I Recommend: Lead Yourself First, Inspiring Leadership Through Solitude

by Spencer D. Levine

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Lead Yourself First (click the image to see the publisher’s description)

Is solitude something we should seek or avoid? Is it helpful or detrimental to individuals, and specifically those who are leaders? If it is helpful, why is it particularly important to those in leadership positions? Can judges particularly benefit from quiet contemplation?

In their new book, Lead Yourself First, Inspiring Leadership Through Solitude (Bloomsbury 2017), Judge Raymond Kethledge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and co-author Michael Erwin attempt to answer many of these questions, and the result is a useful and inspirational book on the connection between contemplative solitude and effective leadership and how we can make better use of solitude in our own busy lives.

Click here to read the full review published in the Fall/Winter 2018 edition

Lead Yourself First: Inspiring Leadership Through Solitude
Book by: Raymond M. Kethledge and Michael S. Erwin
Introduction by: Jim Collins
Published by: ‎‎Bloomsbury (2017)
Available on Amazon and Kindle

About Spencer D. Levine

Spencer D. Levine is Chief Judge of Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal.