Dad of Divas' Reviews: April 2023

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Book Review - Grace Under Pressure: Leading Through Change and Crisis

Grace Under Pressure: Leading Through Change and Crisis

About the Book 

In Grace Under Pressure Leading Through Change and Crisis you learn about how leaders “keep it real” when times are tough?

Grace Under Pressure: Leading Through Change and Crisis focuses on three things leaders need to do when change and adversity strike: take care of their people, take care of themselves, and prepare for the future. And they must do it all with a sense of grace—calmly, collectedly, and compassionately.

John Baldoni has established a career as a highly sought-after executive coach, where he’s had the privilege of working with senior leaders in virtually every industry from pharmaceutical to real estate, packaged goods to automobiles, and finance to healthcare. He shares his expertise here, focusing on how leaders need to prepare for change by focusing on what matters most—their people.

Among the themes Baldoni explores are fear and loss as well as empathy, resilience, and hope. This book also provides a roadmap for leaders seeking to create community as they meet the coming challenges with dignity and grace.

My Take on the Book
This was a great guide that is both informative and practical when it came to what any leader needs to do to be able to lead through the pressure that we see in our work. The nice thing about this book is that the author really does an amazing job at providing perspective and steps to follow to be able to lead in this way. I also loved the self-assessment that the author offers which is based on a GRACE acronym. GRACE means (G-Generosity; R – Respect; A – Act for the benefit of others; C – Compassion; E – Energize the organization) and it challenges you to thing about areas that to determine improvements that you can make to better lead through change and crises. This was a great book that I highly encourage to all!

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