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Leadership Changes the World: Make Change Your New Year’s Resolution
Leadership is a profoundly human endeavor: Helping yourself and others grow. How will you use your leadership skills to make change in 2016?
Posted: 1/8/2016 by Tacy Byham, Ph.D.

Why Emoticons Are Killing Emotion
There are no short-cuts to building the skills to say exactly the right thing at the right time. The reliance on emoticons can hurt this.
Posted: 11/20/2015 by Tacy Byham, Ph.D.

Leadership Conversations: A Lost Art
Have we lost the true art of conversations, especially in leadership roles?
Posted: 10/30/2015 by Rich Wellins, Ph.D.

Why You Need an Authentic Leadership Brand
Authenticity in first-time leaders is important for their success right out of the gate.
Posted: 9/30/2015 by Tacy Byham, Ph.D.

Stepping Up or Falling Off: First-Time Leadership Transitions
Stepping up from one level of leadership to the next turns out not to be so easy. Learn what organizations can do to help.
Posted: 9/16/2015 by Rich Wellins, Ph.D.

7 Toxic Employee Types—And What You Can Do About Them
Four broad lessons that apply to addressing difficult employees.
Posted: 9/1/2015 by Rich Wellins, Ph.D.

Your New Job: The Catalyst Leader
Leaders in transition need to come up to speed quickly, requiring a mind-set shift and a specific set of leadership behaviors.
Posted: 7/14/2015 by Tacy Byham, Ph.D.

The Most Important Career Decision of Your Life: Stepping Up to Leadership
Becoming a leader is one of the most difficult personal and career choices one will ever make. It should be made with the same thoughtfulness as any key life decision.
Posted: 6/17/2015 by Rich Wellins, Ph.D.

Survive and Thrive in Your First Leadership Job
Becoming a catalyst leader is hard work. It doesn’t happen overnight. Learn how to become a catalyst leader in Your First Leadership Job.
Posted: 5/11/2015 by Tacy Byham, Ph.D.

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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

Tools

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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Amazon

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Books-A-Million

Wiley

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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.”
Elke Thamm
Elke ThammGroup Head of Talent, FTSE 50 Organisation
“A comprehensive and practical guide for anyone who is taking on their first leadership role, complete with tailored advice for women stepping into leadership. A must-read for any newly promoted people manager and a great best practise guide for all experienced people managers who are committed to lifelong learning.”
Laurie Weingart
Laurie WeingartSenior Associate Dean of Education, Carnegie Mellon Tepper School of Business
“This book perfectly highlights the skills we know 21st-century MBAs need post-graduation that they don't necessarily learn in b-school. It’s an excellent resource for any new MBA looking to transition from individual contributor to an effective and influential frontline leader.”
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