Lead Together: The Bold, Brave, Intentional Path to Scaling Your Business

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Page Two Books, Incorporated, Nov 12, 2020 - 372 pages

It's time we started building businesses differently.

Despite the advent of disruptive technologies that have upended the business landscape, the structure of most companies remains largely unchanged, with traditional top-down leadership still the norm. Couldn't there be a better way to organize work that reflects our modern world-one with nimble, invested leaders rather than disengaged, disinterested employees?The answer is yes! In Lead Together, authors Brent Lowe, Susan Basterfield and Travis Marsh offer founders, CEOs and other leaders a radical new way of working and scaling a business. Lead Together teaches you key principles and proven methods to transform models of top-down leadership into dynamic human systems of shared responsibility and accountability, through the concepts of self-organizing and self-management. You'll hear from the leaders of more than sixty scaling businesses at the vanguard of this movement about the on-the-ground challenges and rewards of adopting a new paradigm for work.

Warning: this path is not for the faint of heart! It is a radical approach to scaling your business-bold, brave and intentional. It involves commitment and persistence, experimentation and an appetite for change. As company founders themselves with more than fifty years of combined experience as coaches and catalysts to scaling businesses, Lowe, Basterfield and Marsh have helped countless founders and leaders like you unleash the human potential of their teams to create organizations that lead together. Are you ready to take the leap?

About the author (2020)

Brent Lowe is a performance coach helping leaders show up as their best selves within thriving, purpose-driven teams. As the Scale Coach for Founder CEOs, Brent works with entrepreneurs and leaders who are growing the size and impact of their businesses to tackle local and global challenges. Many of his clients are motivated by the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, and a desire to lead in ways that feel authentic, inspiring and personally fulfilling. He and his clients share a belief that leadership goes far beyond delivering financial returns, with ecosystem stewardship being a core responsibility. Learn more about Brent's work at brentlowe.com. Susan Basterfield is a catalyst and convener who believes that awareness and discernment can unblock drains and move mountains. From 35-plus years in business-spanning global multinationals, startups and schools-arose experiences that drive her work as a systems transformation partner. Her work includes standing shoulder to shoulder with leaders and organizations on their transformational journeys, often over many years, and convening virtual development programs, including the Practical Self-Management Intensive. She is an educator, coach, facilitator, writer and collective entrepreneur. Obsessed with building the capacity to build capacity, Susan seeks-out that which is life-giving, dances with complexity and weeds-out constraints to potential. She practices with Greaterthan, and Enspiral. Learn more about Susan's work at greaterthan.works and enspiral.com. Travis Marsh is a facilitator, coach and trainer who works with companies and nonprofits by introducing mindsets and tools that help dynamic leadership grow. He started his career in engineering and has worked in sales, marketing, operations, software development and people operations, and has led teams in several of those areas. He has worked in multinational organizations as well as startups growing 10-fold per year, seeing the interconnection and big impact of small changes in leadership and followership. He also works at the Stanford Graduate School of Business facilitating a class on interpersonal communication. He coaches purpose-driven companies, both VC-funded and bootstrapped. Learn more about Travis's work at themastersmark.com.

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