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Book Review: The Heart of Leadership by Mark Miller

Posted by Soderquist Leadership on Sep 30, 2013 9:00:00 AM


Like Mark's other books, The Heart of Leadership is a compelling narrative laced with leadership wisdom.

A young professional passed over for a promotion into management is set on a course to discover what makes leaders different than high-performing individual contributors.

Along the way, he learns about developing leadership character.

Reading the book, I'm reminded of the work we do at Soderquist Leadership. Leadership skills are the primary focus of most leadership programs and courses. But just as Blake, the main character in Mark's new title, learns, leadership character is far too critical to ignore. That's why we focus on those aspects of a leader. Here's a recent comment from one participant at our Milestone program:

I came to the Soderquist Center thinking this was the same program as other well known leadership training programs.  I was surprised that although many of the tools were similar, the emphasis was more on personal values.  As a growing leader, I find this dimension to be the most challenging with the least amount of training or support, yet the backbone of who we are.  I believe this experience with the center will have a very different outcome than other programs I attended because it changed not what I do or think, rather made me realize who I am and who I want to be.  Thank you for a great experience.

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Clayton Anderson, Communications Manager, The Soderquist Center  

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Clayton Anderson
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Topics: Leadership, Powerful Influencers, Personal Development, Reading Recommendations

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