In an era of inauthentic leaders, the stakes could not be higher for embracing a better version of yourself that propels you and your team to success. In a social media world there is an abundance of false narratives about happiness and authenticity, it is easy to get lost on your journey. This week, Authentic Leadership expert Dr. James Kelley shows that the key to personal and professional growth lies in how we respond effectively to adversity. In fact, what causes us and our organizations the most fear can be our greatest gift, creating a positive meaning out of challenges.
“People are distracted and unmotivated and engagement is at an all time low. A leader’s biggest challenge is finding purpose for the employees to get them excited about what they are doing.”
Who is Dr. James Kelley? Well, his path is still being built brick by brick and the current brick is a book: The Crucible’s Gift: 5 lessons from authentic leaders who thrive in adversity. The book unpacks the journey a leader takes to become more authentic, starting with their crucible.
“I love leaders who have a growth mindset, the servant leaders who use curiosity to inspire people to take their own journey and find their own truths.”
Against the laws of nature and human belief, in 2010, Dr. Kelley completed his Ph.D. in International Marketing at the University of Western Australia in Perth, Australia and ascended to higher education.
Currently, James, his wife Mary, and his four children reside just outside of Dubai where he teaches, writes, and produces is bi-weekly podcast called “Executives After Hours”. The podcast is predicated on interviewing executives about their personal journey.
Dr. James Kelley on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/kelleyjamesb/
Dr. James Kelley on Twitter https://twitter.com/kelleyjamesb
Dr. James Kelley’s Website https://www.drjameskelley.com
A Crucible’s Gift: 5 Lessons from Authentic Leaders Who Thrive In Adversity https://www.amazon.com/Crucibles-Gift-Lessons-Authentic-Adversity/dp/0999891510
Executives After Hours Podcast https://www.drjameskelley.com/executives-after-hours
Dr. James Kelley’s email email@example.com
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