At the beginning of your leadership journey, you need to learn how to lead and it is important to bring the right tools, methods, work environment and mind-set to conquer the leadership mountains you have chosen to climb. Most importantly, your need a problem solving guide on leadership. Bring YOUR Shoes is that guide.
A series of self-discovery exercises help new leaders learn your abilities, skills, gifts, and personality type. By knowing yourself, you'll better discover the unique traits in each team member. This combination of talents is the foundation of success in a new leadership position.
Bring YOUR Shoes teaches how to lead a team from a fresh perspective - by maximizing your talents and the talents of those you lead. Whether you lead a small team or a multinational organization, Bring YOUR Shoes will help you conquer your mountain.
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Praise for Bring YOUR Shoes
Bring YOUR shoes is a great read for individuals who suddenly find themselves in a role requiring management and supervision of others. Many of us have gone through that transition where we may have all of the technical skills to do our job well but haven't had the experience in leading or managing people. And for most of us, our leadership growth and development was via "on the job training". Bring YOUR Shoes helps readers better understand their roles as a new leader--hint a lot of it falls on the new leader to figure it out and take ownership. Marci does a great job breaking down leadership into bite sized, easy to understand pieces. Great insights to help new leaders better understand their new role. As with all leadership development books, reading this book won't make you a great leader over night, but it is a great starting point to build strong leadership skills and ensure your leadership development continues during your whole career. This book is also great for experienced leaders. I enjoyed reflecting back on my early leadership challenges in my career. Bring YOUR Shoes helped me realize that I'm not the only one who went through these challenges as a new leader.
Bring YOUR Shoes - a great book & guide on how to become a great leader by Malzahn...I highly recommend this book if you are working towards becoming a leader in your company or need a tune up on adjusting some of your leadership qualities.
I loved this book and finished it in two days! So many fresh nuggets of leadership wisdom in here than any current or upcoming leader could benefit from. I highly recommend buying copies for the entire Senior Management Team!
“Marcia Malzahn has written a practical, go-to guide for any organizational leader. New managers will take away solid strategies for identifying their own leadership strengths and style, while more experienced professionals will rediscover ways to maximize talent and mentor tomorrow’s leaders. Marcia’s tools will help you stride more confidently in your own leadership shoes!”
—Julie Peterson Klein, EVP and chief culture officer, Bell Bank
“Marcia Malzahn is a true example of servant leadership. Bring YOUR Shoes offers great advice for new leaders on how to get to know their employees and is a must-read for employees and management to better understand each other.”
—Chris Kelly, president, AssetHR
Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: Malzahn Publishing (October 25, 2019)
Package Dimensions: 7.2 x 5.4 x 0.9 inches