Author Rick Tirrell illustrates what it takes to be a leader by providing the reader a listen-in on 16 mentoring sessions in ‘Leadership Rites of Passage’
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., July 19, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — While leadership can develop to an extent through common sense and good judgement, there are a multitude of skills that must be learned and practiced for one to truly become a competent, exceptional leader. In “Leadership Rites of Passage: The Journey of the Aspiring Leader and the Methods of the Mentor,” the author’s goal is to provide the reader a guide to leadership through two intertwined agendas for both aspiring leaders and mentors. Tirrell does this in a way that is enjoyable to read by creating a business fable where ambitious leader Joe Miller attempts to master 16 challenging leadership tasks with the helpful insights and interventions of his wise mentor, Sagen Cruz. Through successes, struggles, weaknesses and insecurities, the reader watches as Joe learns how to overcome challenges as Sagen imparts his wisdom.
The qualities of leadership that are illustrated and defined in this book come from the author’s own experience as both a leader and mentor. This experience comes from founding and leading two companies as well as twenty-five years of helping leaders and mentors in many different organizations. Tirrell has used his skills to create an ‘actionable toolbox’ that the aspiring leader can utilize to develop exceptional leadership skills. Leadership theory is a broad topic, but Tirrell breaks down this theory into 16 Leadership Rites of Passage, guiding the reader towards strong leadership.
“The genius of masterful leaders can be demystiﬁed, and their methods understood. Building great leadership skills is not the product of magic, chance or genetics,” said Tirrell. “The exceptional leader’s talents are organized in a logical, understandable manner which gives an order to our observations of outstanding leadership and explains how some achieve it and others do not.”
Ultimately, “Leadership Rites of Passage” will inspire readers to follow Joe Miller’s lead and embark upon their own journey towards extraordinary leadership. Mentors and aspiring leaders alike can take away important skills and lessons from this book. By imparting this knowledge, Tirrell provides the basis for competent leadership that is needed in our society at all levels.
“Leadership Rites of Passage: The Journey of the Aspiring Leader and the Methods of the Mentor”
By Rick Tirrell
ISBN: 978-1-6632-1459-1 (softcover); 978-1-6632-1461-4 (hardcover); 978-1-6632-1460-7 (eBook)
Available through iUniverse, Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the author
For more than twenty-five years, Rick Tirrell, Ph.D., has helped leaders and mentors build their skills in publicly traded companies, privately held firms, nonprofits, and government organizations. His mastery of the art and science of leadership gives the aspiring leader an actionable toolbox for developing effective leadership skills. His seminars convert leadership theory into useful and achievable steps that every leader and mentor can take. His experience comes from working with frontline supervisors as well as the corner office. In his own leadership, he has founded and led two companies himself. His Ph.D. is in Psychology, and he is the author of the groundbreaking 2009 book, “The Wisdom of Resilience Builders.” To learn more or contact Rick, please visit http://www.navigatorgroupinc.com.
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