Where Leadership Begins opens the gate and guides readers to discover their remarkable leadership potential. Dan’s well-reasoned, informative insights will enrich those exploring leadership, novice team leads, and seasoned senior leaders across all business and industry types. Regardless of your sector or your current level in an organization, you will benefit from reading this book.
Too often, a person is promoted or offered a leadership role because they are an outstanding individual contributor (IC) (nurse, welder, financial advisor, etc.). Believing it's the only logical next step in their career, they accept the leadership role, sometimes without thinking things through. Once in leadership, they will often continue to do what made them successful as an IC.
But leading others is hard work and different from being an IC. They need to choose to be a leader. To do things differently. And that requires five additional choices to maximize their potential and build effective teams. Consciously choosing to act, behave, think, and respond in ways that empower others rather than oneself makes it easier and much more fun.
If Choice Theory is new to you, or you’re unfamiliar with it, no worries; Author Dan Freschi unwraps it for you, explains how it differs from other leadership models, and describes the five vital -and ongoing- choices needed to establish genuine connections with your team members.
WHERE LEADERSHIP BEGINS The Book
Author: Dan Freschi
Contributing Author: Jim Reed
Foreword: Duane France
Editor: Phil Ransom
Proofreader: Lyda Rose Haerle
Cover Design, Interior Graphics, Values Cards Design: Claire E. Weber
Interior Layout: Griffin Mill
All photos courtesy of Dan Freschi
200 Page paperback.
BOOK ISBN: 978-1-957351-24-7
PUBLISHED BY NICO 11 PUBLISHING & DESIGN, MUKWONAGO, WISCONSIN
MICHAEL NICLOY, PUBLISHER
Printed in The United States of America