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Inspired workers are more productive, creative and motivated. Yet leaders can’t mandate inspiration. They must become its catalyst. Through her consulting work, quantitative research and hundreds of interviews, leadership expert Kristi Hedges discovered that conversation is the best way to trigger inspiration. She developed the “Inspire Path” model identifying four inspirational communication behaviors: being “present, personal, passionate and purposeful.” She includes a “concept in action” section to show how to utilize her ideas. Hedges organizes her advice clearly and supports it with good examples. getAbstract finds that her manual is a useful read for anyone who must inspire others, whether you’re a CEO, manager, parent, teacher or salesperson. 

In this summary, you will learn

  • How effective leaders inspire others,
  • How the “Inspire Path” model makes use of four attributes of communication and
  • How to incorporate these behaviors into your leadership style. 

About the Author

Kristi Hedges, founding partner in the leadership firm Element North, is a speaker and leadership coach. She also wrote The Power of Presence.



The “Inspire Path”

Every now and then, a conversation becomes a pivotal moment in your life. It makes you look at yourself differently and opens your mind to new possibilities. Afterward, you feel energy, hope and motivation.

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