“LEARN TO LEAD

YOUR TEAMS EFFECTIVELY

and

TO THEIR FULL POTENTIAL”

– Marshall Goldsmith, New York Times #1 best-selling author of Triggers, Mojo, and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There; Thinkers 50 #1 Executive Coach and #1 Leadership Thinker

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LEARN TO LEAD

YOUR TEAMS EFFECTIVELY

and

TO THEIR FULL POTENTIAL

– Marshall Goldsmith, New York Times #1 best-selling author of Triggers, Mojo and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There; Thinkers 50 #1 Executive Coach and #1 Leadership Thinker

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STRENGTHS

Prepare for the challenges and rewards of leading people as an aspiring leader

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

Increase your effectiveness in working
with others as a leader at any level

RESILIENCE

Expand your resilience in
challenging times and situations

Do you want to lead and influence others more effectively?

Do you want to lead and influence others more effectively?

Whether you’re a new or aspiring leader—looking for your first step in building a professional career, or a manager working to recover from corporate setbacks, sluggish direct reports, bad bosses, and economic downturns—you’ll find hope, encouragement, and support to further your leadership career in this allegorical tale.

The authors, both business experts, coaches and trainers, tell the story of Sam, who encounters unexpected challenges in her first job as a manager. She realizes that it takes more than past success and a positive attitude to be effective in leading others.

As you learn about her path to strength through several best-practice programs, you’ll be able to apply the same lessons right now to your own growth and development. Engage “Your Best Self at Work” and bring others along with you!

BONUS FEATURE: 50 Tips for Uncertain Times – Applying principles of the book in the challenging circumstances we’ve all experienced.

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Meet Sam

MEET Sam

In Your Best Self at Work, you’ll meet Sam, a young professional who discovers that her first role as a manager isn’t at all what she expected. After dealing with team performance problems, difficult employees, a corporate restructuring, and a manager who wants results now but provides little support, Sam is ready to move on to other opportunities. But then a change in circumstances – a new manager, an invitation to participate in her company’s leadership development program, and her own decision to pursue an MBA at a local university – gives Sam the ability to begin to become the leader she wants to be – to be her best self at work.

You’ll join Sam on a journey to explore her personality, natural talents, and strengths, and then to discover the power of aligning strengths with the skills of emotional intelligence (EI) and resilience. In Sam’s leadership training sessions, classes at the university, and discussions with a leadership coach, she learns that personality, competencies, and strengths are essential for success, but those alone are not enough, particularly in challenging times. Understanding strengths provides 80% of what you need for effectiveness at work (and more broadly, in life). Sam soon sees that the remaining 20%, representing the difference between mediocrity (B-/C+) and excellence (A+), is found in the realm of emotional stability. The skills of emotional intelligence provide an enhanced ability to understand and manage emotions within oneself and in interactions with others.

Sam also learns that resilience is not a state of being but a set of practices in which one can become centered, confident, committed, compassionate, and in a community with others. As you experience Sam’s transformation, you’ll be empowered for your own journey to align your unique strengths with the skills of emotional intelligence and the practices of resilience – to become your best self at work, in relationships, and in life.

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Praise for Your Best Self at Work

Praise for
Your Best Self at Work

TESTIMONIALS FROM THE BUSINESS WORLD

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Your Best Self at Work creates the framework to help leaders succeed through all our next normals.

“The number one reason people leave a job is because of their manager. The pandemic, recent cultural dynamics, and ongoing stressors have upended a lot of businesses and the way companies are doing business. These changes actually provide an opportunity for leaders at all levels to learn how to lead more effectively. The key to moving forward will require managers and leaders who have been trained to lead authentically and who build resilience into their teams.

Dr. Dilla and Dr. Bennett’s book provides
a foundational method for managers and leaders to both better understand their own and their team’s strengths and also explore specific ways to become a more effective leader for their organization. The more leaders and managers understand how to visibly role model resilience, the more productive and innovative their teams will be.”

Mim Senft, CEO, Motivity Partnerships & Cofounder,
Global Women 4 Wellbeing (GW4W)

“Your Best Self at Work is a fresh synthesis of strengths, emotional intelligence and resilience applied to leadership development.  It reads like a wholehearted business novel though it’s written on rock solid research by two brilliant PhDs. Read on, friends.”

Brent O’Bannon, MCC Master Certified Coach
World’s 1st Gallup Certified Strengths Coach

“Your Best Self at Work provides a thoughtful portrayal of business experiences that will be familiar to most people. Unlike books of this genre that dissect problem areas using business theory, Drs. Bennett and Dilla take the holistic approach that actually matches the personal experience. We are thinking, caring people who can be frustrated, unsure, and deeply troubled by problems at work. It is refreshing and very helpful to have this resource and mentorship to turn to.”

Connie Tyne, MSW Executive Director
Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health

MEET the AUTHORS

MEET the AUTHORS

Benjamin L. Dilla, PhD

Benjamin L. Dilla, PhD

Ben is a managing director of Bold Leader Development, applying positive psychology in leadership coaching, training and consulting, and a management professor in the Gupta College of Business at The University of Dallas.

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Joel B. Bennett, PhD

Joel B. Bennett, PhD

Joel is president of Organizational Wellness & Learning Systems, a consulting firm that specializes in evidence-based wellness, resilience, mental well-being, and catalyzing healthy work cultures from the inside out.

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Joel B. Bennett, PhD

Joel B. Bennett, PhD

Joel is president of Organizational Wellness & Learning Systems, a consulting firm that specializes in evidence-based wellness, resilience, mental well-being, and catalyzing healthy work cultures from the inside out.

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