“LEADING FROM THE FRONT” BOOK CLUBS
We offer two free book clubs, based on our best-selling business book Leading from the Front. Both book clubs are designed to promote leadership, networking, and the sharing of best practices. Click on the links below to download the program materials.
10-Week Leadership Challenge
Strengthen the leadership abilities of both the men and women in your office, work group, or department by engaging your team in Lead Star’s 10-Week Leadership Challenge. Devote one hour per week for ten weeks to learning and discussing the ten key leadership principles introduced in the best-selling business book Leading from the Front, and ensure that each member of your team develops the skills necessary to become a better leader.
Strive for Five Book Club
Five women. Five weeks. If you are thinking about learning leadership in your spare time, Lead Star’s Strive for Five Book Club is for you. Each member of your club begins by reading Leading from the Front. Then over the next five weeks your group will engage in educational and thought-provoking dialogue guided by the use of our free downloadable materials.
LEADERSHIP CONVERSATION SERIES
Each month Lead Star hosts a Leadership Conversation teleseminar with a well-known author to hear their thoughts and perspectives on leadership. Click on the links below to listen to some of our recent Conversations.
A Conversation with Thomas Kolditz, an internationally recognized expert on crisis leadership and leadership in extreme contexts, and author of the book “In Extremis Leadership: Leading as if Your Life Depended on It.”
A Conversation with Barry Schwartz, Swarthmore professor and author of several books including “The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less.”
Dee Dee Myers:
A Conversation with Dee Dee Myers, author of “Why Women Should Rule the World.”
A Conversation with Gretchen Rubin, best-selling author of “The Happiness Project” and “Happier at Home.”
Dr. Marty Makary:
A Conversation with Dr. Marty Makary, author of “Unaccountable: What Hospitals Won’t Tell You and How Transparency Can Revolutionize Health Care.”
A Conversation with Paul Tough, author of “How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character.”
A Conversation with Dan Pink, author of four books about the changing world of work including the long-running New York Times bestseller, “A Whole New Mind”, and the #1 New York Times bestseller, “Drive”.
A Conversation with Paula Broadwell, author of “All In: The Education of General David Petraeus.”
A Conversation with Betsy Myers, author of “Take the Lead: Motivate, Inspire, and Bring Out the Best in Yourself and Everyone Around You.”
A Conversation with Tony Schwartz, best-selling author of “The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working” and founder of The Energy Project.
Leading Difficult People, by Angie Morgan
Oftentimes, there are no workaround solutions for difficult people: they are in our lives and they want their presence to be known. Rather than treat these individuals as obstacles to avoid, leaders have to view these men and women in a different light: as opportunities where they can provide a little leadership. Read more
Act Like An Entrepreneur, by Angie Morgan
When you start to think and act greater than your role, you become a stronger leader in your organization because you are taking ownership of your responsibilities and start to see opportunities where your initiative can help you, your team, and your company experience greater success. Read more
Expand Your Influence by Empowering Others, by Courtney Lynch
A true leader’s success is not measured by their individual accomplishments. Rather, it is measured by the impact they have on those they lead. Yet, we can often get focused on our “to-dos” and our agendas- so much so that we neglect to spend time developing someone else. Read more
Connect, Shift, Collaborate: Taking Mission Execution Fundamentals From the Army to the Boardroom, by David Spungin
Successfully executing any strategy, whether it be on the battlefield or the boardroom, is often a function of doing these three fundamentals consistently well. Read more
A Person Is a Person Because of Other People, by David Spungin
How important are your personal relationships to your role as a leader? Depending on your personality, cultural upbringing, and life experiences, answers can range from relatively important to absolutely critical. Read more
Bring Out the Best of Your Team, by Sean Lynch
Often, our behavior as leaders, or the organizational culture we create, discourages team members from delivering their best. Assess your behavior, or your organizational work environment, through the lens of leadership principles. Read more
Delivering Better Praise, by Sean Lynch
What would you imagine that your employees want more of from their employer? Do you think that they want more money; better benefits; more time off? Would you believe that your team members want more praise, gratitude and appreciation ahead of more money? Read more