Lead Yourself First

Inspiring Leadership Through Solitude
Author: Raymond M. Kethledge,Michael S. Erwin
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781632866325
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 240
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"Lead Yourself First makes a compelling argument for the integral relationship between solitude and leadership." --The Wall Street Journal Throughout history, leaders have used solitude as a matter of course. Martin Luther King found moral courage while sitting alone at his kitchen table one night during the Montgomery bus boycott. Jane Goodall used her intuition in the jungles of central Africa while learning how to approach chimps. Solitude is a state of mind, a space where you can focus on your own thoughts without distraction, with a power to bring mind and soul together in clear-eyed conviction. But these days, handheld devices and other media leave us awash with the thoughts of others. We are losing solitude without even realizing it. To find solitude today, a leader must make a conscious effort. This book explains why the effort is worthwhile and how to make it. Through gripping historical accounts and firsthand interviews with a wide range of contemporary leaders, Raymond Kethledge (a federal court of appeals judge) and Michael Erwin (a West Pointer and three-tour combat veteran) show how solitude can enhance clarity, spur creativity, sustain emotional balance, and generate the moral courage necessary to overcome adversity and criticism. Anyone who leads anyone--including oneself--can benefit from solitude. With a foreword by Jim Collins (author of the bestseller Good to Great), Lead Yourself First is a rallying cry to reclaim solitude--and all the benefits, both practical and sublime, that come with it.

Lead Yourself First

Inspiring Leadership Through Solitude
Author: Raymond M. Kethledge,Michael S. Erwin
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
ISBN: 9781632866318
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
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Famous leaders have long used solitude as means for inspiration. Solitude is a state of mind, a space in which to focus on one's own thoughts without distraction, with a unique power to bring mind and soul together in clear-eyed conviction. In our time-challenged world today, such space is ever more important to leaders, and increasingly difficult to find. We are losing solitude without even realizing it. Lead Yourself First will inspire leaders to spend time alone. Through firsthand interviews with a wide range of contemporary leaders in politics, business, sports, the military, and family life, as well as through illuminating historical accounts of Abraham Lincoln, Jane Goodall, Pope John Paul II, Aung San Suu Kyi, and others, leadership experts Raymond Kethledge and Michael Erwin show how solitude can improve clarity and bolster creativity; generate the emotional balance needed to sustain certainty and the moral courage required to challenge convention; and strengthen a leader's ability to make courageous decisions in the face of adversity and criticism. In years past, leaders used solitude subconsciously; today it takes a conscious choice to unplug from one's daily life. Introduced by Jim Collins (author of the bestseller Good to Great ), Lead Yourself First is a crucial and timely guide, a rallying cry for how leaders can reclaim the power of solitude in today's over-connected world.

Lead Yourself First

Inspiring Leadership Through Solitude
Author: Raymond M. Kethledge,Michael S. Erwin
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1632866331
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 240
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"Lead Yourself First makes a compelling argument for the integral relationship between solitude and leadership." --The Wall Street Journal Throughout history, leaders have used solitude as a matter of course. Martin Luther King found moral courage while sitting alone at his kitchen table one night during the Montgomery bus boycott. Jane Goodall used her intuition in the jungles of central Africa while learning how to approach chimps. Solitude is a state of mind, a space where you can focus on your own thoughts without distraction, with a power to bring mind and soul together in clear-eyed conviction. But these days, handheld devices and other media leave us awash with the thoughts of others. We are losing solitude without even realizing it. To find solitude today, a leader must make a conscious effort. This book explains why the effort is worthwhile and how to make it. Through gripping historical accounts and firsthand interviews with a wide range of contemporary leaders, Raymond Kethledge (a federal court of appeals judge) and Michael Erwin (a West Pointer and three-tour combat veteran) show how solitude can enhance clarity, spur creativity, sustain emotional balance, and generate the moral courage necessary to overcome adversity and criticism. Anyone who leads anyone--including oneself--can benefit from solitude. With a foreword by Jim Collins (author of the bestseller Good to Great), Lead Yourself First is a rallying cry to reclaim solitude--and all the benefits, both practical and sublime, that come with it.

Lead Yourself First!

