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How the Best Leaders Lead

Exam Questions: 40
Course Level: Basic
Pages: 186 | Content: 180, Supplemental: 6
NASBA Area of Study: Communications and Marketing
Not Acceptable for: Enrolled Agents
Version: 6370D

This course 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. PLEASE NOTE: Not acceptable for Enrolled Agents. All course material provided. No prerequisites. Course level: Basic.

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Table of Contents
  • Introduction: The Race Is On
  • The Heart of a Leader
  • Leaders Know Themselves
  • Counterattack! Business Lessons from Military Strategy
  • Masterful Management
  • Hire and Keep the Best People
  • Building Winning Teams
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Communicate With Power
  • The Leader's Questionnaire
  • Simplify Your Life
Objectives
  • To identify the key to leading and succeeding in times of crisis and rapid change
  • To recognize key qualities of leadership
  • To recall common characteristics of successful leaders
  • To identify qualitative versus quantitative goals
  • To recall the principles of military strategy as they apply to leadership
  • To recall useful supervision techniques
  • To identify how to report unpleasant news
  • To recall the three Rs of improving a company's efficiency and effectiveness
  • To identify the key to creating a high trust environment
  • To recognize the importance of diligence in the hiring process
  • To recall how to encourage employees to be more thoughtful and creative in achieving the company's goals
  • To recall employee motivating factors
  • To identify common characteristics of top teams in business
  • To recall the stages of team development
  • To identify blocking assumptions that occur during problem solving
  • To recall the steps of the decision making process
  • To recall the four keys to persuasion
  • To identify keys to being a good listener
  • To recall what leaders should know about their business
  • To recognize when a leader should delegate
  • To identify the purpose of the TRAF method

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