When Everyone Leads: How The Toughest Challenges Get Seen And Solved
This book is not about leadership, at least in the way we normally think about it.
Leadership is not about position, or authority.
It’s not about big speeches or grand visions.
Leadership is engaging others to solve daunting challenges. Those challenges appear in our professional lives, in our communities, our families―and they seem unsolvable, beyond our ability to see what needs to be done or outside our capacity to make the changes needed.
They are not.
Because, leadership is an activity―small actions taken in moments of opportunity. And as you start to look around, you can begin to see more of those moments, seize the opportunity in those moments. Most importantly, you can help others see those opportunities too.
That’s why everyone can lead and the real power to solve our most important challenges is when everyone leads.
Early Endorsements of WHEN EVERYONE LEADS
“We change the world one soul at a time, and I would consider When Everyone Leads to be a must-read primer for anyone seeking to make a positive difference in our world.”
-U.S. Senator Jerry Moran, Kansas
“With this book Ed and Julia help us cultivate the courage and practice the skills we so desperately need to make progress on the toughest challenges facing organizations and communities. Their ideas were incubated in Kansas and now serve to empower teams across the US and around the world. I recommend When Everyone Leads to anyone who is working to improve lives and advance the common good.”
-Pete Manzo | President & CEO | United Ways of California
“When we share power to let people lead it becomes much more likely that the tough challenges facing our communities will get solved. Ed and Julia’s examples show how everyone has a role to play in creating significant, positive change.”
-India Pierce Lee | Senior Vice President, Program | The Cleveland Foundation
“The ideas and practices will move many presently overwhelmed by leadership challenges to a place of new energy, impactful collaboration and hope. If real change is going to happen, it’s going to have to start with us and engage others, that journey starts anew with these trustworthy coordinates.”
-Retired Rev. Robert Wright | Episcopal Bishop of Atlanta
“This book highlights the complexities of leadership while sharing valuable leadership tools with readers. Throughout the book the authors share real life examples which makes the content relatable and directly applicable to life and work situations. I believe the information in the book can empower readers to embrace leadership challenges and affect positive change.”
-Holly Mercer | President of Kansas Library Association
About the Author:
Ed O’Malley is president and CEO of the Kansas Health Foundation. He founded the Kansas Leadership Center in 2007, serving as president and CEO for 15 years. A former Kansas state legislator and gubernatorial aide, Ed has co-authored three previous books including Your Leadership Edge and For the Common Good.
Julia Fabris McBride is chief leadership development officer at the Kansas Leadership Center, where more than 15,000 people around the world have attended programs since 2007. A certified coach, former actor and co-author of Teaching Leadership, Julia splits her time between Wichita and Matfield Green, Kansas.