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How can you become a better leader? Leadership training expert Steve Arneson provides 50 different leadership development ideas he has tested at such Fortune 500 companies as PepsiCo, AOL and Capital One. Few of Arneson’s ideas require money, but they all take commitment. You can learn how to become a better leader by reading his book and following his suggestions. With so many different topics, Arneson offers a plethora of valuable tips about strengthening your leadership skills. Most of his suggestions are very solid, though some are a little silly (show your colleagues a PowerPoint presentation about your career) and some are routine (“always sit up straight, put on a positive attitude and dress sharp”). Arneson is a respected leadership coach with a great deal to offer executives who want to become better leaders. getAbstract believes that astute readers will appreciate his advice and tailor it to meet their individual circumstances.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why you should create your own “Leadership Development Plan” (LDP), and how to use it; and
  • What good leaders do to succeed.

About the Author

Steve Arneson is president of Arneson Leadership Consulting, which provides executive coaching and leadership development for corporations and nonprofit organizations. Leadership Excellence magazine recently named Arneson one of America’s top 25 leadership coaches.



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