As the Checklist for what it takes to be a leader gets longer, more idealized and more complicated, the expectations that we hold leaders to keep shifting, causing people to opt out of the chance to lead.
Asheville, North Carolina (PRWEB) May 03, 2013
“Leadership is one of the most overanalyzed, thoroughly dissected and utterly confused topic in business,” says business expert Bill Treasurer in his book “Leaders Open Doors: A Radically Simple Leadership Approach to Lift People, Profits, and Performance”
After two decades studying leadership, it took Treasurer’s five-year-old son to make the topic clear. His son had been selected as “leader for the day” at his preschool. When asked what he got to do as the class leader, he replied, “I get to open doors for people!”
Treasurer expands upon this concept by sharing the real secret to being a great leader. Quite simply, leaders need to open doors, or create opportunity, for those they are leading. Treasurer removes the complexity and mystery surrounding great leadership with real-life examples of people leading effectively. The book also poses questions for those seeking to move into leadership positions or to become better leaders.
“Leadership experts, sadly, have made it harder for people to be leaders,” he says. “As the Checklist for what it takes to be a leader gets longer, more idealized and more complicated, the expectations that we hold leaders to keep shifting, causing people to opt out of the chance to lead.”
Currently the Chief Encouragement Officer of Giant Leap Consulting, a company that encourages people and organizations to be more courageous, Treasurer regularly interacts with many leaders and understands the unrealistic demands placed upon them.
According to Treasurer, the leaders we admire are the ones who left us better off than they found us by creating opportunities that helped us grow. Treasurer’s advice in “Leaders Open Doors” provides the blueprint for becoming an effective leader in any organization.
100 percent of the profits for “Leaders Open Doors” will be donated to programs that support children with special needs. For more information about the book, visit http://leadersopendoors.com.
“Leaders Open Doors: A Radically Simple Leadership Approach to Lift People, Profits, and Performance”
By Bill Treasurer
ISBN: 978-1-4759-7638-0 (hc); 978-1-4759-7636-6 (sc); 978-1-4759-7637-3 (e)
Approximately 92 pages
Available at http://leadersopendoors.com, Amazon and Barnes and Noble
About the author:
Bill Treasurer is the chief encouragement officer at Giant Leap Consulting and the author of “Courage Goes to Work,” an internationally bestselling book on courage building. He is the creator of “Courageous Leadership,” a do-it-yourself workforce-training program and has worked with thousands of executives throughout the world. His clients include Accenture, Saks Fifth Avenue, SPANX, UBS Bank, Monster.com, CNN and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Treasurer is also a former member of the U.S. High Diving Team, a cancer survivor and a champion for the rights of people with disabilities.