An international best-selling book, Ignite Your Leadership: Proven Tools for Leaders to Energize Teams, Fuel Momentum, and Accelerate Results, is written by eleven international leadership experts who have proven track records guiding individuals, teams, and organizations through transformative periods and onto greater success. The book covers a wide range of core topics regarding transformational leadership—developing one’s own self-awareness, leading from the heart, the power of intention creating high employee and team engagement, creating a safe space that fosters creativity and innovation, the power of transparency, and much, much more.
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Kathy Sparrow is a leadership expert, message strategist, award-winning author, speaker, and university professor. She assists individuals in embracing change and expressing themselves with confidence, awareness, and courage, using the tools of writing, fly fishing, and intentional conversation. About Kathy.
Chapter 1, “The Power of Your Story: Discovering Your Why, Dissolving Your Why Nots.” Here, she discuss the theory that many of us continue to play the roles created for us by our parents, partners, children, and even bosses because at the root of all of our actions is the desire to be loved and accepted. A Master RIM® Facilitator, Kathy is known for her roles as a self-leadership expert, message strategist, award-winning author, speaker, and university professor.
Pete Winiarski, is founder and CEO of Win Enterprises, LLC, a consulting and coaching business that helps business leaders transform their results. He is also the co-founder of the Business Consultant Institute. About Pete.
In Chapter 2, “Conscious Leadership: Leading Others by First Leading Yourself,” Peter D. Winiarski shares his beliefs that as business leaders strive to transform their company results, they have the challenge of enabling their teams to perform at their best. Pete is the founder and CEO of Win Enterprises, LLC, a consulting and coaching business that helps business leaders transform their results. He is also the co-founder of the Business Consultant Institute.
Nathalie Osborn, founder of Fun Energy Now, is an executive coach and consultant. She is a natural energizer with a passion for inspiring efficiency, productivity, profitability and teamwork. Here is more about Nathalie.
In Chapter 3, Nathalie Osborn contributes, “Powering Personal Energy: The kW of Leadership.” She shares how to plug into your own personal power and fuel your full leadership potential. Nathalie Osborn is a natural energizer with a passion for inspiring efficiency, productivity, profitability and teamwork.
Dr. Sergio Sedas is CEO of Solution Center Group and professor at the EGADE Business School at Tecnológico de Monterrey. For over twenty-five years, he has developed innovative industrial robotic and vision systems for Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies. About Sergio.
In Chapter 4, “Intentional Possibility: The Magic of Happiness and the Power of Change,” Sergio Sedas explores how ordinary people make extraordinary things happen. Sergio is the best selling author of Intentional Possibility, and award winning author of Context Based Learning (Learning through understanding) and founder of a national program to develop resiliency, self-confidence, intrinsic motivation and a sense of purpose in young adults.
Neel Raman is a leading authority on the topics of high performance, personal leadership, workplace training and development, and business coaching. Neel has helped leaders and organizations increase performance, productivity, and profits. About Neel.
Chapter 5, “Transform Your Leadership, Transcend Your Team: 5 Essentials Every Leader Must Know to Take Their Teams to the Next Level.” Neel Raman examines how the strength and effectiveness of the leadership in a company sets the standards for individual performance and the overall performance of its teams. Neel has helped leaders and organizations increase performance, productivity, and profits. His website is: www.neelraman.com
Sally Dooley is a highly engaging and experienced facilitator, speaker, and executive coach. She is especially passionate about helping women leaders identify and breakthrough their individual barriers so they can lead with excellence and reach their highest potential. About Sally.
In Chapter 6: “Teams that Shine: Creating Conditions for Maximum Engagement,” Sally Dooley demonstrates how creating highly engaged teams is an essential goal for every leader. Sally’s own experience in leading teams has given her an in-depth understanding of the current issues and challenges facing leaders, as well as the capacity to empower leaders to identify strategies that work in their own contexts so they can create teams that shine.
Jaroslav Průša is an executive coach with over thirty years of business, managerial, and coaching experience in the environment of global corporations. His fundamentally new approach to leadership and leadership development has become a foundation for several original transformational programs. About Jaro.
In Chapter 7: “Leadership at the Heart Level: Tapping into Creative Powers of Mind and Emotion to Make Things Happen,” Jaroslav Průša introduces a fundamentally new approach to leadership. By leveraging strong emotions, and using the five elements of leadership and seven core principles, leaders will be able to harness the innate energy of each situation and facilitate desired changes in people’s attitudes and behavior in real time. His fundamentally new approach to leadership and leadership development has become a foundation for several original transformational programs. Jaroslav is also a Master RIM® Facilitator and a RIM® Trainer.
Jane Ransom is an international speaker, trainer, coach, and author, who combines true storytelling with science-based strategies to create measurable change. She helps clients to energize their personal and professional relationships, and to get their own lives on track. About Jane.
