8 Paradoxes of Leadership Agility: How to Lead and Inspire in the Real World

Chuen Chuen Yeo (Author)


The world is ever-changing in unpredictable ways.

As a leader, you need to constantly re-examine your assumptions of what it means to be "great" as old models of leadership quickly fade into irrelevance. In short, you need an agile mindset.

But how can you, as a leader, become agile?

We need to update and disrupt past definitions of leadership -- to challenge ourselves and test our relevance often. We need to recognize challenges swiftly and respond decisively, especially when our environment is volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous.

8 Paradoxes of Leadership Agility teaches you how to rise to your challenges by describing how leaders met their challenging conundrums with agility and emerged stronger.

This book outlines a powerful model and actionable steps using the Re4 Coaching Model developed by Chuen Chuen. The Re4 Coaching Model, clearly illustrated in this book, helps you see their world with objective clarity, understand what has to be done and why. Through this coaching model, you gain the resolve and confidence to overcome challenges with authenticity, integrate theoretical learning with practical steps and learn to thrive.

The Re4 coaching model focuses you by using four basic principles:

- Reconstruct the map - change your perception to find the truth;

- Refresh the Lens - identify and remove assumptions and bias;

- Renew the Identity - use your new perception and lens to create a new business persona that tackles change;

- Rebuild the Capabilities - Learn and practice new skills and actions for improved outcomes.

Using this method, Chuen Chuen shows you the gap between theory and practice through stories of leaders distilled into eight representational paradoxes that can occur in any culture, contexts, levels of seniority or industries. This book contains exercises with guiding questions you can use to navigate your paradoxes.

It's time for you to grow and thrive.

"I highly recommend this book to anyone who acknowledges the challenges of leadership and want a practical guide to effective, agile leadership." - Tee Loong Hua, Managing Director, Asean

"A smart, systematic approach to enlightened leadership." - Kirkus Reviews

"A compelling business advice book that encourages balance and adaption." - Foreword Clarion Reviews

"Change isn't always easy, but the author gives examples to show how possible and easy it is." - 5 stars review by Readers' Favorite

"Our workplaces are constantly evolving. We're all faced with the ultimatum of "change or get left behind" on a regular basis, especially when it comes to leadership. After reading this book, I feel much more prepared and less likely to be found in that "left behind" group." - Brian Sachetta, author of Get Out of Your Head

Readers of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni, Reinventing Organizations by Frederic Laloux and The CEO's Secret Weapon by Jan Jones will appreciate the clarity and focused improvement highlighted in 8 Paradoxes of Leadership Agility.

Product Details

$28.00  $25.76
Publish Date
May 31, 2020
5.98 X 0.45 X 9.02 inches | 0.64 pounds

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About the Author

Yeo Chuen Chuen, Founder of ACESENCE, is a leadership coach honored with international accolades for her outstanding work with clients in over 30 countries across five continents. She is recognized as an invaluable partner in shaping the leadership styles of key executives in Fortune 500 companies. Her years of experience led to the publication of 8 Paradoxes of Leadership Agility, which can help any leader achieve the results of her Fortune 500 clients. Jared Lee, VP of Qatar Airways South East Asia, describes her book as Very relatable and the solutions through the Re4 coaching model were very pragmatic. Tan Li Chow, a HR director for a major pharmaceutical company, says, The book is structured in a very logical manner and took away the awareness that (A)s leaders, what we probably need to do is work on the process, helping our people think better, helping our people do the process better, and it should generate good results sustainably over the long term. Balasubramanian Venkatesh, CEO of Compunet Connections, said I was able to relate to almost all of the eight paradoxes...I don't think any leader would have completed their leadership journey...without actually seeing these paradoxes in their life. I would rate this among one of the few books that have had an impact on me immediately after reading. Satisfied clients describe the coaching experience with her as transformational, life-changing and the only professional development a leader ever needs. You can find interview videos - and even a free training with Yeo Chuen Chuen - at acesence.com, on facebook @ACESENCEwithYeoChuenChuen, and on LinkedIn @chuen-chuen-yeo.