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Publisher Comments:

The buzz about Hacking Leadership . . .

"I love this book! Mike Myatt hooked me at the Prologue and had me engaged until the end. Hacking Leadership is insightful, stimulating, and entertaining—rich in wisdom and long on practicality. It has so many golden nuggets of learning that I know I'll return to it often for expert advice and counsel. Besides that, it's just plain fun to read. My nomination for the short list of best business books of the year."
—Jim Kouzes, coauthor of The Leadership Challenge and Executive Fellow of Leadership, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University

"Mike Myatt's Hacking Leadership could well be the leadership book for our time, practical, plain speaking, robust and of the moment."
—Stuart Crainer, cofounder of Thinkers50

"Leveraging his accumulated wisdom as a highly regarded executive coach, Myatt has beautifully moved to the far side of complexity in today's leadership challenge with simple, direct, timely and proven guidance for lifting every leader's ability to contribute and advance. A must-read for the aspiring leaders of today and tomorrow."
—Douglas R. Conant, Chairman, Avon Products, Chairman, Kellogg Executive Leadership Institute at Northwestern University; former President, CEO and Director of Campbell Soup Company

"Tremendous! Mike Myatt has written a superb book on leadership that is exceptionally timely and relevant for our world today. This book is both deeply insightful as well as intensely practical—a rare combination. I will highly recommend Hacking Leadership to leaders everywhere, at every level, and in all walks of life."
—Stephen M. R. Covey, author of The New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller, The Speed of Trust, and coauthor of Smart Trust

"The ideas in Mike Myatt's Hacking Leadership will challenge you—but they are achievable and waiting for you to put them into action. Read this book, apply its concepts, and prepare to move light-years ahead in your leadership journey."
—Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager and Trust Works!

"Mike Myatt's Hacking Leadership is a must-read . . . Mike combines insightful yet practical commentary with in-the-trenches leadership experience few can match. I would highly recommend this text to anyone looking to become a better leader."
—Vijay Govindarajan, Professor at Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and the author of The New York Times bestseller Reverse Innovation

Synopsis:

Look up the verb to hack in any contemporary dictionary and you're likely to find as many as ten or more definitions, including: "to break up the surface of the ground," "to alter a computer program by accessing its operating code," "to cope with or manage successfully," "to clear a path by cutting away brush, vines, and weeds," and "to create innovative customizations to existing or outdated methodologies." For the purposes of this book, all of the above apply.

The follow-up to Mike Myatt's internationally acclaimed Leadership Matters, Hacking Leadership is for leaders who feel that their performance falls short of their potential and who want to know why. It's for leaders who understand that in business today, the rule is adapt or die. And it's for anyone who wants to expand their leadership acumen, or for leaders interested in shaping a sustainable culture of leadership.

While much of what you discover within the pages of this book will be new to you, some will be very familiar. As Mike explains, core leadership principles have remained largely the same since the dawn of time. The trick is learning how to integrate those principles with evolving leadership practices engineered for twenty-first century success.

Enter Hacking Leadership. It delivers a proven approach to identifying your blind spots and closing leadership gaps. This book helps you gain a sharper perspective on your performance as a leader; learn to challenge your presuppositions about leadership and who you are as a leader; gain deep insights into your perceptual biases and self-imposed limitations; and totally reframe your thinking about what it means to be a leader.

But that's not all. With the help of in-depth case studies chronicling his work with leaders at many of the world's leading organizations, Mike identifies the eleven leadership gaps which can be fatal to your health as a leader. These include gaps in the key areas of leadership, purpose, future, mediocrity, culture, talent, knowledge, innovation, expectation, complexity, and failure.

More importantly, he arms you with actionable leadership and management hacks to bridge those gaps in order to create a true culture of leadership within your organization and drive record-breaking bottom-line and top-line business results.

Offering a bold new approach to leadership development and powerful tools for achieving your full potential as a leader, Hacking Leadership is must-reading for anyone who refuses to think of leader as merely a job title, but as their life's mission.

Synopsis:

Management expert Mike Myatt explains the eleven gaps every leader must close to reach their future goals

Everyone has blind spots. The purpose of this book is to equip leaders at every level with an actionable framework to identify blind spots and close leadership gaps. The bulk of the book will based on actionable, topical leadership and management hacks to bridge eleven gaps every business needs to cross: leadership, purpose, the future, excellence, culture, talent, innovation, expectations, complexity, and failure.

About the Author

MIKE MYATT is the CEO of N2growth, a global leader in providing leadership development services to Fortune 500 companies. He is widely regarded as America's Top CEO Coach, the author of Leadership Matters, and a Forbes Leadership Columnist. Mike Myatt is one of the world's most respected authorities on leadership, having been recognized by Thinkers50 and other organizations as one of today's preeminent leadership thinkers, and his theories and practices have been taught at many of the nation's top business schools. Mr. Myatt has worked directly with more than 150 public company CEOs and his representative corporate clients include: AT&T, Bank of America, Deloitte, EMC, Humana, IBM, JPMorgan Chase, McGraw-Hill, Merrill Lynch, PepsiCo, and other leading global brands. Mr. Myatt also frequently lectures and keynotes on the topic of leadership. If you're interested in contacting him, you can email him at info@n2growth.com, follow him on Twitter @MikeMyatt, or find more information on his company website at www.n2growth.com.

