Dare to Inspire: Sustain the Fire of Inspiration in Work and Life

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About the Author
Allison Holzer is a consultant, entrepreneur, and coach with a passion for challenging leaders to leverage the power of their emotions to achieve success. Prior to her current role as a cofounder of InspireCorps and an executive coach, she was director of coaching for the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, founded by Peter Salovey, president of Yale and one of the pioneers who coined the term Emotional Intelligence (EI). Sandra Spataro started her professional career in Silicon Valley, working in various management positions at Oracle Corporation, with executives such as Ray Lane and Larry Ellison. As cofounder and chief excellence officer at InspireCorps, Spataro designs products and services for clients. Jen Grace Baron is an organization development leader with a 20-year track record of success, leading large-scale talent strategy initiatives in companies such as eBay, Hewlett Packard, and Johnson & Johnson.
"Smart, well-researched, and timely... Dare to Inspire shows how to spark and sustain exponential growth."--Shawn Achor, New York Times bestselling author of Big Potential and The Happiness Advantage
"In Dare to Inspire, the authors have identified a most critical element of successful teams and organizations of the future...their practical tools and frameworks make inspiration accessible and sustainable for any leader, team, or organization."--Amy C. Edmondson, professor, Harvard Business School, author of The Fearless Organization
"Dare to Inspire shows us how inspiration need not be a fleeting emotion, but can be intentionally practiced, sustained, and cultivated for maximum positive impact on the world."--Scott Barry Kaufman, psychologist at Columbia University and coauthor of Wired to Create
"A must read for entrepreneurs, effective leaders, and CEOs who want to build a competitive advantage through the power of their people."--Chip Conley, New York Times bestselling author and hospitality entrepreneur
"A compelling compilation of examples showing the remarkable results inspired teams achieve and a leader's roadmap on how to accomplish it."--Gary Garfield, former CEO Bridgestone Americas
"What's at the intersection of possibility and invincibility? Inspiration. The authors show you how to spot it, grow it, and sustain it to fuel your own creativity and motivation, and that of your team or organization."--Margaret H. Greenberg, MAPP, PCC, executive coach and author of Profit from the Positive
"People hope for success, but they crave inspiration; the problem has always been in knowing how to find it -- Holzer, Spataro, and Grace Baron show us how. Reading Dare to Inspire, half the time I had a lump in my throat, the other half a fire in my gut."--Brigadier General Thomas A. Kolditz, PhD, founding director, Ann and John Doerr Institute for New Leaders Rice University and founding director, West Point Leadership Center, U.S. Military Academy
"This is a useful workbook for people seeking a positive spin on easily digestible advice."--Publishers Weekly