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



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

Terry Pearce

ISBN: 978-1-118-41544-3 January 2013 Jossey-Bass 272 Pages


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.

Foreword by Randy Komisar xiii

Preface xvii

Prologue xxiii

Part One: Leadership Communication: Personal Awareness and Competing Dynamics 1

1 Discovering What Matters 9

Who Are You? 10

What Do You Want? 11

Recognizing and Refl ecting on Your Point of View—Defining Moments 15

Communicating Through the Prism of Your Values 18

Distilling Values into Conviction 18

2 Deepening Emotional Awareness 23

Recognition, Resonance, Regulation, and Response 24

The Neurobiology of Empathy: The Magic of the Mirror 28

Transmitting Empathy to Show Character: Developing Trust 32

Leadership: Empathy in Action 34

3 Connecting with Others 45

Unconscious and Unspoken Harmonies 46

Image and Symbol 48

Analogy and Metaphor 51

Narrative as Connection—Myth, Story, and Experience 56

The Rules of Engagement—Authenticity Is Paramount 64

4 Writing—Applying Discipline to Authenticity 67

Writing as a Process 68

Your Voice Comes Through 71

Documenting Competence and Connection 74

Part Two: The Personal Leadership Communication Guide: Biography with a Purpose 79

5 Establishing Competence and Building Trustworthiness 85

Establishing Competence 85

Building Trust—Authenticity 94

6 Creating Shared Context 115

Building a Common Understanding 116

Evidence: Logic and Data 133

Revealing the Personal: Showing the Passion 134

The Context Complete 136

7 Declaring and Describing the Future 141

Declaration: An Act of Creation 141

Making It Real: Spelling Out the Alternatives 144

Creating the World We Want 152

8 Committing to Action 155

Organizational and Personal Steps Toward Change 155

Personal Commitment, Personal Action 158

Involving Others—Asking for Commitment 165

9 Leadership Communication in Action 171

Projecting Your Message 173

Listening and Responding with Emotional Intelligence 177

The Daily Practice of Leadership Communication 187

Epilogue: Communication: The Cauldron of Leadership 197

Appendixes 201

A: The Choice and Use of Evidence in Leadership Communication 203

B: Framework for Personal Leadership Communication Guide 211

Notes 213

Recommended Reading 219

Acknowledgments 223

About the Author 227

Index 229