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Small Acts of Leadership: 12 Intentional Behaviors That Lead to Big Impact

Small Acts of Leadership: 12 Intentional Behaviors That Lead to Big Impact

by G. Shawn Hunter


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In business today, there is no offline and there is no downtime. Professionals are both exhausted and depleted. Being constantly tethered to our work through technology makes us overwhelmed and shortsighted, and deprives us of time for meaningful reflection or thoughtful connection to our professional communities, and often even to our own families. For us to thrive-not simply survive-in this accelerating economy, we need to adopt small, intentional behaviors and practice them each day. From simply taking care of our rest and exercise to building our self-confidence and embracing challenges, author Shawn Hunter's latest book Small Acts of Leadership will guide you through a series of incremental steps you can take to build a stronger version of yourself and make a broader impact in the world. Weaving in personal life stories and meaningful interviews with business leaders around the world, Hunter presents the reader with twelve critical competencies that are consistently present in the daily behaviors of today's most successful leaders.

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ISBN-13: 9781629561363
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/19/2016
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 171,689
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Shawn Hunter is a serial entrepreneur, best-selling author, former executive, and the founder and president of Mindscaling, a company dedicated to creating beautiful and intelligent online learning products.

Hunter started his professional journey as an entrepreneur when he co-founded Targeted Learning Corporation with his father, Hal Hunter, PhD. Targeted Learning was acquired in February 2007 by Skillsoft, where Hunter then worked as executive producer & vice president for Leadership Solutions until July 2015. In these positions, Hunter spent more than a decade interviewing, collaborating with, and filming hundreds of leading business authors, executives, and business school faculty in an effort to assemble video learning solutions.

The author of Out*Think, his latest book shows how a new style of leadership is emerging from those who start small and adopt incremental change into their everyday lives for big impact.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Small Things Can Matter Most xi

Chapter 1 Believe in Yourself 1

Chapter 2 Build Confidence 17

Chapter 3 Introduce Challenge 33

Chapter 4 Express Gratitude 51

Chapter 5 Fuel Curiosity 63

Chapter 6 Grant Autonomy 75

Chapter 7 Strive for Authenticity 85

Chapter 8 Be Fully Present 103

Chapter 9 Inspire Others 115

Chapter 10 Clarify Roles 129

Chapter 11 Defy Convention 141

Chapter 12 Take a Break 155

Acknowledgments 173

Notes 175

References 193

Index 213

About the Author 227

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