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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.”

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

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Your First Leadership Job

Tacy M. Byham, Ph.D., is the CEO of Development Dimensions International (DDI). Tacy has worked with dozens of global organizations, creating custom solutions to improve their leaders’ performance. spacer She believes that better leadership is not only about the workplace, but also about better communities and, ultimately, a better world.

spacerRichard S. Wellins, Ph.D., is a global expert in leadership development. Your First Leadership Job is Rich’s fifth book on talent management, including the best-seller, Empowered Teams. His research has been featured in Fortune, Business Week, CNBC, NPR, BBC, and Forbes.

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Change: It’s about the People
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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.”

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Endorsements for Your First Leadership Job
Rebecca L. Ray, Ph.D.
Rebecca L. Ray, Ph.D.Executive Vice President, Knowledge Organization, Human Capital Practice Lead, The Conference Board
“Few career transitions are as difficult as becoming a first-time leader; few books provide such a clear, detailed blueprint to being successful. Rich and Tacy have distilled decades of wisdom in an effort to make great leaders less rare.”
Linda Aldred
Linda AldredSenior Vice President, Texas Children's Hospital
“Leadership is work. It takes commitment and courage. The building blocks in Your First Leadership Job are a great launch pad for leaders. Then, you practice, fine-tune, and never stop working on it.”
Debbie McGrath
Debbie McGrathChief Instigator, HR.com
“This is the first book I have read that offers a practical guide to your first days in management with real-life examples, practical tips, and exercises to help the first-time manager succeed. A must-read for the new manager.”
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