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Leaders Ought to Know: 11 Ground Rules for Common Sense Leadership

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The Ground Rules for Common Sense Leadership

Leaders Ought to Know: 11 Ground Rules for Common Sense Leadership

by Phillip Van Hooser There are just some things every leader ought to know—like how to earn an employee’s respect, how to be truthful, how to make good decisions, how to motivate others—how to be taken seriously as a leader. Leaders Ought to Know: 11 Ground Rules for Common Sense Leadership is a must-read for leaders feeling the pressure to perform. Leaders must also learn to recognize the negative habits and counterproductive behaviors that could otherwise be their undoing. Vetted for real world practicality, Leaders Ought to Know explores eleven ground rules of leadership, including:

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  • How to motivate—not manipulate—to get results.
  • How to understand followers’ expectations and how to exceed them.
  • How to maintain honesty and confidentiality.
  • How to earn the respect of those they lead.
  • How to identify the wants and needs that motivate followers.
  • How to manage fear and control their emotions.

What Readers Are Saying

Joe Calloway

There are lots of books on leadership, but there are precious few true leaders who have the depth of leadership experience and wisdom of Phillip Van Hooser. In Leaders Ought To Know, Phillip shares lessons born of his experience both as a leader and as a trusted advisor to leaders for over twenty-five years. I don’t recommend books lightly, and I absolutely recommend Leaders Ought To Know as a must-read for any leader or those who aspire to be leaders.

Joe Calloway Author of Be the Best at What Matters Most

Al Borowski, MEd, CSP

As with Phil’s other books, readers can expect three characteristics that make his writing interesting, valuable, and timeless. These three elements are common sense, consistent voice, and wisdom from experience and observation. Phillip Van Hooser has defined leadership, not in terms of Power, Status, or Money, but in terms of Character, Vision, and Action. This book should not simply be added to your library; it should be studied until you not only “know” the rules but live them.”

Al Borowski, MEd, CSP

Randy Pennington

When I read a business book, I hope for one or two new ideas or to be reminded of a few things I need to do differently. Leaders Ought to Know gave me that in the first ten minutes. Phil Van Hooser has made a career of providing practical solutions to the real-world problems leaders face. This is an excellent book for first time leaders because it starts them off on the right foot. And, it is an excellent book for experienced leaders because it reminds them of ideas that they know work but may have been forgotten.

Randy Pennington Author, Results Rule! and Make Change Work

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