Motivate Like a CEO: Communicate Your Strategic Vision and Inspire People to Act!

Motivate Like a CEO: Communicate Your Strategic Vision and Inspire People to Act!

by Suzanne Bates


$29.66 $32.00 Save 7% Current price is $29.66, Original price is $32. You Save 7%.
View All Available Formats & Editions
Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for guaranteed delivery by Wednesday, October 23


“An exciting read, you won’t want to put Motivate Like a CEO down until you’ve mastered all of its secrets!”
Marshall Goldsmith, New York Times bestselling author of What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

"Motivated leaders are rare, yet everyone seeks to become one. The greatness of this book is that it breaks down the process by giving you the ideas and the tools to motivate and inspire yourself first, and then others second. If you’re in a leadership position or hoping to get to the next level, make the decision to buy this book, study this book, and put it into practice."
-Jeffrey Gitomer, author of The Little Red Book of Selling

The most successful leaders seem to possess a remarkable gift for inspiring and motivating people. They are not only hard workers who possess great business minds; they rally others to drive forward with a powerful, common vision. Motivate Like a CEO demonstrates how leaders at every level can develop this skill and use it to bring their teams together around a common purpose.

In this follow-up to her bestselling Speak Like a CEO, Suzanne Bates explains how you can become a powerful force of influence within your organization and position your company for greatness. You'll learn how to translate simple, effective concepts into brilliant execution; get people working together on the highest priorities; and align warring factions to channel energy into the efforts that make your company profitable.

Inside, you’ll discover secrets to generate excitement all the way down the line to achieve superior results. Real-world stories of leaders who have transformed their organizations will inspire you to move your own organization to a position of strength. And, you’ll find helpful, easy-to-follow advice on how to communicate in a way that inspires people to act.

Motivate Like a CEO teaches you how to:

  • Inspire people to embrace and share your vision
  • Speak with energy and confidence in tough situations
  • Turn challenges into opportunities
  • Get your team engaged, in the loop, and tracking real results
  • Make time in your schedule for sharing your message of motivation throughout your company

Even a well-positioned, strategically sound company will fail if its messages and focus are not clear. Successful leaders must be able to move the strategic plan from words on paper into the hearts and minds of the people who make it happen.

Motivate Like a CEO can help you significantly improve bottom line results, create a happier, more unified team of people, and allow you to leave a legacy of leadership.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071600293
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 12/19/2008
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Suzanne Bates is an executive coach, author, speaker, entrepreneur, and former award-winning television news anchor. As president and CEO of Bates Communications, she shows leaders how to get business results through better communication.

Table of Contents

Part 1, The Principles

• What is a Power Speaker? And How Can You Become One?
• 8 Habits of Highly Effective Power Speakers
• Strategy and Power Speaking: It's Like White on Rice
• On the Road to Power Speaking: 7 Common Mistakes to Avoid

Part 2, The Processes

• Great Stories: the Heart of Power Speaking
• Developing the Strategic Message: a Simple 4-Step Process
• The Power Speaker's Secret Sauce: Your Words, Your Way
• Power Surge: Moving Your Message around the World (or Your Office)
• Powerful Passion: Learn to Speak with Energy and Conviction
• Power Speaking for Men: (Hint: Don't Forget the Emotion)
• Power Speaking for Women: (Hint: Get to the Point Early and Often)

Part 3, The Plan

• Time Management: Making Time for What Really Matters
• Power in Numbers: Build Your Power Speaking Team
• Training Camp: The Coach Gets You Ready to Roll-Out Strategy
• The Reward: Organizational Results and Business Success

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews