Fierce Leadership: A Bold Alternative to the Worst "Best" Practices of Business Today

By Susan Scott

From the writer of the acclaimed publication Fierce Conversations comes the antidote to a few of the main wrongheaded practices of commercial today.

· “Provide nameless feedback.”
· “Hire clever people.”
· “Hold humans accountable.”
These are all sound, enterprise practices, correct? now not so quickly, says management visionary and bestselling writer Susan Scott. in truth, those mantras — regardless of being long-accepted and followed by means of enterprise leaders in all places — are thoroughly wrongheaded. Worse, they're costing businesses billions of greenbacks, using away beneficial staff and ecocnomic consumers, proscribing functionality, and stalling careers. but they're so deeply ingrained in organizational cultures that nobody has wondered them. previously.

In Fierce Leadership, Scott teaches us tips on how to spot the worst “best” practices in our corporations utilizing a method she calls “squid eye”–the skill to work out the “tells” or symptoms that we have got fallen prey to disastrous behaviors through understanding what to seem for. simply then, she says, will we follow the antidote..

Informed by means of over a decade of conversations with Fortune 500 executives, this booklet is that antidote. With fierce new methods to every little thing from worker suggestions to company variety to buyer relatives, Scott bargains clean and excellent possible choices to 6 of the so-called “best” practices permeating today’s companies. This refreshingly candid e-book is a must-read for any supervisor or chief at any point who's able to take an extended demanding examine what hassle could be lurking of their association - and take care of it.

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