Gracious and Strong

Gracious and Strong

by Celia Swanson
Gracious and Strong

Gracious and Strong

by Celia Swanson


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From the first female executive vice president of Walmart Inc., Gracious and Strong reveals what it means to rise above the most uncertain leadership challenges and make essential hard-right decisions.

Have you ever faced an unexpected left turn? Perhaps it’s an unexpected career shift, a personal or family illness, or a divorce or toxic people in your life. Whatever it is, we've all faced it.

These types of challenges can be completely life-changing and put you in survival mode, causing you to question the core of who you really are. When challenges strike, often it's our response to the event that determines our outcome. Learn how to make hard-right decisions that lead to life-changing opportunities.

Gracious and Strong will help you navigate the obstacles you'll face, while becoming an authentic leader who helps others navigate their lives too.

There are many ways to be a leader, but the one who inspires others and helps them achieve their full potential is a leader who is gracious and strong. This book will change how you see leadership and give you tools that you need to step out in your leadership role and pursue positive change within yourself, your family, and your team.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781945507823
Publisher: Clovercroft Publishing
Publication date: 04/01/2018
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 16.70(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Celia Swanson is an accomplished senior executive who spent 25+ years at Walmart Inc. championing its culture and its people. She is notably recognized as the first female executive vice president at Walmart Inc. breaking the glass ceiling for women. Swanson has achieved what very few women in corporate America have. She earned a reputation for being a key culture ambassador throughout her career demonstrating a people-first mindset. In addition, she was hand-selected by the Walmart Inc. U.S. CEO to lead a cost-savings and associate engagement strategy transforming store operations for 1.4 million associates. In addition to her professional career, Celia is known for her community leadership in Northwest Arkansas. She was recently selected by the Northwest Arkansas business community as the 2016 Athena Woman of the Year for her excellence in community service, board leadership and regional impact in Northwest Arkansas. She was also the only leader to receive the top two operations awards from Sam’s Club and Walmart Inc. U.S. As a speaker, Swanson delivers leadership talks across the globe. She is a keynote leader at The Conversation, a prestigious mastermind event for world changers, and many other events.

Table of Contents

Gratitude iv

Introduction v

Chapter 1 Authentic Leadership 1

Chapter 2 Falling Forward 11

Chapter 3 Fears and Limiting Beliefs 21

Chapter 4 The Most Profound Leadership Role Yet 31

Chapter 5 Leadership Is about Relationships 39

Chapter 6 Culture Is the Great Differentiator 51

Chapter 7 Unexpected Left Turns 65

Chapter 8 Be Known 77

Chapter 9 Making an Impact 85

Chapter 10 Be a Visionary 95

Chapter 11 Define Your Bright Lines 107

Chapter 12 The Secret Ingredient: Resilience 117

Chapter 13 Navigating Transitions 125

Chapter 14 In Pursuit of Legacy 135

Chapter 15 Integrity and Ethics 145

Chapter 16 So What? 153

Sources 162

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