The Heart Of Leadership: Book Giveaway

I am grateful to be a part of the launch of Mark Miller’s latest book, The Heart of Leadership. I will tell you how you can enter into my giveaway for a free copy of the book below.

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The basic question each leader must answer is this: Are you the type of leader people want to follow?

The Heart of Leadership identifies five specific leadership character traits required for maximum influence and impact, and shows how to cultivate them.

In this fourth book of Mark Miller’s leadership series, readers are reunited with Blake Brown, an ambitious young man passed over for a promotion he desperately wants. With the help of his mentor and friend, Debbie Brewster, Blake begins to understand what leaders need to truly make a difference in the world. Debbie uses real life situations to steer him towards the practical path to moving forward in his career, and Blake ultimately realizes that the most effective leader has a willingness to serve others.

Where does this willingness come from? It comes from the heart.

This book focuses on a leader’s character. Like I’ve said before, you can be a leader without character…just not for very long.

You can download a sample chapter by going here.

You can also help Mark get the word out about this book by going here.

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Weaving Influence has partnered with Mark Miller and provided me with five copies of The Heart of Leadership to give to my readers. To earn your chance at snagging one, you must take the following two actions:

1. Leave a comment below. Answer the question at the bottom of this post.
2. Fill out the special form. I have set up a separate contact form to make it convenient for you to provide your mailing address. Please do not put your shipping address in your comment. This will automatically disqualify you. Please note that I can only ship to addresses in the United States.

On Monday, October 28, 2013, I will select five people at random. If you are one of those selected, I will notify you via email. If you don’t hear from me, you can assume you were not selected.

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UPDATE: The giveaway has ended. Thank for all who participated. While you won’t receive a book, I would encourage you to leave a comment below and add to the conversation!

Question: How does who you are as a leader impact what you do as a leader?

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14 thoughts on “The Heart Of Leadership: Book Giveaway

  1. I find if I don’t lead myself well, I’m not able to lead others well– ultimately impacting what I’m able to accomplish with and through others.

  2. “Leadership is an influence relationship among leaders and followers who intend real changes and outcomes that reflect their shared purposes” (Daft, 2008). There were three questions I had regarding this quote. The first, how do I effectively influence individuals? Second, how do I decipher those who want to have real change? Lastly, how do we achieve the shared result?
    As a coach I tell my athletes I cannot make them do anything. Yes, I can heavily persuade an individual; however, when it is all said and done, the individual needs to have the desire to want to actually do something. I give them the resources and they apply it to their sport. This same idea relates to me as a leader. I can take what people are giving me and do nothing about the information, or I can store this vital information and use it to better myself and those around me.
    Throughout leadership, there will be many failures. I once heard Tony Dungy speak about his career as a coach in the NFL. He coached for more than 20 years and he had one super bowl win. Each season was the building block for the following year. Yes, each season was not the ideal season, but persistence to get better every year eventually paid off. His final year, he finally won the super bowl. He learned from each year and got better. As Eisenstein was trying to develop the light bulb he “failed” many times according to people; however, according to him, he just developed things which were not the light bulb. The main idea I take away from these two ideas is this: I may think I have failed because of the world’s standard of success, but I will never know what seed I have planted into each individual I have been in contact with. I will only live for a set period of time. I want to leave a positive impact on individuals in which they can take and use to impact others, whether I have actually “arrived” at success or not.

  3. We can only give what we have. I would like to be an honest, encouraging, competent leader, but if all I have fostered in my life is self-preserving deceit that makes its way through life by stepping on the backs of others, then there is no way that I’m going to be able to exude those former qualities. The self has to be examined first.

  4. The best leaders take time for people. No matter their position or power, if they don’t take time to connect and check-in – over time they’ll lose influence. How does a leader do this? They ask questions about people and listen. It’s not rocket science, but it does take effort. Relationships are influence!

  5. Who I am as a leader directly affects what I do as a leader. I am a positive and optimistic leader, so I train, guide, lead and inspire positively. I am genuine, so what I do as a leader is authentic…it comes from the heart. I wouldn’t ever lead someone to do what I wouldn’t do myself. As a leader, I am a connector, so what I do while leading, is connect people, ideas and thoughts. As a leader, I am a stimulator so when I lead, I constantly stimulate people to dream bigger, be a better version of themselves and do more.

  6. Everything that we say and do comes from what is within. Just as the mouth speaks from the overflow of the heart, so our leadership speaks loud and clear of what lies within.