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Seize the competitive advantage by building speed into your leadership DNA It's no secret that the pace of change in business today is unprecedented. Leaders who act quickly and inspire others to do the same are the ones who ultimately win the day. Speed reveals essential leadership qualities you can use to improve speed and ultimately drive organizational effectiveness. The book helps you assess the speed at which you work and make decisions and provides calibration regarding how you 7,000 others in the authors' database. It then gives you tactics for speeding up critical elements of your day and, finally, explains how you can use the eight companion behaviors-including innovation, develop courage, initiate action, and set stretch goals--that help leaders to increase their speed.
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Acknowledgements Part I Need for Speed 1. Speed Matters 2. Your Speedometer 3. Speed Laws 4. Speed Traps 5. Organizational Benefits from Leadership Speed Part II Tactics to Increase Leadership Speed 6. Speeding Up Your Day 7. Accelerate Meetings 8. Modeling Speed Part III The Cross-Training Approach to Increasing Speed 9. Companion Behaviors for Leadership Speed 10. Innovating 11. Exhibiting Strategic Perspective 12. Displaying Courage 13. Setting Stretch Goals 14. Communicating Powerfully 15. Bringing External Focus 16. Taking Initiative 17. Possessing Knowledge and Expertise Conclusion: Speed and the Balanced Life Appendix: Research Methodology Notes Index

About the Author

John H. Zenger is the cofounder and CEO of Zenger Folkman, a professional services firm providing consulting, leadership development programs. Considered a world expert in the field of leadership development, he is also a highly respected and sought after speaker, consultant, and executive coach.Joseph R. Folkman is cofounder and president of Zenger Folkman. He is a respected authority on assessment and change, and an acclaimed keynote speaker at conferences and seminars the world over.

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