You Don’t Need a Title to be a Leader speaks to leaders at every level, both those with and without titles. The book focuses on six things that all leaders do to make a positive difference. If you want to learn how to lead, or you a leader looking for ways to lead better or teach others to lead, this book is for you.
This book will help open your eyes to the potential of leadership. As you understand leadership with a “little l,” you see there are small things each of us can do every day to positively influence out customers, colleagues, friends, and communities. True leadership isn’t about power over people; it is about power with people. This is a little book about a big idea, and that is how anyone regardless of title or lack thereof can make a positive difference. That means:
- Acting with power and purpose, rather than acting bogged down by mindless activity.
- Moving from simply interacting to relating by caring about others.
- Focusing on the success of those around you rather than just your personal achievements.
- Looking for opportunities to solve problems and create value.
- Drawing on the power of shared values.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mark Sanborn, CSP, CPAE, is president of Sanborn & Associates, Inc., an idea studio dedicated to developing leaders in business and in life. Mark is an international bestselling author and noted expert on leadership, team building, customer service and change.
Mark Sanborn graduated cum laude from The Ohio State University. In addition to his work as a business educator and author, Mark continues to be an active leadership practitioner, including having served as the president of the National Speakers Association.
Mark holds the Certified Speaking Professional designation from the National Speakers Association (NSA) and is a member of the Speaker Hall of Fame. He was honored with the Cavett Award, the highest honor the NSA bestows on its members, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the speaking profession. Mark is also a member of the exclusive Speakers Roundtable, made up of 20 of the top speakers in America.
“Everyone of us have the power to shape our lives and influence the lives of others. In this short, powerful book by Mark Sanborn, you’ll discover how.”
“If you want to learn to lead — or lead better — read this book.”
“I love writers who make leadership an active principle!! Even the title, You Don’t Need a Title to be a Leader, tells us to take charge by our actions. Mark Sanborn lets you know that leading involves you DOING something. You gotta read this one.”
“Using his master skills in story-telling, Mark Sanborn enables us all to see that at the heart of it leadership is really about ordinary people achieving extraordinary things.”
“Read this book if you want to lead a better life, lead an organization, or lead the way.”
“Mark Sanborn has done it again! This time leadership is his focus and he has delivered a powerful little book that must be on every leader’s desk.”
- You Don’t Need a Title Training Case Study: Read about the positive impact that You Don’t Need a Title had on one company’s leadership development program.
- You Don’t Need a Title Impact Model: A summary of the book’s key principles
- Executive Summary
- A Worksheet for Those Who D.A.R.E. to Lead
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- Read Mark Sanborn’s Blog
- You Don’t Need A Title To Be A Leader DVD Training Program
BUY THE BOOK
In You Don’t Need a Title to Be a Leader, Mark Sanborn, the author of the national bestseller The Fred Factor, shows how each of us can be a leader in our daily lives and make a positive difference, whatever our title or position.
Through the stories of a number of unsung heroes, Sanborn reveals the keys each one of us can use to improve our organizations and enhance our careers.
Genuine leadership – leadership with a “little l”, as he puts it, is not conferred by a title, or limited to the executive suite. Rather, it is shown through our everyday actions and the way we influence the lives of those around us.