Leadership from the Inside Out: Becoming a Leader for Life (Paperback)

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This classic bestseller by Kevin Cashman pioneered a holistic approach to leadership development: grow the whole person to grow the whole leader. The third edition turns leadership development inside out for a new generation of authentic, purpose-inspired leaders.
In this seminal work, Cashman offers stories, exercises, and practices to help readers develop eight mastery areas that foster heightened awareness, courage, character, authenticity, purpose, agility, service, and contribution. These so-called soft skills no longer can be dismissed as “nice-to-haves.” Research shows they are foundational for high performance and enduring value creation. The third edition features updated content throughout and two new chapters: “Story Mastery” and “Coaching Mastery.”
Balancing timeless principles with emerging research, this new edition offers:
• Two new chapters: “Story Mastery” and “Coaching Mastery”
• New case studies, stories, and exercises in every chapter
• New validating research from the frontiers of leadership, neuroscience, psychology, and human potential
• An even more powerful and transformative development experience
Now framed in eight profound and pragmatic “mastery areas,” this book serves as an integrated growth experience that helps leaders understand how to harness their authentic, value-creating influence and elevate their impact. Cashman demonstrates that his trademark “grow the whole person to grow the whole leader” approach, focusing on purpose-driven leadership, is even more relevant in today’s hypercomplex world. For everyone from CEOs to emerging leaders, this new edition of a proven classic advances the art and science of leadership.

About the Author

Kevin Cashman is senior partner, CEO and executive development, at Korn Ferry, a global keynote speaker, and the bestselling author of six books, including The Pause Principle.

Praise For…

“Cashman takes you on a transformative journey to awaken purpose, authenticity, and courage. Use this book to deepen and accelerate your own leadership transformation.”
—Marijn Dekkers, Chairman, Unilever, and former CEO, Bayer AG

“Authenticity inspires trust, engagement, integrity, and sustained value generation. Kevin Cashman’s latest edition can help awaken these qualities in you and all those you serve.”
—David MacLennan, Chairman and CEO, Cargill

“Kevin Cashman demonstrates convincingly why authenticity in leadership is essential for effectiveness. His process of developing the leader from within provides readers the road map to transform themselves and their organizations.”
—Bill George, author of True North; Senior Fellow, Harvard Business School; and former Chairman and CEO, Medtronic

“I have known Kevin more than thirty years. His life’s work has been dedicated to transformative transcendence: equipping us all to go beyond what is in order to make a bigger difference in the world. His core message of courageously contributing our gifts to serve the greater good is highly relevant to the challenges we face as leaders today.”
—Congressman Richard Nolan, United States House of Representatives

“Finding and developing talent will be the keystone to sustaining organizational success in the coming decades. Cashman’s classic book gives you the research, the tools, and the know-how to develop, train, and optimize your key talent in today’s hypercompetitive, global marketplace.”
—Gary Burnison, CEO, Korn Ferry

Leadership from the Inside Out is a major paradigm shift in leadership development. It gives you the tools to go directly to the heart of all significant leadership transformation: growing as a person to grow as a leader.”
—Paul Walsh, former Chairman and CEO, Diageo

Leadership from the Inside Out gets to the heart of what we face as global leaders in today’s complex world: the ability to have people reach beyond themselves, achieving great results by integrating purpose, knowledge, and personal growth.”
—Daniel Vasella, MD, Hon. Chairman and former CEO, Novartis AG

Leadership from the Inside Out was honed in a very real-world laboratory coaching and developing thousands of leaders. I have personally seen Cashman’s work touch the lives of hundreds of leaders. Use this book to inspire your own personal journey to transformative leadership.”
—Steven Baert, CHRO, Novartis AG

“What is more important than bringing our gifts to infuse life in all those around us? Cashman can give you the pragmatic tools to profoundly and purposefully do this. Get this book to serve all those you touch.”
—Brian McNamara, CEO, GSK Consumer

“Cashman helps you to pause on purpose to serve all the stakeholders in your life. Use this book so you can lead forward with greater authenticity and impact.”
—Stuart Parker, CEO, USAA

“If you seek a purpose-driven life and purpose-driven leadership, Cashman is the inspiring, insightful guide who can bring you there.”
—Ludwig Hantson, CEO, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and former CEO, Baxalta

“In today’s complex and ambiguous world, the need for clarity and agility has never been greater. Cashman will help you sort out clarity of purpose and the power of authenticity to transform volatility into vision.”
—Paul Laudicina, Chairman, Global Business Policy Council, and Chairman Emeritus, A. T. Kearney

“Every CEO is faced with the same basic challenge: how to inspire enduring performance. Cashman’s Leadership from the Inside Out is an invaluable resource to awaken purpose-driven performance in yourself, your team and your organization.”
—Thomas Ebeling, CEO, ProSeibenSat.1 Media

“In today’s constantly changing marketplace, finding the constants of authenticity, purpose, and values-driven performance is critical. Leadership from the Inside Out gives you the personal resources to navigate change from an enduring inner foundation.”
—Liam Condon, CEO, Bayer Crop Science

“I consider my friend and colleague Kevin to be the leading leadership philosopher today. He blends the research, wisdom, and practicality of leadership into one beautiful package. I learned from the first edition, and I learned even more from this revision. I love the concept of going deep and going long on authenticity. The Buddha would be pleased.”
—Bob Eichinger, bestselling coauthor of The Leadership Machine, FYI, and You and cofounder of Lominger International

