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Business Leadership book cover
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The Rise of Authentic Leadership - Finding Your True Nature
David R Graham
David R Graham - Executive Coach & Founder of Edge3.ca Dave truly develops good leaders into becoming great leaders and he is a recipient of the Prism Award for coaching excellence from the Toronto Chapter of the International Coach Federation. Leading teams for more than 25 years, Dave has developed a strong personal brand as a trusted, inspiring, fun and insightful coach to Canada’s top businesses and leaders. As an executive coach, Dave creates a safe space – free of judgment – for leaders to explore their intentions, actions, and impact. Dave sets the stage for authentic leadership by creating alignment between a leader’s intentions and other people’s perceptions. Dave is most passionate about teaching leaders how to coach – which can be a game-changer for people managers and he models this in his coaching relationships. Dave works with business leaders to build high performing teams through building trust, commitment, and accountability. For transformational experiences, he takes them “out of the boardroom and into nature.” By finding the most inspiring environments for his clients, Dave’s custom experiences empower teams to find their unique “EDGE” and achieve greater results in their work and their lives. An enthusiastic outdoorsman, Dave loves the influence Nature has and spends as much time outdoors as possible. He is happiest when exploring the terrain on his bike, running through a wilderness trail, or swimming in a freshwater lake. He holds a Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching from Royal Roads University, an Advanced Coaching Certification from the Ivey Business School at Western University, and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Trent University.
Leadership is changing and getting better. Ego has dominated the industry and now people are seeing better ways to Lead. The book should start with how leadership is now with egos and a dominating type of leadership. The middle should be the reasons why that doesn't work for many industries and the people that work there. Then the last part of the book will be written by the author to show how looking into Nature one can find the solutions. Albert Einstein said "Look deep into nature and you'll understand everything better." The author runs a website called Edge3.ca and the moto is taking people out of the boardroom into nature. Being immersed in nature is scientifically proven to improve creativity and mental health. Citing some examples of studies done by the scientific community will support this perspective. Good leadership is about 'doing the right thing', 'saying what needs to be said', 'admitting I'm wrong', 'saying thank you when you want to say fuck you', 'approaching leadership from a place of learning instead of dominating'.
Business executives, leaders, teams, trainers
Book cover type
Don’t know yet
We would like to see the cover use some of the brands colouring (see Edge3.ca). It needs to be an image of a non-gender, non specific person with back facing the reader, standing in front of a beautiful nature scene (ie beautiful forest) on a pathway leading into the scene. The reader gets that this person isn't anyone specific and connects with them, and the pathway is representative of the path we are on to find success. The nature scene must be attractive and compelling to make the reader want more nature, as they read the contents. The pathway can also appear like its taking the person away from a boardroom table and into nature.
What to avoid
The image of the person must not appear to be male or female, must not be dressed in a suit, but more adventure clothes.
It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their book cover.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
urbanMOTHpublishing collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
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And then… they selected a winner!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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