The Insightful Leader: Find Your Leadership Superpowers, Crush Limiting Beliefs, and Abolish Self-Sabotaging Behaviors, 1st Edition

  • Carlann Fergusson
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  • ISBN-10: 1440862818
  • ISBN-13: 9781440862816
  • DDC: 658.4
  • 184 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released April 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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Traditional leadership coaching asks leaders to substitute ineffective behaviors with alternatives, without addressing the underlying internal beliefs that reinforce the old behaviors. After months of successfully trying to change, a leader may suddenly face stressors at work-a looming deadline or a difficult negotiation-that trigger counterproductive behavior, resulting in guilt, shame, and frustration. The Insightful Leader first helps readers to recognize ineffective behaviors that may be connected to one or more of ten "superpowers," or overused strengths. Readers embark on a step-by-step process, identifying their superpowers and understanding the strengths of these superpowers as well as when their overuse may cause them to be perceived as egotistical or manipulative. Having deepened their understanding of their superpowers, leaders then use them as a catalyst to discover adversity they may have faced in their past. The book guides them to uncover survival beliefs held over from these experiences and to reprogram them such that they no longer trigger self-destructive habits but instead focus on recent successes. Finally, tips are provided to help leaders to successfully sustain this transformation.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Introduction: That Nagging Feeling.
Preparing for Insight.
1: Rising from Adversity.
2: Discovering Your Superpowers.
The Superpowers.
3: Results-Oriented or Impractical.
4: Problem Finder or Pessimist.
5: Intellectually Curious or Know-It-All.
6: Empathic or Needy.
7: Visionary or Demanding.
8: Highly Analytic or Uncaring.
9: Humble or Condescending.
10: Precise or Rigid.
11: Great Listener or Lacking Confidence.
12: Calm Under Pressure or Apathetic.
Becoming the Insightful Leader.
13: Looking Behind: Your Source of Strength.
14: Looking Forward: Your Vision of Leadership.
15: Looking Up: Moving to a Higher Level of Leadership.
About the Author.