The Insightful Leader is the secret formula for claiming your best leadership and using it to achieve unlimited success.
• Enables leaders to discover their greatest strength and acknowledge their special abilities
• Helps readers to decipher which behaviors are sabotaging their leadership
• Provides the tools leaders need to increase their self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and executive presence in preparation for assuming greater responsibility
• Applies the psychology of leadership to building better relationships, positively influencing others, and becoming an incredible role model and coach
|Product dimensions:||6.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Carlann Fergusson is an award-winning leadership change expert, a past corporate executive, a speaker, and founder of Propel Forward. She guides Fortune 500s, private companies, and nonprofits in becoming more insightful.
Table of Contents
Introduction: That Nagging Feeling vii
Part 1 Preparing for Insight 1
Chapter 1 Rising from Adversity 3
Chapter 2 Discovering Your Superpowers 15
Part 2 The Superpowers 29
Chapter 3 Results-Oriented or Impractical 31
Chapter 4 Problem Finder or Pessimist 39
Chapter 5 Intellectually Curious or Know-It-All 47
Chapter 6 Empathic or Needy 57
Chapter 7 Visionary or Demanding 67
Chapter 8 Highly Analytic or Uncaring 75
Chapter 9 Humble or Condescending 85
Chapter 10 Precise or Rigid 95
Chapter 11 Great Listener or Lacking Confidence 103
Chapter 12 Calm Under Pressure or Apathetic 113
Part 3 Becoming the Insightful Leader 121
Chapter 13 Looking Behind: Your Source of Strength 123
Chapter 14 Looking Forward: Your Vision of Leadership 143
Chapter 15 Looking Up: Moving to a Higher Level of Leadership 153
What People are Saying About This
"Leaders often hear they need to have deeper self-awareness but rarely has there been a book that so accurately charts a path of self-discovery. In The Insightful Leader, Carlann Fergusson systematically enables leaders to serve as their own executive coaches."
"This book turns traditional thinking about leadership on its headand enables a different and more positive set of behaviors for leaders."
"The Insightful Leader is a guide to self-examination that has caused me, as a leader, to rethink the strengths I valued in myself. I now look at them from the employee's perspective. Carlann is the most thoughtful and, in a positive way, confrontational organizational professional I have ever worked with. I am a better leader because of her coaching."
"Carlann Fergusson's conversational style successfully translates leadership skills from theory into practice in a way that is both educational and enlightening."
"Carlann Fergusson is always real and direct in her coaching sessions, and that's what I love about The Insightful Leader: it is real, practical, and actionable. Her book expertly guides you through a path of self-discovery that lets you shed your limiting beliefs and own your leadership."
"Carlann Fergusson's observations of leaders' overused strengths are so accurate that you will have x-ray vision into yourself and your colleagues. Being able to see beyond the surface is incredibly valuable in navigating workplace dynamics."
"The Insightful Leader is insightful in a new way. Using a superpower metaphor, Carlann Fergusson provides leaders and coaches with fresh awareness of leader effectiveness. She easily distills research evidence and her extensive coaching experience in a way that is accessible and engaging. A must-read!"
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I highly recommend this book. The approach was refreshing; it gets to the heart of what inhibits us from being at our best as leaders and provides relevant practices to improve. I appreciated the focus of each section: 1) Adversity and how it creates a superpower, 2) The author guides the reader to identify their superpower, gives real-life examples of overuse and how others perceive this, and specifies how to get back into balance, 3) Strategies to refocus and lead with greater positive impact. The author understands what drives team performance and personal relationships offering methods to a breakthrough as a more effective leader.