Leading Out Loud: A Guide for Engaging Others in Creating the Future

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First published in 1995, Terry Pearce's book on authenticleadership communication is a classic in the field. However, theworld has changed significantly since the first edition ofLeading Out Loud went to press. Now, the scrutiny of themedia and a populace empowered with infinite sources of informationcombine to make leadership communication more important than ever.In today's world, the internal development of the leader, themessage itself and the delivery of that message are all critical tosuccess. In this third...

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Overview

First published in 1995, Terry Pearce's book on authenticleadership communication is a classic in the field. However, theworld has changed significantly since the first edition ofLeading Out Loud went to press. Now, the scrutiny of themedia and a populace empowered with infinite sources of informationcombine to make leadership communication more important than ever.In today's world, the internal development of the leader, themessage itself and the delivery of that message are all critical tosuccess. In this third edition of his best-selling book, TerryPearce expands on the internal work necessary to create andcommunicate about change in a way that inspires commitment.

As in the first two editions, Pearce broadens the application ofcore principles and puts the spotlight on everyday, spontaneouscommunication. Illustrative fresh examples cover the range oftoday's multi-faceted communications and reveal how to applyPearce's sage advice for becoming an inspirational communicator. Inaddition, Leading Out Loud includes new information on theneuroscience of empathy and response that reveals the possibilityof developing the characteristics, traits, skills, and perspectivesfor mastering leadership communication. Throughout the book, Pearcegives advice for developing a Personal Leadership CommunicationGuide that can support any venue, through any media, and inmultiple cultures.

This new, completely revised and updated edition offersinformation, stories, and experiences that clearly show thesuccessful application of the authentic leadership communicationmodel. Leaders at all levels who want to inspire positive changewill benefit from Pearce's wisdom.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470907696
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/11/2013
  • Series: J-B US non-Franchise Leadership Series, #393
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 528,945
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

BusinessWeek magazine called Terry Pearce the "eminence gris?" of executive coaches. He is the founder and president of Leadership Communication, a coaching and consulting company with clients that include CEOs, senior public officials, and elected leaders. For many years, he taught leadership communication courses at the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business and the London Business School, and is a frequent keynote speaker in the United States and abroad. Pearce is coauthor (with David Pottruck) of the best-selling Clicks and Mortar: Passion-Driven Growth in an Internet-Driven World.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Randy Komisar xiii

Preface xvii

Prologue xxiii

Part One: Leadership Communication: Personal Awareness andCompeting Dynamics 1

1 Discovering What Matters 9

Who Are You? 10

What Do You Want? 11

Recognizing and Refl ecting on Your Point of View—DefiningMoments 15

Communicating Through the Prism of Your Values 18

Distilling Values into Conviction 18

2 Deepening Emotional Awareness 23

Recognition, Resonance, Regulation, and Response 24

The Neurobiology of Empathy: The Magic of the Mirror 28

Transmitting Empathy to Show Character: Developing Trust 32

Leadership: Empathy in Action 34

3 Connecting with Others 45

Unconscious and Unspoken Harmonies 46

Image and Symbol 48

Analogy and Metaphor 51

Narrative as Connection—Myth, Story, and Experience 56

The Rules of Engagement—Authenticity Is Paramount 64

4 Writing—Applying Discipline to Authenticity67

Writing as a Process 68

Your Voice Comes Through 71

Documenting Competence and Connection 74

Part Two: The Personal Leadership Communication Guide:Biography with a Purpose 79

5 Establishing Competence and Building Trustworthiness85

Establishing Competence 85

Building Trust—Authenticity 94

6 Creating Shared Context 115

Building a Common Understanding 116

Evidence: Logic and Data 133

Revealing the Personal: Showing the Passion 134

The Context Complete 136

7 Declaring and Describing the Future 141

Declaration: An Act of Creation 141

Making It Real: Spelling Out the Alternatives 144

Creating the World We Want 152

8 Committing to Action 155

Organizational and Personal Steps Toward Change 155

Personal Commitment, Personal Action 158

Involving Others—Asking for Commitment 165

9 Leadership Communication in Action 171

Projecting Your Message 173

Listening and Responding with Emotional Intelligence 177

The Daily Practice of Leadership Communication 187

Epilogue: Communication: The Cauldron of Leadership 197

Appendixes 201

A: The Choice and Use of Evidence in Leadership Communication203

B: Framework for Personal Leadership Communication Guide 211

Notes 213

Recommended Reading 219

Acknowledgments 223

About the Author 227

Index 229

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