Introduction: Affirmations for Mindful Leaders

This is an excerpt from Affirmations for Mindful Leaders (ISBN 978-1-300-65919-8, 76 pages, $9.99).

Affirmations are brief statements that can be used to help leaders:

  • clarify their true purpose;
  • focus their attention;
  • expand their self-awareness;
  • mobilize their energy;
  • inspire them toward positive action;
  • connect their dreams with reality;
  • improve their effectiveness; and
  • increase their work and life satisfaction.

This book contains 50 affirmations for leaders who are mindful, ethical, intentional, authentic, and transformational. The affirmations span ten areas: vision; purpose; passion; power; relationships; innovation; risk; responsibility; balance; and transformation. Each affirmation has been carefully designed to help leaders feel more motivated, inspired, purposeful, and connected.

There are several ways that you can use this book. You can:

  • read it from beginning to end;
  • read through a section that reflects your needs or interests;
  • choose an affirmation as the focus of a prayer or meditation;
  • use an affirmation to carefully reflect on your actions as a leader;
  • use an affirmation as a prompt for journaling or discussion; and/or
  • place affirmations that deeply resonate with you in places where you will frequently see them.

You may like some affirmations more than others. You may find that some have little meaning for you. I encourage you to use those that are aligned with your leadership practice and ignore those that do not. At the end of each section, there is also a place for you to write your own affirmations to reflect your unique ideas about leadership.

With best wishes for mindful leadership,

Jessica R. Dreistadt

 

Three New Leadership Books from The Fruition Coalition

The Fruition Coalition has three new leadership books available: Affirmations for Mindful Leaders, Limitless Loving Leadership, and Incandescent Leadership. All three books have been designed to expand the awareness and strengthen the effectiveness of leaders in all fields. These books are available in print or as eBooks at http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/fruitioncoalition.

Affirmations for Mindful Leaders (ISBN 978-1-300-65919-8, 76 pages, $9.99) is a collection of 50 affirmations for leaders who are mindful, ethical, intentional, authentic, and transformational. The affirmations span ten areas: vision; purpose; passion; power; relationships; innovation; risk; responsibility; balance; and transformation. Each affirmation has been carefully designed to help leaders feel more motivated, inspired, purposeful, and connected.

Limitless Loving Leadership (ISBN 978-1-300-65933-4, 92 pages, $12.99) is a collection of essays that explore the intersections of personal and professional life. Author Jessica R. Dreistadt examines some of her life and leadership experiences to reveal lessons about humility, authenticity, appreciation, flexibility, intention, trust, and wisdom. The original 2009 essays from The Activist’s Muse are updated with renewed insights and reflections. Each section also includes reflection questions for readers.

Incandescent Leadership (ISBN 978-1-300-65928-0 , 80 pages, $12.99) is a workbook that helps leaders become more warm, bright, and clear. This book presents a model of leadership, but more importantly it is also process of structured self-discovery through which readers can identify and build upon their distinctive radiance and brilliance. Brief statements and focused questions help readers explore ten areas: purpose, becoming, connection, compassion, energy, wisdom, inspiration, responsiveness, creativity, and transformation.

Check back over the next three days for excerpts from each book.

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