Lead Inside the Box: How Smart Leaders Guide Their Teams to Exceptional Results

  • 2h 51m
  • Mike Figliuolo, Victor Prince
  • Career Press, Inc.
  • 2015

Every employee is different, but unfortunately many leaders use a one-size-fits-all approach to leading. In doing so, these otherwise well-intentioned leaders are working harder than they should while not getting all they could out of their teams.

Lead Inside the Box gives leaders a way to get the best out of their teams by focusing their energy where it will make the biggest difference. It teaches leaders how to:

  • Figure out where they are currently investing their time and energy across their teams
  • Identify the unique leadership needs of each team member
  • Make smarter decisions about how and where to invest their time and energy to get the best results out of everyone

Through simple frameworks brought to life with stories from the trenches, leaders will be able to see their own teams--and themselves--from a new perspective. Paradoxically these methods will enable leaders to improve their team's performance exponentially while expending half the effort.

About the Authors

Victor Prince: As the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Victor Prince helped build a new Federal agency and led a division of hundreds of people. As a consultant with Bain & Company, he helped clients across the United States and Europe develop successful business strategies. Today, Victor is a consultant and speaker who teaches strategy and leadership skills to clients around the world.

Mike Figliuolo: Mike is the Founder and Managing Director of thought LEADERS, LLC - a leadership development and training firm. He's also the author of One Piece of Paper: The Simple Approach to Powerful, Personal Leadership. Mike graduated as an Honor Graduate from West Point and served in the US Army. He was a consultant with McKinsey & Co. and also had several executive roles at Capital One Financial and Scotts Miracle-Gro.

In this Book

  • Lead Inside the Box—How SMART LEADERS Guide Their Teams to EXCEPTIONAL RESULTS
  • Introduction
  • Improving Your Leadership Efficiency and Effectiveness
  • What’s the Leadership Matrix, and How Does It Help Me?
  • The Input of Leaders
  • The Output of Team Members
  • The Leadership Matrix
  • Exemplars
  • “Rising Star” Exemplars
  • “Domain Master” Exemplars
  • High-Cost Producers
  • “Squeaky Wheel” High-Cost Producers
  • “Steamroller” High-Cost Producers
  • Passengers
  • “Stowaway” Passengers
  • “Joyrider” Passengers
  • Detractors
  • “Square Peg” Detractors
  • “Slacker” Detractors
  • Executing the Plan with Your Team
  • Applying the Leadership Matrix to Team Situations
  • Embedding the Leadership Matrix in Your Talent Processes
  • Your Path Forward
  • The Leadership Matrix Assessment
  • Applying the Leadership Matrix to Performance Appraisals


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