New Book by CEO of Personify Leadership Explains Why Rising to the Challenges of Leading a Team Requires Facing Pain and Discomfort; Offers Tools for Building the Necessary Courage

Are you willing to take action even if it means facing discomfort or pain?

To be an effective leader, you must.

In In her new book, The Courageous Leader: How to Face Any Challenge and Lead Your Team to Success (Wiley, March 2017), Angela Sebaly, co-founder and CEO of Personify Leadership, makes a powerful case for why.

What separates a good manager from an exceptional leader, Sebaly explains in The Courageous Leader, is the willingness to face any challenge rather than avoid it. Making a difficult decision or change. Taking a stand. Having an emotionally-charged conversation. Giving and receiving feedback.

Doing so means accepting pain as part of the process. Because there will be pain. And accepting pain, Sebaly argues — as opposed to avoiding that touchy conversation, indefinitely postponing making that tough decision or change or simply shirking myriad other uncomfortable situations — requires courage.

Rich with examples from the workforce and from Sebaly’s own experience as a business leader who has coached, facilitated and led teams and organizations for over two decades, The Courageous Leader walks readers through the mechanics of pain and the components of courage as applied to the business world. It provides the tools for accessing the courage to:

  • Get unstuck.
  • Take a stand.
  • Be humble.
  • Be confident.
  • Give and receive feedback.
  • Be in the middle.

“Courage is a mindset that requires grit and determination. Leaders falsely believe they are required to be the “Navy Seals” of the workplace to be considered courageous but in reality, we all have the power to tap into courage,” Sebaly says.

Topics the book explores include:

  • The fear of pain and how to overcome it a leader.
  • Moving past the “Big Temptation” of avoiding fear.
  • How to be clear about your values and have the courage to take a stand.
  • Why humility matters and how to embrace it.
  • What is a “Those People” complex, and why the courage to have confidence matters.
  • How to break out of the “Delegation Doom Loop.”
  • Finding the courage to give and receive feedback.

The Courageous Leader also offers fresh insights gained from Sebaly’s experience as an avid runner and a mother that are surprisingly relevant to the business world.

Click here to buy the book!

About Angela Sebaly:

Angela Sebaly, author of The Courageous Leader (Wiley, spring 2017), is co-founder and CEO of the firm Personify Leadership, a training provider. Formerly the Vice President of Leadership Development for a global oil, gas and chemicals inspection company, Angela also serves as principle consultant for the firm Invested Leadership, a training provider. An entrepreneur developing a global presence, Angela has been coaching, facilitating and leading teams and organizations for over two decades. Education, communication and courage are the pillars of her life’s work. She lives with her family in Fort Lauderdale.

  • Title: The Courageous Leader: How to Face Any Challenge and Lead Your Team to Success
  • Author: Angela Sebaly
  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Release Date: March 20, 2017
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1119331617
  • ISBN-13: 978-1119331612
  • Price: $25.00

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