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Author: Joanna Barsh, Johanne Lavoie Narrator: Glynnis O’Connor Publisher: Recorded Books Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2014 ISBN: 9781490615073
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What enables some talented people to rise to the top and live their full ambitions at work and in life, while others stop short? In 2008, Joanna Barsh launched and sponsored Tthe Centered Leadership Project at McKinsey and & Company to answer that very question. In the process, they uncovered what distinguishes leaders who are successful from those who achieve true greatness. They called it Centered Leadership because these leaders find their balance in the midst of chaos and lead from their most resourceful self to unleash the potential of others. In the business bestseller, How Remarkable Women Lead , Barsh described Centered Leadership' s five capabilities and the research that underpins it. Here, with colleague Johanne Lavoie, she 30-year McKinsey veteran Joanna Barsh provides a practical, actionable field guide for implementation. Since 2008, Barsh, Lavoie and others at McKinsey have travelled the globe giving seminars, leading programs, workshops, and keynotes helping men and women to build these capabilities . In Centered Leadership , Barsh and Lavoie will guide you through the Centered Leadership program. You' ll find the interactive tools, exercises, and practices that have helped the men and women in Centered Leadership programs gain the skills, courage and confidence to unleash their potential and that of those around them. And, along the way, you' ll read inspiring stories of men and women leaders who demonstrate the power of these skills in action. Those early in their careers will learn how to use these skills to explore their passions and accelerate their professional development. Those forming families will be able to use them to reconcile manage work and life to get the most out of both. And those who have already achieved success will be able use these practices to reach their next leadership horizon. No matter what stage you are currently at in your career, or what level of leadership you aspire to, this book will equip you with the tools to unlock your own Centered Leader and achieve more positive impact at work and outside it. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Centered Leadership is a personal and practical roadmap to taking on the challenge of leadership.”

    Sheryle Sandberg, COO of Facebook and author of Lean In

  • “Barsh’s voice is original, authoritative, and above all extraordinarily practical regardless of where we are in our leadership journey. I read this book smiling—it’s a rare personal guide for every generation.”

    Andrea Jung, former chairman and CEO of Avon Products

  • “Many of us in leadership positions tend to think that we instinctively know what it takes to inspire and motivate others. But Centered Leadership opened my eyes to the fact that great leadership is more a science than we realize. Barsh and Lavoie draw on deep research and fieldwork to genuinely help us build our capabilities.”

    Gary E. Knell, president and CEO of National Geographic Society

  • “In Centered Leadership Joanna Barsh has given us a highly effective guide to building the more comprehensive, often deeply human, leadership skills that this complex, fast paced era requires.”

    Luis Ubinas, former CEO of Ford Foundation

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About the Author

Joanna Barsh is a director emerita at McKinsey & Company, where she has worked for more than thirty years. She has deep experience leading growth strategy, performance improvement, organization effectiveness, and leadership development projects. An in-demand speaker, she has given keynotes and workshops in over one hundred companies and organizations. Joanna has also worked closely with Lean In, the International Council on Women’s Business Leadership, and other groups as an advocate for women’s advancement. She is the bestselling author of How Remarkable Women Lead and Centered Leadership.

About the Narrator

Glynnis O’Connor is best known for her roles in the films Ode to Billy Joe and Jeremy, as well as the television series Sons and Daughters. Other acting credits include a recurring role on Law & Order and the made-for-television movies Boy in the Plastic Bubble and The Deliberate Stranger.