It is a short overview of leadership that will provide some insight for young managers who are just getting started in the business of leadership. The first book was short and I offered it for free, so I endeavored to keep this one short also. I am offering it for $2.99. I am also offering a free 10% sample. However, for visitors to my web page, I am offering a coupon for a free copy. The coupon is good until May 27, 2013. To use the coupon, enter the code WL23B before completing your purchase. It does not get any better than this.
I know some of you may not be interested in learning about leadership, but, perhaps, you know someone who is--your boss maybe? Feel free to pass along this coupon to whomever you wish. I will also validate your parking ticket.
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I am adding a longer description of the book below:
For young managers placed into leadership positions, the task is a challenge. For many people, the
art of leadership does not come easily. There seems to be much to know and ever more to do. The expectations of the subordinates exceed the expectations of upper management. As an Army officer for twenty-two years and as a manager in healthcare for over fifteen years, I know the challenge. In Leadership for New Managers: Book Two, I try to share some of my experiences with new leaders to help them learn how to handle the challenge. This e-book is the sequel to Leadership for New Manager, which I published in 2012. That e-book was a composite of several articles I wrote for the Association for Facility Engineering (AFE) Journal. I offered that e-book free so help young managers get started on the path of leadership.
In much the same way, Leadership for New Manager: Book Two is an overview of leadership traits and theories. I wanted to provide a short overview from which new leaders can determine the future areas of self-development. I offer it for $2.99. The main value of this e-book is the self-assessment that I developed and attached to the e-book. If new managers use this self-assessment honestly, it will help them determine their weak areas and help them develop a plan of study. This e-book will not solve all the problems that new leaders face, but it will highlight some tools that new leaders may want to learn and use. It will also provide an overview of the different styles of leadership and some of the current theories behind those styles. As new leaders develop their own style of leadership, they should know and understand all the various styles of leadership.
I include chapters on values, beliefs, and motivation. It is important for leaders to learn how to
motivate their follower. That means that leaders must know their follows and what makes them tick--what motivate them. It also provides some self-evaluation for new leaders on what motivates them. This e-book contains the sort of information that I wish someone had given me when I first started leading people.
The e-book discusses climate and culture in a working environment. The world seems to be getting
smaller all the time. As it does, there is a clash of cultures which is not understood by new leaders will cause problems for them. The internet and social media had demonstrated the power of social interaction as well as the pitfalls. The ability to communicate in writing and orally, as well as in the social media is as important as ever. Many leaders make the mistake of not understanding this power and carelessly jeopardize their careers. I devote one whole chapter to written communications and one to oral communications. I also stress the importance of activity listening, sometime we all can improve upon.