Magazine article Work & Family Life

Path to Better Leadership and a Richer Life

Magazine article Work & Family Life

Path to Better Leadership and a Richer Life

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Path to better leadership and a richer life

Do the different domains of your life have to compete in a "zero-sum game?" No, says Stewart D. Friedman, founding director of the Wharton School Leadership Program at the University of Pennsylvania.

In his new book, Total Leadership, Dr. Friedman provides a gamechanging blueprint for how to become a more successful, satisfied leader in all dimensions of your life: work, home, community and self (mind, body and spirit).

The definition of "leader" is not limited to those in managerial or executive positions, the author says. "Everyone has the potential to lead, and to do so in all aspects of life." In its most important sense, leader means "being the agent of your own life, influencing the things you care about."

The book offers a sustainable, meaningful plan for change in all domains of your life by enabling you to:

BE REAL. Act with authenticity by clarifying what's important.

BE WHOLE. Act with integrity by respecting the whole person. …

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