Wake Up!: Inspiring and Challenging Strategies on What It Takes to Be a No-Compromise Leader
Strategies Publishing Group, Inc.
Publication date: April 2012
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)
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Leaders ù human as they are ù are subject to numerous foibles and are continually a work-in-progress. Neil strives to spur leaders to ever-improving levels of communication, accountability, profitable growth ù what is needed to succeed in boon times and down economies.We call this collection the best-of-the-best, although that might be a misnomer. It is more precisely a better-than-the-best compendium. We worked to truly make Wake Up! a timeless resource. Wake Up! Is more than a cup of Joe ù it is an in-your-face double shot of espresso.Wake Up! is not the type of book that youÆll read start to finish like a tense crime novel. YouÆll pick and choose what columns speak to you in any given moment. DonÆt worry about reading the chapters in order. This is a case where itÆs most assuredly ôall good.öAt times you may meet a topic with resistance and defense. You may be spurred to action ù or just anger. Or, you may read several chapters in a row, thinking, ôYes, yes, yes,ö and then not put thought into practice.ThatÆs what this book is here for ù to meet you on your leadership path and to illuminate the road ahead. You may not want to hear whatÆs being said; you may not be ready to hear it. Read it anyway. Walk away, and then reread it. The columns that make you the most uncomfortable are most likely the ones you need the most. Have your management team and staff read them. Discuss them and come up with an action plan for your business.Neil writes about the business challenges that lie in the shadows. HeÆs brave enough to shine a light on the areas that many would prefer to leave alone. HeÆs not afraid to stir the pot. The question is, ôAre you ready?öWake Up! offers guidance, insight and inspiration that you wonÆt find anywhere else. What you do with it is up to you.What readers are saying about Wake Up!ôWake Up! simply makes sense and brings to light the tough questions and the difficult situations all entrepreneurs face.öJohn T. Harms, founder and CEO, Millennium by Harms Software Inc.ôIf you canÆt take the heat or donÆt want the truth, donÆt read this book! Neil speaks the truth when he says almost all business problems are the result of executives compromising when they should stand up.öJim Horan, president, The One Page Business Plan CompanyôThis book will make you smarter, happier, richer, more confident, prepared to make better decisions and the envy of your competitors. Read it before they do!öMatthew Cross, president, LeadershipAlliance.com; author, Get Your Priorities StraightôSimple, relevant and practical. Neil has stuffed Wake Up! with golden nuggets that everyone would love to read, be inspired and be a better 'no compromise,' innovative leader.ö Praveen Gupta, director, Center for Innovation Science and Applications, Illinois Institute of TechnologyôDucoff does it again! Wake Up! is brilliant and to the point. This a phenomenal source for any business.öJohn R. DiJulius III, author, WhatÆs the Secret?