Leadership development consultant, Grace Owen experienced what she has named 'The Leader’s Call' back in 2012 when she was sitting in a taxi in Accra, Ghana.
Grace returned to London and over time realised that The Leader’s Call was an inner urge that was moving her onto the next level of her leadership experience. The feeling she had felt in Ghana was a defining moment. Years later Grace was inspired her to start writing her second book, aimed at leaders who are at similar place in their working life.
The Leader’s Call will launch on 19th September 2016 and follows on from her successful first book, The Career Itch which came out in 2009. In a similar format The Leader’s Call identifies leadership challenges and offers practical, tried and tested, straightforward advice on moving forward.
The book will be a valuable resource for leaders who are at a point of transition and feeling unsure on how to progress on their leadership journey. Using the acronym, CALL, Grace identifies four key insights that leaders need to consider to successfully move onto the next leadership level and stay there:
• Commitment: Moving to the next level
• Authenticity: Becoming Who You Are
• Learning: Developing Mastery
• Legacy: Sustaining Your Contribution
Grace Owen says: "In the 21st Century being able to lead 'yourself' is at the heart of being an effective leader. I hope that this book will help guide and encourage people to excel at their next level of leadership. Whether they are in a part-time role in their local community, a small business owner or leading on the global stage this book will be an essential tool for moving them forward in their leadership experience. The Leader’s Call is a fresh approach to leadership development"
A private launch event will be held at UNICEF HOUSE, London on Wednesday 21st September.
A free extract from The Leader’s Call (£9.99 excluding p&p) can be downloaded here http://grace-owen.com/writing.html and will be available to purchase from 19th September 2016 from leading booksellers.
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About Grace Owen:
Grace Owen is British born of Ghanaian heritage. She is founder and director of a successful leadership development consultancy, which has clients in the public, private, charity and enterprise sectors. Since 2003 she has developed 1000’s of leaders from more than 30 countries and four continents, recent clients include the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, UNICEF UK, Bromley by Bow Centre, London Business School, and women in senior leadership roles.
Prior to starting a business, she was head of learning and development for Costa Coffee and a graduate management trainee for Marks and Spencer. Grace is founder/director of a new community legacy project, African Diaspora Kids and associate of Diversity Resource International which develops leaders in Africa. She is a non-executive director of Camfed, which campaigns for female education in East, West and South Africa.
A writer, she published The Career Itch – 4 Steps for Taking Control of What You Do Next in 2009. Her book on leadership, The Leader’s Call – 4 Insights for Leading Yourself at the Next Level is published on 19th September 2016.
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