MARBLEHEAD, MA (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — It’s time to read what a woman thinks about leadership for both men and women. Men write hundreds of books on leadership. And women write hundreds of books about women’s leadership. But Coaching Yourself to Leadership: Five Key Strategies for Becoming an Integrated Leader (HRD Press, 2006 – ISBN# 0-87425-8693) by Ginny O’Brien, MS, PCC, is filled with wisdom and insights on ways for people to turn themselves into “integrated leaders” – leaders who grow by developing a deeper relationship with themselves, with others, and with work, and who access and use both their feminine and masculine strengths.
O’Brien, a corporate and executive coach, says, “Leadership develops internally beginning with a deep understanding of the self, and blossoms externally from learning how to empathize, engage and communicate with others.”
In an easy-to-read format, Coaching Yourself to Leadership describes five key strategies essential for becoming an integrated leader. The beauty of this little book is that it’s loaded with exercises, self-assessments and real-life cases.
Each of the five chapters focuses on one of the key strategies – authenticity, vision and strategic thinking, emotional intelligence, assertive communication, and relationship building. O’Brien ends each chapter with a list of coaching questions to help readers deepen their learning and grow their leadership skills.
Readers will learn how to identify and lead by their core values, how to communicate with and motivate diverse people, how to stay emotionally grounded, and how to create a leadership presence that engages, influences and gets results.
Other experts in the field of coaching call it, “a valuable tool for today’s leaders who must take responsibility for their own professional development,” “a highly readable, well organized window into what it really takes to become a leader in today’s economy,” and “a fresh look at what it takes to be a truly effective leader.”
Coaching Yourself to Leadership is available online through www.amazon.com and www.hrdpress.com or call 800-822-2801.
News issued by: Ginny O’Brien
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