Why do executives get stuck? Why do leaders sometimes find themselves pushing hard but not gaining traction? Frequently it's because they're working against themselves, defeating their best efforts with their own problematical thoughts and emotions. In this book, we refer to thought patterns and emotional tendencies that hinder your ability to respond to business issues in a productive and professional way as HeadTrash. Put another way, HeadTrash is the negative voice of your subconscious, engaging you in a deadly inner dialogue that only you hear, consciously or subconsciously, but which affects everything you say and do and everyone around you. HeadTrash is any pattern of self-defeating feelings and thoughts that leads you into trouble and keeps you stuck there. Even worse, depending on your level of responsibility and authority, the rest of your team or company can get stuck too. Based on their work with thousands of leaders, authors Tish Squillaro and Timothy I. Thomas discovered that some forms of HeadTrash can even produce symptoms in organizations that mirror the symptoms experienced by company leaders. Learn to probe beyond symptoms to identify the forms of HeadTrash you need to address. This book will show you how to change your behavior and become a better leader?for yourself, your business, your employees, and your family.
"Wow! This wonderful, insightful book shows you how to get out of your own way, conquer your biggest enemy (yourself), and accomplish more than you ever thought possible." Brian Tracy - Author, No Excuses and The Power of Self Discipline--Brian Tracy Author, No Excuses and The Power of Self Discipline (05/07/2013)"
With a goal-oriented and self-confident mind-set, Tish Squillaro creates change. Early on, she developed a great feeling for niche markets and realized her talent in helping business leaders become "unstuck" and learn to make effective decisions. Tish is CEO of CANDOR Consulting and she drives success by combining her commitment to CANDOR advising executives with her bold style. Tish works primarily with CEOs, executive management, and boards of directors within organizations ranging from early entrepreneurial stages to Fortune 500 companies. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Philadelphia based non-profit organization, ACHIEVEability. Tish lives with her husband and two children in Valley Forge, PA. Timothy I. Thomas began his work in leadership consulting in 2003 as a natural outgrowth of his educational background and his extensive experience serving others as an ordained minister. Tim is a 1987 Magna Cum Laude graduate from the University of Akron and holds two masters degrees: an M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary (1990), and an M.S. in Training and Organization Development from Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia (2002). Since 1998, Tim has helped to transform organizations working as a leadership development trainer, executive coach, and change management expert in organizations such as Gannett Company, GSI Commerce, and many more.