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Product Details

  • Paperback: 284 pages
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation (September 14, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1462829902
  • ISBN-13: 978-1462829903
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,616,393 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Leadership Soup is one of the best books I have ever read. He covers this often complicated topic in an engaging and digestible style. He hits the bull's eye when it comes to helping leaders understand and master this vital mindset."-Tim Connor,CSP-best selling author of over 80 titles and an internationally renowned speaker & trainer

"Leadership Soup is a step by step guide to unlock your true potential for living passionately and purposefully through authentic leadership. It's straightforward and an easy read with profound insights."- Janet Bray Attwood, Co-author of NY Times Best Seller, The Passion Test - the effortless path to discovering your life purpose

"This book teaches you a profound formula for success not only in your personal life but also in your professional life."- Marcia Wieder, CEO and Founder of Dream University

"Kamran Akbarzadeh has a real winner with Leadership Soup. His incredible insight provides an inspiring read about the truths concerning the transformation from a management to a leadership focus in today's working relationships. The content is not revolutionary,but the results are."- Robert S. Keller,President&CEO, Keller Group Companies

"Leadership Soup is a great guide for anyone who wants to learn how to be an authentic leader. I especially like Kamran's idea of leadership being based on your life story, this combined with vision and a taste of Kamran's Leadership Soup makes an authentic leader."- Lisa Garr, Host of the Aware Show

Leadership Soup is one of the best books I have ever read. He covers this often complicated topic in an engaging and digestible style. He hits the bull's eye when it comes to helping leaders understand and master this vital mindset. --Tim Connor,CSP-best selling author of over 80 titles and an internationally renowned speaker & trainer

Leadership Soup is a step by step guide to unlock your true potential for living passionately and purposefully through authentic leadership. It's straightforward and an easy read with profound insights. --Janet Bray Attwood, Co-author of NY Times Best Seller, The Passion Test - the effortless path to discovering your life purpose

Kamran Akbarzadeh has a real winner with Leadership Soup. His incredible insight provides an inspiring read about the truths concerning the transformation from a management to a leadership focus in today's working relationships. The content is not revolutionary,but the results are. --Robert S. Keller,President&CEO, Keller Group Companies

From the Author

If you have already invested in this book and are reading this section, I guarantee you will be very happy with your decision. I suggest you read the book fully and implement the knowledge, tools, and solutions in your personal and professional life.

If you have not invested in this book yet, but are reading this section online, in a bookstore, or at an event, I hope you will invest in it because it will change your life for the better and help you and your organization soar to greatness.
Following are answers to some of the questions you might have in your mind.

Why should I read this book?

By reading this book, and the insights, concepts, tools, and solutions shared in its pages, you will discover a lot, including but not limited to:
  • A recipe for a healthy and tasty leadership soup to guarantee success with people in your organization;
  • How to attain productivity, profit and prosperity by linking purpose, passion, and people;
  • How to develop and maintain a powerful and clear vision statement that inspires others in your organization to take action toward achieving it;
  • How to build trust among people in your organization;
  • How to recognize your limiting beliefs and transform them to empowering ones;
  • How to empower people to do more than what they think they can do;
  • How to move from basic leadership to inspiring leadership and become a change agent for world transformation.
With the enormous changes that the world is going through in the 21st century, we are in need of authentic leaders who are change agents and who will help humanity go through this massive change and give birth to a new world of peace, love, and light, that is free from anger, greed, jealousy, and hatred.

You can be one of these change agents by developing your authentic leadership style in your personal and professional life. If you feel in your heart that you have been called to read this book, I assure you that Leadership Soup can act as a catalyst for the positive changes that you need to make in yourself. And I assure you it can also act as a catalyst to help your family, your team, your company, your community, your city, your country, and the whole world, depending on what you want to do with the material. Leadership is applicable to, and valuable in, all walks of life. That is why I recommend that you read this book to find the pearls of wisdom that were meant to be uncovered by you and only you, and use them to make the changes you need to make in the world, both inside and outside of yourself.
Whether you are a business owner, an employee, entrepreneur, coach, corporate executive, consultant, student, parent, experienced leader or an apprentice, this book has something to offer you and those around you.

Why did you write this book?

Actually, I didn't write this book because of my extensive leadership or management experience. No, I am not a guru, a celebrity, or a corporate executive. I am an ordinary person who loves his fellow human beings and cares about their well-being no matter who they are, what they do, or where they live.
In the past few years, I have noticed that many executives and managers treat their employees as a means of making profit for the business without investing in them. Intentionally or unintentionally, they treat people as machines that should work hard without regular maintenance. In other words, such organizations value people on paper and not in practice. When people in an organization are not valued, trusted, respected, and empowered, they do not value, trust, respect, and follow their leaders in return. Nor do they fulfill the values and achieve the vision of the organization. Fear, doubt, stress, negativity, anger, and hatred start to dominate, while positivity, productivity, profit and prosperity decline. As a result, the organization will fail sooner or later. This hurts not only the people in the organization but also the business as well as the economy.

