Inspire! What Great Leaders Do

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Inspire! What Great Leaders Do by Lance H. K. Secretan

Please try again later. This is leadership for the 21st century. I learned some new terminology here, such as "higher ground leadership" leading by serving and "old story leaders" Jack Welch types who rule with an iron fist and focus solely on the bottom line. Much of the focus here is on expanding the mission statement. By that I mean, Secretan teaches creating 3 separate statements; destiny, cause and calling.

Call it what you want, but the truth is, we all need something to guide us and maintain our focus. As Yogi Berra said, "If you don't know where you're going, you'll end up someplace else. They are all pretty much the same; main focus being a few patronizing remarks to attract shareholders, a quick statement about teamwork, and just for good measure, something about how important our customers are. There's just not a lot there to inspire anyone.

I have long maintained, if your corporate mission focuses on building customer loyalty, your employees will perform better, your NOI will go up and your shareholders will be happy. Use your financial statements and analytical tools to attract shareholders, not your mission statement. Anyone would benefit and learn from this magnificent work, but CEO's in particular. Unfortunately, the smattering of existential eastern philosophy will turn off many CEO's. Let that be their loss, not yours. Without a doubt, this is my favorite book on leadership and personal development. Lance Secretan does a magnificent job in outlining a clear, three-step process to help us discover our destiny, cause and calling.

His leadership model focuses on two types of leaders: As a life purpose and career coach, speaker, facilitator and workshop designer, I'm always on the lookout for new reference material for my clients. But this book gave me new reference material for my own personal development. The definitions Lance Secretan provides for destiny, cause, and calling have given me new understanding of my own purpose, along with new language to spur transformational conversations within the workplace. I can't speak highly enough about the value of the concepts in this book to the healing of our corporate leadership.

Everyone should read this book. This book has some good points, but way too long and chases too many rabbits.

It did provide some good ideas, but you had to shift through a lot of material to find them. This book was my introduction to the substantial body of work that Lance Secretan has developed around his "new story of leadership"-a style based on personal integrity, building community, and deep self-awareness. The heart of the book is a discussion of what the author describes as "Destiny-Cause-Calling": Secretan offers a step-by-step process for undertaking this self-examination and producing a personal statement that can form the core of a personal leadership style.

The author suggests ways to ensure that all three elements are aligned, and how to lead by serving others.

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It is only through a relentless emphasis on inspiring others, Secretan believes, that we find success and fulfillment at a personal level. One clear characteristic of this and other works by the author is that they are not "over-researched". Facts and figures are used to emphasize concepts, not produce them. For this reason, much of Secretan's work comes across differently from so-called "scholarly" works on the topic of leadership.

The approach in Inspire! Most readers will find this approach more challenging than models which attempt to present leadership as an intellectual exercise.


Patience and persistence are prerequisites for getting the most out of this book. The content can also be used as a framework for personal coaching. I suggest that readers new to Secretan's work read this book in conjunction with his recently-released "ONE: See all 15 reviews. Most recent customer reviews. Published on May 14, Published on September 14, Dost Deniz, Life and Executive Coach. Moved me to Higher Ground. Published on August 17, Published on July 19, Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

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English Choose a language for shopping. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. A top business consultant and speaker lights the path to a positive, productive work environment What do the best leaders do to achieve greatness in the modern workplace that is muddled by fear, pressure for productivity, overwork? The key to extraordinary long-term performance lies in a transformational commitment to inspiring people rather than motivating them.

Lance Secretan's Higher Ground Leadership concepts have been widely used to increase profits and quality, slash staff turnover, and achieve record organizational and personal performance. Countless examples, stories, and case studies demonstrate the magic of these brilliant ideas. Six essential values form the foundation of positive, productive, and profitable organizations and a meaningful and fulfilling life-courage to begin the transformation; authenticity that lets people contribute all of themselves and excel; service that fosters a spirit of cooperation; truth-telling that builds trust and loyalty; love for others that leads to inspired results; and effectiveness, the attainment of results.

Lance Secretan Alton, Ontario, Canada is one of the world's foremost thinkers on self-improvement and leadership.

He is an author, award-winning columnist, philosopher, corporate coach, and a renowned public speaker and business consultant.