Table of Contents

Prologue xi

Chapter 1: Hacking the Leadership Gap 1

Overview—The Commoditization of Leadership 1

The Leadership Gap Defined 3

Hacking the Control Gap 5

The Awareness Gap—Finding the Blind Spots 7

The Key to Clarity—White Space 8

Hacking the Status Quo 11

Hacking the Preparation Gap 13

Chapter 2 Hacking the Purpose Gap 17

Following in the Footsteps of

Greatness—The Movement Hack 20

Individual Purpose—Hacking the Purpose Continuum 21

Hacking the Pursuit Gap 24

Hacking the Passion Gap 26

Finding Organizational Purpose

Begins with Hacking Why 28

Hacking the Profit Gap 28

Chapter 3 Hacking the Future Gap 33

How to See around Corners—Hacking the Vision Gap 35

To Hack the Future You Must Have Clear Perspective on the Past 36

To Hack the Future You Must Understand How to Navigate the Present 37

Hacking the New Normal 38

Great Leaders Hack the Future by Pulling It Forward 40

Hacking Generational Complexity 42

Chapter 4 Hacking the Mediocrity Gap 45

Hacking the Impulsivity Gap 48

Hacking the Impossibility Gap 50

Hacking the Safety Gap 52

Hacking Political Correctness 54

Chapter 5 Hacking the Culture Gap 57

Hacking the Gap between Strategy and Culture 58

The Right Foundation—Hacking the Culture Construct 60

Hacking the Management Construct 61

Hacking the Scarcity Gap 62

Hacking the Courage Gap 64

Hacking the Arrogance Gap 65

Hacking the Rumor Mill 67

Hacking Diversity 70

Hacking Scalability 73

Hacking the Me Too Gap—Don’t Copy, Create 75

Chapter 6 Hacking the Talent Gap 79

Hacking the Trust Gap 79

Hacking the Loyalty Gap 83

Hacking the Four Dimensions of Talent 86

Hacking the Hiring Gap 89

Hacking the Definition Gap 93

Hacking the Quality Gap—Supply versus Demand 96

Hacking the Consensus Gap 97

Hacking the One-Size-Doesn’t-Fit-All Gap 103

Hacking the Pressure Gap 104

Hacking the Turnover Gap 106

Chapter 7 Hacking the Knowledge Gap 111

Hacking Static Thinking 112

Hacking the Decision Gap 115

Hacking the Competency Gap 119

Hacking the Learning Gap 121

Hacking the Reading Gap 123

Hacking the Communication Gap 126

Hacking the Sensitivity Gap 131

Hacking the Story 134

Hacking Verbosity 136

Chapter 8 Hacking the Innovation Gap 139

Hacking the Idea Trap—What Innovation Is Not 140

Hacking the Change Gap 142

Hacking the Gap between

Incremental and Disruptive 145

Hacking the Next Level 148

Hacking the Competition 150

Hacking the Flexibility Gap 153

Chapter 9 Hacking the Expectation Gap 155

Hacking the Alignment Gap 156

Hacking the Discipline Gap 158

Chapter 10 Hacking the Complexity Gap 161

Hacking Complexity 162

Hacking Smart 163

Chapter 11 Hacking the Failure Gap 167

Hacking Perfection 168

Hacking a Defensive Mind-set 170

Hacking Succession 172

Final Thoughts 177

Hacking Your Family Life 178

Hacking Apathy 180

Hacking the Excuse Gap 180

About the Author 183

Index 185

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The follow-up to Mike Myatt's internationally acclaimed Leadership Matters, Hacking Leadership is for leaders who feel that their performance falls short of their potential and who want to know why. It's for leaders who understand that in business today, the rule is adapt or die. And it's for anyone who wants to expand their leadership acumen, or for leaders interested in shaping a sustainable culture of leadership.

While much of what you discover within the pages of this book will be new to you, some will be very familiar. As Mike explains, core leadership principles have remained largely the same since the dawn of time. The trick is learning how to integrate those principles with evolving leadership practices engineered for twenty-first century success.

Enter Hacking Leadership. It delivers a proven approach to identifying your blind spots and closing leadership gaps. This book helps you gain a sharper perspective on your performance as a leader; learn to challenge your presuppositions about leadership and who you are as a leader; gain deep insights into your perceptual biases and self-imposed limitations; and totally reframe your thinking about what it means to be a leader.

But that's not all. With the help of in-depth case studies chronicling his work with leaders at many of the world's leading organizations, Mike identifies the eleven leadership gaps which can be fatal to your health as a leader. These include gaps in the key areas of leadership, purpose, future, mediocrity, culture, talent, knowledge, innovation, expectation, complexity, and failure.

More importantly, he arms you with actionable leadership and management hacks to bridge those gaps in order to create a true culture of leadership within your organization and drive record-breaking bottom-line and top-line business results.

Offering a bold new approach to leadership development and powerful tools for achieving your full potential as a leader, Hacking Leadership is must-reading for anyone who refuses to think of leader as merely a job title, but as their life's mission.

"Synopsis" by , Management expert Mike Myatt explains the eleven gaps every leader must close to reach their future goals

Everyone has blind spots. The purpose of this book is to equip leaders at every level with an actionable framework to identify blind spots and close leadership gaps. The bulk of the book will based on actionable, topical leadership and management hacks to bridge eleven gaps every business needs to cross: leadership, purpose, the future, excellence, culture, talent, innovation, expectations, complexity, and failure.

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