Ken Blanchard's speech at the 2005 ASIS Seminar demonstrates why he is considered one of the most insightful, powerful, and compassionate men in business today. For more than 30 years, he has taught people to effectively manage and lead their employees without frustrating themselves or others. In this book, Blanchard and legendary NFL coach Don Shula offer wisdom on how to help people lead and excel. Their advice is sound and simple: Effective leaders must have high integrity and be clear and straightforward in their interactions with others. At the heart of this book is a simple acronym that describes the qualities of an effective leader:
- Conviction-driven—never compromise your beliefs
- Overlearning—practice until it's perfect
- Audible-ready—know when to change
- Consistency—respond predictably to performance
- Honesty-based—walk your talk
Using a highly effective "tag-team" approach, Blanchard and Shula impart the five leadership secrets behind this acronym. Shula tells you how each coaching concept worked on the field, and then Blanchard explains how you can apply each strategy in a leadership situation. Instructive and inspirational, The Little Book of Coaching
is the essential handbook that will teach you how to unleash excellence in anyone.