Once Upon a Leader
“The stories we tell ourselves about our self have power. In Once Upon a Leader Rick Lash and Christine Miners detail how a leader can transform that inner narrative into a winning tale.”
—DANIEL GOLEMAN, New York Times bestselling author of Emotional Intelligence
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“The journey of developing your leadership narrative is an act of renewal, of restoration. It is a form of learning, about yourself and about the most essential task you can undertake as a leader – to reconnect and rediscover in you what was once hidden and partially forgotten.”
ABOUT THE BOOK
There are moments in just about every leadership journey when the path forward suddenly feels unclear.
In this transformative guide to leadership development, executive coaches and leadership experts Rick Lash and Christine Miners illuminate how your internal narrator acts as the operating system of your mind—and how, like any OS, it can become outdated and overstretched (because it was mainly installed in your teens and early 20s). Through engaging stories, research-backed insights, and techniques, Once Upon a Leader will help you gain the tools to re-engage and update the story that you tell yourself, so you can operate at a higher, more effective level.
As you edit and upgrade your internal narrator, you’ll develop a personal story that is more grounded and anchored in your true self: one that is less fragile, more resilient, and able to withstand the relentless pressures of leadership—and life.
EAT MOVE THINK PODCAST
Listen to Rick and Christine as they speak with Medcan CEO Shaun Francis, host of the Eat Move Think podcast, about the steps you can take that set you up for success and, in turn, for optimal wellness.
TAKE THE JOURNEY
Did you know that the true stories in Once Upon a Leader are about leaders who have graduated from Verity’s Leadership Narrative Experience program?
The program brings a small cohort of leaders on a narrative-building journey that includes group coaching, one-on-one coaching, and fieldwork.
A TASTE OF THE BOOK
Read an excerpt from Once Upon a Leader to learn how you can tell when your leadership narrative needs an upgrade.
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PRAISE FOR ONCE UPON A LEADER
MEET THE AUTHOR
Rick is a psychologist and management consultant, working for over three decades as a trusted advisor and executive coach to Fortune 500 executives and their teams. Valued for his deep expertise and thoughtful, creative approach, he has contributed to the Harvard Business Review, the Ivey Business Journal, Chief Executive magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and the Globe and Mail‘s Leadership Lab series. He received his PhD in psychology from the University of Toronto. He lives in Toronto.
MEET THE AUTHOR
Christine has over two decades of experience, holding senior leadership roles across multiple industries including technology, health care, consumer packaged goods, telecommunications, and professional services. Valued for her depth of expertise, practical approach, and authentic style, Christine is a sought-after advisor, facilitator, and speaker. She has delivered leadership programs in Canada, the US, and Latin America, and is a Niagara Institute faculty member. She lives in Toronto.