This introduction to the Zero to Authentic Hero covers the following elements of becoming a leader What type of leader are you? Leaders desire authenticity What is authenticity? What does this mean to me Why have I written this book What do you do next?
An overwhelming majority of leaders, seven out of ten in fact, say that there are old stories, subconscious beliefs, and lack of awareness, especially at times of conflict, which prevent them from realising their full potential as a leader. This step will help you understand the core beliefs you have which will help you develop your own leadership style.
In this step, you will find your fundamental reason for being. This will be your guide for your journey, and will help you every day and in every decision that you have to take. This will be supported by both a strategy and a vision, and these will, together, provide a clear route ahead.
In this step we are going to talk about: values or, indeed, the how you go about living your life. We will show you how to develop a handful of clear and concise values which will define your purpose and how you interact with yourself and others. These need to be lived day in and day out, which is much more likely to help them stick.
In this step, you will come to see how valuable it is to fully understand your current skill set, as well as how to create a plan to improve this. In addition, there is an exercise to complete for you to reflect on how satisfied you are with your own skills, and then take action to improve.
In this step, you will find out how important it is to have clean and clear communication, but also why it helps everyone else when you tell them what you want. You will learn about the difference between YOU and I, language, and communicating through the values. This will create a better relationship with yourself, and will achieve more with less stress.
A legacy is often thought of as being a sum of money you can leave to the next generation. Maybe it’s the family home, investments, or cash. But a financial legacy is only one type of resource you can leave behind. You can also leave skills, knowledge, a support network, or a structure that can help others to develop and continue to grow whatever you leave.
In this step we are going to look at powerful ways to build resilience. You will create a less stressful approach to the challenges that will come as a leader; and you will be able to tackle these more effectively and easily. Decades of research have revealed a lot about how it works. This research shows that resilience is, ultimately, a set of skills that can be taught.
Whether you lead a multi-national business, a mid-sized organisation, a small non-profit or even a sports team - or even if you are only responsible to lead yourself - then this book is for you. All seven steps together as one course saving you £48.
This eBook is a compilation of what I consider to be the top seven mistakes made by myself, ex-colleagues and clients when taking their first leadership role and my objective is to help you avoid these mistakes by raising your awareness to them as well as providing some strategies you can put in place to overcome them.
In this book you will learn how to be the best version of your authentic leadership self and achieve much more success with much less stress than ever before. Whether you lead a multi-national business, a mid-sized organisation, a small non-profit or even a sports team - or even if you are only responsible to lead yourself - then this book is for you. Nick Bradley, the award winning author on leadership, takes you through the 7 key steps which include having a better understanding of your beliefs, a clear purpose and creating a legacy. In addition every reader will also build a “100 Day Action Plan” to grow themselves into a truly authentic leader and start to achieve the success they want. Further every reader will receive free bonuses and support for delivering their plan from a community of authentic leaders who have committed to support you. All of the profits from sales of the book go back to the charity organisations supported by The Mandala Foundation, which helps provide coaching to leaders of not-for-profit enterprises who are making sustainable social impacts in their community.
I invite everyone who reads our books, works through an online program, joins one of my events, or works with us personally, to join the Mandala Leaders Circle. When you have joined the circle, you will have access to hundreds of other authentic leaders who have been involved with the 7 steps and have made a commitment to support you leaders on your journey. It’s called a circle as there is no hierarchy: each leader is equal regardless of their experience, the size of the organization they work for, their title, or where in the world they work. The reason we do this is to live one of the core values: equal dignity. This is a safe place for you to share your learning, challenges, and obstacles, or to simply ask for help. Bonus offers As a thank you for joining the Mandala Leaders Circle, we are also including: - Zero to Authentic Hero – Introduction - Step 1: Understanding your beliefs - Step 2: Having a clear purpose - Step 3: Living your core values