Mapping your personal pursuit of influence and impact
Accelerating your development and effectiveness as a leader is a personal journey.
Part workbook, part journal, part autobiographical, Your Leadership Signature, provokes your thinking as you integrate what you have read about leadership with what you have experienced, using a pathway to guide you to define what makes you the most effective leader you can be.
Leadership can be defined as the intentional exercise of influence on others. Your leadership style, your leadership signature, is a journey shaped by moments large and small.
Some have obvious significance in the midst of their unfolding. Some are more subtle in their implications and previews of what type of leader you will become.
If you were asked to turn to an early and vivid memory of your leadership journey, what would that be and what would it have foretold?
What People Are Saying About Your Leadership Signature
“A Powerful Book on Creating Leadership Impact”
This is a very positive and impactful read for anybody at any stage of their leadership career. It has suggestions that would be helpful for individuals who are thinking of taking on their first leadership role to those who have been successful leaders for years and are in senior roles in organizations of any size in any sector.
Readers will gain meaningful insights through examples of the behavior of successful leaders. Top leadership resources are also listed. You will go through multiple exercises that provide information about your leadership behaviors culminating in an understanding of your leadership signature and the type of legacy you have created to date and want to create in the future. I highly recommend this book.
“Leaders, take note!”
Indispensable advice for people in leadership positions. Mr. Pennington knows what he’s talking about and conveys it in an interesting and understandable way.
“Discovering your leadership signature”
Combines the analysis of key leadership components with a personal workbook concept to force the self-reflection and questioning necessary to fully understand one’s personal leadership signature. Dr. Pennington asks a critical question, “Are you trying to prove something or improve something?” Great tool for anyone tasked with responsibility for others in achieving a common goal.
“Great Package From a Great Coach”
As a colleague of Greg’s, I’ve been lucky enough to be a beneficiary of his insightful coaching… so seeing him unveil his thinking and approach in this book is fascinating. The book is part wisdom sharing, part storytelling, and part practical/personal exercises… ingredients coming together in an easy-to-read package of high utility.
It’s probably best suited for someone with experience under their belt, as there is (very valuable) content that sparks quite a bit of reflection… and of course, the more of life and business to scroll through in one’s mind’s eye, the richer that reflection might be. Because that’s where I am, I shall find this book to be a phenomenal, ongoing resource as I navigate the “final third” of my career and life. Thank you, Greg, for shining a brighter light on that path.
- ASIN : B0882NXSCD
- Publisher : Independently published (May 4, 2020)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 180 pages
- ISBN-13 : 979-8640756081
- Item Weight : 8.8 ounces
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.41 x 9 inches
About Greg Pennington, Ph.D.
Author of Your Leadership Signature
Greg Pennington, Ph.D. is a leadership development consultant who leverages his personal experiences as a psychologist, human resources manager, leadership development consultant, diversity and inclusion trainer and facilitator, and global corporate senior leader developer to bring practical applications to psychology research and business best practices.
He uses his own stories to illustrate ideas and draws stories from readers, clients, and workshop participants to make things real for his audiences.
Raised in Cleveland, OH, with degrees from Western Reserve Academy, Harvard University, and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, his writings, coaching engagements, and presentations provide glimpses of how those experiences have helped shape him.
He has been the “first or one of the few” in many settings. He is a former dancer, a life-long emerging artist, a never-ending student of judo, a husband of 40-plus years, a father of two…and more. All of which influence his appreciation of diverse perspectives.