Awakened Stealth Leadership
A Soulful Approach to Growing Leaders and Organisations
Inspiring Leaders, Who Grow Teams, That Change the World
In a world that is crying out for great leaders and great change it is up to each one of us, as leaders, to listen deeply to where the future is calling us and our organisations to be. To survive this time of constant change and awaken consciousness, we need to cultivate leadership that is attuned, aware and right for our times.
Awakened Stealth Leadership is about being quietly great, the kind of leader who consciously lifts up their people to become the best they can be. It’s about creating an atmosphere of co-operation and communication, It’s about holding the space where each person can shine as an individual, while working together as a team to bring out their highest future potential as one.
Awakened Stealth Leadership leads you on a 7 Star journey to:
- Connect with your Ultimate Impact
- Learn the Skill of the Silence
- Build community in the workplace
- Uncover the power of visionary teamship and unified visions
- Connect, collaborate and inspire with Brew sessions
Andrea Putting and Prof (Dr) Som Saini have vast experience in Leadership and bring that together, with research and intuitive knowledge, to write this book, to guide your organisations to unleash its Ultimate Impact on the world.
In Praise of Awakened Stealth Leadership
The days of being boss are dated and are no longer seen as acceptable way of running organisations. Dated models of leadership demonstrate growing criticism and discontent from various parties- employees, customers and key stakeholders.
Leaders are expected to lead differently with accountability and to fulfil responsibilities towards the different types of people they serve.
This insightful book by Ms Andrea Putting and Professor Som Saini explores Leadership suitable for the contemporary times. The key themes of their pioneering 7-Star Model for Leading gives readers insight on leading with values. The model comprehensively and systematically tackles present day issues and challenges that remain unanswered despite the myriads of books and research on this subject.
A game changer of a book showing new ways of leadership taking into account the wider considerations important for any values-driven organisation.
Education Partnerships UK Ltd (EPUK)
Andrea Putting and Som Saini provide a structured view of an approach to leadership that is rooted in nurturing the individuals and teams to grow and develop. The book helps to understand the leadership through the lens of a gardener who plants the seed and creates conditions and environment for the plant to take shape of a strong tree. This helps individuals to ‘embrace their own passions and grow within the business’ and is in stark contrast to the conventional view where the leaders command and control and direct – and end up growing bonsais, not elms. The book develops the Seven Star Model of Awakened Stealth Leadership – Commitment, Completeness, Competence, Communication, Community, Catalyst, and Collaboration. Each point of the star is supported with rich anecdotes, stories and personal experiences that makes this a compelling book to read.
Dr. Subash Bijlani
Business and Management Programs
The Graduate School
University of Maryland, USA
Gone are the days when the management used to dictate terms to the employees. Everyone needs to have space at their workplace. In the world of growing opportunities, employees endeavour to work for Self Esteem, rather than mere salary and remunerations. The work environment delivering the objective of Self Esteem and Self-realisation must be understood while taking Maslow’s need hierarchy into consideration. Contemporary leadership needs to provide such atmosphere to create more productive and efficient workforce, where every employee reaches their maximum potential by finding a sense of fulfilment. It helps the leadership identify company’s highest potential and prospects through a very strong bond developed amongst employees and management through communication, performance management, change management and innovation, reward and recognition, learning and development and wellness.
I am sure this effort of Andrea Putting and Dr Som Saini will go a long way in helping the management working out strategies and tactics to bringing out the desired results.
Vikram Jeet Duggal, IPS,
Commissioner of Police,
Ms. Andrea Putting and Prof. (Dr) Som Saini have come up with a highly relevant model of leadership as mentioned in this book. Based on my decades of experience of reputed education institutions, I know in this era of high competition and employability outcomes, to meet priority of the education sector, each of the Seven Stars of Awakened Stealth Leadership is quite important. Be it self-employment or corporate or academics senior roles, the shift in the leadership style is a must. I find this as a highly contemporary book.
The book not only gives new dimension to the existing leaders, it will help the young professionals and students to learn how to be a successful leader in these highly competitive business environments.
My congratulations and best wishes to both the authors!
Professor Rakesh Mahajan,
Jalandhar (Punjab) India
In view of the chaos in the global business environment, leadership building is being recognized as the key intervention to confront the resultant complexities. No doubt, leadership is perhaps the most debatable and misunderstood subject in people management and behavioural science literature. The biggest contribution of this very useful book by Putting and Saini is the lucidity with which the seven-star model of “Awakened Stealth Leadership” has been explained. This model is an immensely helpful guide for managers in creating their own leadership principles. Focusing on each star discussed in the book enables the reader to articulate her own leadership paradigm, which by any means is not a small contribution. It will be an interesting and useful reading for all practicing managers and the students of leadership too, for which the authors need to be complimented.
Dr Debi S Saini,
Professor Emeritus—HRM Area,
IIM Ranchi, India
Former Professor HRM, MDI, Gurgaon (India)
Prof. (Dr) Som Saini and Ms Andrea Putting have authored this interesting book on Awakened Stealth Leadership. The Seven Star Model of leadership mentioned in this book will benefit the present lot of managers but more so the ones in the making – in – the corporate world, Governments and educational institutions. Behind this model lies a program designed for ‘Awakening the Soul of Business’ with workshops on Employee Engagement, Awakened Stealth Leadership and social Mission. A one full day workshop was organised in our organisation and over sixty executives have affirmed the benefits of this program.
Based on my long years of experience at India’s Central Bank, I am sure the banks which follow this model would move ahead in competition in this era of high customer orientation.
I congratulate both the authors and I am confident that the knowledge shared by them through this book will be a game-changer.
G Jaganmohan Rao
Bank Note Paper Mill India Private Limited
(A Joint Venture of BRBNMPL & SPMCIL & A Wholly Owned Subsidiary of Reserve Bank of India)
The Seven Star Model of Awakened Stealth Leadership – Commitment, Completeness, Competence, Communication, Community, Catalyst and Collaboration enshrined in this book by Prof. (Dr) Som Saini and Ms Andrea Putting is a real gamechanger in the corporate world. With current change in people’s needs of industry to handle the Millennial workforce, the change in the leadership style from traditional one to stealth is a must.
I congratulate both the authors.
S S Grewal