Ignite!, a Brand New Book from Publisher Happy About, Lights the Way for Emerging Leaders and Rising Corporate Stars

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Talented organizational development consultant Sal Silvester articulates his clear vision for a leadership model that puts people first to maximize personal success and corporate impact.

With his timely new book, Ignite!, Sal Silvester comes through for today’s rising corporate stars - those bright, energetic and enthusiastic people who find themselves promoted to positions where their actions and decisions impact not just themselves but also their peers, direct reports and company.

Organizational development consultant Sal Silvester knows that rising stars exert a critical influence on employee engagement and satisfaction through the way they communicate, set performance goals, build team morale or simply engender trust and loyalty, but they need to equip themselves with tools to succeed in their new roles. Or, it will is cause endless frustration and an inordinate waste of time, energy and human potential which could lead to an avoidable turnover of top talent at a significant cost.

Sal Silvester, a veteran of corporate potential maximization, shows the path to igniting the potential of new leaders in this how-to business book. He teaches them how to align their teams with overall corporate goals and get their people's commitment and support. In clear language that is easy to understand and translate into direct action, Sal provides emerging leaders with the toolset they need for successful transition up the corporate stairway. His trademarked, People-First Leadership™ model is both a set of principles that leaders can implement and a philosophy of leading which encourage leaders to focus on people first. His four essential rules for success encourage emerging leaders to “lead by example," “align their team,” “build cohesion” and “engage and cultivate team members.”

Randy Briggs, Senior Sourcing Manager at Vaisala Inc., who has stayed abreast of management literature for over twenty-five years says, “I find Sal’s book to be the most practical guide to managing and leading a team.” He calls the book “thorough and well-written” and believes it should “inspire any manager to become a better leader.”

Sal’s lucid articulation of a people-first business model teaches emerging leaders to make a perceptible impact on retention, engagement and productivity. By highlighting common errors that new managers make, Sal accelerates the transition to competent leadership and showcases the characteristics successful leaders must bring to the workplace. Marshall Goldsmith, whose own books have made it to the New York Times bestseller list, says that Ignite! “sets leaders on course to make a significant difference in themselves, their people and their teams.”

Years of corporate experience have taught Sal Silvester that most new leaders get promoted without an inkling of what leadership is all about. How they handle the often-rocky transition to management will affect them, their teams and the organization. Ignite! is Sal's intelligent and actionable contribution towards smoothing the path to effective and seasoned leadership.

About the Author:
Sal Silvester is founder and president of 5.12 Solutions (five-twelve), an organizational development company based in Boulder, Colorado. Senior leaders count on Sal and his team of talented facilitators to help ignite the potential of their people, resulting in a highly engaged workforce, reduced turnover and organizational ability to capitalize on business opportunities. Sal’s unique perspective on team and leadership development comes from his experience as an Army Officer, an executive at Accenture and from hundreds of client engagements. A graduate of the U.S. Army Ranger and Airborne Schools, Sal is passionate about rock climbing, ice climbing and mountaineering, and has traveled the U.S. and South America in pursuit of the ultimate climbing adventure. He has participated in six marathons and is an Ironman Triathlon finisher.

About Happy About®:
Happy About® books educate, entertain, and evoke. We publish books for individual non-fiction business authors who excel in their field of expertise as well as corporations that want to establish thought leadership and lead generation through a series of books. Corporations interested in exploring publishing a book series should contact the associate publisher, Janae Pierre, at janae.pierre(at)happyabout(dot)info, 408-921-1568. Non-fiction business authors should send an e-mail to Ms. Pierre asking for the "6 questions" or go to this URL: http://happyabout.info/contribute.php.

PUBLISHER: Happy About
TITLE: Ignite!
SUBTITLE: The 4 Essential Rules for Emerging Leaders
AUTHOR: Sal Silvester
DATE OF PUBLICATION: March 2012
PRICE: Paperback $19.95, eBook $14.95
ISBN: Paperback: 978-1-60005-222-4 (1-60005-222-3)
ISBN: eBook: 978-1-60005-223-1 (1-60005-223-1)
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CONTROL NUMBER: 2012934783

Press Copies:
A free copy of the book is available to the press upon request. Please email your request to presscopy(at)happyabout(dot)info.

Press Contact:
Sharyn Fitzpatrick, @themarcomguru
Phone: 650-814-5835
E-Mail: sharyn.fitzpatrick(at)happyabout(dot)info

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