Breakthrough Strategies to Live the Life You Want
Author: Michelle Ray
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780991690909
Category: Leadership
Page: 200
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We live in a time of unprecedented economic and social turmoil. In the face of uncertainty and fear, we look to our jobs for security and to our leaders for inspiration. We aspire to a prosperous, stable future and strive to remain optimistic, but the stress of simply surviving - financially, professionally, and emotionally - can seem like a relentless struggle. Consequently, we doubt ourselves and our capacity to be the leaders of our own live - often opting for the status quo - because staying stuck is easier than creating change. We overlook this simple truth: If we remain true to ourselves, we can control our own reality. "Lead Yourself First" is filled with engaging stories and advice to help people everywhere to live life to the fullest and take the lead in any professional or personal challenge. By applying Michelle Ray's simple, powerful life-changing lessons, you will discover how to influence and improve the quality of all your choices. "Lead Yourself First!" is filled with engaging stories and advice to help people everywhere live life to the fullest and take the lead in any work or personal challenge. By applying Michelle Ray's simple, powerful life-changing lessons, you will discover how to influence and improve the quality of all your choices. Michelle Ray's "One-Two Punch" approach will inspire you to: Address the fear of success and eliminate the fear of failure Rise above toxic behavior and situations Gain new insights into your values about money, opportunity and success Discover your dream career or business and live it!

Lead Yourself Lead Others

Eight Principles of Leadership
Author: Phil Geldart
Publisher: Eagle's Flight
ISBN: 0968567770
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 115
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Great leadership is not about trying to be what we're not; rather, it's about helping others be the best they can be. For that to happen, we must be the best that we can be. In this book, Phil has outlined eight key areas that I feel are crucial to our success and character as individuals, and consequently crucial for us as leaders to both model and teach.

Spark

How to Lead Yourself and Others to Greater Success
Author: Angie Morgan,Courtney Lynch,Sean Lynch
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 054471623X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 224
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New York Times Bestseller “A myth-destroying book that will make you rethink both the theory and practice of leadership.” — Daniel H. Pink, author of Drive “If you truly want to become a Spark in your organization and in your life, I urge you to read this book now.” — Mike “Coach K” Krzyzewski, head coach, Duke University Men’s Basketball Leadership is not about job titles—it’s about action and behavior. “Sparks” are the doers, thinkers, innovators, and key influencers who are catalysts for personal and organizational change. But these extraordinary individuals aren’t defined by the place they hold on an organizational chart—they are defined by their actions, commitment, and will. Leadership experts Angie Morgan, Courtney Lynch, and Sean Lynch show how you can become a Spark by cultivating seven key leadership behaviors. Grounded in the latest research on leadership development, this fresh, accessible road map is packed with real-world stories from inside companies like Facebook, Google, and Boston Scientific, and from the authors’ own high-stakes, challenging experiences serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. With SPARK as a blueprint, anyone can become a catalyst for change, and any organization can identify and develop Sparks. “These authors are not only great leadership thinkers, but they have all led people in challenging circumstances—a huge advantage in guiding the rest of us. Trust them to take you to a new level.” — Brigadier General Thomas A. Kolditz, U.S. Army (Ret.), director of the Ann and John Doerr Institute for New Leaders at Rice University

Lead Yourself First

The Senior Leader's Guide to Engaging Your People for Greater Performance and Impact
Author: Karen Y. Wilson-Starks
Publisher: Skillbites
ISBN: 9781942489641
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 118
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Are you a senior leader or executive responsible for setting vision, championing corporate culture, or leading change and innovation? This book is about leveraging your own unique leadership experiences and lessons learned to build a more significant life and business.

