Spark: How to Lead Yourself and Others to Greater Success

Spark: How to Lead Yourself and Others to Greater Success

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Spark: How to Lead Yourself and Others to Greater Success by Angie Morgan, Courtney Lynch, Sean Lynch


Leadership isn’t about a job title – it’s about action and behavior.
 
In SPARK, entrepreneurs, business consultants and military Veterans Angie Morgan, Courtney Lynch, and Sean Lynch show how anyone can become an extraordinary leader by embracing seven key behaviors.
 
Many people believe that leaders are the rare few at the upper echelons of a business or other enterprise. But the truth is leaders can be found at any level of an organization.
 
These are the Sparks – the doers, thinkers, innovators, and key influencers who are catalysts for personal and organizational change. Sparks aren’t defined by the place they hold on an organizational chart. They are defined by their actions, commitment, and will.
 
When Sparks are ignited, their actions can shape their future. They make things better. They’re the individuals who have the courage to challenge the status quo and take action.
 
Frederick W. Smith, Chairman & CEO of FedEx Corporation, adds: The concept of leadership is not a difficult one to understand. It’s that straight-forward, but it’s by no means intuitive. It must be learned and practiced. SPARK will help you do just that.    
 
SPARK’s insights were hard-earned by its authors, Angie Morgan (Marine Corps), Courtney Lynch (Marine Corps), and Sean Lynch (Air Force), who today are sought-after consultants and keynote speakers, through their firm Lead Star, due to the relevant, engaging way they help individuals reimagine themselves as leaders so they can reach their true potential.
 
Not only does SPARK provide you with the encouragement and motivation to be a leader, it also offers online resources that will further support your leadership development. With SPARK as a blueprint, anyone can become a catalyst for change, and any organization can identify and develop Sparks.
 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780544716186
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 01/03/2017
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 375,555
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 4.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author


The three authors are the principals of LeadStar, one of the nation’s top consulting firms specializing in corporate leadership and training. COURTNEY LYNCH is a former member of the U.S. Marine Corps; she also has a law degree from the William & Mary School of Law. ANGIE MORGAN, also a former Marine, has an MBA from the University of Michigan. SEAN LYNCH is a Yale graduate and served with the U.S. Air Force as a fighter pilot. The three of them have combined to pool their leadership insights and experience into producing Spark.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Introduction: Defining a Spark 1

1 Confronting the Myths of Leadership 15

2 Your Character: The Congruence Between Values and Actions 33

3 The Four Keys to Being Credible 55

4 Becoming an Accountable Leader 77

5 Act with Intent: Make Decisions That Matter 98

6 Be of Service: Recognize and Meet Others' Needs 121

7 Build Your Confidence 147

8 Demonstrate Consistency 173

Conclusion 196

Acknowledgments 202

Index 203

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