Grit, Grace & Gravitas

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Open Door Publications, Dec 10, 2020 - 248 pages

What is the game-changer in leadership development?

In their new book on leadership, which expands our understanding of emotional intelligence, Jane Firth and Andrea Zintz deconstruct the mysteries of presence and reconstruct them into actionable skills for leaders.

What if executive presence isn't the mystery it has been made out to be? There is no shortage of information or opinions on increasing one's executive presence. But get ready. In Grit, Grace and Gravitas you will learn how grace, and the way it enhances the impact of your grit and your gravitas, is the game-changing strength of exemplary leadership and executive presence.

Firth and Zintz offer a model that simultaneously clears away the esoteric notions about presence and its importance to leadership and deliver the developmental steps that lead to accelerate your evolution as a leader.

After reading this book and applying the knowledge it provides:

- You will have a more compelling and impactful presence-your presence will evolve and be a contribution in ways it has never been before.

- You will be a more effective leader-you will have the keys to bringing out the best in yourself and those you lead.

- You will understand how to be effective-and even masterful-in dealing with the emotional realities and challenges of leadership that otherwise get in the way of solutions, innovation, and progress.

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About the author (2020)

Jane Firth is the founding partner of Firth Leadership Partners. Jane is an innovator in the design and delivery of executive coaching and customized programs for mastery in leadership, communication, organizational culture, and executive presence. For over four decades, she has been a trusted coach and advisor to executives in financial services, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, publishing, healthcare, philanthropy, and technology. For her outstanding work Jane was awarded the Philadelphia Business Journal's Women of Distinction Award. Jane has an M.S. in Organizational Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a long-standing member of the Forum of Executive Women and has chaired the Women in Executive Leadership and Governance Committee. Among her philanthropic efforts Jane was a co-founding partner of Globalislocal, and the Beyond Our Differences Foundation. For further information go to

Andrea Zintz, Ph.D. is president of Strategic Leadership Resources and has over 40 years' experience in organization development, leadership development, and coaching. Before starting her own consulting practice, she served in two executive roles at Johnson & Johnson: as Vice President of Human Resources for the J&J subsidiary Ortho Biotech, Inc., and as Director Leadership Development at J&J Corporate Headquarters. Andrea received her B.S. in business communications from Emerson College and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Fielding Graduate University. Andrea is a recipient of the YWCA Tribute to Women in Industry Award. She currently is a member of the National Organizational Development (OD) Network and has co-authored the book Orchestrating Sustainable Innovation: A Symphony in Sound Bites. This can be found at Amazon. For more information about Andrea's background and credentials, go to

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