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Leading Out Loud: A Guide for Engaging Others in Creating the Future, 3rd Edition

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The newest edition of the bestselling guide to authentic leadership communication

Much has changed in the world since the original publication of Leading Out Loud, Terry Pearce's book on authentic leadership communication. Now, more than ever, the development of a leader's message is as crucial to success as the delivery of that message. In the third edition of his classic book, Terry Pearce shows leaders in all sectors how to communicate their values and vision to inspire commitment.

In this important resource, Pearce continues to broaden the application of core principles, putting the spotlight on every day, spontaneous communication. New examples, covering the range of today's multi-faceted communication, show the application of the sage advice Pearce offers. Readers will see how to develop a Personal Leadership Communication Guide that supports any venue, through any media and in multiple cultures. This completely revised and updated version of the bestselling classic is designed to meet the communication needs of today's leaders.

  • Pearce expands his exploration of the internal work necessary to create an honest and compelling vision. He emphasizes the deepening of emotional awareness necessary to inspire others

  • This edition demonstrates how readers can find their authentic voices and articulate their messages with increasing confidence and empathy

  • Some examples carry through across chapters, clarifying how one develops and strengthens the Personal Leadership Communication Guide over time

  • The work presents new models that are applicable to the multi-cultural world in which we live. Readers, leaders of any organization, and teachers at any level will find practical illustrations of how differences can be bridged with universal principles

  • Foreword by Randy Komisar, General Partner of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and author of The Monk and The Riddle

This new edition offers information, stories and experiences that demonstrate success in authentic leadership communication, in any technology, whatever the field or venue, local or global.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. More Praise for Leading Out Loud
  3. Title page
  4. Copyright page
  5. Dedication
  6. Foreword
  7. Preface
    1. What’s Here?
    2. Who Should Read This Book?
  8. Prologue
  9. Part One: Leadership Communication: Personal Awareness and Competing Dynamics
    1. Chapter One: Discovering What Matters
      1. Who Are You?
      2. What Do You Want?
      3. Recognizing and Reflecting on Your Point of View—Defining Moments
      4. Communicating Through the Prism of Your Values
      5. Distilling Values into Conviction
    2. Chapter Two: Deepening Emotional Awareness
      1. Recognition, Resonance, Regulation, and Response
      2. The Neurobiology of Empathy: The Magic of the Mirror
      3. Transmitting Empathy to Show Character: Developing Trust
      4. Leadership: Empathy in Action
    3. Chapter Three: Connecting with Others
      1. Unconscious and Unspoken Harmonies
      2. Image and Symbol
      3. Analogy and Metaphor
      4. Narrative as Connection—Myth, Story, and Experience
      5. The Rules of Engagement—Authenticity Is Paramount
    4. Chapter Four: Writing—Applying Discipline to Authenticity
      1. Writing as a Process
      2. Your Voice Comes Through
      3. Documenting Competence and Connection
  10. Part Two: The Personal Leadership Communication Guide: Biography with a Purpose
    1. Chapter Five: Establishing Competence and Building Trustworthiness
      1. Establishing Competence
      2. Building Trust—Authenticity
    2. Chapter Six: Creating Shared Context
      1. Building a Common Understanding
      2. Evidence: Logic and Data
      3. Revealing the Personal: Showing the Passion
      4. The Context Complete
    3. Chapter Seven: Declaring and Describing the Future
      1. Declaration: An Act of Creation
      2. Making It Real: Spelling Out the Alternatives
      3. Creating the World We Want
    4. Chapter Eight: Committing to Action
      1. Organizational and Personal Steps Toward Change
      2. Personal Commitment, Personal Action
      3. Involving Others—Asking for Commitment
    5. Chapter Nine: Leadership Communication in Action
      1. Projecting Your Message
      2. Listening and Responding with Emotional Intelligence
      3. The Daily Practice of Leadership Communication
  11. Epilogue: Communication: The Cauldron of Leadership
  12. Appendixes
    1. Appendix A: The Choice and Use of Evidence in Leadership Communication
      1. Data: Specifics Encourage Engagement
      2. Relevance: Making Data Meaningful to Others
      3. Global Data Made Local
      4. Quotations from Authorities: Support for Ideas
      5. Experts Who Are Real
    2. Appendix B: Framework for Personal Leadership Communication Guide
  13. Recommended Reading
  14. Acknowledgments
  15. About the Author
  16. Index
  17. Terry Pearce
  18. BlessingWhite