Five-Week Leadership Challenge: 35 Action Steps to Become the Leader You Were Meant to Be

  • 3h 7m
  • Patrick R. Leddin
  • HarperCollins Leadership
  • 2021

Develop and expand your innate leadership abilities through daily exercises and challenges designed to help you grow into the leader you want to be and prepare you or the job you were made to have.

A recent Harvard Business Review article outlining a study of over 17,000 leaders found that although, on average, people begin to supervise others at age 30, most do not start to receive formal leadership training until their forties.

Don’t wait for training that doesn’t come until it’s too late. The Five-Week Leadership Challenge is an invaluable guide to help any aspiring leader begin a daily practice of exercises and challenges designed to develop and expand your innate leadership ability as quickly as possible.

Patrick Leddin has served as a U.S. Army airborne, infantry, and ranger-qualified officer, founded and ran successful businesses, and trained thousands of leaders. In The Five-Week Leadership Challenge, Leddin shows you how to quickly build standout leadership skills so that when the next opportunity comes along, you're the only person for the job.

The Five-Week Leadership Challenge:

  • Includes 35 daily challenges designed to quickly develop standout leadership skills.
  • Outlines the leadership habits you can practice regularly that get you noticed—and promoted, based on Leddin’s experience training and consulting thousands of leaders all over the world.
  • Encourages you to share your completion of the leadership challenge on social media to exponentially expand your networking opportunities and receive bonus content and access to additional author tools.

About the Author

Patrick Leddin has benefited from both hands-on leadership and management experience coupled with academic rigor and expertise. He served as a U.S. Army airborne, infantry, ranger-qualified officer, worked as a Project Manager at KPMG Consulting, and co-started and ran a Inc. 5000 recognized consulting firm. His speaking engagements and consulting work have allowed him to partner with clients and present to countless audiences in the United States, Canada, China, Malaysia, Singapore, Great Britain, Aruba, Iceland, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Guam, and many other countries around the world. In addition to his work at Leddin Group, Patrick is an Associate Professor at Vanderbilt University.

In this Book

  • Foreword
  • Welcome to the Challenge
  • Clarify Focus
  • Engage People
  • Rethink Failure
  • Find Guides
  • Seek Balance
  • Think Differently
  • Enjoy the Journey
  • Week 1 Wrap-Up
  • Excavate Purpose
  • Understand Meaning
  • Uncover Problems
  • Assess Talent
  • Explore Passion
  • Close Doors
  • Go All In
  • Week 2 Wrap-Up
  • Recognize Strategy
  • Avoid Addictions
  • Choose Wisely
  • Be Boring
  • Ask Customers
  • Create Momentum
  • Own the Room
  • Week 3 Wrap-Up
  • Encourage Ownership
  • Spur Imagination
  • Understand Relationships
  • Remain Open
  • Let Go
  • Play to Win
  • Hit Pause and Engage
  • Week 4 Wrap-Up
  • Understand Inconsistency
  • Practice Abundance
  • Forgo (Some) Happiness
  • Address Elephants
  • Unleash Excitement
  • Feed Cravings
  • Be a Tough Act to Follow
  • Week 5 Wrap-Up
  • The Journey Continues


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