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A Must Have Leadership Book - The Facilitative Leader

Author: Glenn Brome
Publisher: Outskirts Press, 10940 S. Parker Rd. – 515, Parker, Colorado 80134, (888) OP-BOOKS
ISBN: 1-59800-414-X, $17.95, 2006, 176 pages

The author of “The Facilitative Leader”, Glenn Brome, is a professional speaker, coach, trainer and consultant. He has worked with groups, both big and small, imparting knowledge gained from his ‘real world’ experience in senior leadership roles in both retail and human resources. His most notable employer was the Walt Disney World Company where he also coached top executives to realize a vision of change and high performance. He has worked with a notable list of clients that includes American Express, Campbell Soup Company, IBM, the United States Postal Service, Verizon and Walt Disney World Co. Now Glenn has put pen to paper and written the definitive book on leadership.

The book is broken down into the following major chapters:

* Overview of Facilitative Leadership
* Why We Behave The Way We Do?
* Inclusive Environment
* Service Urgency!
* Holding Everyone Accountable Including Yourself

Illustrations created by Chip Beck include tongue-in-cheek cartoons, graphics, models and process maps. These fun and enlightening illustrations add an air of informality to the book while punctuating certain points and illustrating others.

The book opens by asking if leaders are born or leaders are educated or leaders are created – by some extraordinary circumstance, usually under extreme pressure. Glenn believes that all three are true and in this book he focuses on leader creation via education. He introduces the meaning of a “Facilitative Leader” as an enlightened style of leadership where the leader guides the development of a group or team. He promises to provide a holistic approach for leaders to help them be more productive through understanding.

A model for Facilitative Leadership shows us the pieces of the leadership puzzle and the book goes into great detail to illustrate each of these points. It provides examples, illustrations and step-by-step instructions for integrating this knowledge into your role as a leader. At its conclusion, the reader is encouraged to integrate what they have learned into their professional roles.

This book is suitable for both the experienced leader and for those of us who dream of someday taking a leadership role in our work. You can purchase the book on-line in paperback and hardcover from the publisher, Barnes & Noble.com or Amazon.com. It is not available in brick and mortar stores.

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Submitted by:

Bonnie Davis

Bonnie Jo Davis is a Virtual Assistant and voracious reader who enjoys sharing her favorite books with others. To purchase your copy of The Facilitative Leader visit http://www.outskirtspress.com/cgi/webpage.cgi




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