You can’t prepare for every situation, but you can be prepared to lead. When the next challenge arises, the right approach will help you rise to the occasion and guide your team to success. How do you achieve that? This book will spark your leadership potential and show you the way to high performance.
Lead the Way in Five Minutes a Day skips the complex theories and jargon and gets right to practical solutions. You will learn how to develop skills that can be applied immediately to meet any challenge. Although this book can be read from cover to cover, its handy organization by topic allows for a quick read of battle-tested tips. Think of it as a fully stocked leadership toolbox, ready as needed.
Eleven chapters cover every-day, real-life topics like communication, diversity, and workplace culture. Each chapter begins with a self-assessment guide so you can identify relevant strengths to develop and address opportunities for growth.
Throughout the book, you will find:
What you will not find in this book is the one way to lead. Most likely, that skill is already in you. All you need is a way to spark your thinking and push you to discover how you truly want to lead—and now you can do that in just five minutes a day.
Jo Anne Preston is the workforce and organizational development senior manager for the Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative. Since 1981, she has honed her leadership skills in rural healthcare. She worked for 20 years in substance abuse and mental health services, including various middle management roles, ultimately serving as executive director for Ministry Behavioral Health in central Wisconsin. Preston earned a bachelor's degree in family services and a master's degree in educational psychology/community counseling from Eastern Illinois University.
Dr. Ginny Whitelaw has coached and trained leaders worldwide in such companies as: Merck, Novartis, JNJ, HP, T Rowe Price, and Hillrom. During her ten years at NASA, she became the deputy manager for integrating the International Space Station, for which she received NASA's Exceptional Service Medal. Dr. Whitelaw also contributes a regular column to Forbes.com. Her latest book is Resonate: Zen and the Way of Making a Difference (978-1646631346, October 2020, Koehler Books). She holds a PhD in biophysics, a BS in physics, and a fifth-degree black belt in Aikido.