Thrive and Shine: Leading with Courage

A conversation with Amy Riley, author of The Courage of a Leader: How to Inspire, Engage and Get Extraordinary Results

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What is the title of your book?

The Courage of a Leader: How to Inspire, Engage and Get Extraordinary Results

What is your name, title and website?

Amy L. Riley

Speaker, Author, Leadership Development Consultant and Coach

What inspired you to write your book?

I’ve been inspired by the everyday courage of leaders with whom I’ve gotten to work. Courageous leaders who try to find a meaningful way to connect with an employee. Leaders who do their due diligence to deliver messages compassionately. Leaders who protect their teams. I want to share their stories.

What do you want others to get out of your book?

The book shares real-life stories, concrete examples of leadership concepts in action, practical guidance, exercises and templates enabling readers to jump in and immediately apply the concepts in their unique circumstances.

I want to provide the outlook, frameworks and tools need to be a courageous leader so that all readers can step into their full leadership potential and achieve the extraordinary results they most desire.

How can we all move forward on purpose and with great purpose?

Declare your leadership legacy.

A leadership legacy is an aspiration about how you want to be known or about what you want to create. A leadership legacy is something that you can start living into right away. It can be an initiative, set of products, or improved processes. It can also be a leadership trait for which you want to be known and foster in your organization.

Declare your leadership legacy, start making it a reality today and continually look to your leadership legacy for guidance. It will have you operating bigger than any normal human considerations.

What is something each of us can do to SHINE?

Lean into your strengths and find your natural leadership style. Engage in those activities that you’re good at, that you enjoy and that light you up.

What does Thriving mean to you?

Contributing in your own unique way, in alignment with your values and interests. Feeling fulfilled and knowing you made a difference.

Are you planning another book or other launches?

Yes! I will be part of 2 anthologies in 2021.

Experts and Influencers: Move Forward with Purpose launching on July 14, 2021 and The Art of Leadership: Leading Confidently in Any Season launching in the fall of 2021.

I’ve also recently launched an eBook, How to Lead, Sell and Succeed Virtually.

Where can we get your book?

Kindle and paperback versions will be available on Amazon.

How can we follow or get in touch with you?

At The Courage of a Leader website. On social media by searching “The Courage of a Leader” on LinkedIn or Instagram.

What is one thing you would tell others if they want to bring their message forward?

Get clear on your message and then bring it forward in your way, the way that works for your style, your brand and your target audience. You can blog, post videos, host a podcast, write a book or ebook, post on social media, speak, conduct teleseries, coach and more. Find what works best for you and your message.

 Anything else you would like to add?

You can achieve the truly extraordinary results that you want to achieve because you have The Courage of a Leader.

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