“Reading more like a good novel than a typical business book, Ready to Lead?
is packed with great ideas that are both practical and inspirational. A must-read for anyone developing leadership skills in themselves or others.”
—Margie Naddaff, director of leadership and professional development, Harvard University Center for Training & Development
“A smart and thoughtful story from a rising star in leadership. You will be inspired as well as entertained!”
—Warren Bennis, Distinguished Professor of Business Administration, University of Southern California, and author, Organizing Genius
“This unique book offers smart, insightful direction for leaders everywhere! Learn the principles, skills, and attributes necessary to make you a more effective, purposeful, and powerful leader.”
—Sean Covey, vice president of innovation and product development at FranklinCovey
“In our high-speed technological age, stories will capture the imagination and convey information powerfully. Alan Price has crafted an inspiring tale for all those who want to be business leaders and for those who would mentor them. Women and men both in traditional and nontraditional organizations will find this a valuable resource.”
—Nancy Miriam Hawley, president, View Point, and founder and coauthor, The New Our Bodies, Ourselves
"The best book I know to turn a reader into a leader. I couldn't put it down."
—Roger Fisher, director, Harvard Negotiation Project, and coauthor, Getting to Yes
From the Inside Flap
"Patricia, let me see if I follow you. Youre telling me that Im in the drivers seat. I can control my own destiny here, or I can at least choose from a number of assignments. All I have to do is answer some questions."
"OK, Im game. Ask away."
Patricia stopped and turned from the window. She looked directly at Mark. "Are you ready to lead?"
Mark Gibsons annual performance evaluation took a dramatic shift when his boss took him by surprise with this straightforward challenge.
Written with the flair of a master storyteller, Alan Prices Ready to Lead? tells the tale of Mark Gibson, a young executive who is searching for inspiration and leadership skills as he experiences the inevitable growing pains in his career. Ready to Lead? spins a compelling insiders tale that shows what it takes to develop from the role of a successful manager to become an authentic leader.
Mark Gibsons victories and struggles teach simple yet highly effective leadership lessons, including how to
- Create and communicate a vision
- Inspire employees
- Deal with change and overcome mistakes
- Work on a team and develop other leaders
- Manage work-life balance
If you are at a crossroads in your own career or are mentoring someone who is, Ready to Lead? offers a fresh source of inspiration. Ready to Lead? will be your guidebook for stepping out of the role of manager and taking the next step to becoming a dynamic leader.