From the Inside Flap
A brief glance at the newspapers proves theres no shortage of villains among the business elite, but you have to look a little deeper to find the heroes. In this enlightening guide, renowned leadership coach Keith Harrell highlights the twenty-one principles that make up what he calls "The Attitude of Leadership," and profiles twenty-one successful business leaders who exemplify those principles.
Because they lead by example and practice what they preach, these leaders are universally respected by their peers and revered by their employees. The Attitude of Leadership shows you how to emulate their success; it examines their best practices, helps you measure your own effectiveness as a leader, and provides practical guidance on applying these principles in your workplace.
But "the Attitude" isnt limited to CEOs; it works for anyone and everyone in any and every leadership positiondepartment heads, team leaders, and corporate directors alike. It works because commitment to a goal is contagious and because the fundamental principles of great leadershiphonesty, integrity, dedication, and accountabilityare the ultimate motivators. Leaders who possess and display those qualities dont have to command or cajole their team members, they inspire hard work and dedication just by doing what they do best.
What youll find in The Attitude of Leadership isnt a bunch of academic theories or hot new leadership techniques, just timeless principles that anyone can use to become a more effective leader. Hardly abstract, these principles are based on the real experience of successful, inspirational, and motivational business leaders who make tough decisions every single day. But the book doesnt just describe quality leadership, it spurs you into action, helping you grow as a leader and a person. Each chapter offers a principle, explores the thoughts of a business leader who exemplifies that principle, and presents thought-provoking questions that let you start applying that principle immediately.
The Attitude of Leadership holds up a mirror to let you see your own leadership skills; offers inspired advice from other leaders on what works and what doesnt; and helps you improve your ability to positively influence others. Use it to develop your skills as a leader and discover a whole new world of professional and personal fulfillment.
From the Back Cover
"In a cynical world what an inspiration this book isso affirming of every persons capacity and responsibility to lead, to positively influence. Keith Harrell, in a pleasantly readable and shareable bite-sized format, invites us to a mother lode of wisdom and timeless principles through the eyes and lives of proven leaders whove been there, done that. "
Dr. Stephen R. Covey, author
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
"The leadership wisdom captured in this book is bound to be life changing to those who act on the challenges presented by Keith Harrell!"
John C. Maxwell, New York Times bestselling author of The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership
"Keith has written an inspirational book filled with clear messages and pragmatic insights. This book is a valuable guide for anyone who seeks lessons on how to be an effective leader."
Oren Harari, author of the bestselling book The Leadership Secrets of Colin Powell
"Like Keith Harrell himself, this book lifts you up, is an inspirational and a joyful reminder of the most powerful toolattitudeeach one of us possesses to achieve breakthroughs in our results, our lives, and the impact we have on others. The beliefs and values shared by various CEOs and tied to Keiths philosophy are insightful, reassuring, practical, and have found a permanent home on my desk."
Edna Morris, President, Red Lobster
"Leading is an action verb. And now Keith Harrell has added those potent action verbs of taking and keeping to weave an equally potent road map for any and all who do or aspire to lead effectively."
Bob Danzig, former CEO, Hearst Newspapers
author and professional speaker