Leadership from the Inside Out: Becoming a Leader for Life by Kevin CashmanLeadership from the Inside Out: Becoming a Leader for Life by Kevin Cashman

Leadership from the Inside Out: Becoming a Leader for Life

byKevin Cashman

Paperback | September 8, 2008

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This 10th anniversary edition of Leadership from the Inside Out brings readers up to date and beyond with new research and case studies that support the author's revolutionary model for enhancing leadership effectiveness. Revised and expanded, it provides a complete virtual coaching experience.In this rapidly transforming age of 24/7 connectivity and globalization, Cashman encourages readers to strive, no longer for the fiction of "Balance," but instead for "Resilience Mastery." He also incorporates some powerful new insights he and his colleagues acquired over the past ten years, helping thousands of leaders in more than 60 countries apply his model to themselves and their organizations. In this edition, he expands his coaching model to provide equal emphasis on building awareness, building commitment and building practice."This book has no shelf life. Eternal truths." (Dr. Warren Bennis, Distinguished Professor of Business Administration, Univeristy of Southern California)
KEVIN CASHMAN is founder and president of LeaderSource, a leadership development, executive coachin and team effectiveness consultancy. In 2006, LeaderSource, Korn/Ferry International and Lominger International merged to form a global talent management firm with 80 offices spanning 40 countries.
Title:Leadership from the Inside Out: Becoming a Leader for LifeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9.08 × 7.41 × 0.59 inPublished:September 8, 2008Publisher:Berrett-koehlerLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Why a New Edition?
Preface: How to Use This Book…from the Inside Out
Introduction: The Beginning of the Journey
Chapter One: Personal Mastery: Leading with Awareness and Authenticity
Breaking Free of Self-Limiting Patterns
Integrating All of Life’s Experiences into a Meaningful Context
Deepening Authenticity for Sustainable Leadership
Exploring Beliefs
Reflection: Conscious Beliefs
Seven Clues That Bring Shadow Beliefs to Light
Leading with Character…Leading by Coping
Qualities of Character and Coping
Reflection: Character and Coping
Understanding Our Owner’s Manual
Reflection: Clarifying Our Strengths and Growth Areas
Eight Points for Personal Mastery
Leadership Growth Plan
Leadership Growth Plan: Example
Chapter Two: Purpose Mastery: Leading On-Purpose
Discovering the Sweet Spot
Identifying Core Talents
Reflection: Core Talents
Recognizing Core Values
Reflection: Core Values
Revealing Core Purpose
“Moving Upstairs” to Our Purpose
Diving Beneath the Surface to Our Purpose
Purpose Is Bigger and Deeper Than Our Goals
Connecting the Inner with the Outer: Purpose, Authenticity, and Congruence
Unfolding the Defining Thread of Purpose
Six Thousand Days
Reflection: Core Purpose
Eight Points for Purpose Mastery
Leadership Growth Plan
Chapter Three: Interpersonal Mastery: Leading through Synergy and Service
Two Principle Streams of Leadership Development
Building Relationship Bridges
Balancing Personal Power with Synergy Power and Contribution Power
Reducing the Intention-Perception Gap
Beyond 360° Feedback to 720° Feedback
Intimate Connection of Personal Mastery and Interpersonal Mastery
Opening Up Possibilities
The Potentially Transforming Power of Presence
Moving from Leader to Opener
Trusting and Engaging in Constructive Conflict
Reflection: Building Relationships
Six Points for Authentic Interpersonal Mastery
Leadership Growth Plan
Chapter Four: Change Mastery: Leading with Agility
Uncovering the Learning and Growth Contained in Change
Breaking Old Patterns and Opening Up to Change
Developing Present-Moment Awareness to Deal with Change Effectively
Bridging the Paradox of Immediate Focus and Broad Awareness for Leading during Turbulent Times
Learning to Trust Ourselves Amid Dynamic Change
Leadership Development as Measured by Our Ability to Adapt
Developing the Resilience to Thrive in Change
Change Initiatives Rarely Succeed
Seven Change Mastery Shifts
Reflection: Dealing with Change
Measuring Our Ability to Deal with Change
Eight Points of Awareness for Leading with Agility
Leadership Growth Plan
Chapter Five: Resilience Mastery: Leading with Energy
What Happened to the Life of Leisure
Challenges of Resilience for Executives
Moving from Time and Efficiency to Energy and Resilience
What Healthy, Productive 100-Year Olds Can Teach Leaders
Resilience Is a Dynamic Process
Ten Signs of Resilience
Ten Signs of Lack of Resilience
Nature’s Resilience: Rest and Activity
The Eleven Points of Resilience Mastery
Reflection: Building Energy and Resilience
Leadership Growth Plan
Chapter Six: Being Mastery: Leading with Presence
Personal Journey into Being
Going to Another Level to Resolve Leadership Challenges
Getting Things Done by Non-Doing
The Search for Something More
Don’t Place “Descartes” before “the Source”
Techniques to Unfold Being
Reflection: Exploring the Leader Within
Connecting with Our Inner Self
Being and Executive Presence
Leadership Benefits of Being
Four Points of Awareness for Leading with Presence
Leadership Growth Plan
Chapter Seven: Action Mastery: Leading through Coaching
Merging Three Interrelated Action Mastery Steps
Action Mastery Step One: Building Awareness
Reflection: Building Awareness
Action Mastery Step Two: Building Commitment
Reflection: Building Commitment
Action Mastery Step Three: Building Practice
Reflection: Building Practice
The Art of Coaching Others
Coaching Others to Build Awareness
Building Awareness in Others
Coaching Others to Build Commitment
Coaching Others to Build Practice
Leadership Growth Plan
Parting Thoughts for Your Journey Ahead
Conclusion: The Journey Continues
About the Author
About LeaderSource
About Korn/Ferry International

