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by Richard S. Deems Ph.D.,Terri A. Deems Ph.D.

Download Leading in Tough Times: The Manager's Guide to Responsibility, Trust and Motivation eBook
ISBN:
0874257220
Author:
Richard S. Deems Ph.D.,Terri A. Deems Ph.D.
Category:
Management & Leadership
Language:
English
Publisher:
HRD Press, Inc. (March 6, 2015)
Pages:
200 pages
EPUB book:
1286 kb
FB2 book:
1123 kb
DJVU:
1990 kb
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Rating:
4.9
Votes:
514


It's a robust compilation of best thinking on how to keep employees engaged while going through the turmoil of change. More times than not, empowerment is just another buzzword and has little to do with fundamental change in the division of power, profits, and authority.

Richard S. Deems, P. is a nationally recognized expert on organizational change and leadership who has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Federal Times, Executive Excellence and Sporting News. He is founder and president of Deems Associates, In. and its subsidiary, WorkLife Design.

1 online resource (x, 181 pages) : Leading in Tough Times: Responsibility, Trust and Motivation is full of advice and tips for any manager, supervisor or team leader who must keep employees productive and engaged during difficult times. Whether it's a layoff, economic downturn, bankruptcy or other period of change, this book provides specific actions for leading in ways that show people you are really "there" with them.

Leading in Tough Times book. Leading in Tough Times: The Manager's Guide to Responsibility, Trust and Motivation. by. Richard S. Deems. 00 pages of stories and activities for managers on how to motivate, take responsibility, and engender trust in difficult circumstances.

With Leading in Tough Times: The Manager's Guide to Responsibility, Trust, and Motivation, managers facing tough times learn the principles for leading their teams through even the most challenging storms. More than just theory, this in depth guide gives you the steps to be an authentic and genuine leader by acting with character. You will learn to embrace change and empower your employees to do their best despite the circumstances. You will find comfort in the examples of how others have faced and dealt with difficult times.

00 pages of stories and activities for managers on how to motivate, take responsibility, and engender trust in difficult circumstances. Leading in Tough Times: Responsibility, Trust and Motivation is full of advice and tips for any manager, supervisor or team leader who must keep employees productive and engaged during difficult times.

Leading in Tough Times: Responsibility, Trust and Motivation is full of advice and tips for any . Chapter 13: How Do I Motivate People in Tough Times?

Leading in Tough Times: Responsibility, Trust and Motivation is full of advice and tips for any manager, supervisor or team leader who must keep employees productive and engaged during difficult times. Section one presents seven principles that guide the actions of people who have excelled during difficult times. Chapter 13: How Do I Motivate People in Tough Times?

Leading in Tough Times : The Manager's Guide to Responsibility, Trust and Motivation.

Leading in Tough Times : The Manager's Guide to Responsibility, Trust and Motivation.

Leading in Tough Times: Responsibility, Trust and Motivation is full of advice and tips for any manager, supervisor or team leader who must keep employees productive and engaged during difficult times. The authors ? nationally recognized experts on the subject ? focus on three key areas: Leading with responsibility, keeping trust and providing motivation in the midst of change.

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00 pages of stories and activities for managers on how to motivate, take responsibility, and engender trust in difficult circumstances. Leading in Tough Times: Responsibility, Trust and Motivation is full of advice and tips for any manager, supervisor or team leader who must keep employees productive and engaged during difficult times. Whether it's a layoff, economic downturn, bankruptcy or other period of change, this book provides specific actions for leading in ways that show people you are really "there" with them.
  • Skillet
The power of Leading in Tough Times comes from using it as an operating manual for business leaders going through restructurings, transitions, downsizings, organizational changes (and which ones aren't). It's a robust compilation of best thinking on how to keep employees engaged while going through the turmoil of change. The beauty of it is that it isn't about using gimmicks, gadgets, or smoke and mirrors; it's all about challenging leaders to apply authentic, principled, high-value, practical approaches.
The authors (father and daughter) pitch some compelling hardballs to consider early on, "Suppose it's not your job to motivate - that you'll cease using your approval and possibility of advancement as a carrot for certain performance. All carrots will be banned, in fact. Suppose that people are naturally motivated to work toward a meaningful, common vision. When we fail to see motivated people, our questions would have to change from 'How do I motivate them?' to 'What is getting in the way of their motivation?' This changes the conversation considerably."
And that empowerment thing: "There is a lot of talk in organizations about empowerment. But that's mostly all we get - the talk. More times than not, empowerment is just another buzzword and has little to do with fundamental change in the division of power, profits, and authority. And yet, we know that if our organizations are to truly thrive during tough times, we absolutely must help people to feel powerful in a real way. Give people the control and influence necessary to do whatever it takes to get the job done. Increase their power by helping them build their skills and knowledge, and by making sure they have the resources they need to be successful. Make them creators of their own destiny."
I like those ideas.
Actually, every idea the authors offer makes sense, great sense, great common sense. In fact, that's why I rated it only a four instead of a five. It was so pragmatic I didn't discover any profound new insights that would pull the trigger on that five for me. But, I shouldn't expect that from a book written in a manual-mold. (Maybe the authors and publisher will get more delight knowing I bought a copy of the book for each one of my managers, my boss, and my boss' boss.)
This is a book that needs to be imbedded into the Philosophies, Strategies, and Ethics for Leaders section in every Company Operating Manual. It provides substantial coaching on how to energize and engage the workforce. And it guides leaders on ethics, vision, mindfulness, and effective communication. All advice intended for managing during change and tough times. In reality, it's great advice for always.
  • Zamo
I thought this was a great book for any business that may be going through tough times and trying to keep their employees motivated. It has some great approaches and ideas on how to make it through the tough times while staying positive.