Following the modus operandi of renowned business leaders of the time, Sujith Ravindran grew into various leadership positions within corporations and start-ups across the globe. After a decade and a half of successes, he sunk into a spiritual crisis in his life. That void led him to leave his corporate life in pursuit of self-realization. On a quest to find the qualities that made leaders legendary, there he came across the inner path of the four legendary leaders portrayed in this book; Dr. Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, M. K. Gandhi and Abraham Lincoln. From the lives of these 'Being Leaders' Sujith discovered that it was not a set of skills or capabilities that made leaders legendary, instead it was a certain 'inner state' that made them so. This book examines that 'inner state' and traces the path that got the Being Leaders to that state. The Being Leaders go beyond the 'Doing' to master the realm of true 'Being'. This realm is one of great personal mastery and self-authorship, a very high level of self-awareness and a life expressing their highest ideals each day. This book is for those who long to embody the highest level of leadership in the organizational or societal realm.
Being Prepared, From Cub Scout to Leader is the biography of Adrian Coles through his life in Scouting from the first moment he joined Cub Scouts to present day as a Cub Leader about to become Scout Leader.
Influential people reveal how to succeed in public life
Author: Philip Crisp
Publisher: Hybrid Publishers
We ask much of our leaders and blame them for ay failure to order the world to our liking. Yet many of us are reluctant to engage, preferring to disparage leaders as a class apart, a quarrelsome lot and overpaid to boot-the useful butt of barbecue humour. Will we engage better with the next generation of leaders? Will they conduct a kinder, gentler national conversation? In this book, 36 Australian voices-both early achievers and the venerable from across the political and social landscape-offer fresh ideas and timeless wisdom for people entering public life. Whether you are a budding politician, advisor, lobbyist, advocate, local councillor, NGO leader, social activist, blogger, philanthropist, sporting administrator or the representative of an industry, the arts, a profession or a trade-you are in public life. This book will deepen your understanding of what you must know, do, say and be to succeed. "... Philip Crisp has done us all an enormous favour by assembling not only a first class and diverse group of leaders, but ones who are willing to be frank, confronting and not merely offering the usual 'leadership' platitudes." - Simon McKeon AO: Australian of the Year 2011 "... a 'must read' for any aspiring leader... a treasure trove of invaluable insights into effective leadership." - Laurie Wilson: President, National Press Club "... a most timely and comprehensive analysis of leadership and the making of good leaders... Compulsory reading." - Anne Henderson AM: political historian
Books on leadership in various aspects of life and work abound. But are the principles upon which these books are grounded biblical? Do they describe the best way for Christians to lead, knowing that they function as ambassadors for Christ as they facilitate meetings, lead people, and manage projects? On Being a Leader for God covers numerous topics that are relevant to Christian leadership in this and every era, including obedience, faithfulness, character, maturity, ability, God's authority, seizing opportunities, biblical images of successful leadership, listening, the difference between a boss and a leader, change management, organizational leadership, and vision. Pastors, deacons, church leaders, and laypeople will find this book both engaging and transformative.
When it comes to effective leadership, everyone has an opinion. But you don’t need opinions: you need proven, real-world solutions, based on facts and evidence. That’s what The Truth About Being a Leader delivers: high-power leadership techniques you can use every day, whether you lead one person or 100,000. Dr. Karen Otazo has spent more than 20 years coaching executives in virtually every type of organization. She’s worked personally with more than 2,000 individuals, from interns to CEOs. Now, drawing on hundreds of secret leadership feedback reports, she reveals what actually works—and doesn’t work— when it comes to being a great leader. You’ll find simple, easy-to-use techniques for smoothly assuming new leadership roles...honing your style...maximizing your impact...crafting a vision, shaping strategies, and getting buy-in... using power wisely...handling tough coaching and feedback sessions...avoiding leadership pitfalls... strengthening key leadership relationships...inspiring people, building world-class teams, and achieving outstanding results. Prepare for the toughest challenges of leadership Widen your “mental bandwidth” in seven key areas Get beyond the numbers Learn how to use all your resources, tangible and intangible Sharpen your vision, and communicate it crisply Engage, motivate, and inspire all your audiences Don’t let stress impact your performance Manage your stress, manage your energy Use power wisely, and choose your battles Apply the right touch: not too light, not too heavy-handed Grow your people, grow your team Develop outstanding people, achieve outstanding results Leaders aren’t born, they’re made... and you can make yourself a great leader, starting today! This book’s 52 proven leadership principles and bite-size, easy-to-use techniques that work!
The 20th century is over! In this, the 21st century, effective leadership skills are required by anyone who plays a leadership role in life, such as parents, teachers, clergy, politicians, doctors, coaches, supervisors, even CEOs of major corporations. In this bold, new view of leadership, you will find 140 secrets that will help you be an extraordinary leader. Learn to put people first by making everyone feel respected, trusted, and valued. Discover ways to ensure that your messages are well understood and accepted. Women are better leaders than men, so help them prove it. Put veterans on your team because they have all the skills needed to be responsible contributors and effective leaders. Learn how to deal better with mistakes and failures. And, much, much more. Full of powerful ideas and practical guidance, this book is an invaluable tool that ensures success for everyone, no matter their leadership role in life. Foreword by Dave O'Brien, best selling author of "The Navigator's Handbook."