One only needs to scan the world of entrepreneurship, big business, governments, and even large non-profits to see the devastating impact bad leadership has on people's lives: Penn State, the Catholic Church, Greece, the US Congress, AIG, Lehman Brothers, United Airlines, Boy Scouts of America, Enron, World Com, British Petroleum, our public school systems
and so it goes. Good and bad results start at the top, period. The paradigm of what it means to lead and what is expected of our leaders must change.
A leader of people for four decades, CEO of three enterprises, management consultant, and adjunct faculty of Cornell University, Roxana Bahar Hewertson, has written a definitive book on leadership. Granted, there are many books about what to do, and even great ones that focus on examples of good and bad leaders, but there is little to nothing out there about how to actually do it in the midst of normal everyday situations most leaders face constantly. Lead Like it Matters . . . Because it Does promises to be a significant contribution that is different from the over saturation of leadership books already in the market today.
Over the course of many years in both academic and corporate circles, Roxana Bahar Hewertson has witnessed, firsthand, "the good, the bad, and the ugly" of the ripple effect. By drawing from these experiences for more than two decades working closely with and coaching leaders from the executive suite to the frontline, built upon and expanded on her early work at Cornell, she has created a series of online core courses to help those in leadership positions make a positive difference. These courses are specifically designed for leaders to better understand their impact, overcome the most frequent pain points, and instill the confidence they need to create a highly effective ripple effect with their people and their organizations.
Hewertson's book is based on her online and live intensive leadership development program, Leading with Impact: Your Ripple Effect to be launched in June 2013 on www.askroxi.com. Designed to cut straight to the chase so that leaders can make their connections and get the information they need, this book is divided into the 4 key sections she teaches: Personal Mastery, Interpersonal Mastery, Team Mastery, and Culture and Systems Mastery. Hewertson combines theory and proven research with highly practical solutions delivered in a ready-to-use format for leaders to get the answers they need quickly.
In her book, Hewertson addresses common and reoccurring problems and pain points that hinder leaders. She provides the "how-to" advice, tools, and resources to help each leader make choices about their behaviors and actions and therefore their ripples in their "lake," no matter how big or small.
The value proposition for readers is that, for the price of the book, they will learn, among many other cost and time saving solutions, how to:
Cut wasted meetings in half or more
Prevent and/or address conflicts quickly and gracefully
Make good decisions that are aligned to their business needs, fast, with buy in, and with confidence
Lead change initiatives that aren't dead on arrival.
Engage their employees such that they give at the office' far more than required.
If these trouble spots sound familiar, this is just a small sampling of the valuable "how-to" wisdom and advice readers will find within the covers of Lead Like it Matters . . . Because it Does . . .