Intentional Leadership Book

“When I refer to my philosophy of Intentional Leadership, people often get a puzzled look on their faces and ask, ‘So, what’s the opposite of Intentional Leadership?’  My response: ineffective leadership.”

 — The opening lines of new author and executive coach Judy Nelson’s book Intentional Leadership.

IntentionalLeadership-BookCoverIntentional Leadership is the culmination of a career spanning over four decades and a life that spans, well, let’s say more than four decades. I share the ideas behind Intentional Leadership for readers to use to bring out the best in their teams and themselves.

The term Intentional Leadership itself refers to strategic management, where a leaders’ every action is deliberate and designed to secure a particular outcome. I present it in four parts, starting with leadership lessons, then the leadership toolbox, moving on to the importance of giving and receiving feedback and, finally, personal stories of those that have helped me along the way.

Readers of Intentional Leadership will learn how to:

  • Reduce impulsive decision-making
  • Increase self-awareness and self-management
  • Facilitate team excellence
  • Enhance effectiveness
  • Improve emotional intelligence and chances for excellence

Throughout my varied career, I have learned some valuable lessons about leadership—and not the kind one learns in a seminar or graduate school. Leadership requires taking the wisdom that you gain throughout your life and using it to bring out the best in your team, and in yourself. I share many of these moments through personal stories about how I learned to be an Intentional Leader the hard way.

Intentional Leadership
By Judy Nelson, JD, MSW

Available in Hardcover and EBook January 9, 2017
Motivational Press, 2016

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