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Early in his career, Bill Treasurer discovered to his dismay that he was a bad leader. To become a better one, he read leadership books, studied leadership as a graduate student and wrote his thesis on leadership issues. Yet he didn’t discover the true meaning of leadership until his son’s preschool chose little Ian, age 5, as “class leader” for the day. When Treasurer asked the boy what he did as class leader, Ian explained proudly, “I got to open doors for people!” Treasurer presents his inspiring concept of “open-door leadership.” He dispels the myth that your door should always be open to interruptions, since you’d never get any work done that way. Instead, he says leaders should open doors that give other people opportunities, thus helping their employees’ careers and their own. getAbstract recommends this concise, uplifting and practical manual to leaders and those who want to lead.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How “open-door leaders” are different,
  • How to open “six doors” to opportunity for your employees and
  • What skills open-door leaders need to master.

About the Author

Bill Treasurer, “chief encouragement officer” at Giant Leap Consulting and author of Courage Goes to Work, advocates for people with disabilities and donates his royalties to charities that help special-needs children.



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    Open doors come from heart, it's a true care of people!
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    Brian Wachel 4 years ago
    This was great!

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