Staying in the Game: Leading and Learning with Agility for a Dynamic Future
New Leadership Agility Book Shares Lessons from the Slopes to the Boardroom and Beyond
What if an 82-year-old amateur ski racer held the secret to agile leadership success?
Staying in the Game is a transformative new book by agile innovation expert Pamela Meyer, Ph.D., known for her acclaimed work, The Agility Shift.
Discover the secrets of some of the world’s most agile and engaged leaders.
Meyer presents a fresh approach to leadership that extends beyond traditional leadership roles. It equips leaders at all levels with the mindset and strategies needed to sustain their success in today’s fast-paced, ever-changing world.
Praise for Staying in the Game
“Twenty years ago, we looked at emotional intelligence as the leadership differentiator. Today, it’s agility. Pamela Meyer is to agility what Daniel Goleman is to emotional intelligence. Staying in the Game is the guide every leader needs to grow, learn, lead, and thrive in today’s dynamic environment.”
—Melissa Davis, VP of Talent Management, Seagen
“Staying in the Game is a revelation for the future of work and lea
dership.” –Jeanette Johnson, Chief People Officer, Surepoint Technologies
“Staying in the Game is an extraordinary testament to the power of resilience, adaptability, and the indomitable human spirit. It is a must-read for anyone who wants to continue to thrive and make an impact, whether on the slopes or in the boardroom.” —Bill Madsen, Director of NASTAR at Outside, Mayor of Snowmass Village, Colorado
“Staying in the Game offers a welcome fresh perspective that invites leaders at all levels of the organization to practice Embodied Agile Leadership. In addition to preparing leaders to be effective in dynamic conditions, they will discover how to nurture an environment of innovation and collaboration where top talent can thrive.” —Angela E.L. Barnes, Chief Legal Officer at IDEO
Staying in the Game will Help You to
- Discover how to lead and learn with agility, adapting to the challenges of a dynamic future.
- Identify the most compelling aspects of your own game and leverage them to achieve success.
- Develop the resilience to face uncertainty and transform setbacks into powerful comebacks.
- Foster inclusive environments that empower everyone to thrive.
- Inspire others to lead and follow, cultivating sustainable success.
For Leaders at All Levels
Staying in the Game is an essential resource for current and emerging leaders, providing invaluable insights and strategies to lead and learn with agility for a dynamic future, as well as for:
- Learning and talent development professionals will find it an indispensable guide to fostering intrinsic motivation and continuous growth.
- People and culture leaders seeking to create high-engagement workplaces and retain top talent will discover actionable insights to achieve their goals.
- Anyone who wants to stay energized and inspired personally and professionally will find this book a valuable guide.
Includes Bonus Downloadable Resources
Complete with the complimentary Embodied Agile Leaders Reflection and Action Guide and a wealth of downloadable resources, Staying in the Game is a resource for engaging your leadership potential and embracing the agility necessary for lasting success.
Staying in the Game Excerpt From the Forward
Forward By Jorgen Hesselberg, Co-founder of Comparative Agility, author of Unlocking Agility
It turns out that becoming more agile—as hard as it can be—is no match for remaining agile. Continuing to improve and adapt every day requires a different kind of leadership, one that is not based on command and control but on empowerment and learning. . .
This is why I was delighted to read Staying in the Game by Pamela Meyer, a book that offers a fresh and compelling perspective on agile leadership for a dynamic future. Drawing from her extensive research and practice in various fields, including amateur alpine ski racing, improvisation, organizational development, and education, Meyer introduces the concept of Embodied Agile Leadership (EAL) as a way of leading and learning with agility for life and livelihood.
EAL is not a formula or a framework but rather a set of principles and practices that enable leaders to engage their whole selves—body, mind, and spirit—in responding effectively to changing situations and creating positive impact. The dynamics of EAL help leaders find their game, stay in it, and play it with energy, enthusiasm, and impact.
Meyer illustrates EAL with rich and diverse stories from amateur alpine ski racers, entrepreneurs, executives, educators, activists, and others who exemplify its principles in action. She also provides practical coaching questions and tools to help readers reflect on their own experiences and apply the lessons learned to their own contexts.
Dive into this thought and action-provoking book and embark on a journey that will forever change how you approach leadership, innovation, and adaptation.
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