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About Derek Gaunt
Derek Gaunt is an accomplished trainer and negotiations coach for the Black Swan Group. He has over 17 years of experience in providing negotiations and leadership training to corporate, government and law enforcement personnel.
A 29 year law enforcement veteran, the majority of Derek's career was spent as a member and leader of hostage negotiations teams. During his time with these teams, he became one of the most respected hostage negotiations leaders in the Washington DC, metropolitan area. Derek has conducted leadership training around the world, teaching leaders how to apply hostage negotiations practices and principles to their world.
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A Gallup study found that 50 percent of resigning employees did so "to get away from their manager." Those who stay with poor managers become disengaged, creating a negative work environment that costs US companies billions in lost productivity each year.
In the twenty-first century, it takes more than technical skills to be an effective manager. Productive work environments also require tactical empathy—the same fundamental skill that forms the basis of hostage negotiator leadership (HNL)—forging the quick empathetic bonds that are vital to a highly productive workplace.
Inside this book, you'll learn twelve easy-to-execute skills you can put into action right away, shifting your leadership presence from a constant struggle to a confident competitive advantage.
With plenty of cautionary tales about the damage that unchecked ego and authority can wreak in any organization, Ego, Authority, Failure can help you change that story, providing actionable techniques for a solid foundation of trust-based influence that can motivate and inspire.