Do you want to make a greater impact in your organization and in your life? Herminia teaches us how to step deeper into leadership in her recent book Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader.

Ibarra offers 3 action steps to help us get there:

  1. Redefining our jobs to make more strategic contributions,
  2. Diversifying our networks to connect and learn from a wider range of stakeholders, and
  3. Becoming more playful with our self-concept and allowing our leadership style to evolve.

Ibarra dubs executing these 3 steps and learning from our actions (rather than just thinking about leadership) “outsight” – the external perspective gained through experimentation and direct experiences.

Ready to chat about outsight and acting like a leader? Leave a comment below, and join us for the live conference call on Tuesday, April 5.

Book Discussion

When: Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 7:30 pm EDT
Conference Call Dial in: 323-476-3997
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Who should join: Leaders, aspiring leaders, people who want more visibility and respect at work, executive coaches, and anyone interested in developing people.

Why join: To discover ways to transform by taking action and have a bigger impact.

BOOK SUMMARY

(from amazon.com)

You aspire to lead with greater impact. The problem is you’re busy executing on today’s demands. You know you have to carve out time from your day job to build your leadership skills, but it’s easy to let immediate problems and old mind-sets get in the way. Herminia Ibarra—an expert on professional leadership and development and a renowned professor at INSEAD, a leading international business school—shows how managers and executives at all levels can step up to leadership by making small but crucial changes in their jobs, their networks, and themselves.

Ibarra turns the usual “think first and then act” philosophy on its head by arguing that doing these three things will help you learn through action and will increase what she calls your outsight. As opposed to insight, outsight will then help change the way you think as a leader: about what kind of work is important; how you should invest your time; why and which relationships matter in informing and supporting your leadership; and, ultimately, who you want to become.

Packed with self-assessments and practical advice to help define your most pressing leadership challenges, this book will help you devise a plan of action to become a better leader and move your career to the next level. It’s time to learn by doing.

About: Mina Simhai

Mina Simhai earned her Certificate in Positive Psychology from the Wholebeing Institute and served as a teaching assistant for CiPP4. She teaches positive psychology at George Washington University. She is also a recovering lawyer, yoga teacher and mother. Her latest project is bringing the tools of positive psychology to lawyers and others in the DC area and across the country. Her top strengths are judgment, love of learning, curiosity, love, and appreciation of beauty. Mina is an avid reader and looks forward to launching the WBI Book Club with you.