John Baldoni's timely and much-needed new book, Grace Under Pressure describes what it takes to remain calm and in control in moments of urgency. When "fight or flight" seem like our only options, good leaders do neither. Instead, they stay put and lead with grace and compassion, knowing that their own futures and livelihoods are bound up with those they lead.
"John Baldoni has done the world a favor by introducing the language of grace into our conversation about leadership." Sally Helgesen, best-selling author, How Women Rise, Rising Together, The Web of Inclusion
"This book is for executives looking to steady themselves and their teams for change and crisis." Marshall Goldsmith, the world's pre-eminent executive coach and New York Times best-selling author of The Earned Life, Triggers, and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There
"Grace Under Pressure will help you brace for the unexpected and hold it together when everything is coming apart at the seams." Liz Wiseman, New York Times bestselling author of Multipliers and Impact Players
From the Book
How do leaders "keep it real" when the heat is on? They...
- Take care of their people, putting the needs of others first to ensure that the organization survives.
- Take care of themselves, staying composed and rested so that they can lead "sustainably."
- Prepare for the future, taking the difficult steps today that will pave the way for a better tomorrow.
Grace under pressure means doing these three things while projecting calm, control and, above all, compassion.
John has authored 16 books on leadership, with four of those books, Moxie (2014), Lead With Purpose (2011), Lead Your Boss (2009), and Lead By Example (2008) being selected best leadership books in their respective years.