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  • SubGenre:Human Resources & Personnel Management
  • Language:English
  • Pages:318
  • eBook ISBN:9798350936131
  • Paperback ISBN:9798350914245

The New Superior

A Better Way to Be the One in Charge

by John M. Collins

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Leadership and teamwork are not natural, unlike hierarchies and the dominance behaviors that are common within them. True leaders are those who've experienced the critical transformations needed to develop a naturally high capacity for influencing the members of a team in a way that inspires collaboration. If they haven't, their efforts to influence are awkward, careless, and damaging. The good news, however, is that this transformation is always within reach, no matter how much or how little leadership experience you have. But it begins by confronting centuries-old attitudes about what it means to be....a superior.
"The New Superior" is a tutorial on the fundamentals of contemporary high-stakes leadership, drawn from the unique experiences and insights of one of America's most respected forensic laboratory executives who reminds us that urgency is what energizes teams in the face of existential threats. Unfortunately, momentum is often sacrificed by toxic influencers whose need to dominate suppresses collaboration, even in matters of life and death. From the bombing of the 1996 Olympics to the brutal slaying of a young fashion model near Chicago, John M. Collins takes you inside of pressure-packed situations where two opposing styles of leadership confront each other in a primitive and dangerous struggle. In this struggle you will learn that both styles live within you, but only one will allow you to become the leader that people trust when everything is on the line.
About the author
John M. Collins is a leadership and expertise coach specializing in working with clients in authoritative, high-stakes occupations, with a professional emphasis on forensic science and policing. His work also includes advocacy for the heightened integrity of criminal investigations using accurate forensic analytical methods and competent, collaborative, policing strategies. John's career highlights include his part in the forensic investigation of the Atlanta serial bombings, which included the bombing of the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta (for which he received a commendation from the Department of the Treasury), as well as his 2013 participation in a historic meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder and other experts to discuss solutions to gun violence following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. John has a master's degree in organizational management and is formally certified as a senior HR professional by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). He lives and works near Detroit.