The Five-Week Leadership Challenge

35 Action Steps to Become the Leader You Were Meant to Be

by Patrick R. Leddin, Stephen M. R. Covey

On Sale: 08/24/2021

Price: $27.99

Book Summary

Develop and expand your innate leadership abilities through daily exercises and challenges designed to help you grow into the leader you want to be and prepare you or the job you were made to have.

About the Book

Wall Street Journal Bestseller

Develop and expand your innate leadership abilities through daily exercises and challenges designed to help you grow into the leader you want to be and prepare you for the job you were made to have.

A recent Harvard Business Review article outlining a study of over 17,000 leaders found that although, on average, people begin to supervise others at age 30, most do not start to receive formal leadership training until their forties.

In addition to serving as a U.S. Army airborne, infantry, and ranger-qualified officer, Patrick Leddin has founded successful businesses and trained thousands of leaders. In The Five-Week Leadership Challenge, Leddin shows you how to quickly build standout leadership skills so that when the next opportunity comes along, you're the only person for the job.

In this book, you will find:

  • 35 daily challenges designed to quickly develop standout leadership skills,
  • Leadership habits you can practice regularly that get you noticed—and promoted, based on Leddin's experience training and consulting thousands of leaders all over the world,
  • And encouragement to share your completion of the leadership challenge on social media to exponentially expand your networking opportunities, and receive bonus content and access to additional author tools.

Don't wait for training that doesn't come until it's too late. The Five-Week Leadership Challenge is an invaluable guide to help any aspiring leader begin a daily practice of exercises and challenges designed to develop and grow your leadership ability as quickly as possible.


'The Five-Week Leadership Challenge isn't just a leadership book. It's a self-development workshop, great for both new and experienced leaders. If you want to improve your team's performance immediately, read this book.'

'As a former U.S. Army Infantry Officer and Ranger, serving with Patrick and watching him lead others firsthand, to my current role as CEO of Skullcandy--I embrace the importance of developing great leaders of character. Patrick's words will inspire and challenge you to take your leadership to the next level.'

'Having spent a lifetime working with the best leaders in the world, I'm convinced that the lessons in The Five-Week Leadership Challenge can help you to achieve positive, lasting change in your life.'

'Creating a great culture begins with having great leaders who foster an environment where everyone believes what they do matters. Patrick's daily challenges, over five weeks, help you to become such a leader. Students of leadership,?like you, will love and study this book!'

'Patrick's storytelling abilities make this book engaging, but it's his pragmatic lessons that will transform how you lead yourself and others. I especially love 'Explore Passion' and 'Understand Relationships' because these two factors lead all kinds of leaders to true fulfillment at work, at home and in our communities.'

'Creating a culture of true belonging where people can embrace their full selves at work requires exceptional leaders who embody the right behaviors, support authentic teamwork, and challenge individuals to exceed their own expectations of themselves. This book is designed to help you to become that very leader--and learn more about yourself in the process. As you commit to understanding and sharing your personal leadership story over the course of this book, you'll find others will follow you not because they feel obliged to, but because they truly want to.'

'Patrick is not just an excellent writer and teacher, but a true leader himself. Readable, research-backed and deeply relevant for this time, applying the insights in this book will give you the courage and clarity to lift yourself and others to whole new heights. If you want to take your leadership to the next level--read, dare, do.'

'Nothing excites me more as an executive coach than helping leaders reach their full potential. It's with that spirit that I unequivocally recommend that you read and put The Five-Week Leadership Challenge into practice. Allow Patrick's stories, lessons, and challenges to take you to new heights.'

'The Five-Week Leadership Challenge is packed with immense substance on leadership, while also being highly entertaining. Through Patrick's wealth of experience, he offers us insight into leadership principles through the way we learn best--stories. He then helps us apply these principles through pragmatic exercises that are meaningful enough to build your awareness, and yet bite-sized enough to internalize. From my experience working with CEOs and senior leaders from places like LinkedIn to high-growth startups, this book hits the mark on how we can digest and apply the most important leadership principles in?today's world.'

'Leading a large and complex business, I know firsthand the importance of having exceptional leaders at every level. If you aspire to lead others or are far along in your leadership journey, you would be smart to invest 35 days in yourself by reading and putting to use Patrick's lessons and insights.'

'In a world of constant change, people are looking for leaders that can become a source of confidence and strength. The Five-Week Leadership Challenge helps you to be that type of leader. Patrick's insights will help you level up your current approach to leadership, starting with why you choose to lead, what you want to accomplish, and the legacy you want to leave.'

'Far too many leaders fail to find meaning and happiness in their lives and work because they don't tackle the tough questions about their motivations, strengths, and purpose. This book offers a step-by-step guide for you to work on yourself and the impact you want to make. Patrick is a first-class-teller, candidly sharing his own leadership struggles and successes to guide readers through a real plan for becoming the leader they want to be.'

'As a first-time CEO and company founder, I found Patrick's book to be something rare: a practical guide and a source of inspiration. The stories made me think deeply about how to be a better leader, while the checklists helped me set daily priorities. And as a longtime writer, I was moved by the engaging personal stories and lessons learned. The Five-Week Leadership Challenge has inspiration for everyone, whether you are a seasoned leader, or an aspiring one.'

'As a global business leader, it's imperative to embrace the development of each team member, creating and enabling leaders across your organization. The importance of culture cannot be overstated, and integral to the fabric of any truly inclusive culture are the unique stories of each leader. Patrick's work embodies beautiful storytelling that encourages us to consider how to best capture our own 'story' by reflecting on the diverse experiences of our lives with the objective of continuous learning and growth.'

'This book is the perfect launch pad for any new leader! (Or any old leader for that matter.) Patrick's gift for combining profound insights with practical applications comes through perfectly! I love this book!'

'The Five-Week Leadership Challenge will spur you into action and help you write your own leadership story. I hope every leader reads it and follows its advice.'

'The Five-Week Leadership Challenge is ideal for all of us in need of guidance on our leadership journey. Leddin teaches how pointed reflection, a deep understanding of one's own leadership values, and the ability to recognize when leadership is actually called for are practices available to anyone who wants to be a better leader.'

'I have spent my career working with some of the best leaders in the world. I have seen what makes some excel while others struggle. I'm confident that taking on Patrick's The Five-Week Leadership Challenge and applying his ideas in your life will make you a leader that people choose to follow.'

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781400225309
  • ISBN 10: 1400225302
  • On Sale: 08/24/2021
  • Pages: 240
  • List Price: $27.99
  • Trim Size: 160.000mm x 236.000mm x 22.000mm
  • Category 1 : BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Leadership
  • Category 2 : BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Entrepreneurship
  • Category 3 : BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / New Business Enterprises
  • Category 4 : BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Workplace Culture