Intentional Leadership

Using Strategy in Everything You Do and Say
Intentional Leadership is the culmination of Judy Nelson’s career, spanning over four decades. Nelson shares the ideas behind Intentional Leadership for readers to use to bring out the best in their teams and themselves. “When I refer to my philosophy of Intentional Leadership, people often get a puzzled look on their faces and ask, ‘So, what’s the opposite of Intentional Leadership?’ My response: ineffective leadership.” — The opening lines of new author and executive coach Judy Nelson’s book Intentional Leadership. The term Intentional Leadership itself refers to strategic management, where a leaders’ every action is deliberate and designed to secure a particular outcome. Nelson presents it in four parts, starting with leadership lessons, then the leadership toolbox, moving on to the importance of giving and receiving feedback and, finally, personal stories of those that have helped her along the way. Readers of Intentional Leadership will learn how to: Reduce impulsive decision-making Increase self-awareness and self-management Facilitate team excellence Enhance effectiveness Improve emotional intelligence and chances for excellence Throughout Nelson’s varied career, she has learned some valuable lessons about leadership—and not the kind one learns in a seminar or graduate school. Leadership requires taking the wisdom that you gain throughout your life and using it to bring out the best in your team, and in yourself. Nelson shares many of these moments through personal stories about how she learned to be an Intentional Leader the hard way.

Judy Nelson Former CEO Judy Nelson has golfed with presidents, been heckled by famous comedians, and researched insurance policies for riding elephants on behalf of Zsa Zsa Gábor. And those were the ordinary days. A member of the Forbes Coaches Council, Judy has been a Certified Professional Coach since 2006 and assists leaders and career seekers to develop and reach stretch goals. She uses the Workplace Big 5 Profile 4.0. Before setting up her international coaching practice, Judy was a CEO for 30 years and served on several boards. She is an avid traveler, a wannabe artist, a sort of cartoonist, and a lover of absurdity and new ideas. Her debut book, Intentional Leadership from Motivational Press shares ideas that readers can use to bring out the best in their teams and themselves.

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