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The Verbal Judo Way of Leadership: Empowering the Thin Blue Line from the Inside Up [Paperback]

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From the founder of the renowned Verbal Judo Institute. What you say and how you say it critically impacts the outcome of your contact with it subjects on the street or officers in your agency. Discover the linguistic structures and strategies that made Verbal Judo so popular. Learn to apply both the art and science of using words and phrases to lead, persuade, clarify, diffuse...and generally navigate nearly any situation. Become a solid, respected and highly effective leader. Effective communication makes effective leaders learn: 3 key leadership ingredients; Behavior correction skills; Real lessons from the field; How to avoid ego errors; Communication profiling; The true power of listening.

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Pages   186
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.25" Width: 5.75" Height: 9"
Weight:   0.65 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 2, 2007
Publisher   Looseleaf Law Publications
ISBN  1932777415  
ISBN13  9781932777413  

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More About George J. Thompson & Gregory A. Walker

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Thompson is a former English professor and a black belt master of karate. He created and crash-tested verbal judo when he was a police officer on an urban beat. He is now a popular lecturer.

George J. Thompson currently resides in Albuquerque, in the state of New Mexico.

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Kudos to this Verbal Judo addition  Mar 24, 2008
Understanding what leadership is all about, the authors shed light on what it takes to develop an excellent workforce -- it takes non-egotistical, steadfast leaders, people who'll put themselves in the background to achieve the greater good! I'm hooked and have read this book twice and am implementing it daily in both my professional and personal life! A perfect supplement to the Verbal Judo way!
Unvarnished, But Necessary Counsel  Jul 31, 2007
Dr. Thompson, the founder of the Verbal Judo program, has teamed up with Gregory Walker, to comment on the dysfunctional problems found in organizations and they propose some interesting solutions, unique problem solving tactics and effective success strategies. This is a somewhat idiosyncratic commentary on organizational politics, communications and leadership in today's world.

A short book, 180 pages, it is divided into 15 topical chapters that range from the Tao of Leadership to the Art and Gift of Persuasion. The unifying theme is the need for improved leadership built upon honest and effective communication. The book addresses what went wrong, communication styles, principles for supervisory success and approaches to analytical thinking and effectiveness.

With such a broad range of topics in a small book, there is a real risk of skimming the topics and leaving the reader confused. However; the authors skillfully handle the task often referencing their collective experience in the form of brief stories. Their overall approach is certainly less than diplomatic, for example at their discussion of the four levels of expertise, they write:

To allow incompetence a berth in your organization is in itself a sign of incompetence at the highest level of responsibility. It is also a sign of a moral and ethical coward.

While their approach may offend, it does cause the reader to actively engage in the discussion and consider both their primary points and supporting arguments carefully.

Thompson and Walker are skilled teachers and seasoned practitioners, the time you invest reading this book will be enriching. Buy the book, read this book and more importantly put these principles into action.


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