Dare to Inspire: Sustain the Fire of Inspiration in Work and Life

Dare to Inspire: Sustain the Fire of Inspiration in Work and Life


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"Dare to Inspire shows how to spark and sustain exponential growth."

—Shawn Achor, New York Times bestselling author of Big Potential and The Happiness Advantage

Inspiration is a most critical resource to be managed in modern work.

The problem is that the power of inspiration often feels fleeting. But what if you could design your own way to be inspired at work on a regular basis? What if you could make your own inspiration last?

Rooted in 18 engines of inspiration that emerged from interviews with leaders across different industries, Dare to Inspire shows how to supercharge inspiration for yourself, your team, and your organization. Each chapter offers tools, strategies, and examples of how to make inspiration happen and last.

Through stories of pioneers in business, health, education, and other industries, readers learn how to effectively use the engines to spark inspiration, along with specific practices to sustain it. Dare to Inspire features Chef Wes Avila, the founder of L.A. sensation Guerrilla Tacos, who was inspired to revolutionize his industry; crowdfunding pioneer Charles Best, who founded DonorsChoose to meet the challenge of connecting teachers in need with donors interested in supporting educational programs; and many others. This will be a vital book for anyone interested in creativity, success, achievement, and happiness.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738285726
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 11/12/2019
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 350,421
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Allison Holzer is a consultant, entrepreneur, and coach with a passion for challenging leaders to leverage the power of their emotions to achieve success. Prior to her current role as a cofounder of InspireCorps and an executive coach, she was director of coaching for the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, founded by Peter Salovey, president of Yale and one of the pioneers who coined the term "Emotional Intelligence (EI)."

Sandra Spataro started her professional career in Silicon Valley, working in various management positions at Oracle Corporation, with executives such as Ray Lane and Larry Ellison. As cofounder and chief excellence officer at InspireCorps, Spataro designs products and services for clients.

Jen Grace Baron is an organization development leader with a 20-year track record of success, leading large-scale talent strategy initiatives in companies such as eBay, Hewlett Packard, and Johnson & Johnson.

Table of Contents

Part I Understanding Inspiration

Chapter 1 What Is Inspiration and Why Does It Matter? 5

Chapter 2 Truths about Inspiration 21

Part II Sparking Inspiration

Chapter 3 Sparked by YOU 41

Chapter 4 Sparked by OTHERS 61

Chapter 5 Sparked by SITUATIONS 85

Part III Sustaining Inspiration

Chapter 6 Respark the Engines 107

Chapter 7 Direct Inspiration to Desired Outcomes 123

Chapter 8 Give Your Inspiration a Boost 139

Chapter 9 Manage Your Energy: Body, Mindset, and Emotions 159

Part IV Scaling Inspiration

Chapter 10 Inspiring Leaders 179

Chapter 11 Inspiring Teams 197

Chapter 12 Inspiring Organizations 223

Epilogue 241

Acknowledgments 249

Appendix A Rood Map to Spark, Sustain, and Scale Inspiration 253

Appendix B What Inspiration is Not 257

Appendix C Table of Inspiration Engines 261

Notes 263

Index 283

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