The first rule in sailing through heavy weather is "one hand for you and one hand for the boat”. This link between the sailor and the boat, called a lifeline, is essential for both captain and crew. It therefore must be accessible, practical and solid.
In Lifelines for Leaders, you will find a collection of 47 “short and sweet” reflections on the author’s own journey through life, sharing practical approaches and supportive mindsets, or Lifelines, useful when leading both our personal and professional lives.
Throughout this book, you’ll find insights, research, quotes and real-world stories that will give you tools and knowledge that will inspire, motivate and empower you to refine your own leadership skills. Whether you choose to read one or two chapters a day or consume this entire book in one sitting, Lifelines for Leaders will provide the lifelines you need to drive your leadership journey forward.
If you buy only one book to become a more compelling and effective leader, make it David Chinsky’s Lifelines for Leaders. Every page is packed with wisdom, insights, challenging questions, and do-this-now action steps. Dense with wisdom, yet so easy to read.
— David Newman, Bestselling author of Do It! Marketing and Do It! Selling
Lifelines for Leaders is a masterful collection of tools and strategies that both aspiring and experienced leaders should keep on their desk. David’s lifelong devotion to leadership effectiveness is evident in this useful and powerful book.
— Dr. Marcia Reynolds, Author of Coach the Person, Not the Problem and The Discomfort Zone: How Leaders Turn Difficult Conversations into Breakthroughs
Like Peter Drucker’s Daily Drucker, Lifelines is best read slowly, taking time to ingest and enjoy the thoughtful writing, insight and wisdom David has cultivated in his three-decade leadership career and practice.
— Ernie Ludy, Executive Partner, Ardan Equity Partners and Founder and CEO, MEDSTAT Systems
Lifelines for Leaders is a quick, easy-to-read book filled with real-life stories and helpful suggestions that remind us it’s sometimes the little things we do as leaders that truly make a difference. I enjoyed every chapter, and I will be keeping Lifelines for Leaders handy not only for myself but for my team as well.
— Kristie Cheadle, Manager, Office of Organizational Development, Michigan Department of Transportation
David’s direct and engaging style are expertly packaged, and easily accessed, in this no-nonsense book. Lifelines for Leaders is guaranteed to help leaders hone their style and strategies in service to their personal and professional success.
— Andy Zukowski, Chief Financial Officer – UNC REX Healthcare
Drawing on 30 years of leadership experience, mentoring and coaching, The Fit Leader’s Companion skillfully uses real-world examples to bring each aspect of the Leadership Fitness® Model to life.
Filled with practical exercises and highly memorable tools, it stands out as a guide that leaders will return to again and again to make their professional and personal lives more vibrant, sustainable and fulfilling.
The Fit Leader’s Companion: A Down-to-Earth Guide for Sustainable Leadership Success is a compelling and powerful guide for leaders seeking balanced lives marked by personal health and sustained contribution. For over a decade, more than 6,000 leaders have field-tested and refined the Leadership Fitness® model that serves as the foundation for the practical tips offered throughout the book.
David Chinsky has distilled 25 years of professional success and an abundance of wisdom to create The Fit Leader’s Companion. The result: an easily absorbed framework which will powerfully serve leaders smart enough to heed its teachings. The reader who embraces the practical advice offered in this book can expect a noticeable and immediate uptick in leadership effectiveness.
— Julie K. Norris, Director of Attorney Development, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP
David has a keen focus on the highly complex and often ambiguous dynamic of “ leadership” and has succeeded in crafting an elegant, relevant and intuitive approach for readers to learn and implement his ground-breaking Leadership Fitness model.
— Steven Stralser, Ph.D., Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Thunderbird School of Global Management
David’s passion for leadership shines throughout The Fit Leader’s Companion. This inventive approach to leadership is replete with sensible and straightforward principles. He has created a compelling and powerful teaching instrument for the individual who strives for Sustainable Leadership. Having known David for 10 years, he is exemplary of the role Vitality plays for an effective leader.
—Todd E. Breault, Director of Sales, Evana Automation
There are lots of books on theories of leadership, but what makes this one unique and so powerful is David’s 25 years of personal experience both as a CEO and a Leadership Coach to over 1,000 leaders, managers and owners of companies. This real world experience is seen in every chapter, and the exercises alone are worth their weight in gold! I highly recommend this book and I’ll be first in line to buy it!
— Stephen Fairley, CEO, The Rainmaker Institute, LLC