Editorial Reviews

“Research on leadership is clear: leaders must move from task-specific expertise to personal, interpersonal, and strategic excellence to succeed. Cashman’s Leadership from the Inside Out gives you both deep and pragmatic practices to help make this crucial leadership transition.” —Kenneth R. Brousseau, PhD, CEO, Decision Dynamics LLC “Kevin Cashman knows people can change, but to really improve the outside, every person needs to understand what’s on the inside. This book walks you through a step-by-step process of self-discovery. Any- one who is serious about personal improvement should contemplate the questions posed by this book.” —Joseph Folkman, coauthor of The Extraordinary Leader “Kevin Cashman’s message of staying resilient is critically relevant in today’s high-change, high-stress marketplace. Leadership from the Inside Out provides a set of tools for managing energy and personal engagement, crucial to stay ahead of the game of leading and living.” —Jim Loehr, CEO, Human Performance Institute, and coauthor of The Power of Full Engagement “Sooner or later, every leader who would like to lead more effectively finds himself blocked. Kevin Cashman’s book illuminates how we can find the means within ourselves to identify and remove these barriers in order to fulfill our leadership destiny.” —J.P. Donlon, Editor-in-Chief, Chief Executive “As leaders, we all need to grow from technical-functional expertise to personal-interpersonal excel- lence. Leadership from the Inside Out shows us impactful ways to take this journey with integrity and respect for all those we serve.” —Juergen Brokatzky-Geiger, PhD, Head of Human Resources, Novartis International AG “Bolstered by strong science and the refined art of leadership development, few books so clearly bring the many aspects of our lives into alignment. Whether you’re taking your own talent or that of others to the next level, Leadership from the Inside Out provides an abundance of tools for authentic, long-term success.” —Ana Dutra, CEO, Leadership Development Solutions, Korn/Ferry International “No matter your professional arena, self-understanding and team trust are key to enduring success. Leadership from the Inside Out has brought out the best in our team, showing how our far-reaching talents, values, and experiences all directly fuel performance.” —Mark Cohon, Commissioner, Canadian Football League “Leadership from the Inside Out has produced something any manager should admire: long-term value. As a former national bestseller and perennial member on our monthly bestseller list, Cashman’s classic has provoked positive change in leaders of all types and backgrounds for years. This revised and expanded work takes the timeless principles first introduced ten years ago and brings them to life for the next generation of leaders through new examples, new research, and new meaning.” —Jack Covert, President and Founder, 800-CEO-READ “Leadership from the Inside Out captures the latest research, the best development model, and the most comprehensive leadership practices to pragmatically and positively impact leadership effective- ness. It has been the foundation for a decade of effective and life-changing coaching with executives around the world.” —Dee Gaeddert, PhD, President, Lominger International, a Korn/Ferry Company “From the moment I read the first draft of this book, I knew Kevin Cashman had created a classic. His timeless book continues to stand out in a crowded field of leadership literature because it is both principled and practical. Buy it, read it, and apply it to progress.” —Ken Shelton, Editor, Executive Excellence “Cashman is perfecting the wisdom first conveyed a decade ago: there is a concomitant relationship between our internal selves and our external results. Leadership from the Inside Out masterfully bridges the gap between our too severed business lives and personal lives.” —Arvinder Dhesi, Group Talent Management Director, Aviva “Cashman’s second edition of Leadership from the Inside Out blends the latest research and the latest tools to give global leaders what they need in today’s competitive marketplace. A must-read for the global leader of today!” —Lawrence P. Clark, PhD, Director, Korn/Ferry Institute “Kevin Cashman’s integrated leadership approach inspired my personal and professional transformation. The tools encouraged and still guide me to honor all parts of my self, to connect authentically with others, and to lead with an enriched sense of service.” —Pablo Gaito, Global Leader, Learning & Development, Cargill, Inc. “A prosperous business relies not only on the design plan from top management but on the strengths and interconnectivity of its many individual parts. Leadership from the Inside Out boils down the fundamental elements of understanding human capital and has given us strategic capacity to incubate talent from within.” —Richard P. Kearns, Chief Administrative Officer, Zurich Financial Services “Leadership from the Inside Out is one of the leadership classics. While it was one of the first business books to capture the crucial link between personal growth and leadership development, it is as relevant today as it was a decade ago. If you read the first one, then you will like this new edition even more!” —Kevin Wilde, Chief