The Mind of the Leader

How to Lead Yourself, Your People, and Your Organization for Extraordinary Results
Author: Rasmus Hougaard,Jacqueline Carter
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1633693430
Category: Psychology
Page: 256
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Join the global movement that's making corporations more people-centric to achieve great results. The world is facing a global leadership crisis. Seventy-seven percent of leaders think they do a good job of engaging their people, yet 88 percent of employees say their leaders don't engage enough. There is also a high level of suffering in the workplace: 35 percent of employees would forgo a pay raise to see their leaders fired. This is an enormous waste of human talent--despite the fact that $46 billion is spent each year on leadership development. Based on extensive research, including assessments of more than 35,000 leaders and interviews with 250 C-level executives, The Mind of the Leader concludes that organizations and leaders aren't meeting employees' basic human needs of finding meaning, purpose, connection, and genuine happiness in their work. But more than a description of the problem, The Mind of the Leader offers a radical, yet practical, solution. To solve the leadership crisis, organizations need to put people at the center of their strategy. They need to develop managers and executives who lead with three core mental qualities: mindfulness, selflessness, and compassion. Using real-world inspirational examples from Marriott, Accenture, McKinsey & Company, LinkedIn, and many more, The Mind of the Leader shows how this new kind of leadership turns conventional leadership thinking upside down. It represents a radical redefinition of what it takes to be an effective leader--and a practical, hard-nosed solution to every organization's engagement and execution problems.

The Leadership Journey

How to Master the Four Critical Areas of Being a Great Leader
Author: Gary Burnison
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119234859
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 112
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Master the essential skill set of the truly effective leader The Leadership Journey charts a course through four critical areas of being a great leader. Written by Korn Ferry CEO Gary Burnison, this book brings world-renown people and talent development expertise to bear in a discussion about 'good' versus 'great' leadership. Successful leadership at any level is about getting results, but how do the best of the best manage to consistently deliver bigger and better things? This book shares the 'secret sauce' of successful leadership, and provides an actionable framework for discovering—and developing—your own leadership skills and potential. Anyone can have the right hands-on skills, but true leadership finesse lies in the much tougher realm of developing self-awareness to lead yourself first ('Look in the Mirror'); navigating by a fixed point of personal and organizational purpose ('Embody Purpose'); journeying with others who want to follow you ('Don't Walk Alone'); and plotting a course that's beyond the line of sight of what everyone sees ('Navigate Beyond the Horizon'). By distilling the broad and complex topic of leadership into highly accessible points and discussions, The Leadership Journey is perfect traveling companion for everyone along the leadership path. Effective leaders help people do more—and become more—than even they ever thought possible. This book gives you a practical framework for becoming the kind leader your team needs to succeed. Master the key elements of great leadership Understand why hard skills aren't enough Learn how to motivate and lead others Achieve more by helping others inspire and empower themselves Grounded in practical and proven real-world experience, this invaluable guide packs a powerful punch. When it comes to great leadership, reaching your destination requires a precise, well-planned journey that covers all critical ground. The Leadership Journey gives you a clear roadmap with expert direction and world-class advice.

Get Past the Crap!

Lead Yourself First. Bounce Back. Get Sh*t Done
Author: Chip Lutz
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781981539642
Category:
Page: 158
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Is the crap that happens in life weighing you down? Do you want to move forward but feel like you're diagonally parked in a parallel universe? You're not alone, it's easy to get stuck in a big puddle of was. Don't just sit there...GET PAST THE CRAP! Lead yourself first, bounce back and start getting SH*T DONE! Resilient leaders have strategies for bouncing back when life hands them a big crap sandwich. I know, I've been there. From work issues, relationship issues, financial issues to just plain old everyday life issues, it would be nice to separate ourselves from all of our crap when we show up to work but we can't, why? Because we're whole people and life just doesn't freakin' work that way. This book will give you the tools to take control of the situations that seemingly take control of you so you can lead better, get more done, and leave a lasting legacy...from someone who has had his own share of crap sandwiches served up and has the tear stains on his pillow to prove it.

Start with You

Lead from the Inside
Author: Belinda Brosnan
Publisher: Bookpod
ISBN: 9780648281207
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 146
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Before you even contemplate leading others, you need to have the courage and curiosity to lead yourself first. Belinda has you "tuning-in" to leverage your leadership capacity by moving away from autopilot modes of operation through awareness and into abundance.

