John speaks widely to corporate, professional,
military and university audiences about
John has authored 15 books on
leadership, with four of those books,
Lead With Purpose (2011),
Lead Your Boss (2009), and
Lead By Example (2008) being selected
as best leadership books
in their respective years.
John Baldoni's leadership and coaching work centers on how leaders can use their authority, communications and presence to build trust and drive results.
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As a highly sought after executive coach and leadership educator, John has had the privilege of working with senior leaders in virtually every industry from pharmaceutical to real estate, packaged goods to automobiles, and finance to health care. John is a member of the renowned Marshall Goldsmith 100 Coaches, a group of executive coaches and thought leaders from the worlds of business, academia and social services.
John speaks widely to corporate, professional, military and university audiences. Those who attend John’s keynotes and workshops find his advice to be practical and his advice inspirations. Mixed with stories of great men and women, and leavened with light-hearted humor, John seeks down-to-earth practical advice that individuals can apply immediately. John’s presentations blend his passion for leadership with genuine enthusiasm for helping people achieve their leadership ambitions.
John’s newest major book is GRACE: A Leader’s Guide to a Better Us. Focusing on grace as a secular force for helping women and men channel their purpose into creating the “greater good” for others, GRACE mixes stories of everyday heroes with interviews with noted thought leaders. The result are practical insights into generosity, respect and compassion--coupled with the energy and actions--it takes to deliver on these virtues. (A companion book is Grace Notes: Leading in an Upside-Down World, a reflection on how leaders deliver empathy, model resilience and inspire hope in times of crisis.
John’s previous book, MOXIE: The Secret of Bold and Gutsy Leadership, explores the grit and determination leaders need to exert to overcome challenges. Blending real-life stories with research and interviews, John provides a roadmap for how leaders can lead with greater awareness, more determined purpose and focused engagement in order to achieve inspired results. MOXIE earned a coveted 4-star review rating from Success magazine.
His tenth book, Lead With Purpose: Giving Your Organization a Reason to Believe in Itself, solidified John’s reputation for blending thought-provoking ideas with pragmatic advice. Over the past decade John has established himself as world authority on topics that matter to leaders who are seeking insight into leadership challenges of the day.
In 2021, the International Federation of Learning and Development named John a World-Class Mentor and named him to its Hall of Fame. Also in 2021, Global Gurus ranked John a Top 20 global leadership expert, a list he has been on since 2007. In 2018 Inc.com named John a Top 100 speaker and Trust Across America honored John with its Lifetime Achievement Award for Trust. In 2014 Inc.com listed John as a Top 50 leadership expert.
Through his books and his many columns for leading business publications, John has become a source of practical wisdom on topics such as influencing without authority, applying power appropriately, leading with grace and conviction, and developing genuine followership. All of these topics complement John’s mission to help individuals and their organization achieve positive results. Consequently John’s books have been translated into 10 languages including Mandarin, Hungarian, Arabic, Simplified Chinese, Russian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish and Vietnamese.
Giving Your Organization a Reason to Believe in Itself
GRACE: A Leader's Guide to a Better Us focuses on the role that grace plays as a catalyst in enabling us to create "the greater good" at work, at home and in our communities. GRACE tells the stories of women and men who are making a positive difference in our world by devoting themselves to serving as agents of positive change. GRACE is a clarion call for the goodness in the world around us as well as a practical guide to implement grace in your own life.
Lead With Purpose provides time-tested methods for ways leaders can unleash the power of their employees to achieve sustainable business results.
MOXIE focuses on the guts, gumption and determination leaders use to beat the odds. Through story and research — and real-world advice from experts — John Baldoni provides a roadmap to bring out the inner leader in everyone.
John speaks widely to corporate, professional, military and university audiences about life-changing leadership. Those who attend John’s keynote speeches and workshops find his advice to be practical, motivational and inspirational.
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Authenticity is the “right stuff” of leadership!
Leadership presence is something I coach regularly.
Presence is the window to a leader’s character that he or she shows to others. Consider it the real you, the authentic self. Presence gives people a reason to believe in your leadership and follow your lead. It is a summation of your competence, credibility and confidence.
Presence is developed and reinforced by words, but mostly by example. It is the ability to connect authentically with others. Strong leadership presence inspires trust.
Learn to earn that trust through your words… and through your actions!