Truly Leading: Lessons in Leadership was released on May 2, and I’m really proud to announce it here at the SABlog site. This book was written over the past three or four years, and several of the 21-chapters actually began as postings to this blog.
I wrote it as primer for campus leaders. It covers both basic and more advanced leadership skills, and the chapter titles lay it out. “Leading With Integrity,” “Effective Time Management,” “The Art of Delegation,” “Setting Organizational Goals,” and “Conflict Resolution” are good examples of the basic skills required to lead.
But Truly Leading goes beyond the basics, and addresses those skills that more advanced leaders need. “How to Inspire Others,” “Being a Better Leader,” “The Power of Ceremony” and “More Effective Meetings” are aimed at lifting an emerging leader into greater success.
I’ve also included chapters on some very important foundational needs, such as creating a mission statement and some advanced concepts in recruitment. Organizational training needs are addressed in chapters covering both planning and training retreats, along with presenting a full-blown campus leadership conference.
Truly Leading: Lessons in Leadership is chock full of leadership tips, suggestions, and guidance. It is brisk reading, written in a style that reflects the my personal experiences as a life-long leader.
If you’d like a copy, it’s available directly from my website store, or you can purchase it from Amazon.com. It’s also available as an eBook from the Kindle Store. It should be available at the Apple bookstore and Barnes & Nobles.com in a couple of weeks.
Thanks for letting me announce this here. Okay, Fellow Contributors: it’s time for you to write your new book!