Competitive advantage comes from emotional commitment, from followership. This is what Eric’s book reveals, a path for leaders to rise above their anxiety and engage their people in order to achieve significant results.
This book is just right for you if:
- You are a leader and a seeker after Truth
- You are hungry to take responsibility for your life and role
- You are a leader looking for a brave and connected leadership style
- You are looking for practical ideas on how to stay focused, courageous, and persevering as you accelerate your organizational growth
Eric Kaufmann’s decades of experience in corporate America and Zen practice combine in his book to bring both clarity and depth to the discussion of leadership. This book is for leaders who are serious about upgrading their outcomes through self-awareness and personal responsibility.
Kevin Kruse, author of Employee Engagement 2.0, declares that “Leadership As a Hero’s Journey is like having one of the world’s best executive coaches as your personal mentor. It’s filled with the author’s own growth experiences, stories from his clients and exercises that will certainly lead to better leadership results.”
As a leader, you have to dream big, take risks, and give back. This is also the hero’s journey. This book describes the four virtues of leaders on the hero’s journey:
Focus: self-awareness combined with vision
Courage: choosing to move toward what you’d rather avoid
Grit: Passion and perseverance toward long term goals
Faith: fully committing to your vision even in the absence of proof
According to Garry Ridge, CEO of WD-40 Companies, “Eric’s book shows leaders how to transform themselves into masters of chaos and uncertainty. From this place of power, they become a force of clear and calm direction that aligns their people and accelerates results.”
* Leadership as a Hero’s Journey programs and products are not based on the teachings of Joseph Campbell or associated or affiliated with the Joseph Campbell Foundation.
Within uncertainty there is growth, there is also anxiety. In this book you will learn how to apply the four virtues that embolden the hero’s spirit:
- Focus: choosing your beliefs rather than mechanically repeating old habits
- Courage: learning to walk toward what youd rather walk away from
- Grit: persevering forward in the face of fatigue and disheartenment
- Faith: learning to surrender delusions and embrace reality
The ultimate value of leadership is more than results, it is personal evolution. This book is written for leaders who are seekers; for those who choose to explore the unknown and uncertain, produce more results, and unfold their authentic selves.
Marshall Goldsmith – The World’s Most Influential Leadership Thinker – Thinkers 50 global survey – Bestselling author Mojo and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There
Eric’s book shows leaders how to transform themselves into masters of chaos and uncertainty. From this place of power, they become a force of clear and calm direction that aligns their people and accelerates results.
Garry Ridge, CEO, WD-40 Companies
Leadership as a Hero’s Journey is a true gift from one of the world’s leading executive coaches. It should be at the top of the reading list for all business leaders who are seeking to fulfill their leadership potential.
Kevin Kruse, author, Employee Engagement 2.0, Executive Director, SPBT
The book Leadership as a Hero’s Journey by Eric Kaufmann should be required reading for every conscious leader, coach or manager and should be incorporated into their daily lives!
Peter Davis, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, IDEA Health & Fitness Association
If you’re a leader–or aspire to be one–you’ve already embarked on your own Hero’s Journey. The question is how fruitful and fulfilling will it be? The insights and actions Kaufmann offers in Leadership as a Hero’s Journey will make your work conscious, intentional and successful. Not only is this a provocative book, it is exceptionally well-written. I highly recommend you make it well-read, too.
Steve Farber, Author, The Radical Leap Re-Energized and Greater Than Yourself; founder, The Extreme Leadership Institute
Finally, a truly fresh look at leadership. Drawing on decades of experience in both the corporate world and his Zen practice, Kaufmann provides wisdom and guidance to those who are serious about self-awareness and the courageous path of true leadership.
Hal Dunning, COO & CFO, Barney & Barney, LLC
Effective leadership comes from the inside out and those who courageously start within need both practical and inspiring support for the journey. Eric Kaufman provides that and more in his compelling new book, Leadership as a Hero’s Journey.
David Berry, Vice President, Leadership and Learning, TaylorMade Golf Company
Eric is a fantastic leadership coach. This book offers great ideas and tools for living a heroic life of leadership. Grit and Focus are my favorite takeaways. The wisdom in Leadership as a hero’s journey will inspire many future leaders with practical ideas on how to be courageous and persevering.
John Frager, Executive Managing Director, CBRE
Leadership as a Hero’s Journey asks tough questions. But they are questions that every leader must ask in order to experience lasting personal and market breakthroughs. I wish I carried this book with me when I began advising CEOs and Chief Marketing Officers twenty years ago!
Lisa Nirell, founder of EnergizeGrowth®, award-winning FastCompany contributor, and author ofEnergizeGrowth® NOW and The Mindful Marketer (2014)
An heroic effort of heart, mind, and truth, Eric Kaufmann’s Leadership as a Hero’s Journey provides a beacon towards which all those on the forefront of leadership can confidently venture, and the means to get there.
Sarah McArthur, Author/Editor, Coaching for Leadership
This extraordinary book challenges conventional wisdom and highlights the psychology of leading so others will follow. Eric’s wisdom will guide any organization that is striving to develop people from the top down and inside out; striving to achieve new levels of performance and results. This intelligently written book will capture your heart and mind as you discover what it means to awaken your authentic, generous and thoughtful self.
Gregg Fasbinder, Chief Operating Officer, Sagatica, LLC
Leadership as a Hero’s Journey is a perfect book for leaders looking to model a brave and connected leadership style. Eric challenges common thinking while giving you many practical ideas on how to stay focused, courageous, and persevering as you accelerate your organizational growth.
Sarah Eberhardt-Rios, MPA, Deputy Director, Southern California County
Leadership as a Hero’s Journey is like having one of the world’s best executive coaches as your personal mentor. It’s filled with the author’s own growth experiences, stories from his clients and exercises that will certainly lead to better leadership results.
Shayna Gothard, PhD, Forensic Psychologist