Leadership Step by Step: Become the Person Others Follow

  • 3h 36m
  • Joshua Spodek
  • 2017

Learn how to lead.

Leadership literature is full of principles and ideas—but they rarely leave the page. Practice is what turns abstract concepts into useful skills.

Leadership Step by Step walks readers through what to do and how to do it in an integrated and comprehensive progression of exercises designed to cultivate key abilities, behaviors, and beliefs through experience. The 22 exercises in this hands-on book help you accomplish the inner work and gain the social skills required for great leadership.

Each chapter opens with a story demonstrating a leadership skill—and then guides you through the process of developing it. From basic solo assignments to advanced leadership practices, you’ll learn to:

Build self-awareness • Manage emotions • Speak in your authentic voice • Create meaningful connections • Inspire others • Lead with empathy • Support teammates • And more

Powerful and practical, Leadership Step by Step will start you on the road to success.

About the Author

JOSHUA SPODEK, PH.D. is an Adjunct Professor at NYU, a leadership coach and lecturer for Columbia Business School, and a columnist for Inc. He holds six patents and five Ivy-League degrees, including an MBA and a Ph.D. in Astrophysics. Named one of the “Best and Brightest” by Esquire in their Genius Issue, he has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Newsweek, Forbes, and other major media.

In this Book

  • The Personal Essay
  • Perception, Focus, and Attention
  • Inner Monologue
  • Write Your Beliefs
  • Write Others' Beliefs
  • Unwanted Beliefs
  • Authentic Voice
  • Adopt a New Belief
  • Adopt a Challenging Belief
  • No, But, However
  • Avoid Imposing Values
  • Feedforward
  • Write Your Models for Leadership and Emotions
  • The Model
  • The Method
  • The Method, More Challenging
  • Meaningful Connection
  • Make People Feel Understood
  • Lead with Empathy
  • Inspire
  • Support and Manage
  • Next Steps