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Your First Leadership Job

What’s different about this leadership book?

“…the most practical, detailed, and truly useful [leadership book] I’ve seen in a long, long time.”

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“...the first well-researched book I’ve read that got me asking the important questions for how to become better.”

“…a must-read for any newly promoted people manager…”

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Your First Leadership Job

How Catalyst Leaders Bring Out the Best in Others

Congratulations! You’re now in charge. Perhaps it’s your first time as a leader, or maybe you want to fine-tune your skills. Either way, you’ve begun one of the most rewarding chapters of your career. spacerBut, like many beginnings, the first few years can be challenging. Fortunately, you don’t have to tackle this challenge on your own.

How can you become the very best first-time leader? [Read more]

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Change: It’s about the People
Innovation: Be Prepared to Fail Early and Often
Your Next Career Move and Next Adventure

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New Leader Checklist
Personal and Practical Needs
Discussion Planner
Energy Magnets
Strategy Execution Tool
Ways to Recognize Individuals
Interaction Skills Simulation
Video on Delegating
Networking Skills Self-Assessment
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What’s different about this leadership book?

“…the most practical, detailed, and truly useful [leadership book] I’ve seen in a long, long time.”

“…a clear, detailed blueprint to being successful.”

“...the first well-researched book I’ve read that got me asking the important questions for how to become better.”

“…a must-read for any newly promoted people manager…”

“…a valuable and practical resource for any aspiring leader.”

Read the full endorsements

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Barnes and Noble

Books-A-Million

Wiley

Amazon Kindle

Google Playstore

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Endorsements for Your First Leadership Job
J. Scott Boston
J. Scott BostonVice President, Human Resources, Kimberly-Clark
“We've done the research—leaders who build the critical skills and behaviors mentioned in this book succeed far beyond those who do not. First-time leaders who heed this advice show much greater competence and confidence and get better results through others.”
Ester Martinez
Ester MartinezCEO and Editor-in-Chief, People Matters
“Leaders are made by hard work and determination—the price one pays to be able to make a difference to people and society. Like all big goals, it starts with one single step. Your First Leadership Job is that one first step for you and builds the foundation of global leadership.
Tony Bingham
Tony BinghamPresident & CEO, Association for Talent Development (formerly ASTD)
“No one ever sets out to be a poor leader. But it’s that first leadership role that often sets the trajectory for how successful a leader will be. The authors have delivered a book, backed by excellent DDI research, that is packed with insights and actionable steps. It’s a must-read for those who are transitioning into a leadership role and who are committed to achieving excellence.”
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