Spark: How to Lead Yourself and Others to Greater Success

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 2018 - Leadership - 224 pages
New York Times Bestseller

"A myth-destroying book that will make you rethink both the theory and practice of leadership." --Daniel H. Pink, author ofDrive

"If you truly want to become a Spark in your organization and in your life, I urge you to read this book now."-- Mike "Coach K" Krzyzewski, head coach, Duke University Men's Basketball

Leadership is not about job titles--it's about action and behavior.

"Sparks"are the doers, thinkers, innovators, and key influencers who are catalysts for personal and organizational change. But these extraordinary individuals aren't defined by the place they hold on an organizational chart--they are defined by their actions, commitment, and will.

Leadership experts Angie Morgan, Courtney Lynch, and Sean Lynch show how you can become a Spark by cultivating seven key leadership behaviors. Grounded in the latest research on leadership development, this fresh, accessible road map is packed with real-world stories from inside companies like Facebook, Google, and Boston Scientific, and from the authors' own high-stakes, challenging experiences serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.

WithSPARK as a blueprint, anyone can become a catalyst for change, and any organization can identify and develop Sparks.

"These authors are not only great leadership thinkers, but they have all led people in challenging circumstances--a huge advantage in guiding the rest of us. Trust them to take you to a new level."
-- Brigadier General Thomas A. Kolditz,U.S. Army (Ret.), director of the Ann and John Doerr Institute for New Leaders at Rice University

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About the author (2018)

The authors run Lead Star, a consulting firm focusing on corporate leadership. COURTNEY LYNCH has a law degree from the William and Mary Law School, and ANGIE MORGAN has an MBA from the University of Michigan. Both are former Marines. SEAN LYNCH is a Yale alumnus and former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot.

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