In business today, there is no offline and there is no downtime. Professionals are both exhausted and depleted. Being constantly tethered to our work through technology makes us overwhelmed and shortsighted, and deprives us of time for meaningful reflection or thoughtful connection to our professional communities, and often even to our own families. For us to thrive-not simply survive-in this accelerating economy, we need to adopt small, intentional behaviors and practice them each day. From simply taking care of our rest and exercise to building our self-confidence and embracing challenges, author Shawn Hunter's latest book Small Acts of Leadership will guide you through a series of incremental steps you can take to build a stronger version of yourself and make a broader impact in the world. Weaving in personal life stories and meaningful interviews with business leaders around the world, Hunter presents the reader with twelve critical competencies that are consistently present in the daily behaviors of today's most successful leaders.
Shawn Hunter is a serial entrepreneur, best-selling author, former executive, and the founder and president of Mindscaling, a company dedicated to creating beautiful and intelligent online learning products. Hunter started his professional journey as an entrepreneur when he co-founded Targeted Learning Corporation with his father, Hal Hunter, PhD. Targeted Learning was acquired in February 2007 by Skillsoft, where Hunter then worked as executive producer & vice president for Leadership Solutions until July 2015. In these positions, Hunter spent more than a decade interviewing, collaborating with, and filming hundreds of leading business authors, executives, and business school faculty in an effort to assemble video learning solutions. The author of Out*Think, his latest book shows how a new style of leadership is emerging from those who start small and adopt incremental change into their everyday lives for big impact.
Introduction: Small Things Can Matter Most Chapter 1 Believe in Yourself Chapter 2 Build Confidence Chapter 3 Introduce Challenge Chapter 4 Express Gratitude Chapter 5 Fuel Curiosity Chapter 6 Grant Autonomy Chapter 7 Strive for Authenticity Chapter 8 Be Fully Present Chapter 9 Inspire Others Chapter 10 Clarify Roles Chapter 11 Defy Convention Chapter 12 Take a Break Acknowledgments Notes References Index About the Author