The Leader's Pocket Guide
101 Indispensable Tools, Tips, and Techniques for Any Situation
Author: John Baldoni
Pub Date: November 2012
Print Edition: $19.95
Print ISBN: 9780814432310
Page Count: 224
e-Book ISBN: 9780814432327
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“When we are no longer able to change a situation,
we are challenged to change ourselves.”
FOR SOME TIME READERS HAVE BEEN ASKING ME if I would
consider putting my thoughts on coaching in book form. While
the idea has always intrigued me, I wanted the opportunity to
do more than collect advice. I have taken the time to read and
sift through well over a hundred articles and pieces I have
written and distilled them into single-thought concepts that
are designed to help leaders both emerging and veteran find
insight, comfort, and inspiration.
The Leader’s Pocket Guide reflects the issues that develop
in the careers and lives of executives, and the short, to-the-
point ideas followed by self-reflection mimic what I do in my
leadership consulting. Interwoven into these ideas is a rich
texture of practical and tactical advice.
Experienced leaders will find surprises that will stimulate
them to think about issues differently and refine their leadership
capabilities. New leaders will likely find this book to be
fresh and lively. I hope so, but I would also remind them that
those in leadership positions know far more than they give
themselves credit for, and therefore this book will also provide
the reassurance they are seeking.
Augmenting this book is some up-to-date research
focused on the role of leaders and the expectations that fol-
lowers have for them. Recall the words of Theodor Geisel,
who as Dr. Seuss wrote, “Today is your day! Your mountain is
waiting. So . . . get on your way.”
Enjoy the book and lead on!
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