New Book Provides Fifteen Exercises to Help Leaders Get into Better Leadership Shape

MindStir Media authors Janet McCracken and Ed Beard have written and launched a life-changing leadership book that exercises, retrains and strengthens leadership muscles.

Getting Into Leadership Shape: With 15 Exercises to Strengthen Your Character and Competence is a revolutionary leadership book written by Janet McCracken and Ed Beard and published by MindStir Media. Richard R. Frank, CEO and President of Lawry’s, praised the book as being the book that “will help you get and stay in leadership shape as an executive, manager, emerging leader or business coach…”

Tony York, CEO of HSS Inc., said, “Getting Into Leadership Shape gives us the path for our leaders to engage in conversations around character competencies that are bigger, richer, and have more meaning. These conversations inspire connections, accountability, and bring people in alignment with the organizational purpose. The exercises in this book will be extremely useful for our managers and our emerging leaders.”

From the back cover: If you are serious about wanting to get into leadership shape, then you will need to exercise. This book will give your leadership a workout, retrain your leadership muscles, and improve your leadership cardio. Developing the eight leadership competencies in this book will get you into shape as a leader, and when you commit to the exercises at the end of each chapter, you will not only get into leadership shape, you will stay there… In sports, no one would argue that some sports enthusiasts are naturally more athletic than others. In leadership, some of us are more naturally gifted leaders than others, but anyone who exercises leadership will end up a better leader than had he or she not exercised at all… What is your reason for getting into leadership shape? To gain a promotion? Or have you been placed in management and need to develop the skills to excel? Do you want to learn how to be an accomplished leader because your non-profit organization’s cause is important to society? Or is it simply that you have a life value of self-improvement and want the personal satisfaction of challenging yourself? Whatever your reason for wanting to be a better leader, when you exercise your leadership abilities you will improve.

Getting Into Leadership Shape: With 15 Exercises to Strengthen Your Character and Competence is available at, and other fine retailers worldwide. Wholesale orders can be placed through Ingram. Authors Janet McCracken and Ed Beard are available for interviews. Please call Rob Rop at 800-767-0531 to arrange an interview or send an email to

About the authors:

Janet McCracken and Ed Beard are the CEO and President of Employers Edge, Inc., a nationally recognized organizational development and talent management company founded in 1991 that specializes in leadership and management training, team development, employee assessments, and executive and management coaching. What makes Janet and Ed highly effective and sought-after as coaches, trainers, and speakers is that they have a contagious passion and enthusiasm for helping people accomplish their goals. They enjoy engaging others in possibility thinking and challenging other to have courage and take action. For the last 25 years, The Employers Edge has developed thousands of people in over 400 corporations including AAA, Charter Communication, Children’s Hospital, Jeppesen/Boeing, Lawry’s, Starz Entertainment, Toyota, BDO Seidman, Epson America, U.S. Foods, Celestron, and GE Capital.  Ed and Janet have developed multiple training and coaching certification programs including Train The Internal Coach®, Getting Into Leadership Shape®, Strategy Management for Teams, Teamwork Builders and Blockers, The Sales Edge, and The Leadership Edge. For more information please visit

About MindStir Media:

MindStir Media LLC offers a wide variety of self-publishing services such as custom cover design; interior layout; ISBN assignment; printing; ebook conversion; distribution; and marketing assistance. MindStir Media also provides one-on-one coaching from bestselling author J.J. Hebert, making its book publishing services completely unique and “Mind-Stirringly Easy,” as the company puts it. To learn more about publishing a book with MindStir Media, visit or call 800-767-0531.

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