Seven Secrets of Inspired Leaders

How to Achieve the Extraordinary...By Leaders Who Have Been There and Done It

by Phil Dourado & Dr. Phil Blackburn

In todays business climate where the pace is fast, markets highly competitive and individuals at all levels are encouraged to participate in decision making processes, traditional ways of leadership have become obsolete.

In response to these dramatic changes, Seven Secrets of Inspired Leaders, draws upon insights of prolific and innovative business leaders and discusses how these fresh ideas can be adopted to maximize productivity and profitability. Regardless of what area of business you are in, this book offers practical advice and insight into how to extrapolate and develop potential, motivate, and align your organization to achieve success.

Extraordinary leaders share innovative ideas for achieving extraordinary results. In the face of dramatic change, traditional forms of leadership have become obsolete. Phil Blackburn–cofounder of the Inspired Leaders Network–and business writer Phil Dourado distil the insights of innovative business leaders on their new responses to today′s challenges. They show readers how to develop trust and build relationships; create a "Thank God It′s Monday!" work culture; focus on distinction rather than competition; deliver a superior customer experience; and lead effectively through change. Full of fresh ideas and practical advice, Seven Secrets of Inspired Leaders will help leaders motivate and align any organization to achieve success.

What people say about Seven Secrets of Inspired Leaders

"These guys really are the best at what they do: homing in on inspired leaders and coaxing them into sharing how they achieve extraordinary results. Sit up and take notice: There′s some powerful mojo at work in this book. And it′s a cracking read, too." Simon Woodroffe, founder, YO! Sushi and a growing empire of YO

"Business has the power to change the world for the better. But we urgently need more maverick leaders to shake up complacent practices. ‘Seven Secrets...’ is for maverick leaders who want to shake things up. It’s an inspiring read." Dame Anita Roddick, Founder of The Body Shop

"This book is not just for reading; it′s for living by, thinking by and doing by – it′s not for the faint of heart; it’s for those who are prepared to lead." Rene Carayol, co–author, Corporate Voodoo

"A useful and readable account of how some extraordinary business leaders operate outside ′leadership as usual′". Warren Bennis, Distinguished Professor of Management, University of Southern California, author of On Becoming A Leader and Geeks and Geezers

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