There are so many books on leadership, yet there are so few leaders. The demand for great leadership has never been higher. Our government—all governments, crave superior leadership. Our schools, our businesses, in fact all our institutions, crave superior leadership. Yet, despite the 50,000 books on the subject, leadership conferences, training programs, executive education programs, even much of the executive coaching that is happening all over the world, it is my belief we haven’t “moved the needle” enough. Why is this? It’s because truly becoming a great leader requires a continuous commitment—everyday—not every other day, or every third day, or once a week—but, everyday—to becoming the absolute best you can be.
It’s hard work to truly become the best you can be. Actually, it’s the hardest work you will do in your life. It is my belief that each and everyone one of us possesses the massive potential to become more capable, committed, and aligned today than we were yesterday. In fact, this is what separates truly great leaders from the rest; they possess a passionate and diligent focus on the singular pursuit of becoming the absolute best they can be—everyday. It is only through the realization of this singular pursuit that great leaders cultivate the same in the people they lead.
Intelligent Leadership will challenge you to reflect on, connect with, and accept both your leadership strengths and development opportunities. From there, the book will guide you in specific ways on how to strengthen your inner-core character, values, beliefs, thoughts, and emotions, as well as your outer-core competencies, so that you can break through your self-imposed limitations and achieve all you are capable of achieving as a leader and as a person.
This book contains the best of what I have learned in my 30 years as a leadership consultant, executive coach, and industrial psychologist. Enjoy the journey!
John Mattone is the president of JohnMattonePartners, Inc., a global leadership consulting firm. He is a sought-after keynote speaker, trainer and coach to many leading corporations and government agencies. John has been recognized by the prestigious Thinkers50 as one of the world’s leading management thinkers and by Leadership Excellence Magazine as one of the world’s top leadership consultants, speakers and executive coaches. John is the author of seven books, including the soon-to-released Intelligent Leadership: What You Need to Know to Unlock Your Full Potential (March 2013 – Foreword by Marshall Goldsmith). Pre-order your copy now before March 26, 2013 and receive a special bonus.