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Leadership Therapy

Leadership Therapy

Inside the Mind of Microsoft

Anna Rowley, Ph.D.; Consulting Psychologist to Microsoft for Over a Decade

St. Martin's Press

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Microsoft is well-known for being an intense place to work: employees face constant pressure to innovate and excel and are passionately devoted to their jobs. In this insightful book, Anna Rowley reveals the major problems all managers face and shows how to conquer them. She distills the characteristics every leader must have to succeed in a demanding environment, including belief, confidence, self-awareness, trust, power, and ambition. She provides the tools that have helped her clients to continue to attain their potential, while including fascinating case studies of the driven and talented clients she has worked with at Microsoft.
Topics covered in Leadership Therapy include:
* Communicating well, even with difficult colleagues
* Negotiating power
* Bridging the gap between the real you and you, the leader
* Managing change effectively
* Establishing trust among coworkers
* How much honesty is too much?
* Articulating your beliefs so your colleagues know what you stand for
* Identifying the obstacles in the path of your career

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Leadership Therapy by Anna Rowley, Ph.D.--Audiobook Excerpt

Listen to this audiobook excerpt and hear Microsoft consulting psychologist Anna Rowley read from her book Leadership Therapy: Inside the Mind of Microsoft. Microsoft is well-known for being an intense place to work: employees face constant pressure to innovate and excel and are passionately devoted to their jobs. In this insightful audiobook, Anna Rowley reveals the major problems all managers face and shows how to conquer them.

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Praise for Leadership Therapy

“Leadership development is self-development, and the mastery of the art of leadership comes from mastery of the self. Leadership Therapy is a perfect book to consult on your journey to mastery. Anna Rowley brings to this work an impressive background of rigorous research in human performance combined with the applied experience of an executive coach to one of the world's most extraordinary companies. I encourage you to take advantage of this unique practical and uplifting resource in discovering who you are as a leader.” —Jim Kouzes, bestselling author of The Leadership Challenge and A Leader's Legacy

“I believe strongly that psychology plays an enormous role in business in addition to all other human affairs. Anna Rowley's Leadership Therapy is a strong, clear, and helpful guide on how it can be used in business.” —Michael Levine, bestselling author of Broken Windows, Broken Business: How the Smallest Remedies Reap the Biggest Rewards

About the author

Anna Rowley, Ph.D.; Consulting Psychologist to Microsoft for Over a Decade

Anna Rowley, Ph.D. is a globally recognized expert in the field of resilience research and performance. Since 1996 she has consulted exclusively to Microsoft around the world. She is the founder of Rowley Associates, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in psychological techniques that help managers to develop leadership skills.

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