8 Keys to Becoming A Great Leader
Great leadership is an art.
It is the art of achieving progress through the involvement and actions of others. This is why great leaders are strong in both leading people and leading for results, while good leaders typically lead only one or the other.
In this book Global Leadership Development Facilitator Steven Howard uses three icons from pop culture – Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs, Jedi Master Yoda, and swashbuckling Captain Jack Sparrow – to demonstrate his 8 Keys to Great Leadership:
Personal Leadership Philosophy
Core Set of Leadership Behaviors Aligned With Organization’s Culture
Leading Teams and People
Leading People Development
Leading For Results
Communicating as a Leader
The leadership mindset, behaviors and techniques of these three fictional characters will enable readers to develop their own leadership beliefs, skills, and behaviors.
Steven Howard is the author of 18 leadership, marketing, management, and professional development books, including Leadership Lessons from the Volkswagen Saga and 8 Keys to Becoming a Great Leader (With Leadership Lessons and Tips from Gibbs, Yoda & Capt’n Jack Sparrow).
An author with 36 years of international senior sales, marketing, and leadership experience, his corporate career covered a wide variety of fields and experiences, including Regional Marketing Director for Texas Instruments Asia-Pacific, South Asia / ASEAN Regional Director for TIME Magazine, Global Account Director at BBDO Advertising handling an international airline account, and VP Marketing for Citibank’s Consumer Banking Group.
He has lived in the U.S. for 27 years, in Singapore for 21 years, and in Australia for 12 years. He currently resides in Southern California.
He is also the co-author and editor of four professional and personal development books in the Project You series.