The Self-Evolved Leader: Elevate Your Focus and Develop Your People In a World That Refuses to Slow Down
January 27, 2020
"A practical guide to help executives and managers at all levels adopt a new way of leading in our fast-moving world."
In a world where everything is urgent, our leaders are being drawn into a dangerous cycle of saving the day and pulling victory from the jaws of defeat. Although valiant on the surface, this ends in burnout for them and learned helplessness in their people.
In this timely and easy-to-read book, leadership consultant and speaker Dave McKeown draws on his experience of working with thousands of leaders in fast-growing organizations and lays out a compelling argument for stopping this cycle of mediocrity. In its place, McKeown implores readers to reset their understanding of where their value comes from. Namely, that instead of knowing the answers and solving their teams' emergencies, they should elevate their focus to the medium- and long-term direction of their teams and development of their people.
Written for leaders from the front line to the C-Suite, The Self-Evolved Leader will show you how to:
- Stop working in the weeds and think more strategically
- Find more time to focus on the important work
- Build empowerment deep in your team
- Free up your headspace to be more creative
- Deliver lasting results for your team and organization
With a deep understanding of today's hyper-busy world, McKeown lays out the key challenges facing leaders in fast-moving organizations and the need to move away from prevalent yet outdated and often detrimental models and methods.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dave McKeown helps individuals, teams, and organizations achieve excellence by doing the ordinary things extraordinarily well. He is the CEO of Outfield Leadership.
He has a wealth of experience in connecting individual and team performance to improved business results with a particular focus on fast-growing, complex organizations. As Founder and CEO of Outfield Leadership, Dave speaks, coaches and trains on the mindset, skillset, and toolkit needed to master the craft of leadership. His goal is to help organizations build a culture of real, authentic but ultimately results-driven leadership.
He has shared his leadership strategies at the Inc. 500 and Growco conferences, Bank of America, for the British Government, Entrepreneur's Organization, Bamboo HR and countless others. He has worked with leaders at Spectrum Health, Renewal by Andersen, Akamai, NYSE and many smaller, fast-growing organizations.
This books for this giveaway are provided by Greenleaf Book Group Press.