“Lift” Urges Forward-Thinking Innovation. — Booklife by Publishers Weekly

“An inviting, in-depth guide to transformational leadership in a world of continual change.”

Lift: Fostering the Leader in You Amid Revolutionary Global Change

Faisal Hoque, author


This motivational guide urges readers to anticipate the relentless pace of change at the dawn of what Hoque and c-authors Jeff Wuorio and Shelley Moench-Kelly call the Fourth Industrial Revolution, an era of new technology, an ongoing pandemic, and climate disruption. Broken down into three clear-eyed sections, Lift lays out a foundation–and offers innovative tools–to help leaders and entrepreneurs to become “transformational leaders” that are better equipped to motivate and lead as the world around us keeps evolving. Hoque and co. map out the four drivers of the revolutionary changes shaping our world, including Covid-19 and an epidemic of misinformation, and examine their impact on work, education, health care, and many other areas of our lives. Accepting rather than resisting change is crucial, Lift argues, for understanding it as an opportunity and daring to become a transformational leader.

“Change may be inevitable, but it’s never prudent to rush into anything without considering your resources,” Hoque writes. With much practical advice, point-illustrating sidebars, and real-world examples, Lift urges forward-thinking innovation in health care, education, the public sector, and of course business, arguing that when it comes to issues like sustainability or empathetic leadership good intentions are not enough. The authors offer intriguing tools like the questions to ask “to turn everyone in your company into a futurist” and tips to develop emotional intelligence. Each chapter ends with a section called “Learn and Transform,” which invites readers to examine how the material relates to their own needs and opportunities.

This is an inviting, pragmatic read for anyone looking to take on a leadership and motivational role in a world that is rapidly evolving. Perfect for both entrepreneurs and those just entering the workforce, the tips and personal anecdotes from the authors offer readers an in-depth look at what it takes to continue to keep up with this ever-changing world–and not get left behind.

Takeaway: An inviting, in-depth guide to transformational leadership in a world of continual change.

Production grades
Cover: B
Design and typography: A
Illustrations: A
Editing: A
Marketing copy: A

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