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Did You Catch My Interview with Michelle Pizer?

I recently had the privilege of speaking with Michelle Pizer, host of the annual Crack the Leadership Code summit. We discussed the challenges of being a new leader, how leaders can utilize confidence and courage, leadership lessons from our current political climate, and the ways we can harness and maximize the five superpowers outlined in Cape, Spandex, Briefcase: Leadership Lessons from Superheroes.

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Did You Catch My Interview with Aidan McCullen?

I recently had the privilege of speaking with Aidan McCullen, host of the podcast The Innovation Show. We discussed the need for courage in innovation, leadership skills utilized in creativity, and the ways disruptors can utilize the five superpowers outlined in Cape, Spandex, Briefcase: Leadership Lessons from Superheroes.

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“Cape, Spandex, Briefcase” in the News

Nothing like some public recognition to get the blood pumping. In this case, I’m talking about my little ‘ol parable, Cape, Spandex, Briefcase: Leadership Lessons from Superheroes.

After my publisher let me know that it won a medal in the 2017 Axiom Business Book Awards, I was off the wall. While the sales won’t [yet] buy me that house in Tahiti, to be acknowledged for providing value to the business leadership landscape is certainly motivating. If you are unfamiliar with the Axiom Awards, this is the 10th annual event. According to the site:

The Axiom Business Book Awards are intended to bring increased recognition to exemplary business books and their creators, with the understanding that business people are a very well-read and informed segment of the population, eager to learn about great new books that will inspire and inform them, and help them improve their careers and businesses.

Cape, Spandex, Briefcase
won the bronze in the Business Fable category. Don’t scoff at the third place; I lost to John Kotter… yes, THE John Kotter. I feel validated just by being on the same list as him. And there were great books in other categories, as well—Strategy that Works: How Winning Companies Close the Strategy-to-Execution Gap, The Art of Authenticity: Tools to Become an Authentic Leader and Your Best Self, and An Everyone Culture: Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization are just a few other Axiom winners I’ve enjoyed and highly recommend.

When writing Cape, Spandex, Briefcase I was cautiously optimistic about diverging into a less traditional book format. I tried in earlier drafts, but relaying the information as a fable seemed more effective, more engaging, and much more fun. Thanks to everyone at Axiom who agreed.

The Book Is Here!

I am super excited to announce that my brand new book Cape, Spandex, Briefcase: Leadership Lessons from Superheroes is now available! I’ve been working on this project for some time and am beyond thrilled to finally be able to share it with you.

This book tells the story of a motivated young man who yearns to be successful in his new leadership role. After floundering in his attempts to lead his team, he’s sent to a leadership expert…but why is this “expert” working in a comic book shop and can it save our hero from the dastardly downfall of unemployment?

With Superman, Spider-Man and their costumed companions serving as paradigms of what it means to be a leader, this fun story presents practical tools and skills necessary to help you motivate and influence others.

To order your copy, click here.

Thanks for continuing to strive towards better leadership and for your continuous support.