24/7: The First Person You Must Lead Is You


Author: Rebecca "Becky" Halstead
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1483525260
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 332
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The real-life experiences portrayed in 24/7: The First Person You Must Lead is YOU are told with a combination of introspective humor and heart-wrenching candor that will inspire you to consider your approach to leadership from a new perspective—you. The stories author Becky Halstead, retired Brigadier General, United States Army, shares in this book illustrate leadership principles that transcend age, gender, race, and profession. Her personal leadership journey will capture your attention and cause you to re-evaluate how you define leadership – whether you are a corporate CEO or a high school student. The book presents the author’s five fundamental leadership truths, followed by her key leadership principles, which ultimately lead you to her inspirational definition of leadership. The principles and supporting personal stories cover a lifetime of leadership lessons: from playing sports in high school to taking responsibility for over twenty thousand soldiers and civilians in combat as a general officer in Iraq. Becky has built highly successful teams in demanding environments and stressful situations. In 24/7 she shares with you the heart and mind traits and skills that allowed her to do so. The book also provides multi-leadership perspectives: the author as a leader, the one being led, a peer leader, and as an individual who becomes part of an enduring leadership legacy. She explains how to learn from both toxic and ideal work environments and bosses. This book is a much needed guide that reminds you what is really important when you are in a position of leadership. Becky has effectively translated lessons learned as a child growing up in small town USA, as a member of the second class of women to attend the United States Military Academy, and as the first female general to command at the strategic level, to a practical guide for use in the civilian world. In recent years, women in the military -- especially in combat -- have been the center of controversial discussions and congressional policy. While not her intent, these stories also educate those of you unfamiliar with the role of women in the military, providing a new understanding of the greater effectiveness of a military that includes them. Her stories are humorous, sad, celebratory, intense, and consistently relevant. Because they range over a life-time—from being a junior level leader responsible for a small team to being a senior level leader with a complex mission and a widely diverse team—the stories provide a relatable path of lessons in self-leadership. Becky’s authenticity and unique experiences enhance her powerful messages. 24/7 is a book that you will want to refer to again and again as you find yourself in tough positions as a leader or as the person being led.

Identity Leadership

Reveal Your Power and Potential by Discovering Who You Are
Author: Stedman Graham
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1546083367
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 240
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IDENTITY LEADERSHIP helps readers become passionate, purposeful, and meaningful leaders through identifying who they are, their desires, and their abilities. IDENTITY LEADERSHIP by STEDMAN GRAHAM is a very personal and prescriptive guide that is based on the philosophy that you can't lead others until you can first lead yourself--the more you work on yourself, the more you can give to those around you. To know our purpose in life, we begin with our passions, skills, and talents, and with this book we learn how to channel the best of who we are to achieve success for ourselves and those we lead. In IDENTITY LEADERSHIP, Graham takes the reader through a nine-step process designed to show them how to create and reshape their futures as Identity Leaders. The nine steps include: 1. Check Your ID 2. Create Your Vision 3. Develop Your Travel Plan 4. Master the Rules of the Road 5. Step into the Outer Limits 6. Pilot the Seasons of Change 7. Build Your Dream Team 8. Win by a Decision 9. Commit to Your Vision Self-leaders can create a roadmap that leads to personal growth, development, and improvement of performance in every area of life. IDENTITY LEADERSHIP provides the tools needed to continually plan and execute learning and development of our talents and skills, enabling readers to commit to a personal vision and lead with purpose.

Lead Yourself First!

Indispensable Lessons in Business and in Life
Author: Michelle Ray
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1782797025
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 202
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Are you ready to be the leader of your own life? We live in a time of unprecedented economic and social turmoil. In the face of uncertainty and fear, we look to our jobs for security and to our leaders for inspiration. We aspire to a prosperous, stable future and strive to remain optimistic, but the stress of simply surviving—financially, professionally, and emotionally—can seem a relentless struggle. Consequently, we doubt ourselves and our capacity to be the leaders of our own lives—often opting for the status quo—because staying stuck is easier than creating change. We overlook this simple truth: If we remain true to ourselves, we can control our own reality. Lead Yourself First! is filled with engaging stories and advice to help people everywhere live life to the fullest and take the lead in any work or personal challenge. By applying Michelle Ray’s simple, powerful life-changing lessons, you will discover how to influence and improve the quality of all your choices. Michelle Ray’s “One-Two Punch” approach will inspire you to: Address the fear of success and eliminate the fear of failure; Rise above toxic behavior and situations; Gain new insights into your values about money, opportunity, and success; Discover your dream career or business and live it!

