Summary of Leading Out Loud

Inspiring Change Through Authentic Communication

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Leading Out Loud book summary
If you are emotionally shielded and inauthentic, you cannot inspire others. To create real change, be your real self.


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Business coach Terry Pearce teaches you how to put the personal perspective back into your professional communications. With a credible and authoritative voice, he explains how authentic human connection is missing from today’s communications, even though people crave it, especially as they evaluate who they trust to lead them through rapid change. He maintains that leaders who communicate authentically and passionately will inspire loyalty and make their mark. While Pearce is clearly convinced about the importance of inspiring your constituents, the pace of his book won’t exactly move your spirit. He walks you slowly and carefully through the discipline he uses to help clients rediscover their authentic voices and craft messages that resonate. His corporate and political client list is quite select, but getAbstract finds his communication strategies relevant for anyone who is leading change – whether you are building a small community or a large company.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why it is so hard to lead today;
  • How authentic leadership and passion can make change happen;
  • How to find your authentic voice; and
  • How to communicate authentically to inspire and connect with others.


Creating Change Today
Today’s leaders have it tough. You are up against skepticism, born of the last half century’s political scandals and the more recent spate of fraudulent corporate practices. You confront general anxiety brought on by rapid technological advancement, globalization, ...
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About the Author

Terry Pearce, the “elder statesman” of executive coaching, heads the consulting firm, Leadership Communication. He is a teacher and best-selling author.

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