Written by Fortune 100 executive Dan Gallagher, The Self-Aware Leader is a unique approach on how to become a more effective leader by increasing self-awareness in four pillars of leadership. By integrating the concepts of reinvention, servant leadership, and business transformation into a single framework that has been validated in research, The Self Aware Leader emphasises taking a calculated approach to change rather than merely reacting to change. The Self-Aware Leader also helps readers recognise three basic truths which are crucial to success within organisations: approaches to management have a shelf life; middle managers are frequently caught between "a rock and a hard place"; and, with conservatism on the rise, becoming and remaining an effective leader is extremely complex. This book offers two key takeaways: 1) a new mental framework on leadership more appropriate for today's business conditions; and 2) a functional, practical plan for putting the newly learned concepts presented into daily practice.
Dan Gallagher has twenty years of leadership and organizational development experience within leading corporate and academic institutions.Since 2000, Dan has worked at Comcast, with 13 of those years at Comcast University in several leadership roles in high potential development and training across the company. He is now the Senior Vice President, Strategic Growth Initiatives at Comcast-Spectacor, where he manages training, information technology and change management tied to OneComcast-Spectacor. Dan has a bachelor's degree in sociology and a master's degree in organizational development and leadership from Saint Joseph's University. Dan served as president of the Philadelphia Society for Human Resource Management, has lectured at Harvard University and University of Pennsylvania and is an active leader in his community. In 2012 he published The Self-Aware Leader of which all proceeds will go to City Year. Dan currently sits on Advisory Boards with City Year and the National League of Cities. Dan lives in suburban Philadelphia with his wife and four sons. Joe Costal teaches English at Stockton College and Oakcrest High School in Southern New Jersey, where he was named "Teacher of the Year" in 2010. He lives "down the shore" in Cape May County, New Jersey, with his wife and four children.