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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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Bonus Chapters

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
…and more!

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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

Buy the book from:

Amazon

Barnes and Noble

Books-A-Million

Wiley

Amazon Kindle

Google Playstore

iTunes

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Endorsements for Your First Leadership Job
Heather Reynolds
Heather ReynoldsFirst Commonwealth Bank
“I recently moved into an assistant branch manager role. Although I had some leadership experience, I found the tips and tools in this book to be tremendously helpful. They were my safety blanket to ensure that I got off on the right foot with my team and my manager. This book is a must-read for anyone who was recently promoted and wants to hit the ground running.
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.”
David R. MacDonald, Ph.D., APA, SIOP
David R. MacDonald, Ph.D., APA, SIOPHaworth College of Business, Western Michigan University
“In leading, as in so many other disciplines, small changes can result in astonishing impacts. By saying the wrong thing, a leader can crush the ambition of a team member. Conversely, by saying the right thing in the right way, a leader can lift the spirits and performance of a team to unexpected heights. Your First Leadership Job offers tools and techniques for interacting with others in a way that helps them deliver their best performance while enjoying a ton of fulfillment in having done so.”
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