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The best leaders keep learning new ways to grow.
Every good leader shares a common trait: they want to keep getting better. But eventually, most encounter a setback—the limits of their own self-development. To overcome this, they must address their personal leadership DNA—the individual wiring that makes them naturally gravitate toward certain solutions and shy away from others.
As a master leadership coach, Rob McKinnon knows that the most powerful and lasting growth starts from within. A leader must address how he or she thinks, feels, and acts, while also identifying their core beliefs. Until these dimensions are recognized and developed, leaders will continue to do things the same way they always have, and get the same results.
Lead Like You Were Meant To helps overcome three critical roadblocks: leading too much on autopilot, leading with less than 100% of what the leader possesses, and failing to see the common link between their greatest strengths and greatest weaknesses.
Witty tweets, quick-fix seminars, and "do it my way because it worked for me" books don't cut it for the personal, lasting growth that leaders want. Instead, high impact change begins with the customized inside-out self-leadership skills that McKinnon presents. Filled with real-life stories, powerful frameworks, and practical tools, this book offers comprehensive leadership development that endures.
A Note From the Publisher
Book Illustrator: Rob McKinnon
"Wow...unlike other leadership books, Rob McKinnon brilliantly integrates the concepts of leadership growth with engaging examples and pragmatic strategies. In Lead Like You Were Meant To, McKinnon nails the real barriers to great leadership and provides a practical guide to overcoming them. An essential read for anyone who wants to expand their leadership capacity and increase their impact."
-Kristin Colber-Baker, Global Head, Talent Development, Mars, Inc.
"My senior colleagues and I have benefited from Rob’s coaching for many years. He’s helped us grow personally and professionally and understand ourselves and each other. In business, he’s a competitive advantage. In life, he’s a trusted advisor and friend. We’re all so excited to share his approach and methods with our friends and colleagues now that he’s written a book that includes his teachings. It’s a fun read – the illustrations are great and the anecdotes are quite instructive."
-Michael Forman, Chairman and CEO of FS Investments
"Rob was my coach for over 10 years until the successful sale of my company. He is the best! I applied the principles he lays out in Lead Like You Were Meant To, and they helped me immensely – professionally and personally. Read this book if you want to grow as a leader. And hire Rob if you want the full experience!"
-John Lynch, Retired CEO & President, Educational Computer Systems, Inc. (ECSI)
"In Lead Like You Were Meant To, leaders now have a thoughtful, thorough, and relatable guide to enhance their self-awareness, be fully present in all interactions, and become the truly authentic leader they were meant to be."
-Dr. William A. Gentry, author of the best-selling book Be the Boss Everyone Wants to Work For: A Guide for New Leaders