What the Heck Is Leadership and Why Should I Care?
by Gary A. DePaul Publish: Jul 30, 2020Advice & How ToGeneral NonfictionBusiness
Audiobook will be available by September 2020.
Successful professionals have learned that investing in themselves is the most effective way to enable the extraordinary. Whether managing a team, mentoring others, or running businesses, they know that leadership is a key investment.
But what is leadership? How does it help? Through narratives about his corporate experiences, Gary DePaul guides you to discover what leadership is and why it's important. DePaul using a unique informal writing style to explain how leadership has radically changed in the 21st century, why experts fail to explain how management differs, and what the key principles are that enable people to lead at any career level.
Supported by his subtle humor and the aid of illustrations, DePaul discusses how diversity and inclusion intersect with leadership.
BIOGRAPHY I'm that guy who stops his car, gets out, and moves a turtle to the side of the road. When I'm not rescuing turtles, I'm serving cats. When I'm not serving cats, I'm helping people lead more effectively. When I'm not assisting people to lead, I'm working with organizations to strengthen their leadership-development programs.
Before writing leadership books, I've worked at universities as an administrator and spent sixteen years working in corporate America. Since then, I've moved on to writing and consulting. Throughout my career, I've managed large and small teams. I've made plenty of mistakes and missed opportunities. Still, I've matured from these experiences--at least, I hope I have.
Even though I've accomplished much, I'm still learning. I continue to search for ways to push myself outside of my comfort zone.
One of my best career decisions was joining ISPI. At their conferences, I met scholars and practitioners who shared their craft with me on a personal level. I consider some, like Guy W. Wallace, to be good friends. Being a part of an association is one of the best ways to grow professionally because of the many members who sincerely want to help one another.
You can learn more about me and my other books through my website, https://www.garyadepaul.com.
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