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Owning the Room
Leading with Mind, Heart and Spirit to Make Extraordinary Choices in a Demanding World
by Roger A Gerard

As a leader, do you “own the room”? Are you an “extraordinary leader”? In Owning the Room, Roger A. Gerard draws on his more than 45 years of leadership experience, both successes and mistakes, to explore these questions and reveal how leadership must be cultivated. Leadership is not for amateurs! It must be learned on the ground, by being a leader, and doing the hard work of leading others. Frankly, it’s the only way. In this book, Gerard serves as your holistic leadership coach and mentor – a voice that has been there, done that, and is still learning many years later. Owning the Room is segmented into three parts – Leadership Action as Intention, Making it Happen, and Deepening the Learning – and focuses on three fundamental dynamics of leadership: 1. Inspiring the mind through knowledge, 2. Inspiring the heart through care, 3. Inspiring purpose through accomplishment and humility along the way. Owning the Room details not only the "how to's" of ideal leadership, but also goes in-depth about what must happen when things go wrong. Effective leaders inspire people to hope, to focus on the possible, and to rise beyond. Take the keys in this book to own your room.

"This should be required reading for all who are learning about leadership! The content, storytelling, and activities kept me engaged throughout the book. This hit home!" —Julie Brussow, CEO, Security Health Plan "Impactful and inspiring! This work will touch the hearts and minds of all leaders who read it!" Andrew Cox, AVP and Chief of Staff to the CEO, WellStar Healthcare "The integration of mindful intention, heart intention and spirit intention is a great gift to those who are and will lead. I wish I had this book 40 years ago!" —Ed Hammen, Retired Healthcare Executive "I loved this leadership book! The steps at the end of each chapter are a way to put leadership into action on each learning." —Melissa Breen, Chief of Staff to the CEO, Marshfield Clinic Health System "This is about leading with compassion and humility - it was easy to identify with situations in the book, and recognize my own opportunities as a leader." —Michelle Volk, Green Bay School System DECA Administrator.

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Roger A. Gerard has over 45 years of experience in both large and small organization environments leading executive and management development initiatives by focusing specifically on organizational performance improvement processes. He earned his Ph.D. in Management and Applied Decision Sciences from Walden University in 2001. He has consulted with major clients (Burroughs, IBM, General Motors, Hyatt, etc.) on systemic leadership development and quality improvement projects. He also spent three years as Management Development Specialist for Gulf + Western Manufacturing, a Fortune 100 company. Presently, Dr. Gerard is the owner of Sloan & Gerard Consulting, a private consulting practice serving executives and boards in strategic planning, operational planning, executive coaching, and management development. He has co-authored a book with John Toussaint MD entitled On the Mend (2010) which won the Shingo Award for its healthcare contribution to process improvement in 2012. Dr. Gerard currently resides in Kimberly, Wisconsin.


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