Retail Observer

August 2021

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RETAILOBSERVER.COM AUGUST 2021 14 D evelop and expand your innate leadership abilities through daily exercises and challenges designed to help you grow into the leader you want to be and prepare you for the job you were made to have. A recent Harvard Business Review article outlined a study of over 17,000 leaders that found people begin, on average, to supervise others at age 30, yet most do not start to receive formal leadership training until their forties. Don't wait for training that won't come until it's too late. The Five-Week Leadership Challenge is an invaluable guide to help any aspiring leader begin a daily practice of exercises and challenges designed to develop and expand their innate leadership ability as quickly as possible. Patrick Leddin has served as a U.S. Army Airborne, infantry, and Ranger- qualified officer. Leddin has founded and run successful businesses and has trained thousands of leaders. In The Five-Week Leadership Challenge, he shows you how to build standout leadership skills quickly, so that when the next opportunity comes along you'll be the only person for the job. The Five-Week Leadership Challenge: • Includes 35 daily challenges designed to quickly develop standout leadership skills. • Outlines leadership habits you can practice regularly to get you noticed– and promoted, based on Leddin's own experience training and consulting with thousands of leaders all over the world. • Encourages you to share your completion of the leadership challenge on social media to expand your networking opportunities exponentially and receive bonus content, and access to additional author tools. B O O K R E V I E W THE FIVE-WEEK LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE: 35 Action Steps to Become the Leader You Were Meant to Be Author: Patrick Leddin has benefited from hands-on leadership and management experience coupled with academic rigor and expertise. He served as a U.S. Army Airborne, infantry and Ranger-qualified officer, was a Project Manager at KPMG Consulting, and co-started and ran an Inc 5000 consulting firm. His speaking engagements and consulting work have allowed him to partner with clients and present to countless audiences in the United States, Canada, China, Malaysia, Singapore, Great Britain, Aruba, Iceland, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Guam and many other countries around the world. In addition to his work at Leddin Group, Patrick is an Associate Professor at Vanderbilt University. Publisher: HarperCollins Leadership RO

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