Leadership Unchained: Defy Conventional Wisdom for Breakthrough Performance

By Sara Canaday

What if the leadership practices we've worked so hard to master are now getting in the way?

In fact, what if they are actually holding us down and preventing us from leading for growth and innovation?

Forget "what if." It's happening.

In Leadership Unchained, Sara Canaday offers a unique perspective that helps modern leaders break free from the chains of conventional wisdom and blaze new trails toward even greater success. If you're a current or future leader, this book can become your game-changing guide to the new era of evolutionary leadership--the kind that's no longer tethered to standard operating procedures in our chaotic, digitally overwhelmed world. You'll learn when to apply classic principles. And when to boldly defy them.

By applying the insights from Leadership Unchained, you will:

  • Learn to recognize the "chains" that bind us and the reasons they may be blocking our forward progress.
  • Discover break-free solutions that are turning by-the-book leaders into modern-thinkers.
  • Explore strategies that help modern leaders incorporate the powerful, new rules for leadership success.
  • Develop a real advantage in navigating today's ultra-complex and hyper-evolving business landscape.

Don't allow the thoughts and habits that were pivotal in your past to become the chains that hold you down in the future. Let go of your dependence on the old rules, and break free.

Leadership Unchained can show you how.


"Great leaders are not born, they're made...and they constantly re-make themselves to meet evolving business challenges. Leadership Unchained is the perfect blueprint for becoming the kind of leader you've always wanted to be--and that your people deserve."
--Jeff Haden - Inc. Magazine Contributing Editor, Best-Selling Author of The Motivation Myth: How High Achievers Really Set Themselves Up to Win

"What we call 'leadership' has not changed. What has changed, how-ever, are the circumstances in which we lead and the velocity of those changes. In Leadership Unchained, Sara Canaday provides clarity for leaders struggling to cope with challenges they face in pulling people together for a common cause. With a blend of research and practical advice, Leadership Unchained is a book that leaders will want on their bookshelves now...and in the future."
--John Baldoni - Internationally Recognized Executive Coach and Educator; Author of GRACE: A Leader's Guide to a Better Us and MOXIE: The Secret to Bold and Gutsy Leadership

"Leadership Unchained offers a counterintuitive and valuable approach for current leaders and those who one day will be. The world of business has changed, and the conventional wisdom isn't working. Sara perceptively and incisively identifies the conventional leadership strengths that can become an Achilles' Heel, and she pro-vides clear, actionable strategies with discerning guidance on when and how to employ them."
--Whitney Johnson - LinkedIn Influencer and Top Voices 2018; Author of Build an A Team

"The message that I just love from this book is to not let the skills and perspectives that were pivotal for your past success become a liability for your future productivity. In Leadership Unchained, Sara Canaday gives you the playbook you need for making this critical message a reality. A highly recommended read!"
--Andy Molinsky - Professor of Organizational Behavior and International Management, Brandeis University; Author of Reach: A New Strategy to Help You Step Outside Your Comfort Zone, Rise to the Challenge, and Build Confidence

"Sara Canaday offers a unique and differing perspective on leader-ship in a world that is increasingly chaotic and all too demanding of every individual's time and energy. In Leadership Unchained, Sara looks at turning conventional leadership wisdom on its head, with insights and strategies leaders can put to use immediately."
--Stacey Rudnick - Director, Center for Leadership & Ethics at the McCombs School of Business, The University of Texas at Austin

"In Leadership Unchained, Sara Canaday shares groundbreaking insights that redefine the rules for leadership as we know it. A must read for anyone who values modern leadership solutions for real world challenges. There's nothing else quite like it."
--Mark Schindele, SVP Target Properties

"Leadership Unchained is the book for leaders who are looking for new strategies and tactics to cope with the shifting ground of missed opportunities and unexpected threats in today's competitive and ever-changing environment...It's a must-read."
--Sylvia Acevedo - CEO, Author, Engineer, Entrepreneur, Rocket Scientist


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ISBN: 9780984659159

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Publisher T&c Press
Publish date 03/04/2019
Pages 166
ISBN-13 9780984659159
ISBN-10 0984659153
Language English

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