Inner Leadership is a book about creating inspiration in ourselves and others during times of change.
Please don’t read it. Or rather, please don’t only read it.
You do not learn to swim by reading a book about swimming. You also need to do the work.
This book provides a set of focused questions and tools, arranged in a developmental order that builds step by step. To get the full potential, you need to find your answers to these questions, applying the tools to uncover your insights into your specific situation.
Inner Leadership comes with a free downloadable electronic workbook that you can use to enable this. A large format paperback workbook is also available. Or you can simply use pen and paper.
Remember that different tools will be useful to different people at different times so expect to find some tools more useful than others. But each step builds towards what comes later, so I recommend that you try out all the tools at least once, especially on your first pass. Spend more time on those that are more relevant for what you need today. But remember that inner leadership is a repeating, circular process of continuous improvement in all seven essential competencies. What is less useful today may become more useful tomorrow, for you or for someone else you know.
A man once asked, “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?” The other person thought for a moment, then replied, “Practice, practice, practice.”
The way for you to find and get to your equivalent of Carnegie Hall is by practicing the tools laid out in this book.
Adapted from Inner Leadership.