“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”
John Quincy Adams
When you have a great leader, you thrive! If you take a good look at companies that are excelling now, more than likely you can attribute that to a great leader. Great leaders know what it takes to not only better them, but also better their employees. Dr. Tim Irwin examines what it means to be a leader in his new book Impact: Great Leadership Changes Everything.
For more than 25 years, organizational psychologist and management consultant Dr. Tim Irwin has worked with thousands of leaders in well-known global companies. He knows most leaders work for recognition and advancement and they want more challenge and responsibility. He’s also found this to be true: Most of us want to make a positive difference through our work and to have our lives count for something more than simply making a living. We want to make an impact.
Dr. Irwin explores what he believes makes a great leader in his newest book. What is it that a leader does that leaves a positive impression? What qualities do these people have? Through his research he has concluded that a leader has three “faces” that attribute to his or her style. Style, conduct, and core are the three elements of a leader. Leaders have to build a strong core! So, just how does one do that? Thankfully, Dr. Irwin provides insight into how we can examine ourselves and find the leader within. His new book is full of self assessments that can help the reader to see what his or her strengths and weaknesses are.
As I reflected on the insight Dr. Irwin shed on leaders in his new book, I began to realize that this book is very practical. It does not apply just to the business world, but can easily apply to your everyday life. Most of us take on leadership roles and do not even realize it. If you’re a parent, you are a leader! If you are a spouse, you are a leader! If you are an educator or coach, you too are a leader! Leaders are everywhere. Even if you are not given the specific title of “leader,” I bet you can probably find a role in your life where you serve as one. Leaders are not just those that have the biggest paychecks or have the biggest office space, but they are literally all around you. Every day you have the opportunity of deciding today I will be a leader and set examples. Most of us desire to make a positive impact in the lives of others. Reading Dr. Irwin’s book is a great way to find out how to tap into that leader within and I highly recommend that you read it!
About the Author
Dr. Tim Irwin, the author of the New York Times best-selling book Impact: Great Leadership Changes Everything, has been a confidante to thousands of global leaders. He is a favorite guest of Hugh Hewitt and is being featured on a number of Christian radio programs. Irwin sees one central issue anytime a leader “derails”—he believes they have a defect in their “core”, which Irwin says goes beyond the overused term “character”. His new book, Impact, addresses this and gives actionable ways leaders can protect themselves, and better serve their organizations—especially crucial for those of us who serve in ministry and are walking a Christian walk.
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