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Contagious You: Unlock Your Power to Influence, Lead, and Create the Impact You Want

November 25, 2019

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"How anyone—no matter what their status—can show up as a leader and create impact."


While we have greater ability than ever before to do more, be more, strive harder, and push further, there is a downside: burnout is high, truly inspiring leaders and invested team players are rare. We have become too overworked, too unfocused, and just too busy. This pace, and the hard demands it places on all of us, has become unsustainable. In today’s age of perpetual burnout, a new kind of leadership is needed—one that is intentional in fostering truly engaged, energized, proactive, and impactful workplaces—and it starts with you

In her previous book, Contagious Culture, award-winning leadership advisor and strategist Anese Cavanaugh provided leaders with a roadmap to creating a healthy corporate culture that is positively contagious. In Contagious You, Cavanaugh argues this next era of leadership begins with an inside-out approach that can make the difference between being a leader people want to follow, versus have to follow, the difference between surviving and thriving, the difference between  rejuvenated and burnt out.

You’re contagious. You have a tremendous power to influence those around you. Regardless of where you are in your career, how you show up matters. Your intentions, energy, and presence as a leader set the tone creating a positive—or negative—culture. Cavanaugh urges leaders to ask themselves these five very straightforward questions: What is my intention? What kind of contagious do I want to be? What do I want to put out there? What do I want to take on? And in service of what?

“Your ability to grow others, hold space, and truly optimize impact is highly dependent on your presence, your own growth, and your relationship with yourself. So in order to lead others, you must lead yourself first,” states Cavanaugh. “If we’re not getting the results we want or having the experience we desire, the first place to look is at how we’re showing up (for ourselves AND each other.”

Contagious You provides steps to create new ways of making an impact and rebooting your approach to leadership by starting with yourself.



Anese Cavanaugh is an award-winning speaker, advisor, teacher, and thinking partner to some of today's most innovative organizations and business leaders. Top innovators and executives in companies like IDEO, Zingerman's, Cooper, Fitbit, Nike, Vistaprint, Kaiser Permanente, IBM, GM Financial, and others have engaged with Anese to strengthen team health, maximize leadership impact, and improve company culture. ith Anese to strengthen team health, maximize leadership impact, and optimize company culture. In addition to appearing in publications like Harvard Business Review, The Huffington Post,, and The New York Times, Anese writes for in her column “Showing Up.”


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