The Book

Leading the Way is a book about many aspects of leadership and how to discover your leadership style and develop your leadership skills.

While it was written primarily for teens and young adults (ages 13-34) it will be a benefit to anyone who reads it.

There are 5 main sections in the book: What is Leadership? Defining Your Leadership Style, Developing Your Leadership Skills, Where Are You Going? and How Will You Get There?

The book is available in print format on the ORDER page.

Also included in the book are 27 Action Steps that challenge the reader to complete exercises, activities and questions that will help their discovery and development in various aspects of leadership.

Available with the book is the Leading the Way Action Guide which includes each of the action steps identified in the book and provides a space to record responses and thoughts. As well it contains a number of bonus steps. While the guide is not essential it will provide a formal place to consider each of the action steps suggested. Something you can refer back to as you move on through life.

The Action Guide is available in downloadable word format on the ORDER page.

To hear Dave talk about the 5 sections in the book and view some of the graphics you will see in the book – click on the sections videos on this page.

  TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. WHAT IS LEADERSHIP?
LEADERSHIP DEFINED
LEADERS OR MANAGERS
LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
STEALTH LEADERSHIP
LEADERSHIP STYLES
LEADERSHIP POWER BASES
CHARACTERISTICS OF EFFECTIVE LEADERS
ETHICS
TESTING ETHICS
2. DEFINING YOUR LEADERSHIP STYLE
WHO AM I?
WHAT INFLUENCES WHO WE BECOME?
LIMITING BELIEFS
HOW DO I DISCOVER WHO I AM?
VALUES AND BELIEFS
TAKE TIME TO REFLECT
JOURNALING
3. DEVELOPING YOUR LEADERSHIP SKILLS
EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION SKILLS
CRITICAL THINKING
DECISION MAKING
WORKING WITH PEOPLE /GROUPS
MENTORING
SEEKING FURTHER LEADERSHIP SKILLS
4. WHERE ARE YOU GOING ?
GOAL SETTING
MAINTAINING BALANCE
5. HOW DO YOU GET THERE ?
SMART GOALS
ACTION PLANNING
VISUALIZATION
GUIDED IMAGERY
YOUR PERSONAL MISSION STATEMENT
6. CLOSING WORDS
Acknowledgements
About the Author

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Special pricing for multiple book orders – contact Dave direct at dave@douglasclan.ca

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