Lead Yourself to Success

Ordinary People Achieving Extraordinary Results Through Self-leadership
Author: Alan Chambers
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 0857086944
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 232
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Let your lifelong adventure begin today Lead Yourself to Success is your personal guidebook to greatness. Alan Chambers has led many expeditions to the North and South poles but you don't have to lead a national team or a multinational corporation to be successful, as long as you can lead yourself. The desire to learn is human nature, and lessons from those who have been where you want to go are extraordinary opportunities. You gain the insight and guidance you need to get there, and learn how to lead your own expedition down the path to success. Like any adventure, good preparation is key. You don't take off for the North pole on a whim, and you don't just leap into leadership without understanding the responsibilities it entails. This book shows you how to develop the leadership mindset to get wherever you want to go in life, trust your own judgement and come out on top of the world. Uncover your inner leadership potential Learn how others succeed Find the adventure in everyday life Lead yourself on an expedition to greatness Alan helps thousands of people every year unlock the door to higher performance. Every single one of those people was a leader waiting to happen, even if they didn't know it – but once they truly realised where their potential could take them, they became unstoppable. Let yourself become unstoppable with Lead Yourself to Success.

Lead Yourself First


Author: Jessica Parker,Jessica Parker Pmp
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781718871571
Category:
Page: 40
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Leadership begins with you. Written in a conversational style with stories and examples, this book contains a set of easy and useful tips and tricks that will help you become a better leader. Chapters: 1. Take Care of Yourself 2. If You Want to Make Things Happen, Climb the Ladder 3. Look for "Opportunities" 4. Fight Unconscious Bias, One Brain at a Time 5. Mentoring Is Where You Find It 6. Which Way Should I Go? 7. If You Don't Like It, Do Something 8. To Succeed, Improve Your Teamwork 9. The Power of "Why?" 10. Learn Something New Every Day 11. Keep It All in Perspective 12. Think Fast, Think Facts

Habitudes

Images That Form Leadership Habits and Attitudes
Author: Timothy Elmore
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780996078351
Category:
Page: N.A
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Leading Out Loud

A Guide for Engaging Others in Creating the Future
Author: Terry Pearce
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118415442
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 272
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The newest edition of the bestselling guide to authentic leadership communication Much has changed in the world since the original publication of Leading Out Loud, Terry Pearce's book on authentic leadership communication. Now, more than ever, the development of a leader's message is as crucial to success as the delivery of that message. In the third edition of his classic book, Terry Pearce shows leaders in all sectors how to communicate their values and vision to inspire commitment. In this important resource, Pearce continues to broaden the application of core principles, putting the spotlight on every day, spontaneous communication. New examples, covering the range of today's multi-faceted communication, show the application of the sage advice Pearce offers. Readers will see how to develop a Personal Leadership Communication Guide that supports any venue, through any media and in multiple cultures. This completely revised and updated version of the bestselling classic is designed to meet the communication needs of today's leaders. Pearce expands his exploration of the internal work necessary to create an honest and compelling vision. He emphasizes the deepening of emotional awareness necessary to inspire others This edition demonstrates how readers can find their authentic voices and articulate their messages with increasing confidence and empathy Some examples carry through across chapters, clarifying how one develops and strengthens the Personal Leadership Communication Guide over time The work presents new models that are applicable to the multi-cultural world in which we live. Readers, leaders of any organization, and teachers at any level will find practical illustrations of how differences can be bridged with universal principles Foreword by Randy Komisar, General Partner of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and author of The Monk and The Riddle This new edition offers information, stories and experiences that demonstrate success in authentic leadership communication, in any technology, whatever the field or venue, local or global.

The Inner Edge

The 10 Practices of Personal Leadership
Author: Joelle Kristin Jay
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313378053
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 290
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An esteemed executive coach shows managers and leaders how they can achieve personal and professional success—and leave a mark on the world. * Includes a foreword by internationally renowned executive coach Howard Morgan, cofounder and managing partner of the Leadership Research Institute and the author of The Art and Practice of Leadership Coaching * Provides exercises and worksheets—original versions of the same tools and techniques used by top executive coaches to help leaders succeed in their roles and for their organizations * Offers vivid examples and quotes from real leaders based on over 100 interviews with top leaders in some of the nations biggest, most admired companies * Includes reference notes for every chapter