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Power Verbs for Managers and Executives: Hundreds of Verbs and Phrases to Communicate More Dynamically and Effectively

By Michael Lawrence Faulkner

Published by FT Press

Published Date: May 28, 2013

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all your leadership communications...
at every level, in every encounter


The right verbs
 •  help you build outstanding teams
 •  achieve stunning performance
 •  exude passion and confidence that make others want to follow


Grab the right verb and use it the right way to:
Drive home your message, whatever it is
Energize teams and workforces
Promote collaboration to maximize performance
Catalyze change at every level


Jam-packed with examples drawing on thousands of years of storytelling, literature, and experience
Indispensable for everyone who intends to be a truly great leader 

Table of Contents

Introduction     1
Chapter 1 The Technology and Power of Language     3
Let’s Take a Moment and Think about Language       What Is the Special Significance of Language?     6
The Power of Words     7
Using Words in Special Ways     11
The Impact of Power Verbs     12
Chapter 2 The Connection Between Communications and Success in Leadership and Management     15
Verb Forms     17
Chapter 3 How to Use This Book     21
Leadership Styles    22
Visionary     22
Coaching     22
Affiliative     22
Democratic     23
Commanding     23
Additional Support for You     23
Chapter 4 Power Verbs for Managers and Executives     27
Sources     237
Index     247