Leading Out Loud

2nd edition

What they're saying about Terry's book:

"It is the leader's personal engagement that will inspire commitment and action.

In this world of cynicism, the lessons Terry teaches are as timely as they are timeless."

      — from the Foreword by David Pottruck


"This book will make you laugh, cry, and squirm. It will inspire you and it may even scare you. Implementing Terry's advice may require far more courage and discipline than anything else you do as a leader, but if you want to know and do something for yourself that will enrich your character and engage your spirit, then read and use the ideas in Leading Out Loud."

      — Jim Kouzes, coauthor, The Leadership Challenge,
chairman emeritus, the Tom Peters Company


"Pearce has written a gem. Leading Out Loud is a superb, enjoyable and practical road map on how we can become effective inspirers of change. Read it and act on it!"

      — Costas Markides, Robert Bauman Professor of Strategic Leadership,
London Business School


“Terry Pearce reminds us of the engaging storyteller, or the favorite college teacher. But that’s just the point. He teaches us to discard the rhetoric of many public communications, replacing it with something far more powerful: the simple and genuine human voice. Leading Out Loud’s teachings will change its readers as well as those they lead.”

      — John Hammergren, chairman and CEO, McKesson Corporation


“Leading Out Loud is clear, compelling and comprehensive. Pearce eloquently demonstrates that authenticity is the fundamental success trait of both men and women leaders.”

      — Judy B. Rosener, professor, Graduate School of Management,
University of California, Irvine, author, Ways Women Lead (Harvard Business Review)


“This is a powerful, simple and essential tool for any leader who hopes to move and inspire others. Keep it on your desk.”

      — Patrick Lencioni, Author, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team


“For those remarkable leaders who have the capacity to inspire, communications is less of a rote skill and more of a life practice in creating meaning.

Leading Out Loud encourages us to plumb the depths of our own motivations in order to communicate change with the power that only authenticity engenders.”

      — Randy Komisar,Virtual CEO, Adjunct faculty, Stanford University,
author, The Monk and the Riddle


"Drawing from a wealth of personal experience and the perspective of his unique skybox on leadership practices and effective leaders, Terry Pearce gives an authentic voice to the critical role of leaders in realizing change.

This book is like a GPS system for leaders. It points the way, giving clear and practical advice on how to achieve results through clear and deep communication.”

      — Jim Hornthal, founder, Preview Travel, Lester Fellow for Entrepreneurship, University of California, Berkeley


“Leading Out Loud will become an oft-turned to handbook when stress is high and the outcome of particular communication is critical.”

      — Mel Bergstein, founder and CEO, DiamondCluster


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