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Lead Inside the Box

How Smart Leaders Guide Their Teams to Exceptional Results

Victor Prince, Mike Figliuolo


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Every employee is different, but unfortunately many leaders use a one-size-fits-all approach to leading. In doing so, these otherwise well-intentioned leaders are working harder than they should while not getting all they could out of their teams.

Lead Inside the Box gives leaders a way to get the best out of their teams by focusing their energy where it will make the biggest difference. It teaches leaders how to:

  • Figure out where they are currently investing their time and energy across their teams
  • Identify the unique leadership needs of each team member
  • Make smarter decisions about how and where to invest their time and energy to get the best results out of everyone

    Through simple frameworks brought to life with stories from the trenches, leaders will be able to see their own teams--and themselves--from a new perspective. Paradoxically these methods will enable leaders to improve their team's performance exponentially while expending half the effort.

  • Praise For Lead Inside the Box: How Smart Leaders Guide Their Teams to Exceptional Results

    "I strongly recommend Lead Inside the Box for leaders at all levels. It provides practical and simple guidance for how to better spend your time and energy to get better results from your team while improving your relationship with them at the same time."
    --Robert J. Herbold, Chief Operating Officer (retired), Microsoft Corporation
    — Reviews

    "WOW! Mike Figliuolo does it again. Lead Inside the Box takes a complex topic--prioritizing leadership effort to maximize productivity--and makes it both approachable and manageable. This book provides a strategic matrix and immediate tools to use your 'leadership capital' for maximum team success. What are you waiting for? Buy this book, apply the concepts, and lead smarter."
    --Joseph Michelli, customer experience consultant and #1 New York Times best-selling author of Leading the Starbucks Way, The Zappos Experience, and The New Gold Standard
    — Reviews

    "Refreshingly pragmatic, authors Victor Prince and Mike Figliuolo offer a simple yet powerful everyday framework for more effectively leading people and getting better results."
    --Ethan Bernstein, professor of Leadership & Organizational Behavior, Harvard Business School
    — Reviews

    "Lead Inside the Box is a new, thought-provoking take on the age-old question of how to effectively lead people at work. It combines a clever framework with great stories to drive its points home. I highly recommend it for anyone who leads a team, or who wants to lead a team some day."
    --David K. Lenhardt, former president and CEO of PetSmart, Inc.
    — Reviews

    "Anyone who leads a team owes it to themselves, and their team, to read Lead Inside the Box. It lays out a simple, powerful roadmap for leaders to help everyone on their team get better results."
    --Dan Tangherlini, former administrator of the U.S. General Services Administration
    — Reviews

    Career Press, 9781632650047, 288pp.

    Publication Date: July 20, 2015

    About the Author

    As the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Victor Prince helped build a new Federal agency and led a division of hundreds of people. As a consultant with Bain & Company, he helped clients across the United States and Europe develop successful business strategies. Today, Victor is a consultant and speaker who teaches strategy and leadership skills to clients around the world.
    Mike Figliuolo is the founder and managing director of thoughtLEADERS, LLC, a professional services firm specializing in leadership development. He is the author of One Piece of Paper: The Simple Approach to Powerful, Personal Leadership and is a nationally recognized speaker and blogger. Before founding his own company, he was a consultant at McKinsey & Co., and an executive at Capital One and Scotts Miracle-Gro.