Preface. Acknowledgments. Introduction. I. Attitude Instincts. Get Married Again-Your Spouse Won't Mind. Corner Office Instinct 1: Find a Corporate Soul Mate. 2. What's Love Got to Do with It? Corner Office Instinct 2: Have a Passionate Love Affair with the Office. 3. Put Down you Fingers and Listen. Corner Office Instinct 3: If Someone Is Talking to You, Return the Favor and Listen. 4. Of Course I want Your Opinion-As Long as It is the Same as Mine. Corner Office Instinct 4: Take Pride in Sharing the Spotlight. 5. Check for Blocked Arteries. Corner Office Instinct 5: It's Okay to Take It Personally. 6. I Rest My Case, Your Honor. Corner Office Instinct 6: Protect, Honor, and Defend Those Who Work for You. 7. 9 to 5 Was Just a Movie. Corner Office Instinct 7: Jobs Have Time Clocks-Careers Don't. II: PERFORMANCE INSTINCTS. 8. Open 24 Hours. Corner Office Instinct 8: Smart Always Beats Fast. 9. Never Leave the Office Without It-A Nutcracker, That Is. Corner Office Instinct 9: Use the World Outside Your Office as Your Muse. 10. Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace and Possibly Your Career. Corner Office Instinct 10: Find Your Voice and Never Take It for Granted. 11. Working the Room Is Not Just for Politicians. Corner Office Instinct 11: Be Seen, Be Heard, and Be Approachable. 12. Sometimes Our Have to Face the Firing Squad-Sometimes You Are the Firing Squad. Corner Office Instinct 12: Always Remain Objective When Evaluating Talent. 13. Oops, and Other Important Words to Lead By. Corner Office Instinct 13: Have the Confidence to Admit Your Mistakes and to Ask Others for Help. 14. If they Give It, Take It: Take All of It. Corner Office Instinct 14: Recharging and Reenergizing Is a Requirement. 15. Honey, When Did We have a Third Child? Corner office Instinct 15: Make Our Personal Life a Priority. Index.
Scott Aylward (San Diego, CA) and Pattye Moore (Edmund, OK) are co-founders of INSTINCTS, LLC, a company dedicated to helping up-and-coming executives develop their leadership instincts. Prior to founding INSTINCTS, Pattye was president of Sonic Corp., parent company for Sonic, America's Drive-in, the largest drive-in restaurant chain in the?U.S. with over 3,000 locations. Scott was Chairman and CEO of Barkley Evergreen & Partners, the largest employee owned advertising agency in the country with nearly 400 employees.? For 10 years, Scott and Pattye worked together and over?time developed a working relationship that was unique to the corporate world of today. This relationship, while structured as client/agency, was built upon unconditional trust, mutual respect, an unrelenting passion to succeed and a desire to have those around them, truly enjoy the journey.?The result was a working relationship that allowed them to build the Sonic brand and lead both of their companies to year after year of record growth.