The Inner-Work of Leadership takes us on a journey to discover a fresh, unfailing source of leadership energy. To tap into it, Brownstein shows us how to do our inner-work. We need add nothing; rather, we uncover and then give up mistaken beliefs we have about ourselves and those we lead. When we drop our mistaken beliefs, we discover tremendous reserves of human ingenuity. Following his practical guidance, inner-work leads to elevated purposes, higher values, and simple principles that unleash organizational intelligence.
Integrating the perennial spiritual wisdom, lessons learned by quantum physicists, and modern management principles, Brownstein offers us a lens through which we can see fresh possibilities for intelligent, wholehearted engagement beyond what we have dreamed was possible in organizations. A pathway to emergent, innovative change is revealed. Brownstein amply demonstrates the power of inner-work, sharing the experiences of individuals and the performance of organizations in business, the arts, education, healthcare, and sports. This masterful book is brimming with guidance and inspiration.
|Publisher:||Jane Philip Publications, LLC|
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Table of Contents
Prologue: Why Inner-Work is Necessary
One: Leadership and Beliefs
Two: Leading Without Controlling
Three: From I to We
Four: Leading From A False Premise
Five: Surrendering To The Leader Within
Six: Leaders Choose Again
Seven: Values and Principles Show The Way
Eight: The Power of Purpose
Nine: Engaging Others
Ten: Change Happen
Resources: Recommended Books
What People are Saying About This
There is profound wisdom on every page of this book. (Warren Nilsson, PhD, Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University)
The Inner Work of Leadership provides a clear path and roadmap for the open minded reader to reexamine and re-think their paradigms about leadership. The Inner Work of Leadership is a groundbreaking must read for those currently in leadership positions and for those aspiring to leadership positions. (Peter Quinn, Senior Vice-President for Corporate Development, Greenhorne & O'Mara, Inc.)
Not just another how-to-book; The Inner-Work of Leadership provides a catalyst that takes the reader on an inward journey of self-discovery and reflection. This is a mind-opening adventure that will benefit readers both in their business and personal lives. (Frank R. van Vliet, Director of Leadership and Organizational Development, Baltimore Aircoil Company)
Immensely powerful! The Inner-Work of Leadership transcends the traditional boundaries between professional and personal improvement. For all books that I read, the ultimate test is do I make any strategic, tactical, or personal changes as a result of reading it? This book hit all three dimensions in a lasting and profound way. (Gabriel Batstone, Managing Director, CAE Flightscape)
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Are you looking for a leadership book that will ultimately change your life? If so, then "The Inner-Work of Leadership," by Barry Brownstein, is just for you. This amazingly insightful book will lead you on a journey to self-discovery that will transform your life. Through careful thought and reflection, Brownstein will have you examining your beliefs and will take you down a path to greater self-awareness. Along the way, he shares real-world experiences that are rich in context to elicit understanding while empowering his readers with strategies to become more skillful leaders. From leadership strategies and self-improvement to approaches in optimal health and wellness, this book, by far, is a must have resource for any leader or aspiring leader. This book goes beyond traditional leadership theories and models to provide a holistic approach to leadership. After reading this book, readers will walk away with the necessary tools to become more effective leaders capable of creating organizational change. If you want to become a leader who truly makes a difference within an organization, one who raises the bar, then I cannot recommend this book enough. I find myself referring to it frequently and each time I learn something new. I hope this book transforms your life as much as it has mine.