8 Keys To Becoming A Great Leader (With leadership lessons and tips from Gibbs, Yoda & Capt'n Jack Sparrow)
Great leadership is an art.
It is the art of achieving progress through the involvement and actions of others. This is why great leaders are strong in both leading people and leading for results.
In this book, global leadership development expert Steven Howard uses three icons from pop culture -- Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs from the TV show NCIS, Master Yoda of Star Wars fame, and swashbuckling Captain Jack Sparrow from the Pirates of the Caribbean movie series -- to demonstrate his 8 Keys to Great Leadership:
1) Personal Leadership Philosophy 2) Leadership Mindset 3) Core Set of Leadership Behaviors Aligned with the Organization's Culture 4) Leading Teams and People 5) Leading People Development 6) Leading for Results 7) Ensuring Accountability 8) Communicating as a Leader
About Steven Howard (Palm Springs, California Author)
Steven Howard is the author of 19 leadership, marketing, management, and professional development books, including Leadership Lessons from the Volkswagen Saga and 8 Keys to Becoming a Great Leader (With Leadership Lessons and Tips from Gibbs, Yoda & Capt’n Jack Sparrow). His most recent book is Great Leadership Words of Wisdom, which contains over 1000 quotations on leadership from global business leaders, statesmen, athletes, coaches, sages, and philosophers.
Leadership Lessons from the Volkswagen Saga has won three prestigious publishing industry awards (2017 Independent Press Award, National Indie Excellence Award, and San Francisco Book Festival Award).
An author with 37 years of international senior sales, marketing, and leadership experience, his corporate career covered a wide variety of fields and experiences, including Regional Marketing Director for Texas Instruments Asia-Pacific, South Asia / ASEAN Regional Director for TIME Magazine, Global Account Director at BBDO Advertising handling an international airline account, and VP Marketing for Citibank’s Consumer Banking Group.
Born in the U.S. he also lived in Singapore for 21 years, and in Australia for 12 years. He currently resides in Southern California. He is also the co-author and editor of four professional and personal development books in the Project You series.