“Cashman’s Leadership from the Inside Out enables you to gain clarity of your purpose in life—the key to authentic leadership, true fulfillment, and doing your best for the greater good. Savor this book to become a purpose-driven leader in all aspects of life!”
—Kurt Graves, Chairman and CEO, Intarcia Therapeutics

“Cashman’s latest work can help you to inspire yourself and others to realize your purpose-filled dreams.”
—Patrick Thomas, CEO, Covestro

“Inspiring purpose-driven performance is a worthy, challenging pursuit. Cashman and Leadership from the Inside Out can help you meet this critical challenge with courage and conviction. It has worked for me.”
—David Meek, CEO, Ipsen

Leadership from the Inside Out is an inspiration to lead from a deep knowledge of one’s core purpose, creating value with true authenticity.”
—Deborah Dunsire, MD, CEO and President, XTuit Pharmaceuticals

“Achieving results with integrity is the challenging call of CEO leadership. Cashman can help you find the value-creating sweet spot of deep purpose and high performance.”
—Steven Reinemund, retired Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo

“In today’s hyperpaced, hyperperforming world, it is critical to provide a purposeful context in which we can dedicate our precious energies. Cashman challenges us to courageously be our most authentic selves as we passionately serve the unending human needs in our society.”
—Aaron Hurst, CEO, Imperative, and author of The Purpose Economy

“Cashman can help you sort out two critical realities: transactive management to ensure success now and transformative leadership to create the future. Leadership from the Inside Out will give you the agility needed to bridge the dynamics of short-term performance and long-term innovation.”
—Jack Stahl, former CEO and President, Revlon

Leadership from the Inside Out gives you profound resources for truly inspiring and enduring leadership.”
—Deborah Yates, CHRO, Reckitt Benckiser

“In the decades I have known Kevin Cashman, he has consistently made his work a masterpiece in the art of leading on purpose. His new edition is an intriguing guide to this art, and it inspires us to take it to the next level.”
—Richard J. Leider, founder of Inventure—The Purpose Company, author of The Power of Purpose, and coauthor of Repacking Your Bags and Work Reimagined

“Kevin Cashman’s message of staying resilient is critically relevant in today’s high-change, high-stress marketplace. Leadership from the Inside Out provides a set of tools for managing energy and personal engagement, crucial to stay ahead of the game of leading and living.”
— Jim Loehr, CEO, Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute, and coauthor of The Power of Full Engagement.

“If you want personal transformation, then buy Leadership from the Inside Out. It will guide you through the unexplored territories we often miss in our frenetic-paced business world.”
—Trudy Rautio, former CEO, Carlson Companies

“Today’s top talent can spot a phony a mile away. Trust is hard to build and easy to lose. Cashman’s resounding message is one of truth and honesty, critical enablers of trust, commitment, and ultimately, great performance.”
—Michael A. Peel, former Vice President, Human Resources, Yale University

“Some books are noteworthy in and of themselves. Others serve as signs that something important is happening in the world. Kevin Cashman’s Leadership from the Inside Out meets both criteria. Throw in the fact that it is well-designed for reading and for doing the exercises throughout, and you have a real mind opener.”
—Perry Pascarella, Contributing Editor, American Management Review; former Editor-in-Chief, Industry Week; and coauthor of Leveraging People and Profit

“Kevin Cashman knows people can change, but to really improve the outside, every person needs to understand what’s on the inside. This book walks you through a step-by-step process of self-discovery. Anyone who is serious about personal improvement should contemplate the questions posed by this book.”
—Joseph Folkman, coauthor of The Extraordinary Leader

“Sooner or later, all leaders who would like to lead more effectively find themselves blocked. Kevin Cashman’s book illuminates how we can find the means within ourselves to identify and remove these barriers in order to fulfill our leadership destiny.”
—J. P. Donlon, Editor Emeritus, Chief Executive magazine

Leadership from the Inside Out has produced something any manager should admire: long-term value. As a former bestseller and perennial member on our monthly bestseller list, Cashman’s classic has provoked positive change in leaders of all types and backgrounds for years. This revised and expanded work takes the timeless principles first introduced years ago and brings them to life for the next generation of leaders through new examples, new research, and new meaning.”
—Jack Covert, founder and President, 800-CEO-READ

Leadership from the Inside Out is a testament to the too often forgotten reality that leadership success comes from living your deepest purpose and values as you earn followers, starting with the person in the mirror.”
—Vance Caesar, PhD, CEO, The Vance Caesar Group, and Professor, Pepperdine University

Leadership from the Inside Out is full of practical inspiration and demonstrates why Kevin Cashman is regarded as a world authority on effective leadership. If you want people clamoring to be on your team, read this book!”
—David McNally, CPAE, author of Even Eagles Need a Push and coauthor of Be Your Own Brand

“True adventure always involves the exploration of one’s innermost spirit. Leadership from the Inside Out is a compass that helps you navigate this hidden domain as a means to bring out full leadership capacity with honesty and renewed energy.”
—Ann Bancroft, polar explorer, first woman to reach the North and South Poles, and founder of the Ann Bancroft Foundation

“From the moment I read the first draft of this book, I knew Kevin Cashman had created a classic. His timeless book continues to stand out in a crowded field of leadership literature because it is both principled and practical. Buy it, read it, and apply it to progress.”
—Ken Shelton, Editor, Executive Excellence magazine

Product Details
ISBN: 9781523094356
ISBN-10: 1523094354
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Publication Date: October 16th, 2017
Pages: 272
Language: English