Leadership Unchained

Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, Thinkers50 #1 Executive Coach and New York Times bestselling author of Triggers


“In a sea of leadership books….there are always one or two that offer a singular and unique view.”

Dr. Marshall Goldsmith Thinkers50 #1 Executive Coach and New York Times bestselling author of Triggers

Leadership Unchained

Defy Conventional Wisdom for Breakthrough Performance

Available from Amazon in Kindle, Audiobook, and Paperback formats

43 Ratings on Amazon.com

The traditional wisdom that molded leadership for years is losing its effectiveness in our chaotic, digitally overwhelmed world. In some cases, those principles you’ve always relied on may even be impeding your progress. Truth is, you can’t possibly seize unexpected opportunities or take full advantage of today’s innovations if you’re stuck using old patterns.

In Leadership Unchained, Sara Canaday offers a unique perspective that helps modern leaders break free from the chains of conventional wisdom and blaze new trails toward even greater success.

What People Are Saying...

“What we call ‘leadership’ has not changed. What has changed, however, are the circumstances in which we lead and the velocity of those changes. In Leadership Unchained, Sara Canaday provides clarity for leaders struggling to cope with challenges they face in pulling people together for a common cause. With a blend of research and practical advice, Leadership Unchained is a book that leaders will want on their bookshelf now…and in the future.”

John Baldoni

Internationally Recognized Executive Coach and Educator, Author of GRACE: A Leader’s Guide to a Better Us and MOXIE: The Secret to Bold and Gutsy Leadership

A Game-Changing Leadership Guide

If you’re a current or future leader, this book can become your game-changing guide to the new era of evolutionary leadership — the kind that’s no longer tethered to standard operating procedures. You’ll learn when to apply classic principles. And when to break them.

Using this approach, you’ll have an advantage in navigating today’s complex business landscape. You’ll be better equipped to take on new challenges. And you’ll dramatically increase your odds of producing extraordinary results.

What You’ll Learn

Chains That

Bind Us

Uncover the specific factors that could be inadvertently holding you down as a leader.

Solutions to

Break Free

Explore the ways you can achieve exceptional success by defying the old rules.

Strategies for Breakthrough Performance

Learn how to apply these unexpected principles to unleash your leadership potential.

Get 8 Compelling Strategies

Shake Off the Age-Old Bias for Action

Modern leaders don’t mistake motion for meaning.

Escape From the Prison of Your Own Perspectives

Modern leaders don’t mistake motion for meaning.

Ditch the Need to Let Hard Data Drive Every Decision

Modern leaders value data, but they aren’t driven by it.

Drop Your Dependence on What You’ve Always Done

Modern leaders let go of the tasks that no longer add value.

Defeat the Drag on Your Communication

Modern leaders don’t mistake motion for meaning.

Break Free From the Expert Trap

Modern leaders don’t mistake motion for meaning.

Cast Off the Blind Commitment to Best Practices

Modern leaders value data, but they aren’t driven by it.

Stand Firm in Knowing What Should Never Change

Modern leaders let go of the tasks that no longer add value.

About Sara Canaday

Speaker, Consultant, and Author

Sara Canaday is a recognized expert in leadership development with bottom-line impact, helping companies’ leaders and high potentials integrate the leadership skills that research proves are critical for corporations to succeed. Her corporate clients include Allstate, Johnson & Johnson, Charles Schwab, Edward Jones, Dell, Lockheed Martin, Starbucks, and more.

Her insights come from her real-world experience and a surprising phenomenon she noticed in her own rise up the corporate ladder: The most successful people aren’t necessarily the ones with the highest IQs or best job skills. Career advancement is actually more closely linked with how people apply their knowledge and talents—their capacity to collaborate, communicate, and influence others.

As a keynote speaker, award-winning author, and executive coach, Sara propels individuals from light bulb-moment insights to strategic change, helping them identify barriers that prevent them from taking their careers―and their companies―to the next level.

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