• The Heart-Led Leader

  • How Living and Leading from the Heart Will Change Your Organization and Your Life
  • By: Thomas Spaulding
  • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (164 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In his first book, It's Not Just Who You Know (which rose to number two on the New York Times best-seller list), world-renowned leadership speaker and former CEO of Up with People Tommy Spaulding talked about the power of building genuine and lasting relationships both personally and professionally.

In his new audiobook, The Heart-Led Leader, Spaulding turns his focus to ourselves - to who we are. Authentic leaders, Spaulding says, live and lead from the heart. The values and principles that guide our lives and shape our ability to lead others is far more important than our titles or our ability to crunch numbers or the impressive degrees we display on our walls. To effect true transformational change, heart-led leaders draw on the qualities of humility, vulnerability, transparency, empathy, and love.

Illustrated with stories from his own life and from some of the exceptional leaders he has met and worked with over the years, Spaulding unpacks what those qualities mean, talks about the 18-inch journey from the head to the heart - from our intellect to our emotions - and shows us how to incorporate them into our careers, into how we manage and lead others, and into how we live our lives. It is a vision of leadership that has the power to transform everything we do and the lives of everyone we touch.

©2015 Thomas J. Spaulding Jr. (P)2015 Recorded Books

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More of same

Not a bad book nor a bad concept, But there is nothing new or Earth-shattering. Very similar to many other Leadership books and the author did little more then coin a few catchphrases to change the semantics

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Do you want to lead?

Great book on explaining why a leading with the heart produces results! I loved the fact that it showed both personal and professional references.

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Leading by example.

What I love about this book is that it’s clear from the stories, Tommy has walked his talk. Having impact, leaving a mark, and changing lives.

This should be a required reading for high schoolers to seasoned professionals. Leading from the heart is beautiful.

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18 inches from your head to your heart!

Great story telling, beautiful narrated. A plethora of amazing content. Really solidified what it meant to be a servant leader.

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Inspiring

While most business books focus on the ‘how’ of leadership, Spaulding focuses on the ‘why’. As with any self-improvement or change in your life, if you don’t have a genuine and understood ‘why’, you’ll never make lasting change. Read this book, understand your personal ‘why’, and make the difference you were meant for.

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Spectacular Read!

This was one of the, if not best books on leadership I believe I have ever encountered. It takes on an approach that is often not deemed as practical in business. However, these heartfelt stories all prove how pragmatic results can be attained ; when you take care of your people, your people will take care of your business.

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inspiring

i recomended.it. it teaches a couple if lesson and shows that definetly love is the answer to all issues in life

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Excellent People Oriented, Results Focus

Great way of showing that leadership that is open and loves people, will result in people that will look very leaders and work to drive business success.

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Everyone should listen!

What a great reminder/example of leadership. Leading and feeling do not need to be opposites!

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The stories shared how others transformed their organizations and the power of storytelling was reinforced, however transitioning these stories into heart-led leadership traits takes more guidedance that is provided in the book. There is a lot more to it!