Advantage-Makers, The: How Exceptional Leaders Win by Creating Opportunities Others Don't, Adobe Reader
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Steven Feinberg has spent more than thirty years applying the study of human behavior to performance efficacy. For the past twenty-three years, he has advised senior executives on key leadership, team, and organizational issues, with an emphasis on advantage-making: how to maximize their opportunities.
As President of Steven Feinberg, Inc., he has designed and developed advantage-making programs that have turned around ailing organizations, teams, and leaders in multiple industries and business environments.
His client list ranges from Fortune 500 firms to start-ups, and includes Wells Fargo, Visa, Citibank, Sun Microsystems, Plantronics, Symantec, Cadence Design Systems, HBO & Co., BEA Systems, Synopsys, NVidia, Pac Bell, Xilinx, Affymax, firstRain, and many more.
For twenty-three years, Steven has taught courses on leadership and organizational effectiveness in the University of San Francisco’s Department of Organizational Behavior and Leadership.
He graduated magna cum laude from the State University of New York at Buffalo, received an MSW from Tulane University, and holds a PhD from the Professional School of Psychology, San Francisco, CA.
For Steven, “getting leadership right” means acting as an Advantage-Maker.
Some leaders consistently see possibilities others miss. They learn more, learn faster, and transform their insights into breakaway strategies. They are more effective collaborators, more powerful influencers, better at handling adversity, and dramatically more successful at execution.
They are the Advantage-Makers.
Their winning skills are not innate: they are entirely teachable and learnable. Steven Feinberg has been teaching these skills to executives for more than twenty years: leaders who’ve gone on to transform their organizations.
Now, it’s your turn.
In this book, Feinberg helps you master every skill Advantage-Makers need. He doesn’t just exhort you to “think different”: he shows you how. You’ll learn how to find the “commanding vantage point” in your situation, no matter how complex or dynamic...and use your high ground to spot and maximize every opportunity.
- Shift the odds in your favor
Change focus to discover your next breakthrough solution
- Drive superior outcomes despite limited resources
Engage your constraints, and put them to work for you
- Grab hold of your hidden “levers of opportunity”
Learn how to leverage timing, interaction, perception, and structure
- Use dissatisfaction and skepticism constructively
Pinpoint the real difficulties then transform them into opportunities
- Avoid the “Laws of Defeat”
Discover the surprising mistakes that keep leaders from succeeding
Table of Contents
Part 1 Strategic Shifting: How to See What Others Miss
Chapter 1 How to Shift the Odds in Your Favor in the Best of Times and the Worst of Times 3
Chapter 2 Breaking the Secret Code of the Great Advantage Makers 25
Chapter 3 Wise or Otherwise: Are You Following Any of the Hidden Laws of Defeat? 61
Chapter 4 Shifting to a Commanding (Ad)Vantage Point 87
Part 2 The Advantage Points: The Levers of Advantage Making
Chapter 5 Adaptive Stretching: It’s Not the BestWho Wins--It’s Who’s the Most Adaptive 111
Chapter 6 The Game Changer: If You Are in a Hole, Stop Digging and Change the Game 137
Chapter 7 Move or Lose: Manage Momentum to Advance Your Organization 169
Chapter 8 Strategic Influence: How to Get People to Say Yes in the Right Way to the Right Things 195
Chapter 9 Influence Perception: Helping People See What They Need to See 223
Chapter 10 Being an Advantage-Maker: How to Play in a Different League 251
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