I love reading books, so I chose to do a book report in three parts. The book report introduces you to the book Energy Leadership by author Bruce D. Schneider.
The approx. 250 p. book covers several themes in the general field of coaching, concerning coaching and coaching practice from the unique perspective of energy levels. He also covers how shifting energy from a catabolic level to anabolic level can improve performance. In this context, a catabolic state of energy equals low energy levels that are static and include feelings of anger, fear, etc. Anabolic energy is a more active form of energy. This state of energy is where the magic happens as there are feelings of creativity and opportunity included.
To visualise the energy levels, the author creates three circles: the circle of self, the circle of self-awareness, and the circle of self-transcendence. The circle of self covers energy levels one and two or, in other words, the catabolic energy levels. The first anabolic energy levels include levels three to five. The circle of self-awareness surrounds them. Finally, the last two levels of energy are located in the circle of self-transcendence. The concept of core energy coaching grounds on this theoretical concept of energy levels.
Additionally, the book covers leadership topics and provides suggestions for problem-solving within companies. Handling and leading teams is also an important aspect of the book. Overall, it is an excellent book for everyone who is part of a team, e.g. an employer. It will also be a good fit for company owners and CEOs. The approach is different from other leadership books because the author focuses on the seven energy levels. He describes Richard’s way from a struggling captain of a sinking ship to the influential, thriving leader.
Stay tuned for part 2 of the book report!
The most important thing about reading this book is to have a good time!
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