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The Pause Principle: Step Back to Lead Forward Paperback – September 24, 2012
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—Daniel Vasella, MD, Chairman, Novartis
“Kevin Cashman’s latest must-read book focuses on the essence of leadership: being consciously reflective before we act. Incorporating Cashman’s ideas into your daily practices will transform you as a leader.”
—Bill George, author of True North; Professor, Harvard Business School; and former Chairman and CEO, Medtronic
“Here a veteran coach shares his long experience to help busy executives deal with the question, In my rush for success, how do I help my soul to breathe and my mind to renew? His answer echoes an ancient tradition: withdraw and return; reflect and act. I recommend this book wholeheartedly to everyone who is trying to lead a better life.”
—Dick Bolles, author of the bestselling career management book of all time, What Color Is Your Parachute?
“Leadership is a continual process of stepping back to get new perspectives in order to step forward with greater innovation and impact. Cashman captures the essence of leading in our dynamic, global marketplace.”
—Paul Walsh, CEO, Diageo plc, and former Chairman and CEO, The Pillsbury Company
About the Author
Kevin Cashman is a Senior Partner in Korn/Ferry Leadership and Talent Consulting and a member of the Firm's Board & CEO Services Practice, based in the Firm's Minneapolis office. He oversees Korn/Ferry's executive development and coaching solutions. Mr. Cashman is also the founder of the Executive to Leader Institute,¨ acknowledged by Fast Company as the "Mayo Clinic" of leadership development for its interdisciplinary approach to leadership development and executive coaching. A frequent keynote speaker at conferences and corporate events, Mr. Cashman is a senior fellow of the Caux Roundtable, a global consortium of CEOs dedicated to enhancing principle-based leadership internationally. He is also a board member for the Center for Ethical Business Cultures fostering ethical leadership in corporations.
Top customer reviews
We do this for books, but how often, in other facets of life and business do we rush into things before thinking them through? According to Kevin Cashman, all too often. That is why he wrote this brilliant book, the Pause Principle. In it, Cashman articulately and persuasively makes the case that to make the most out of our leadership, we need to take a step back to gain perspective and clarity.
I've had the privilege to have access to an early version of The Pause Principle. I've already put into practice many of Cashman's ideas, and I must say I am very happy with the results. A number of times over the past several weeks, I have invoked that simple but powerful word: "pause." Once I say it (sometimes to myself, sometimes in the presence of others), a new thought pattern or conversation emerges, one that brings additional considerations to the decision at hand. Not only am I making better decisions, but I also feel more confident because I've taken the time to get it right.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to take their leadership to the next level.
The inspiration you need to get to the next level.
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