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    • 258 pages
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  • Keywords
    • Leadership,
    • Personnel management,
    • How to be a good manager,
    • How to motivate your team,
    • How to resolve conflicts at work,
    • Human resource management,
    • How to be a leader at work

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Knowing Who You Lead
Important lessons on why we need to understand those we lead
by Carrie-Lynn Hotson

Have you taken a number of leadership courses, but still struggle to apply the techniques? Leading others is no easy task. Knowing Who You Lead is a ground-breaking guide consisting of 20 fundamental lessons that prove again and again why knowing your employees is a radical game-changer that will make your job easier and help your organization thrive. Through behaviour assessments and mediation tools, you will gain clear insight into colleagues’ real talents, communication styles, and reactions. Discover a whole new way of navigating seemingly intractable personality conflicts and workplace issues. Knowing Who You Lead will challenge you to: ● Understand your leadership style and qualities ● Embrace who you are leading and what they value ● Develop trust and discover triggers ● Build inclusive teams and organizations ● Guide others in finding their optimal role Carrie-Lynn Hotson demonstrates the common errors managers make in trying to train and retain employees, resolve conflict, and create effective teams. She draws on a wealth of experience in human resources, mediation, conflict resolution, hiring, inspiring, facilitation and coaching to illustrate each lesson. Hotson’s real life examples of personal successes and failures will become your a-ha moments.

"Carrie-Lynn Hotson’s empowering leadership guide Knowing Who You Lead fosters understanding of those whom one leads—and of oneself—to institute lasting change and organizational growth. The book stands to help leaders identify and address the basic causes of issues within their organizations, and its systematic step-by-step process is a valuable one. Knowing Who You Lead is a leadership guide that names actionable strategies to help bosses get to know their employees and build effective teams." —Foreword Clarion Review ★★★★

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Carrie-Lynn Hotson holds a Bachelor of Arts in Law and Psychology, Certified Human Resources Leader accreditation (CHRL) and is a graduate of Interest-Based Mediation training. She has 25 years of experience as a coach, facilitator, and leader, including seven years as a senior human resources manager with extensive experience addressing workplace issues and organizational challenges. Hotson’s expertise in interviewing, onboarding, and training informed her interview coaching business, What Hotson gleaned from meeting candidates, learning about their skills and abilities, and gaining insight into why they are seeking to leave their current employment has been integrated into her book, Knowing Who You Lead. These key lessons will help current and future leaders empower, engage, and retain employees. Hotson has now expanded her services to include the coaching and mentoring of leaders in her second business Hotson lives in Sudbury, Ontario, on a 140-acre farm with her husband, daughter, two horses, beef cattle, and two dogs. She also has three grown sons, a fabulous daughter-in-law and three wonderful grandchildren.


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