Learning Officer, General Mills, Inc. “Leadership from the Inside Out is a major paradigm shift in leadership development. It gives you the tools to go directly to the heart of all significant leadership transformation: growing as a person to grow as a leader.” —Paul Walsh, CEO, Diageo, and former Chairman and CEO, The Pillsbury Company “Leadership from the Inside Out serves as an important wake-up call for those who are ready to unleash the power of authentic leadership.” —Ken Melrose, University of St. Thomas Holloran Endowed Chair in the Practice of Management; former Chairman and CEO, The Toro Company; and author of Making the Grass Greener on Your Side: A CEO’s Journey to Leading by Serving “True adventure always involves the exploration of one’s innermost spirit. Leadership from the Inside Out is a compass that helps you navigate this hidden domain as a means to bring out full leadership capacity with honesty and renewed energy.” —Ann Bancroft, polar explorer (first woman to reach the North and South Poles) and Founder, Ann Bancroft Foundation “If you want personal transformation, then buy Leadership from the Inside Out. It will guide you through the unexplored territories we often miss in our frenetic-paced business world.” —Trudy Rautio, Executive Vice President and CFO, Carlson Hospitality Worldwide “Leadership from the Inside Out is a testament to the too often forgotten reality that leadership success comes from living your deepest purpose and values as you earn followers, starting with the person in the mirror.” —Vance Caesar, PhD, leadership coach and mentor, The Vance Caesar Group, and Professor, Pepperdine University “In the dozen years I have known Kevin Cashman, he has consistently made his work a masterpiece in the art of leading on purpose. His new edition is an intriguing guide to this art, and it inspires us to take it to the next level.” —Richard J. Leider, Founder, The Inventure Group; author of The Power of Purpose; and coauthor of Repacking Your Bags and Something to Live For “Authentic leadership lies at the intersection of our deepest spiritual values and our greatest personal gifts. Cashman’s new edition of Leadership from the Inside Out invites you to live at this important crossroads by cultivating the habits and skills needed to enrich your professional life while fostering opportunities for rich and satisfying personal development.” —Brother Dietrich Reinhart, OSB, President, Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota “Breakthroughs in neuroscience and the plasticity of the brain directly connect to Leadership from the Inside Out principles and coaching model. The book gives us the tools we need for leaders to grow and develop.” —Marcelo Montero, President, Health and Nutrition, Cargill, Inc. “Leadership from the Inside Out is a resource that spans the ages, integrates multiple disciplines, has experiential validity, and includes proven practical applications. Using (not just reading) this book is a transformative, peak experience.” —Robert Hayles, PhD, Consultant, QED Consulting; former Vice President of Human Resources and Diversity, Pillsbury; former Chairman of the Board, American Society for Training and Development; and coauthor of The Diversity Directive “Some books are noteworthy in and of themselves. Others serve as signs that something important is happening in the world. Kevin Cashman’s Leadership from the Inside Out meets both criteria. Throw in the fact that it is well-designed for reading and for doing the exercises throughout, and you have a real mind-opener.” —Perry Pascarella, Contributing Editor, American Management Review; former Editor-in-Chief, In- dustry Week; and author of Leveraging People and Profit “Leadership from the Inside Out is full of practical inspiration and demonstrates why Kevin Cashman is regarded as a world authority on effective leadership. If you want people clamoring to be on your team, read this book!” —David McNally, CPAE, author of Even Eagles Need a Push and coauthor of Be Your Own Brand “With hundreds of books to choose from on the topic of leadership, it is unusual to come across one, Leadership from the Inside Out, that has the potential to make a meaningful change in your life.” —Larry Perlman, former Chairman and CEO, Ceridian Corporation “Authenticity is the single most important quality of leadership. In Leadership from the Inside Out, Cashman not only captures the essence of inner-driven, intentional leadership, he gives both seasoned and emerging leaders a road map to navigate the challenges of personal and professional growth.” —Bob Kidder, Chairman and CEO, 3Stone Advisors LLC: former CEO, Borden Capital: and former CEO, Duracell “Leadership from the Inside Out is an inspiration to lead from a deep knowledge of one’s core purpose, creating value with true authenticity.” —Deborah Dunsire, MD, CEO and President, Millennium Pharmaceuticals “The challenge of leadership is to inspire an obligation for people at all levels of an organization to step forward and lead. Leadership from the Inside Out gives you the practical steps to develop leaders in every nook and cranny of your organization.” —Chuck Feltz, former President and Chief Operating Officer, Lifetouch National School Studios, and former President, Deluxe Financial Services