What Does It Take to Lead Well Now?
Leading today is different. Things are faster. Knowledge is exploding. The world is connected. Are you ready?
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Kris Taylor has turned 20 years of experience into a guide that will stretch your thinking and push you toward meaningful leadership. This book is jam-packed with ideas and must dos to help you become a better leader—one who is ready for the volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) world that is upon us. Whether you implement one of the exercises; explore an end-of-chapter resource; or apply an action from one of the many lists you’ll find practical guidance on every page. The conne…
We are moving into an era that cannot simply value and take action from the “do what’s right for me/my family/my organization” platform anymore and still be successful in the long term. Addressing the need for practices of self-awareness as an access for being effective in this new era of “we”, Kris Taylor captures artfully the shift in context from “me” to “we’ even in what looks like similar behaviors in her newest book for leaders.
Leadership is about being, not doing. I’ve known few people who understand this as well as Kris Taylor. “The Leader’s Guide to Turbulent Times” will make you think deeply about leadership, build your self-awareness and make you a more effective leader in good times and bad.
I have had to privilege to know and work with Kris for over 15 years. Watching her facilitate a leadership or team training session always makes me a more effective leader in the workplace and at home. Her writing challenges my thinking, encourages me to improve myself, and fills me with optimism. Kris offers powerful insights, actionable coaching, and engaging dialogue. I look forward to any interaction with Kris because I know I’ll leave a better person.
There are many consultants in business that are stellar in one area of practice. They are either good coaches, can facilitate or focus on leadership development, or have ideas for what to do — but can’t actually help you do it. In my business experience I have never worked with someone who was more talented, creative and able to move people to make change than Kris Taylor. Kris truly has it all. She knows what to do in almost every situation and then she can step in and coach, facilitate and lea…
At a recent conference, I heard Kris Taylor speak on leadership. I was so impressed with the relevance and power of her presentation that I personally purchased a copy of her book, The Leader’s Guide to Turbulent Times, and took time to learn more about her Evergreen program. I also highly recommended her as a potential leadership speaker for my own organization and to other organizations for which I serve in an advisory role.
I met Kris two years ago when she came to Cargill to facilitate a gap analysis for the Learning & Development department. Kris came into a work environment where very little processes existed, and artfully facilitated the group to map out a current state, desired state, and necessary steps to get to that future state. I have never forgotten how she facilitated our group through some tough decisions, and I would highly recommend her to help any organization through a change process.
Kris is a dynamic leader who motivates teams to develop creative solutions and drive results.
There are few leadership resources that are going to challenge us and provide us with the necessary honesty required for growth. As a coach, Kris provided me with that very thing during our very first meeting. Her writing captures that same mixture and balance of self-reflection, inspiration and call to action that leaders need to move the needle on their potential to grow and thrive.
Kris lead a team of professionals that developed and supported training and implementation content for process redesign across the enterprise. Her ability to understand the business needs in a fast changing environment and deliver creative solutions were a key ingredient in the success of the company process redesign and application implementation.