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Book details
  • SubGenre:Leadership
  • Language:English
  • Series title:Making Life Work
  • Series Number:2
  • Pages:250
  • eBook ISBN:9780974511115

Unshackled Leadership

Building Businesses Based on Faith, Trust, Possibility and Abundance

by Scott Hunter

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Companies get stuck because they think about their issues in a way that is incompatible with the results they want. This book shifts the thinking of managment teams so it is consistent with their vision of the future. It liberates the leadership group from the conventional way of thinking that obstructs breakthrough outcomes and extraordinary performance.
This book reveals a groundbreaking 15-step program that enables business leaders to become unstuck from conventional and disempowering thinking and create positive and dramatic change within their companies. Hunter’s book is an invaluable resource that lays out detailed techniques businesses can implement to create breakthrough outcomes and extraordinary performance. As American companies face increasingly precarious economic circumstances, it is incumbent on senior leaders to find new ways to motivate, inspire and engage their workforce. Significant numbers of people are unhappy in their jobs. A 2005 Gallup poll reported that only 11% of surveyed employees said they were strongly engaged at work. The CDC says it costs American companies over $300 billion each year on stress related claims, that’s $7,500 per employee, all because people are unhappy and stressed out at work. Most leaders see the problem on a daily basis but the pathway to it’s resolution has been unclear, until now. The Unshackled Leadership approach transforms the paradigm within which companies operate, waking leaders up to a whole new era of leadership so that the culture is redefined and everyone on the team can operate from a well-defined platform built on faith, trust, possibility and abundance. Hunter frees business leaders from the constraints of conventional thinking and shows them how to move into a leadership style that allows them to make conscious and wise choices, create relationships based on trust and respect, have a clear sense of purpose, take responsibility for their actions, and live with grace and ease. Scott Hunter developed the core concepts that are the foundation of the Unshackled Leadership model based on his 20-plus years of working in and analyzing organizations of every type and size. He observed that all successful organizations have enthusiastic, confident, optimistic, appreciative, and happy people who work together on behalf of a future they have all committed themselves to. The author contends that the process of generating such a culture can be learned and enshrined in every workplace. His 15-step program does just that.
About the author
Scott Hunter, BEE, JD, CSP has been transforming organizations for over two decades, through keynote speeches, workshops, retreats and management team coaching. Since 1985 he has helped hundreds of businesses, delivered over 1,000 speeches and worked with over 250,000 individuals as a business coach and speaker. He has conducted over 200 corporate retreats for groups as small as 2 and as large as 44, consistently producing breakthroughs in the participants personal and professional lives and setting the stage for the companies they manage to achieve results that go way beyond their expectations. Clients say things like, "In the 9 months since we started to work with you, we've had more opportunities and successes than in the previous 9 years." Or, "You changed the way we do business and oh yes, my family life works better too." Scott didn't start out as an organizational change agent. Following receipt of an engineering degree from the City University of New York, Scott spent four years working in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Washington, DC while he attended George Washington Law School at night, graduating in the top 10% of his class. He moved to California and eventually opened a private law practice. Scott's own success journey seemed to be stalled. After 11 years, he was still struggling to pay the bills. He was divorced. Even his secretary quit. And that's when Scott's real career started. He began researching what it takes for people to produce extraordinary results in their personal lives and careers and for companies to break through to new levels of profitability and success. He took classes. He read books and signed up for one seminar after another. It took several years, but ultimately Scott's whole life turned around. He became a partner in a major law firm, managing an office and enjoying an income he had only dreamed of previously. In 1984, Scott decided to retire from his law practice so he could help other companies make the same success journey he had made. Using what he learned painfully, through trial and error, he realized he could guide others to move to their own success goals, bypassing costly, time-consuming detours. He created a 5-step system to deliver repeatable results and he has been teaching that system for the last 20+ years. Now Scott works as a successful business coach and speaker. He speaks to thousands of people each year and shares advice with CEOs of corporations of all sizes. His book, Unshackled Leadership has received successful reviews and garnered a following among executives, professionals and students. He's been recognized as an "expert" on over 50 radio talk shows and appeared on a number of television news programs. In 2007, he was recognized for excellence by the National Speakers Association and was awarded the Certified Speaking Professional designation. And he makes time for his favorite avocation: cycling trips to explore new countries and scenes around the world. Scott continues to work to stretch the limits of his knowledge and his capabilities. He has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars and devoted months of his life to seminars and programs. He's studied with the best coaches, motivational speakers and industry leaders. "Scott has the rare ability to touch people's hearts and turn those emotions into practical action; to rattle cages and challenge the status quo, then provide a roadmap for audiences to follow; to discuss broad life values and connect them to work-related values."