Award Winning Author Introduces “Sage” Leadership

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New book helps aspiring leaders know the difference between pure leadership genius and total irrational ignorance

From award-winning author John Murphy comes Sage Leadership: Awakening the Spirit in Work, an enlightening and inspiring book that shares words of wisdom from the author’s numerous years of research, application and experience.

According to the author, many managers base current decisions on past paradigms, historical assumptions, and theoretical intellect rather than intuitive guidance, rational analysis, and emotional intelligence. Sage leaders, on the other hand, demonstrate and teach ageless wisdom, spiritual virtue, and timeless, universal truth that connect with people at the soul level. They bring light into dark places, courageously casting away fear, doubt, and disbelief, while giving a sense of hope, optimism and accomplishment.

Sage Leadership: Awakening the Spirit in Work covers eighteen unique characteristics of sage leadership. Each chapter defines one characteristic and offers a practical example on how to apply it. Readers are then challenged to reflect on their own leadership style, contemplate on their personal assumptions, examine their limitations, step up to the challenge given, and apply the characteristic in their own setting.

Written for a wide audience, this book raises self-awareness and builds confidence by offering practical and innovative insights—grounded in timeless wisdom—to meet today’s challenges, problems, and uncertainties. It aims to awaken people to new possibilities and free them from the fear and doubt that stand in the way of real progress.

This book will be featured at the 2011 BookExpo America in New York City, NY on May 26-28, 2011. For more information on Sage Leadership: Awakening the Spirit in Work, interested parties may log on to

About the Author
John Murphy is a critically-acclaimed author, speaker, transformational leader, and business consultant. He is the founder (1988) of Venture Management Consultants, Inc., a firm specializing in creating inspiring, high performance work cultures. Murphy has trained thousands of people from dozens of countries and provided mentoring services to some of the world’s leading organizations. He is the author of numerous books including Pulling Together: 10 Rules for High Performance Teamwork, Agent of Change: Leading a Cultural Revolution, Reinvent Yourself: A Lesson in Personal Leadership and Beyond Doubt: Four Steps to Inner Peace. The author’s unique ability to draw from profound spiritual wisdom to solve modern day problems makes him a highly sought after teacher, speaker, facilitator, and coach.

Sage Leadership * by John Murphy
Awakening the Spirit in Work
Publication Date: November 22, 2010
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 265 pages; 978-1-4535-7928-2
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