Identity Leadership: To Lead Others You Must First Lead Yourself

Identity Leadership: To Lead Others You Must First Lead Yourself

by Stedman Graham


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Become a passionate, purposeful, and meaningful leader through identifying who you are, your strengths, and your skills.

New York Times bestselling author Stedman Graham's Identity Leadership is a very personal and prescriptive guide that is based on his philosophy that a leader can't lead others until he can first lead himself-the more he works on himself -- the more he can give to those around him. To know our purpose in life, we begin with our passions, skills, and talents, and with this book we learn how to channel the best of who we are to achieve success for ourselves and those we lead.

In Identity Leadership, Graham examines why self-awareness matters, how leaders lead, the importance of communication, and much more. He then shows the reader how to step into their role as a leader and create their identity leadership plan. Key to the journey is believing in yourself, knowing your competence, continually challenging yourself, and being patient with yourself. Graham uses anecdotes from his own life, as well as discussing successful leaders, to illustrate the importance of identity leadership in each of our lives.

Self-leaders can create a roadmap that leads to personal growth, development, and improvement of performance in every area of life. Identity Leadership provides the tools-self-awareness, emotional intelligence, discipline, and more-needed to continually plan and execute learning and development of our talents and skills. These tools enable readers to commit to a personal vision and lead with purpose.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781546083375
Publisher: Center Street
Publication date: 05/07/2019
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 37,752
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 2.00(d)

About the Author

Stedman Graham has built a strong reputation for helping corporations, organizations, and individuals succeed. His life's work has been and continues to be focused on teaching the value and process of Identity Leadership. He is the author of eleven books, including two New York Times bestsellers, and is the Chairman and CEO of S. Graham & Associates, a management and marketing consulting firm. He lives in Chicago, IL.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

1 The Call for Identity Leaders 1

2 Why Identity Matters 17

3 Leaders, Not Labels 27

4 Identity Leaders of Today 39

5 Oprah: A True Identity Leader 61

6 How Identity Leaders Lead 69

7 Reaching Your Full Potential as a Leader 105

8 The Nine-Step Story 119

9 Step 1: Check Your ID 137

10 Step 2: Create Your Vision 151

11 Step 3: Develop Your Travel Plan 165

12 Step 4: Master the Rules of the Road 177

15 Step 5: Step into the Outer Limits 185

14 Step 6: Pilot the Seasons of Change 197

15 Step 7: Build Your Dream Team 207

16 Step 8: Win by a Decision 215

17 Step 9: Commit to Your Vision 225

18 Become an Identity Leader 233

Acknowledgments 237

Notes 239

Index 243

About the Author 255

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