There’s a project I’ve been working on for over 6 years. At times with a flurry of activity and at times none at all. But never was it out of my mind. I finally got the opportunity to finish it earlier this year.
It’s a book. If you know me at all, you know I have lots of thoughts and that the written word is the best way I’ve found to have a platform. I don’t often get the opportunity to speak in front of crowds despite my best efforts. So I have a lot of time with my thoughts and few opportunities to share them.
This book is both a chance to get some of those thoughts out and also a *result* of those situations. See, I’ve had the privilege of being a part of many organizations, businesses, and churches- some large and some small. And in those spaces, I’ve been able to step in and help make some amazing things happen, work with some incredible people, and do what I do best- take on roles that were otherwise unwanted or unfilled and do my best to elevate everyone in the space by filling in the gaps.
In this, I’ve found success. I’ve found my niche not in growing my power and influence, but in willingly giving it away in order that others might find their voice, get their big chance, or achieve success.
A good friend of mine once said a good leader should be a springboard, not a lid. He’s right. And it’s been the foundation of my leadership career ever since. I don’t always get it right, but I always try.
To those of you who have been a part of any of those teams in the past, thank you for the opportunity. I hope I left you, your organization, and your teams better than before I arrived.
“Launch: Becoming a Springboard Leader” is the culmination of that journey so far. I hope you all take the opportunity to read it. I believe it will set you on a trajectory to becoming not only a better leader in your organization, but a better friend, spouse, or child as well.
It’s available for pre-order now on Amazon. On sale officially Tuesday, November 22nd.
Also, for anyone looking for other great books, my previous two are currently free or heavily discounted to celebrate the new “launch”! But they won’t stay that way for long.