The Four Virtues of a Leader: Navigating the Hero's Journey Through Risk to Results

The Four Virtues of a Leader: Navigating the Hero's Journey Through Risk to Results

by Eric Kaufmann


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781622037278
Publisher: Sounds True, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/01/2016
Pages: 280
Sales rank: 927,499
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Eric Kaufmann

Eric Kaufmann guides leaders to make better decisions and achieve better results. He has consulted for hundreds of leaders, including executives and teams at Sony, T-Mobile, Genentech, Alcon Labs, and Teradata. He is the founder and president of Sagatica, Inc. and serves on the board of the San Diego Zen Center. For more, visit

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

Part I Focus: What Am I Creating? 7

Chapter 1 What Am I Creating? 9

Chapter 2 Focused Intention 19

Chapter 3 Personal Metaphor 25

Chapter 4 The Co-Creative Loop 33

Chapter 5 Focus Gobblers 39

Chapter 6 Human Uniqueness 46

Chapter 7 Fight or Flight? 52

Chapter 8 What Do I Stand For? 56

Part II Courage: What Am I Avoiding? 63

Chapter 9 What Am I Avoiding? 64

Chapter 10 Costs of Fear 69

Chapter 11 Fear and Anxiety 75

Chapter 12 Four Universal Fears 79

Chapter 13 The Signs of Fear 88

Chapter 14 Cultivating Courage 103

Chapter 15 Courage and Self-Rescue 114

Part III Grit: What Am I Sustaining? 121

Chapter 16 What Am I Sustaining? 122

Chapter 17 Self-Discipline 128

Chapter 18 Perseverance and Its Barriers 138

Chapter 19 Building Blocks of Perseverance 153

Chapter 20 Partnering for Perseverance 174

Chapter 21 How Do You Talk to Yourself? 185

Part IV Faith: What Am I Yielding? 191

Chapter 22 What Am I Yielding? 193

Chapter 23 Letting Go 198

Chapter 24 Faith Is Surrender 206

Chapter 25 How to Surrender 210

Chapter 26 What Is Mindfulness? 220

Chapter 27 Stilling the Mind 225

Chapter 28 How Do You Renew and Grow? 248

Conclusion 254

References 257

About the Author 263

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