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How The Best Leaders Lead: Proven Secrets To Getting The Most Out Of Yourself And Others By Brian Tracy

How the Best Leaders Lead: Proven Secrets to Getting the Most Out of Yourself and Others

How The Best Leaders Lead: Proven Secrets To Getting The Most Out Of Yourself And Others By Brian Tracy

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In "How the Best Leaders Lead", Brian Tracy reveals the strategies used by top executives and business owners everywhere to achieve astounding results in difficult markets against determined competition. Readers will learn how to set clear goals and objectives for themselves and others, set priorities and focus on key tasks, solve problems faster and make better decisions, determine the ideal leadership style for any situation, motivate their people and develop an exciting future vision for their business.

Product Details
  • Amazon Sales Rank: #109758 in Books
  • Published on: 2010-02-03
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 1.00" h x 6.25" w x 9.25" l, 1.07 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 256 pages
Editorial Reviews


"…Tracy shares powerful leadership lessons from the business world, history books, military strategy, and thought leaders." — T + D magazine

"…provides excellent insight into the minds of today's most promising leaders. It will make the reader stop and think and ask the important questions not only of his team but of himself." -- IEEE magazine

"This excellent book is a valuable resource, both for personal and professional use, for leaders and managers at every level." -- AORN Journal

"The world sorely needs better leaders. Brian's book fills that need well, guiding you with 'seven basic responsibilities of leadership' to be your best." –

One of CEO's The Best Books of 2010.

"If Warren Bennis is the foremost thinker on business leadership, Brian Tracy isn't far behind…As a primer on basic thinking about leadership, it's up near the head of the class." –Financial Executive

"… lays out all the secrets to great leadership and the way to attain it… demolishing our hope that we could blame our perpetual followership on genetics." —Accounting Today

From the Inside Flap

As a savvy and motivated professional, you're constantly on the lookout for high-impact leadership strategies to take your business to the next level and beyond—which don't bog you down in abstract theories or exhaustive case studies. You need foolproof ways to lead your people to achieve outstanding results, even in challenging times. As legendary football coach Vince Lombardi said, it's time to get "brilliant on the basics."

The world's great business leaders make it all look easy because they keep it simple: measurable, repeatable methods that generate exceptional results in both strong markets and weak, good economies and bad.

There is perhaps no greater student—and teacher—of these proven and timeless leadership strategies than Brian Tracy, whose business books, seminars, and consulting work have guided countless thousands of professionals, executives, and leaders of all stripes to truly amazing results. In How the Best Leaders Lead, Tracy breaks down the art and science of business leadership into the seven fundamental responsibilities that outstanding leaders master. Essential for success in any organization and every leadership position, they are:

• Setting and achieving goals. Leadership is not abstract—you need to state where you're going and follow through on what it takes to get there.

• Fostering innovation. Continuously improving your products, services, processes, and promotion methods is the only way to remain dominant.

• Problem solving and decision making. As Tracy notes, "The only obstacles that stand between you and the business success you desire are problems, difficulties, hindrances, and barriers. Your ability to go over, under, or around these problems is central to your success."

• Setting priorities. Mastering the ability to effectively deploy your three most critical resources—people, money, and time—is vital.

• Setting high standards—and leading by example. The simple but profound truth is that your people can only follow you as far as you lead them.

• Inspiring and motivating others. Getting past "command and control" is the key to sustainable leadership success.

• Performing and achieving results. The direct outcome of the previous six responsibilities combined, this is the measure by which you will ultimately be judged.

How do you master these responsibilities? First, you must ask yourself, "How well do I know myself and what I truly want in my work and my life? How the Best Leaders Lead will take you through a thorough self-analysis with which you will discover what is truly important to you—and identify the specific steps you must take to achieve it.

You'll then read Tracy's life-changing lessons culled from the leading edges of business, the annals of history and military strategy, and the wisdom of the world's most powerful leadership and management thinkers past and present.

Leadership is an exact science but a simple one, born of clear vision and courage, self knowledge and integrity, focus and confidence. With acute insight and Brian Tracy's quintessentially accessible guidance, How the Best Leaders Lead brings those powerful attributes and leadership greatness easily within your reach.

Brian Tracy is a top business speaker, author, and consultant, addressing more than 250,000 people worldwide each year. He has written 45 books and produced more than 400 audio and video learning programs, which have been translated into 27 languages. He is the President of Brian Tracy University and the Chief Learning Officer of iLearning, the preeminent business learning portal in the world today. He lives in Solana Beach, California.