I wrote this book to remind all of us that people need to be valued; their voices need to be heard; and their potential needs to be developed. People need to be encouraged and empowered to take action toward success for themselves and for their organizations- and for those around them. This way they will be inspired to imbibe the culture of authentic leadership and become authentic leaders as well.
It's important to say, too, that "organization" can be a company, a corporation, an association, a group, a family. It doesn't have to be about business; it's about people working together. It's not the formal structure that counts

In summary, I wrote this book to convey a profound message to you, and that message is that by linking purpose, passion, and people together we can achieve productivity, profit and prosperity - and by that I mean prosperity in its broadest form, which is richness in our lives. Together we can raise the consciousness of humanity and manifest a new world full of peace, love, and light.

Why Leadership Soup?

First let me tell you why leadership matters.

Leadership matters because it gives us a sense of purpose; everyone has a unique purpose in life. We cannot fulfill our purpose by always following others; authentic leadership helps us find our true north and fulfill our purpose.
Leadership matters because it links us to our passions. Knowing our purpose is not enough. We cannot truly lead if we don't love what we do. By developing our leadership skills, we can link our purpose to our passions and serve others. When people in organizations link the organization's vision to their passion, they soar to excellence. Authentic leadership helps us create that link.

Leadership matters because people matter. The world is changing so fast that we cannot do everything alone. We need people onboard. However, we cannot push people to always do what we want; the time of forceful management is gone. We need to work with people and for people toward a shared vision if we want guarantee success. We can only lead on purpose and inspire people to join us along the way.
Now let me tell you why the title of this book is Leadership Soup. There are two main reasons:

Reason #1: In the same way that we eat soup when we catch cold, because we want to feel better and regain our power and health, Leadership Soup provides a formula for those who want to become more effective leaders by living on purpose and leading on purpose.
Reason #2: Leadership Soup is also an acronym for the framework that I developed. LEADERSHIP is an acronym for the soup ingredients and SOUP is the outcome. By using the ingredients of the Leadership Soup, an authentic leader is guaranteed Success, Outstanding performance, Unity, and Productivity. You will learn the whole formula in Chapter 1.

Leadership Soup helps you lead with your heart and soar to greatness with inspired people in your organization, no matter how big or small your organization is, or where you are on your journey of authentic leadership. Once you begin applying the Leadership Soup formula, you will soon notice the difference. People will want to know more about you and your leadership skills; they will be drawn to you. They will like to be around you, listen to you, and follow what you do and what you suggest. Why? Because they have tasted your Leadership Soup that has strong people factors in it. Once you taste Leadership Soup, you know how satisfying it is.

All in all, I believe that if you implement the knowledge shared in this book, you will be guaranteed success wherever you are and in whatever you do. If you want to truly live on purpose and lead on purpose and leave a legacy for future generations, I recommend investing in this book. I believe in YOU and your leadership capabilities. Go leader go!

To Your Greatness,

More About the Author

Dr. Kamran Akbarzadeh is the founder & CEO of International Academy of Leadership & Management as well as Dream Achievers Academy. He is known as Leadership Makeover expert. With years of experience in the corporate world and as a successful entrepreneur Kamran believes that the world in general and organizations in particular are in desperate need of authentic leaders who lead with their hearts and empower people to soar to greatness no matter where they are and what they do. He believes that authentic leadership is what differentiates the good from the brilliant in the 21st century. It was this conviction that inspired him to author his Amazon best seller, Leadership Soup, that recently became an award-winning finalist in the 2012 International Book Award and Readers Favorite Book Awards.

As an inspiring and motivational speaker, seminar leader, and coach, Dr. Akbarzadeh equips business owners, executives, managers, entrepreneurs, and their teams with profound tools, techniques, and solutions to develop the culture of authentic leadership in their organizations, attain long-lasting success, and become world class as a result.

Kamran's keynotes, seminars, workshops, and trainings are highly informative, action oriented, and motivational, with attendees reporting amazing results. He creates a positive momentum that energizes his audience and inspires them to take the next necessary steps toward achieving the goals, whichever topic is chosen.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A. Ghorbani on August 28, 2011
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I LoOove Your Book Dear Kamran :D
It inspired me so much!!!! I really suggest this book to every one :D

Leadership Soup;
Page77 ; Having faith accelerates the rate of miracles and makes the impossible possible .
Page 95 ; If you want to be trusted by others , you need to trust them first .
Page 148; Life without challenge has no meaning .
Page 211; Effective listening is a crucial part of successful communication
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By MaryShack on September 6, 2011
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Kamran has done an amazing job of combining practical information on the key ingredients of leadership along with inspiration and a heart centered approach. Reading this book has already made me a better leader! I especially love the chapter on Faith. I highly recommend this book to every one, especially if you really want discover the authentic leader within yourself. So many leadership books focus only on the outward aspects of leadership and the "technical" aspects of leadership. This book covers that beautifully but also remembers that every leader is a soul first. By being authentic, we become true leaders.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Denise Cassino on September 4, 2011
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Leadership Soup combines the best ingredients in mankind, knowledge, greatness and stirs in traces of the law of attraction to create an amazing concoction that really works. Once you've tried it, you'll keep it simmering in your organization at all times. This is a true triumph of leadership. Finally, organizations are beginning to lead with their hearts instead of their pocketbooks and we're seeing that joy in the workplace can manifest success much better than the iron rod ever did. Great book!
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By Sandy Knotts on January 3, 2014
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I found this book inspirational and highly motivating. It is a roadmap for being a successful and authentic leader. I appreciate the "simple" yet powerful techniques and building blocks.
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