Summary of The Inner Edge

The 10 Practices of Personal Leadership

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The Inner Edge book summary
To be a truly effective leader, first learn to lead yourself.


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Great leaders are take-charge, can-do, action-oriented individuals who work hard to make a difference. However, in today’s busy, nonstop work environment, many leaders, like everyone else, feel overwhelmed, frenzied and frustrated. All the hard work in the world will not alleviate such feelings. Leaders require something more. Executive leadership coach Joelle K. Jay teaches beleaguered executives to focus on their “personal leadership” strengths and capabilities as a way to integrate their personal and professional lives, and come out ahead in both areas. In her insightful book, Jay presents 10 practices leaders can pursue to achieve this vital integration. getAbstract recommends it as a steady, useful read for leaders who want to align their work and their personal lives.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What are the “inner edges” and “outer edges” of leadership, and
  • What 10 practices to implement to develop your personal leadership abilities.


Have You Lost Your Edge?
As a leader, you have two edges: your “inner edge,” or your internal self – your thoughts, values, plans and strengths – and your “outer edge,” or the external self you present to the world through your actions and activities. Most leaders focus on their outer ...
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About the Author

Joelle K. Jay is an executive leadership coach who holds a PhD in learning and leadership. She also wrote Quality Teaching: Reflection as the Heart of Practice.

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    Jennine Lupa 9 months ago
    Isn't this the truth "To learn effectively, take complete ownership of your personal development."

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