3 takeaways from ‘The Leadership Playbook’

^ Realistic goals are based on our past and are limited by our experiences; logical goals are based on what can be done based on time, capacity, and commitment.

^ Make it important and it will be important: Goal setting is a benefit. Everyone agrees, yet most of us keep talking about it and don’t do it, so just do it!

^ We believe our kids can be anything they want to be in life and yet we think we can’t change careers or be number one in business because we haven’t done it before. Whom are we lying to?

The Leadership Playbook: Creating a Coaching Culture to Build Winning Business Teams is now available at your library.


The Leadership Playbook

Author: Nathan Jamail 
Publisher: Avery (July 31, 2014)
ISBN:  978-1-592-40866-5

There are enormous differences between managing and coaching. Yet many companies and organizations encourage their leaders to coach teams without ever teaching them how and without creating a culture that supports coaching.

Nathan Jamail—a leading consultant, professional speaker, and the president of his own group of businesses—trains coaches at several Fortune 500 companies and learned that it takes not only different skills to achieve success, but a truly effective coach needs an organizational culture that creates and multiplies the success of every motivated team member. The Leadership Playbook shows leaders the skills necessary to be an effective coach and to build effective teams by:

  • Fostering employees’ belief in the culture of a company
  • Resolving issues proactively rather than reactively and creating an involvement that constantly pushes employees to be their best
  • Focusing on the more humane principles of leadership—gratitude, positivity, and recognition—that keep morale high
  • Holding teams and individuals accountable
  • Constantly recruiting talent (“building the bench”) rather than filling positions only when they are empty

Combining research, interviews, and inspiring stories with the lessons that have earned Jamail the respect of the world’s foremost corporations including CISCO, FedEx, Sprint, the U.S. Army, and State Farm; The Leadership Playbook will dominate the category for years to come.