hands on experience, and proven methods to improve any leader's ability to influence, drive change and accelerate progress. Iorio's candid stories, from government, business, and non-profit organizations, as well as from other accomplished leaders, reveal real-world solutions. The lessons she draws are essential for managers and leaders at all levels who want to achieve results and advance their careers. Straightforward is not about theory; it focuses on actionable ways to become a stronger, more effective leader by: • Developing Your Inner Leadership Qualities • Being a Person of Substance • Learning How to Manage Crisis and Cope with Tragedy • Knowing that Change Has Changed • Living a Centered Life

About Pam Iorio

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Pam Iorio, former two-term mayor of Tampa, Florida, has blazed trails, managed crisis, united adversaries, and successfully led the 54th largest city in the United States. She left office with a remarkable 87 percent approval rating. Now she offers her many talents helping organizations build strong and effective leaders. She has held top executive leadership positions where she transformed bureaucracy, advanced unpopular change, and successfully navigated through tough financial times. During her time as mayor, the crime rate in Tampa declined 61.5 percent and financial reserves tripled even during a recession. She has published articles on civil rights and political history and is regularly sourced on national media stories concerning government, leadership, and economic issues. She has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and USA Today, as well as on national broadcast venues including CNN, FOX News, and MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews and the Today show.
Published November 3, 2011 by McG Books. 152 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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