Leadership From The Inside Out

Leadership from the Inside Out is a prescient transformational leadership book built on timeless, enduring principles. The first edition, published almost twenty years ago, turned leadership development inside out. Kevin Cashman’s core premise, grow the whole person to grow the whole leader, was a radical departure from traditional leadership books—it was one of the first to connect personal development with leadership transformation.

Since then this transformational leadership book has sold more than 180,000 copies worldwide and has been adopted as a core text in over 150 academic and corporate universities. The new research in leadership, neuroscience, and psychology included in this edition more deeply validates its principles.

In this seminal work, Cashman offers stories, exercises, and practices to help readers develop eight mastery areas that foster heightened awareness, courage, character, authenticity, purpose, agility, service, and contribution. These so-called soft skills no longer can be dismissed as “nice-to-haves.” Research shows they are foundational for high performance and enduring value creation. The third edition features updated content throughout and two new chapters: “Story Mastery” and “Coaching Mastery.”

Leadership from the Inside Out serves as an integrated coaching experience that helps leaders understand how to harness their unique influence and elevate their impact as individuals, with teams, and in organizations. For everyone from CEOs to emerging leaders, this long-awaited third edition advances the art and science of leadership, which makes the book even more relevant today than when it was first published.

View the below video to walk with Kevin through the mastery areas of this book:

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Leadership From the Inside Out

This book has no shelf life. Eternal truths.

Warren Bennis

Distinguished Professor of Business, USC and author of Leaders, On Becoming a Leader, Judgment, Still Surprised, A Memoir of a Life in Leadership

In this new edition, Kevin Cashman demonstrates convincingly why authenticity in leadership is essential for effectiveness. His process of developing this leader from within provides readers the roadmap to transform themselves and their organizations.

Bill George

Author of True North; Professor of Management Practice, Harvard Business School; former Chairman & CEO, Medtronic

Leadership from the Inside Out gets to the heart of what we face as global leaders in today’s complex world: the ability to have people reach beyond themselves, achieving great results by integrating purpose, knowledge and personal growth.

Daniel Vasella, M.D.

Chairman, Novartis AG

Today’s top talent can spot a phony a mile away. Trust is hard to build and easy to lose. Cashman’s resounding message is one of truth and honesty, critical enablers of trust, commitment, and ultimately, great performance.

Michael A. Peel

Vice President for Human Resources and Administration, Yale University, former Executive Vice President, Human Resources & Business Services, General Mills, Inc.