From the Back Cover

Do you have the heart of a leader? You'd better. Because even under normal circumstances, only the most focused, effective, and inspiring leaders have what it takes to motivate their teams to outstanding success—and now, as we navigate the turbulent waters of more challenging times, competition is leaner and more fierce than ever. No matter what your goal, your coming out on top depends not only on knowing how to lead…but on being one of the best at doing it.

World-renowned business and personal achievement expert Brian Tracy has helped thousands of professionals and organizations master the kind of leadership skills they need to achieve everything they've set out to do and more. And now—in his first ever book on leadership—the best-selling author who has helped countless people attain the kind of success many thought they could only dream of shows you how to break past even the most difficult challenges and obstacles, and lead your way to spectacular business results.

Packed with proven winning strategies and actions you can implement immediately, plus powerful tools, including self-assessments, a strategic planning questionnaire, and other eye-opening exercises, How the Best Leaders Lead reveals a champion's playbook of secrets, tactics, and strategies that will enable you to:

* Determine your ideal leadership style for any situation

* Motivate your people with the Three R's – Recognition, Rewards, and Reinforcement

* Develop an exciting future vision for yourself and your business

* Expertly communicate your ideas

* Determine priorities and set clear goals and objectives

* Hire and keep the people most capable of helping you accomplish your objectives

* Identify opportunities and take concrete action

* Solve problems faster and make better decisions

* Delegate effectively to get more done in less time

* And much more

Armed with the resources and techniques used by the best-of-the-best, cream-of-the-crop executives, managers, and entrepreneurs across a variety of industries and back­grounds, there will be nothing stopping you from becoming the kind of indomitable leader who envisions a great future and knows exactly how to make it happen. How the Best Leaders Lead is your own personal template for brilliant success.

Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
5How Leaders Lead
By Melinda Tavera
This book is one of the best books we have read on the subject of leadership. It gives excellent advice, powerful insights, and sound wisdom. As business owners, we are always looking for ways to improve our leadership skills which result in better performance, more production and bottom line profits. This book by Brian Tracy helps you improve all three of areas!

Don Boyer

Melinda Tavera Boyer

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
5Superb "blueprint" for leadership success
By Kenneth Calhoun
Brian's latest book provides a complete roadmap for becoming a successful leader in this phenomenal new release for 2010. This book delivers a powerful, perfect blueprint for leadership success in today's tough economic climate, with detailed tactics (including military analogies) that are necessary to succeed in today's business world.

Having bought all of Brian's books and videos, and having become very successful over the last decades thanks to what he's taught me, I can heartily recommend this latest one as a thoughtful, action-oriented resource for managers, executives, entrepreneurs and anyone else involved in growing and leading a business enterprise.

Thanks again, Brian - this book is a perfect checklist for what leaders should be doing in uncertain times, to lead towards values/vision/mission with clarity, focus, determination and success.


Ken Calhoun, Pres.

Daytrading University

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
By Mark F. LaMoure
Mark LaMoure, Boise, ID

Do you want to be a leader? "HOW THE BEST LEADERS LEAD" is by author Brian Tracy. Its a great book by a specialist in the field who teaches leadership excellence. Tracy delivers proven secrets to getting the most out of yourself and others, so you can become a top leader. He explains leadership and delivers powerful, easy-to-use ideas. I rate the book 4 Gold Stars, because its a solid book and is well-worth its price.

Our wonderful world truly needs better leaders. Brian's book fills that need well, guiding you with the "7 Basic Responsibilities Of Leadership" to help you be at your best. Tracy discusses many of the greatest business leaders in history. He also shares his personal knowledge drawn from his productive, real world experience. Brian gives you insiders secrets on:

- How to become an excellent leader.

- Ways to be a better, more effective, inspiring leader.

- What you need to do, what to avoid and how to develop leadership.

Brian Tracy says: "The three C's of leadership are: Consideration, Caring, and Courtesy. Be polite to everyone." As a road map to success, the book empowers you in many ways to be a better leader in business and life. Its overflowing with suggestions you can use to climb to your industry's peak of success. HOW THE BEST LEADERS LEAD was written by a master. Buy it -because you'll benefit from it much more than you can ever imagine.

Remember: "The beginning of a forest starts with one seed." -Mark LaMoure


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