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Leading in Tough Times

The Manager's Guide to Responsibility, Trust and Motivation

Leading in Tough Times by Richard Deems
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Leading in Tough Times: Responsibility, Trust and Motivation is full of advice and tips for any manager, supervisor or team leader who must keep employees productive and engaged during difficult times.

Whether it’s a layoff, economic downturn, bankruptcy or other period of change, this book provides specific actions for leading in ways that show people you are really “there” with them.
The authors—nationally recognized experts on the subject—focus on three key areas: Leading with responsibility, keeping trust and providing motivation in the midst of change.

Section one presents seven principles that guide the actions of people who have excelled during difficult times. You’ll learn step-by-step how to lead authentically and genuinely, help people feel empowered, conduct yourself with character, embrace change and more.
In section two, the authors present specific examples of tough times and how others have used those principles to bring about meaningful and sustainable change.

Leading in Tough Times: Responsibility, Trust and Motivation will shore up your confidence and courage by affirming what the best leaders already know. It is packed with example and stories, along with a wealth of activities designed to be completed either by individual leaders or work teams.


Section 1 Principles to Lead By
Chapter 1: Lead the Way
Chapter 2: Connecting with Others
Chapter 3: That Vision Thing
Chapter 4: Mindfulness
Chapter 5: Engaging Others
Chapter 6: Re-energize Work
Chapter 7: Ethics, Values and Integrity

Section 2 Leaders in Action
Chapter 8: How Do I Lead Others Through Change?
Chapter 9: How Do I Handle Layoffs and Downsizings?
Chapter 10: What If I’m Asked to Do Something Illegal?
Chapter 11: What Can I Do When the Company’s in
Financial Trouble?
Chapter 12: How Do I Restore Confidence?
Chapter 13: How Do I Motivate People in Tough Times?

HRD Press; January 2003
191 pages; ISBN 9781599966991
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Title: Leading in Tough Times
Author: Richard Deems