By Dr. Artika Tyner • August 17, 2015•Ms. JD, Ms. JD Book Reviews
Leadership is a journey often mistaken for a destination. The Leader’s Journey: A Guide to Discovering the Leader Within provides guidance and inspiration for that journey. My new book will provide you with inspiration on how to develop your individualized leadership style and market your signature brand. This is the foundation of leadership growth. In three parts, the book explores core values of leadership and how these values inform your understanding of leadership.
Part 1: Leading Change—Planting People, Growing Justice (Why Lead?)
Leadership is about influence. You have the power in your hands to positively influence the world around you. What would you like to see changed? Whether you are passionate about women’s rights or criminal justice reform, this section will provide you with practical tools for advancing policy change and promoting the common good.
Part 2: Your Leadership Qualities (What Makes You a Leader?)
Effective leadership requires developing the necessary tools to lead change which includes: unleashing your moral imagination, building an inclusive workplace, and strengthening your listening skills. This section provides key insights on the core competencies of leadership and offers sage wisdom on how to develop leadership skills.
Part 3: Your Leadership DNA (What Is Your Individualized Leadership Style?)
Do you enjoy serving others in your community? Then, you may be a servant leader. Do you motivate and inspire your colleagues to reach their full potential? Then, you may have the qualities of a transformational leader.
This section offers an opportunity for critical reflection by exploring your individualized approach to leadership. It provides an introduction to an array of leadership styles in order to gain insights on how you lead best.
This collection of quotes serves as a source of inspiration and guidance on your leadership journey. Each quote functions as a critical reflection tool. As you take the time and reflect on each quote, you will gain new insights and build your leadership platform. This type of reflection provides an opportunity for you to strengthen your leadership skills and share these lessons with others.
To learn more about how to discover the leader within, visit my website where you will find free leadership development resources: www.artikatyner.com