26 September 2023

Heartfelt Leadership

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Reviewed by Rama Gaind.

By Kerry Swan, Publish Central, $29.95.

The world has adopted a masculine approach to leadership for too long; one that’s heavy on logic, mathematics and results. Leadership specialist and entrepreneur Kerry Swan’s Heartfelt Leadership model challenges this approach and proposes that if you want to lead people and projects to success, you need to reorient your leadership to a more balanced perspective.

Swan draws on 22 years’ experience in the trenches to provide a practical guide to effective leadership.

“While working as a coach, entrepreneur and leader, I have learned that leadership, especially personal leadership, requires daily doses of courage. You need to check both with your heart and your head, make the big decisions, make the right decisions and then leap into action.”

Kerry promises that if you stick with her through the nine principles to sort your team, work and life, then you will be taken on a fun and practical exploration of how you can be a better leader – every day.

Embracing Heartfelt Leadership will set you and your team up for high levels of accountability and teach you the importance of difficult conversations. It will explain how to lead others and lead them the way they want to be led. It will also help you get clear about what you want in your life and help you manage and embrace time of chaos. You will understand the language of heartfelt leaders and focus on the brevity of life to make sure that your legacy lives on.

This is a practical book about balance and, most importantly, courage – because it takes courage and a deep sense of balance to be a heartfelt leader.

How many principles are there to sort your team, work and life? If the answer is correct, you could be one of two winners to get a copy of Heartfelt Leadership. Entries should be sent to [email protected] by Monday, 20 June 2022. Names of the winners will be announced in Frank Cassidy’s PS-sssst…! column on 21 June 2022.

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