The Unexpected Leader: Discovering the Leader Within You

The Unexpected Leader: Discovering the Leader Within You

The Unexpected Leader: Discovering the Leader Within You

The Unexpected Leader: Discovering the Leader Within You


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Expand your leadership skill set by looking for it in unexpected places

Effective leadership isn’t confined to easily identifiable silos. It appears everywhere, and sometimes in the most unexpected of places.

In The Unexpected Leader: Discovering the Leader Within You, veteran leadership trainer and consultant Jacqueline M. Baker delivers an incisive and actionable discussion of how to refine, define, and elevate leadership by absorbing lessons from other leaders and actualizing the leader within. You’ll learn how to meet the demands of a rapidly changing workforce with a new approach to leadership development.

In the book, you’ll find:

  • Examples of how exemplary leadership can show up anywhere and in anyone
  • New strategies for implementing the latest leadership techniques in a demographically and culturally diverse workforce
  • Modern lessons on unique and authentic leadership from people unexpectedly thrust into positions where great leadership was essential

An ideal resource for everyday leaders at all levels, executives and managers, The Unexpected Leader: Discovering the Leader Within You is an essential read for anyone who hopes to expand their concept of leadership beyond the traditional.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781119877677
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 09/07/2022
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 408,208
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Jacqueline M. Baker is the Founder and Principal Consultant at Scarlet and operates as a global trainer in the areas of everyday leadership and modern etiquette. As a speaker on the leadership-for-all concept and the author of Leader By Mistake, she hosts training sessions at Fortune 500 companies and community organizations around the world, geared towards continued leadership development.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction xv

l What to Expect When You’re Expecting Leadership 1

1 Making the Leadership Decision 3

2 The Nuances of Leadership 15

3 Discovering the Leader Within You 27

4 Creating Your Leadership Legacy 33

5 Leadership Styles 47

II Leadership Elevation 69

6 Finding the Time to Refine 71

7 Your Leadership Blueprint 81

8 Finessing Your Style 95

9 Using Your Voice 105

10 Everyday Ways to Lead 119

11 Finding New Opportunities 131

12 Building Your Tribe 145

III the Pitfalls 153

13 Self- Sabotage 155

14 The Leadership Traps 163

15 Leading versus Following 179

Conclusion: Expect Leadership 187

About the Author 189

Index 191

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