[Erika] offers simple, straightforward, and, most important, effective steps for a creating a community in which people are so fulfilled and so productive that they achieve superior results. James A. Autry, author of The Servant Leader


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Leading So People Will Follow

In this much-anticipated book, respected leadership coach and popular Forbes blogger Erika Andersen explores the six leadership characteristics that inspire followers to fully support their leaders. Using Andersen’s proven approach, new leaders and veterans alike have increased their capacity for leading in a way that creates loyalty, commitment, and results. Step by-step, Andersen lays out six key attributes (farsightedness, passion, courage, wisdom, generosity, and trustworthiness) that offer people, at all levels within an organization, the tools to think and behave as fully accepted leaders.

Praise for Leading So People Will Follow

“Leading So People Will Follow hits on something simple and deep: people want good, inspiring, capable leaders. Erika shares how it’s possible – with honest self-reflection and clear intention – to become that kind of leader.” –Chip Conley, Founder of Joie de Vivre Hotels and Author of PEAK and Emotional Equations

“A fresh, approachable and compelling guide for improving one's leadership profile.  It is a very worthy read” –Doug Conant, retired CEO of Campbell’s and author of the bestselling Touchpoints

“Leading So People Will Follow is incredibly insightful -- it lays bare our longing to work with and for worthy leaders -- leaders who do the right thing despite the politics, who show us what we are capable of, who earn our loyalty through their example and actions. And importantly, Erika shows how we can all become that purposeful, inspiring leader.” –Maryam Banikarim (CMO of Gannett)

“For over a decade I’ve worked with Erika and her colleagues, and they’ve consistently helped us get ready and stay ready for the future. In Leading So People Will Follow, she gives all leaders the tools to craft a desired future in their own lives and work.” –Benita Fitzgerald Mosley (Olympic Gold Medalist and Chief of Sport Performance for USATF)

“In Leading So People Will Follow, Erika has captured much of what has made our work with her so valuable over the years. She answers the complex question of what it takes to lead well, in an engaging, practical and inspiring way.” –Dawn Ostroff (President, Conde Nast Entertainment Group)

“Leave it to Erika Andersen to connect her well-honed leadership development expertise with the archetypal heroes of children’s bedtime stories. The result is a practical, direct and actionable set of tools for assessing and improving your leadership impact.” –Beth Comstock (CMO of GE)

“Erika Andersen does it again. In her brilliant first book Growing Great Employees she showed management how to help employees meet their potential. In this book she cracks the code on how to be a great leader. So simple to say but so hard to do. With clear and concise stories to support the six essential attributes she has found, this book will make you the leader your group/team/organization needs. This is an invaluable resource.” –Jack Covert (President of 800CEOREAD and author of 100 Best Business Books of All Time)

“A must read for those who wish to skillfully plan and navigate the corporate jungle, and moreover a toolbox for success in life that you will never pick up at business school. Erika is a trustworthy guide, part cheerleader, part sociologist, part economist who brings all these elements together in a easy to read format.” –Eisuke Tsyuzaki (CTO of Panasonic North America)

“Erika’s new book is a powerful tool for insight into how others perceive you as a leader. Getting that clear view of yourself is essential to becoming the kind of leader that people will want to follow.” –Andrea Wong (International President of Sony Pictures Entertainment)