Are you a Newcomer to leadership? Do you dream about making a difference? In your community? Your workplace? In the Global Village? Yes, it’s time to Inspire Your Inner Global Leader!
Here are True Stories for New Leaders who are passionate about shaping the future. Deborah Levine’s storytelling blends family, history, humor and training in a Can’t-Put-It-Down Guide. The stories include letters and diaries from the German front during World War II, growing up on the island of Bermuda, eye-witness accounts of the early years of the women’s movement, of immigrant experiences and lessons from those with disabilities. Use the stories to chart your course to global leadership. Be inspired to explore the possibilities, articulate the ‘what ifs’, and create new paths to making a difference.
We begin the journey to Global Leadership with awareness. The stories and heroes that surround us everyday guide us by example as in this video: my stories of family and Bermuda:
The key to your transformation into a Global Leader is as close as your personal history and that of the people close to you. Each chapter in Inspire Your Inner Global Leader is a true story designed to light your path from Newcomer to Expert, from Dreamer to Future Leader. The CULTURE TIPS are road signs guiding your steps and the NEWCOMER COMMENTS keep you company along the way. The BLOG FOOD questions give you energy for the trip.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. What’s in a Name?
2. Waterbabies Plan for Deep Waters
3.The Past Predicts The Future
4. Keep the Faiths
5. Avoid Culture Clashes the Old Fashioned Way
6. Keep Your Balance
7. Discrimination Hurts
8. Young, Restless & Visionary
9. Be Heroic
10. Know When to Shut Up
11. Say No to Hate Speech
12. Women are Social Glue
13. Who is Really Disabled?
CONCLUSION: Training Tips for Planning the Workshop
“I had some time on this rainy afternoon, and settled down to read your book. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Your use of story-telling as a way to get teenagers to consider ideas that normally do not come naturally to them was quite powerful. I really think you are onto something that most people don’t focus on except in snippets in their training — storytelling. I believe that teenagers would react well to this approach … Your stories are riveting because they are written in a conversational style — it’s as if the reader is hearing you tell it as opposed to reading it.”
~ Dr. Mark Mendenhall, The J. Burton Frierson Chair of Excellence in Business Leadership/U. of TN at Chattanooga