The Pause Principle: Step Back to Lead Forward
We live and lead in an increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world. But paradoxically, Kevin Cashman contends that leaders today must not merely act more quickly but pause more deeply. He details a catalytic process to guide you to step back in order to lead forward in three critical growth areas: personal leadership, development of others, and fostering of cultures of innovation. You and your organization will learn to move from management speed and transaction to leadership significance and transformation.
Bronze ForeWord Review Book of the Year Award winner in Business and Economics.
Cashman is author of Leadership from the Inside Out, the #1 bestselling business book of 2000 and named one of the top twenty bestselling business books of the decade by CEO-READ. He is a contributing editor to Executive Excellence magazine and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Chief Executive, Human Resource Executive, Fast Company, Strategy and Leadership, Oprah, CNN, and other media.
A believer in dynamic life balance, he has participated in more than fifty triathlons and has practiced and taught meditation for over four decades.
He lives in Minneapolis on the Mississippi riverfront overlooking the historic St. Anthony Falls.
"To thrive and to innovate in today's complex, globally connected world, leaders need sophisticated ways to step back to understand what they are facing within and outside themselves. The Pause Principle provides pragmatic resources for making the critical move from management efficiency to leadership excellence."
--Daniel Vasella, MD, Chairman, Novartis
"Kevin Cashman's latest must-read book focuses on the essence of leadership: being consciously reflective before we act. Incorporating Cashman's ideas into your daily practices will transform you as a leader."
--Bill George, author of" True North"; Professor, Harvard Business School; and former Chairman and CEO, Medtronic
"Here a veteran coach shares his long experience to help busy executives deal with the question, In my rush for success, how do I help my soul to breathe and my mind to renew? His answer echoes an ancient tradition: withdraw and return; reflect and act. I recommend this book wholeheartedly to everyone who is trying to lead a better life."
--Dick Bolles, author of the bestselling career management book of all time, "What Color Is Your Parachute? "
"Leadership is a continual process of stepping back to get new perspectives in order to step forward with greater innovation and impact. Cashman captures the essence of leading in our dynamic, global marketplace."
--Paul Walsh, CEO, Diageo plc, and former Chairman and CEO, The Pillsbury Company
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