Can lessons from home bring results at work? Laura Lopez says, “Yes.”
Leadership in the 21st century is not reserved for the top. Skills for managing time lines and projects aren’t the same as those for leadership. When leaders micromanage, people under-perform. It is important to bring our hearts to work. Getting employees to accept new ideas is not much different from convincing a two-year-old it’s time for bed. While
being an effective leader isn’t easy, the rationale, insights and experiences offered in this book will help everyone: CEOs, school principals, mid-level managers, teachers, from the board room down to the custodial department.
Rave Reviews for “The Connected and Committed Leader”
"Laura Lopez draws insightful parallels between parenting and leading people at work, a much needed read for business in this 21st century. 'The Connected and Committed Leader' captures the essence of a soulful approach to leadership." -- LeAnn Thieman, Coauthor, "Chicken Soup for the Nurse's Soul" and "Chicken Soup for the Caregiver Soul"
“Great book! As Laura writes, leadership is not exclusively for ‘the top dogs’ but for everyone. Her seven insights for leaders are really about being more effective human beings. Let's all start there! This is a thought-provoking work that can help all of us win, and win the right way."
-- Don Knauss, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, The Clorox Company
“This is a book for men and women alike. Laura reminds us how important it is to "bring your heart to work." Her stories illustrate that leading from your head brings predictable results, but taking the risk and leading with your head and your heart can bring truly transformational results....for you, your team and your business."
-- Abigail Rodgers, Vice President, The Coca-Cola Company
"Laura Lopez rocks! Her leadership insights apply to everyone - whether you front a band, run a household or lead a multi-million dollar corporation. Sometimes, all you need to do to rock to the top is step back, give your team some creative space…and read 'The Connected and Committed Leader.'" -- Dayna Steele, Author of "Rock To The Top: What I Learned about Success from the World's Greatest Rock Stars
"As the author of my own leadership book, “Leading Beyond Tradition,” and a leadership instructor and coach, I read many leadership books. With the great number of such books available, the book that proves to be successful in the market will provide a separate and distinct approach to leadership. I looked for such an approach in “The Connected and Committed Leader,” and found it."
Read complete review -- Bill Cooper for Reader Views, www.readerviews.com