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Leaders Start to Finish 2nd Edition

By  Anne Bruce, Stephanie Montanez

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Are you responsible for creating a leadership training program for your organization, but don’t know where to start? Do you already have experience in developing leadership training programs, but want to improve the efficacy of your current offering? Either way, Leaders Start to Finish offers detailed, specific insight and instructions on how to develop highly effective leadership training programs that will produce engaged and authentic leaders in your organization.

Within the framework of providing detailed, workable, real-world suggestions and examples for building or improving your leadership program, some of the specific topics covered in Leaders Start to Finish include: 

  • developing authentic, engaged leaders
  • closing the gap on generational leadership
  • utilizing leadership competencies
  • developing strategic and tactical plans
  • planning for smooth, efficient succession
  • developing human capital                
  • leading with integrity, values, intuition, and stronger ethics                
  • building stronger teams                
  • managing the talent cycle                
  • becoming an influential leader                
  • incorporating the “three Ps” – purpose, passion and performance – into your leadership training                 
  • reviewing current leadership trends.

With numerous case examples from the real world, as well as checklists, discussion questions, practical exercises, training tips, and more, Leaders Start to Finish gives you everything you need to create a professional, effective leadership training program, whether you’re starting from scratch or are interested in improving your current training protocols.

Read "Leading in a Virtual World - Leaders will Require "Telepresence," a blog post from author Anne Bruce in the ASTD Human Capital Blog.


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Anne Bruce
  Anne Bruce is a bestselling, award-winning author of 16 books, which have been translated into 24 languages. Thousands of people around the world have adopted Anne’s no-nonsense approach to Discover True North and have learned to be the author of their life story. Anne dispenses humor, wit, wisdom, and real-world insights from the speaker’s platform and international seminar stage with her popular presentations. She has had the privilege to speak for teams and leaders at the White House, the Pentagon, GEICO, Saks Fifth Avenue, Coca Cola, IBM, Southwest Airlines and JetBlue Airways, Harvard and Stanford Law Schools, Ben & Jerry’s, Baylor Medical University, the American Red Cross, the Conference Board of Europe, and the American Society of Training & Development (ASTD). For information on training, keynotes, fees, and availability on programs associated with this book and other Anne Bruce bestsellers, go to Anne’s website: or email
Stephanie Montanez
  Stephanie Montanez has been called one of California’s HR thought leaders, as well as a subject matter expert in improving employee performance through a wide variety of tried-and-true methods. Formerly an HR professional with Imperial Wallcoverings and Qualex, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of KODAK, Stephanie now heads up the HR division as director in one of America’s most highly regarded and successful medical billing companies, MedAmerica Billing Services, Inc. She also created the organization’s employee development and coaching division, with locations throughout California and Arizona. Montanez is the executive producer and the voice and face of and its popular internal media programming channel. For further information or questions associated with this book or the website, you can email Stephanie at


“What a great resource for any organization wanting to nurture and grow top talent at all levels! Use this book to build frontline leaders, inspire coaches, create productive managers, or just give a much-needed boost to senior execs looking to renew the organization’s leadership spirit from the head and heart!"
Anmarie Miller, Senior Leadership Facilitator Former Manager of Facilitation, Southwest Airlines’ University for People
“WOW! Anne and Stephanie have created the best resource tool for our clients.”
Barbara Fagan, President Source Point Training
“Anne and Stephanie bring out the best in leadership! They will transform and boost your organization with industry benchmarks and best-in-class icons, like Zappos, Pixar, Ralph Lauren, Whole Foods, London Business School, Ben & Jerry’s, Apple, and dozens more!”
Betty Garrett, President Garrett Speakers International
“Developing leaders has been my business at IBM for the past decade and this practical field guide is a resource I would never be without. Its straight-forward approach and real-world examples provide exactly what I need in my own life and in the lives of the people I work to influence and lead.”
Perry Holley, International Speaker and AuthorIBM Leadership Development
“Engage your leaders to do more with less! Anne is the master of motivational leadership and this book has all of her golden nuggets to help make your leaders shine.”
Sam Glenn, Keynote Speaker and Bestselling Author of A Kick in the Attitude
“This book is the best source for developing top performers that I have seen. Anne and Stephanie highlight the ‘best-of-the-best’ leadership practices—inspiring leaders to fully engage. Anne writes with her signature motivational style—delivering the passion that makes her so successful as a speaker and consultant.”
Scott Carbonara, Speaker, Consultant, and Author of A Manager’s Guide to Employee Engagement and Go Positive: Lead to Engage


Book Details

ISBN: 9781562868130

Pages: 328

Publisher: ASTD Press

Pub Date: March 2012

Formats: Paperback, PDF

Product Code: 111202

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