John Baldoni's new book on the power of GRACE is a must read for all of us and particularly for anyone seeking to serve in a leadership role. In a world where good manners and courtesy sometimes seem to have gone out of style, this book is a practical guide for bettering relationships in all types of human connections.
In a spiritual sense grace is unearned and as such, it is yours to use for the betterment of self and others. Grace as a gift is a catalyst for positive change to enable the greater good.
Baldoni's GRACE mixes stories of everyday heroes with interviews of notable thought leaders. The results give practical insights into generosity, respect, and compassion coupled with the energy and actions it takes to deliver on these virtues. Baldoni turns GRACE into an acronym:
Generosity, the will to do something for others
Respect, the dignity of life and work
Action, the mechanism for change
Compassion, the concern for others
Energy, the spirit that catalyzes people
We can apply these universal truths in ordinary as well as extraordinary situations. Baldoni adds life to GRACE by including the stories of the famous as well as not-so famous, including Aretha Franklin, Fred Rogers, Jimmy Carter, Franklin Roosevelt and so many more. Each of whom inspires us with their example of compassion, courage and commitment to the greater good.
John Baldoni is a globally-recognized leadership educator, certified Master Corporate Executive Coach, and author of 15 books that have been translated into ten languages.
In 2021, the International Federation of Learning and Development named John a World-Class Mentor and named him to its Hall of Fame. Also in 2021, Global Gurus ranked John a Top 20 global leadership expert, a list he has been on since 2007. In 2018 Inc.com named John a Top 100 speaker and Trust Across America honored John with its Lifetime Achievement Award for Trust. In 2014 Inc.com listed John as a Top 50 leadership expert.
John is also a member of the renowned Marshall Goldsmith 100 coaches, a group of executive coaches and thought leaders from the worlds of business, academia and social service.
John has written two books on the topic of grace as a secular force for good. Grace Notes: Leading in an Upside-Down World focuses on how leaders overcome adversity in times of crisis. His previous book on the topic is GRACE: A Leader’s Guide to a Better Us. GRACE mixes stories of everyday heroes with interviews with noted thought leaders. The result are practical insights into generosity, respect and compassion coupled with the energy and actions it takes to deliver on these virtues.
John has authored more than 800 leadership columns for a variety of online publications including Forbes, Harvard Business Review and Inc.com. John also produced and appears in a video coaching series for Smart Brief, a news channel with over 4 million opt-in subscribers. John is also the host of LinkedIn Live’s Grace under pressure interview series.
Through his articles, books and videos, John has become a source of practical wisdom on topics such as influencing without authority, applying power appropriately, leading with grace and conviction, and developing genuine followership. All of these topics complement John’s mission to help individuals and their organization achieve positive results. Consequently John’s books have been translated into multiple languages including Mandarin, Hungarian, Arabic, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish and Vietnamese.
John speaks widely to corporate, professional, military and university audiences. Those who attend John’s keynotes and workshops find his advice to be practical and his advice inspirations. Mixed with stories of great men and women, and leavened with light-hearted humor, John seeks down-to-earth practical advice that individuals can apply immediately. John’s presentations blend his passion for leadership with genuine enthusiasm for helping people achieve their leadership ambitions.