You’ve been promoted to leadership. Congratulations! But it’s nothing like your old job, is it? William Gentry says it’s time to flip your script.
We all have mental scripts that tell us how the world works. Your old script was all about “me” — standing out as an individual. But as a new leader, you need to flip your script from “me” to “we” and help the group you lead succeed.
In this book, Gentry supports and coaches you to flip your script in six key areas. He offers actionable, practical, evidence-based advice and examples drawn from his research, his work with leaders, and his own failures and triumphs of becoming a new leader. Get started flipping your script and become the kind of boss everyone wants to work for.
Bill Gentry serves as the Director of Leadership Insights and Analytics, a group within the global research and evaluation department in Research, Innovation, and Product Development. As a researcher, Bill uses his quantitative and qualitative research skills to examine what leaders, particularly first-time managers, can do to be successful in their work and life, and to avoid career derailment. As a trainer, he facilitates programs to help leaders be their best, particularly entry- and first-level managers on the frontlines who are leading for the first time in their lives. In particular, he trains CCL’s Maximizing Your Leadership Potential program and Assessment Certification Workshop. Bill is also currently an adjunct assistant professor in the Psychology department at Guilford College in Greensboro, NC, and an associate member of the graduate faculty in the Organizational Sciences doctoral program at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. Read more