It is with great excitement that I am writing today’s post. The Genuine Contact Way: Nourishing a Culture of Leadership is officially available in both printed and ebook format (you’ll find handy links to order from your favorite book seller here)!
I firmly believe that there is leadership capacity within everyone and that it is time for people to awaken their leadership potential. This book offers you the opportunity to take a deep dive into the subject of personal and professional leadership development. You will be challenged to claim leadership of your life and your business or organization for the greater well-being of all, including our children and grandchildren. Rather than telling you what to believe, you will be offered the opportunity to read a segment, reflect, discuss, and determine what makes sense for you in your personal and professional leadership, as an individual and as within teams.
Along with the official publication, we have begun a world tour to not only promote the book, but to explore the concept of leadership development deeply.
In the closing of our first event, I experienced an incredible feeling. With book in hand, people were saying things like:
“I now commit to taking leadership of my life – I have given lip service to this for a long time and only now realize that I don’t lead my life and it is time to do so.”
“In theory, we believe that leadership is in everyone and we need to lead our organizations accordingly—in practice, we don’t follow our beliefs of what is true—it is time to bring our beliefs about leadership and our leadership actions into alignment.”
I was deeply touched listening to these comments and other comments of what was gained from participating in the workshop. I admit to my joy when I was listening to the excitement of the people about looking forward to reading the book.
I believe that the comments I heard at our launch event are comments that I will be hearing throughout our promotion tour. The two that I anticipate hearing many times are:
- it is time to claim leadership of my life
- my leadership in action needs to become aligned with my beliefs about leadership
When I hear these comments, I smile. Leadership is underway. That, more than anything, means this Genuine Contact Way project is a complete success.