Over the past few decades, there’s been an exponential rise in the number of books and studies on leadership and what we need to do to ensure organizational success in today’s increasingly complex and interconnected global market. And yet, year after year, we continue to see research that shows employee engagement and morale levels plateauing on the low end of the scale. Why is this? Why are we unable to move the needle and create the kind of working conditions that not only allow our employees to succeed, but thrive under our leadership?
What these findings reveal is that leaders often can’t see the gap that exists between what they want their leadership to represent and how others actually experience their leadership. Many of us are experiencing a common perceptual problem where our brain sends us false signals assuring us that everything is okay when it is not. We call this phenomenon Leadership Vertigo.
Leadership Vertigo: Why Even the Best Leaders Go Off Course and How They Can Get Back On Trackwill help you to understand how you can counter these bouts of self-deception by employing four Leadership LandmarksCommunity, Competence, Credibility, and Compassionto get your team back on course.
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About the Author
S. Max Brown is the vice president of leadership and culture at Pluralsight and a senior adviser at the Shingo Institute. Max is a sought after keynote speaker for clients like Southwest Airlines, American Express, The Canadian Federal Government. For several years, he has presented at one of GE’s highest-rated leadership courses. As a result, Max meets with executives in organizations around the world.
Max and his wife, Sally, live in Salt Lake City, Utah and are the proud parents of two amazing kids.
Tanveer Naseer is an award-winning and internationally-acclaimed leadership writer and speaker. He is also the principal and founder of Tanveer Naseer Leadership, a leadership coaching firm that works with managers and executives to help them develop leadership and team-building competencies.
He currently lives in Montreal, Canada with his wife, Andrée, and their three daughters.