In Chapter 8: “How to Win Engagement Fast: Play the ACE of Praise,” Jane Ransom reveals how research shows employee disengagement now costs companies serious time and money. Jane helps clients to energize their personal and professional relationships, and to get their own lives on track. For most clients, this includes the exhilarating experience of building a better self-relationship. As an international speaker, trainer, coach and author, Jane combines true storytelling with science-based strategies to create measurable change.
Watch for Jane’s New Chapter –“How to Outfox the Three Subconscious Saboteurs Lurking in Your Workplace,” in the Second Edition of Ignite Your Leadership to be released in March 2020.
Amina Makhdoom is a management consultant whose background in corporate America, combined with her extensive training in human potential, allows her to deliver cutting-edge information in a manner that resonates clearly with business audiences. About Amina.
In Chapter 9: “Leading Change: How to Create True, Meaningful, and Impactful Change in Your Organization,” Amina Makhdoom describes how as a Management Consultant, she has seen all types of business initiatives from automation, to reducing costs, to innovation projects, and while each of the projects are unique in their own way, and have completely different models to get the return on investment (ROI), they all have one common, huge, hurdle: they involve people changing their behavior. Amina’s background in corporate America combined with her extensive training in human potential allows her to deliver cutting-edge information in a manner that resonates clearly with business audiences.
Connie Whitesell, owner of Scattered to Streamlined Business Coaching, is all about helping current and soon-to-be small business owners take those brilliant, but often scattered, business ideas and streamline them into plans, systems, and habits that create immediate and long-term success. About Connie.
In Chapter 10, “Planning With Passion: Business Strategizing for Inspired Leaders,” Connie Whitesell shows you how to take your business planning from a “should do” to an “inspired done!” Connie’s work, as owner of Scattered to Streamlined Business Coaching, is all about helping current and soon-to-be small business owners take those brilliant, but often scattered, business ideas and streamline them into plans, systems, and habits that create immediate and long-term success.
Lynden Kidd, J.D. has been a Consultant, Career Strategist, Executive Coach and now is a Program Manager at Pima Community College in Tucson, AZ. She has also been CEO of the healthcare and engineering recruiting firm, Next Iteration, for over a decade. About Lynden.
In Chapter 11, “Positivity Works: The Heart of Employee Engagement,” Lynden Kidd provides us with the undeniable costs of losing a valuable employee. She is an Executive Career Strategist and Career Coach. She has also been CEO of the healthcare/engineering recruiting firm, Next Iteration, for over a decade. Lynden’s work supports entrepreneurial ventures, as well as small business owners, to develop smart talent management skills so that they can keep more of their best people doing good, while doing good for their company.
Praise for Ignite Your Leadership
“A basic premise of transformational leadership is that leadership needs to happen from the inside out. is means that the leader must transform himself or herself first before they can effectively transform others or their organization. Leaders need to first understand who they are, what their limiting beliefs are, and what their fears are. It is only when they are aware of them and can transcend them that they can bring forward what needs to emerge in that moment so that the true needs of the individuals and the organization can be met.
Thee contributions in this book cover a wide range of core topics regarding transformational leadership—developing one’s own self-awareness, leading from the heart, the power of intention creating high employee and team engagement, creating a safe space that fosters creativity and innovation, the power of transparency, and much, much more.”
~ Jack Canfield, Coauthor of the Chicken Soup for the Soul® series and The Success Principles™: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be About Jack.
“This book is an inspiring and practical read for effective leaders at all levels of business who are committed to their own continued growth as well as to the care and growth of those they lead. Ignite Your Leadership authors present rich stories and tools on key topics which will inspire you to purposeful action. As a leader it is important to get to the essence of what is needed at this time by you and by the leaders in your organization. You will come away from reading this book being affirmed to continue your growth as well as holding new models and tools to create success in your personal and professional life. These authors, seasoned practitioners from around the globe, candidly share their insights for you and your organization’s well being.”
~ Anita Sanchez, PhD, Founder of Sanchez Tennis & Associates, international best-selling author whose latest book is e Four Sacred Gifts: Indigenous Wisdom for Modern Times and Member of the Transformational Leadership Council About Anita.
“I believe leaders must shift to inspiring people and to caring about people with their heart. Ignite Your Leadership is a practical read for leaders who want to be more effective and grow their organizations.”About Terri
~ Terri Levine, International Bestselling Author of Turbocharge: How To Transform Your Business as a Heartrepreneur™, and co-founder of Business Consultant Institute
“This is is a diverse, but satisfyingly coherent set of useful ideas, concepts, tools, and tips from a range of experienced professionals who are clearly passionate about and highly skilled at what they do. A book generous in its stories, anecdotes, and practical examples by enthusiastic authors wanting to be of help and service to leaders everywhere. Ignite is a testament to what can be achieved when committed people join together to do something worthwhile.”
~ Andrew Simon, M.Ed, B.Ed. Founding Director and CEO YE Performance Architects, Canberra, Australia Member of the Board of the International Leadership Association About Andrew.