Breakthrough Leadership

How Leaders Unlock the Potential of the People They Lead

by Terry Lee



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/1/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 182
ISBN : 9781490796277
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 182
ISBN : 9781490796307

About the Book

This book is an introduction to breakthrough leadership. It is a new frontier in leadership because it is concerned not only with what leaders do but also with the impact they have on the people they lead. It is based on a decade of applied research into three key issues:

  1. What is it that leaders do to inspire the people they lead?
  2. What are the impediments to the development of potential that these leaders help their people to break through?
  3. How can organizations build competitive advantage by unlocking this potential in their workforce?

In essence, breakthrough leadership is the process by which leaders inspire their followers to grow, to perform, and to develop more of their potential. They do this by helping them to remove the impediments to that development. A great deal of the limitations that people experience in their work is self-imposed and related to self-limiting thinking. This book identifies the six distinctive behaviors that leaders adopt, which can help their people to break through this self-limiting thinking.

Organizations today have moved toward performance cultures in their search for growth. Managers globally have been trained in the skills of performance leadership, and as a consequence, there have been great gains in productivity. The next productivity leaps for organizations will come from realizing the untapped talent that exists in the workforce. This book is the culmination of a decade of work with companies such as CSL, Cisco Systems, Wesfarmers, and Fuji Xerox into change and transformational leadership.


About the Author

“Terry Lee is a leadership psychologist and global specialist in breakthrough leadership and the role purpose and inspiration play in unlocking human potential.  In this book he describes how his latest research discovered six key practices that leaders use to breakthrough the self-limiting beliefs that block development in the people they lead. He also explodes the myth that the breakthrough process relies on having sufficient motivation to unlock potential, and shows that it is inspiration that ignites the human spirit and fuels transformational change. The book applies positive psychology and makes the case that most of the limitations that people experience in their development are self-imposed and related to self-limiting thinking; failure to achieve potential is not due to a lack of ability, but rather a lack of belief in ability. Lee outlines six steps, simple in practice, but powerful in combination, that he has seen leaders take as they make the shift to breakthrough leadership.”