Healthy Leadership

by Lee J. Colan and Julie Davis-Colan

Healthy Leadership perfectly captures the leader of the future, and how you can become the executive your team and company need. Filled with practical and actionable tools to get started with today, this book will revolutionize your work, career, and life!”

Dr. Marshall Goldsmith
Thinkers50 #1 Executive Coach and New York Times best-selling author of Triggers, Mojo, and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

Healthy leadership is like a cultural magnet that attracts people to your team and the cultural glue that makes them want to stay. If today’s workers don’t see healthy leadership, they will look for it elsewhere.

Healthy leadership addresses human needs—it’s personal.

Healthy leadership is not about the leader, but it starts with the leader. It’s about the people you serve. As a leader, when you help others grow, you grow — and growing people fuel growing, healthy organizations.

The three healthy leadership principles (mindset) are:

  • Love: Do what is in the best interest of others.
  • Positivity: Manage negative emotions and increase positive ones.
  • Growth: Seek new insights, knowledge, and improvements.

The three healthy leadership practices (skillset) are:

  • Clarify: Crystalize a desired future and motivation to get there.
  • Connect: Build ties between work and human needs.
  • Coach: Unlock the potential in others.

This actionable guide will help you and your organization apply these principles and practices so everyone can thrive!

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Healthy Leadership perfectly captures the leader of the future, and how you can become the executive your team and company need. Filled with practical and actionable tools to get started with today, this book will revolutionize your work, career, and life!”

Dr. Marshall Goldsmith
Thinkers50 #1 Executive Coach and New York Times best-selling author of Triggers, Mojo, and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

“The principles and practices of Healthy Leadership come down to a simple truth I’ve been talking about for years: It’s not about you—it’s about the people you serve. Lee and Julie have created a hands-on guidebook to help you become the kind of leader people are searching for right now. If you believe Healthy Leadership matters in today’s workplace, read this book!”

Ken Blanchard
Coauthor of The New One Minute Manager® and Simple Truths of Leadership

“At Edward Jones, we ask our associates to lead with courage in ways that are purpose-driven and leader-led. Healthy Leadership is about what it takes to help high-performing teams feel supported and succeed in serving their clients, colleagues, and communities. It’s how to lead with purpose.”

Penny Pennington
Managing Partner
Edward Jones

Healthy Leadership is like Google maps for today’s leader. It’s a trusted guide for leading in a new world of work. The starting point is where you are today. The destination is a win for everyone involved – the leader, the team, and the business.”

Daniel L. Jones
Chairman & CEO
Encore Wire

“Lee and Julie’s insights are always so valuable due to extensive research and work with companies of all sizes. Applying the concepts and tools from Healthy Leadership will help your company cement a healthy culture that will make your team members stay and thrive.”

Valerie Freeman
Imprimis Group, Inc.

“The world of work has clearly changed. This excellent book is a practical guide for leaders who want to thrive in this new world, to be a positive force for good. Healthy leadership will change your business!”

Frank Dulcich
Chairman & CEO
Pacific Seafood Group

“In Healthy Leadership, Lee and Julie emphasize how healthy leadership is about healthy relationships with everyone we interact with in life. We must invest in our relationships and should celebrate them along the way. Well worth investing your time reading their new book! There are many concepts for you to apply in your daily life.”

Bill Dyer
Standard Nutrition

“Lee and Julie are dynamic and visionary thought leaders. More importantly, they have hearts for helping others succeed and making meaningful contributions while leading significant lives. Their new book, Healthy Leadership, creates a real synergy with people, the organizations they choose to work for, and then decide to stay and grow with.”

Denis G. Simon
Senior Executive Vice President
Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

Healthy Leadership concisely outlines the mindset and actions for successful leadership of today’s workforce. The authors’ unique combination of practical science, engaging stories, and proven tools equips the reader to elevate his/her leadership game.”

Jeanne Mason
Sr. Vice President
Human Resources, Baxter International Inc.

“In applying the concept of health to leadership, Lee and Julie provide a powerful framework for growth at every level. Healthy Leadership provides a powerful reminder to the enduring power of love, positivity, growth, clarity, connection and coaching.”

Raanan Horowitz
President and CEO
Elbit America

Healthy Leadership is the most deliberate and practical book I have read on the contemporary requirements for being an impactful leader. It will help leaders and organizations grow and compete in the future. Most writings on this subject are long and theoretical, but this book is concise and gets right to the point on how to be a healthy leader.”

Dave Loeser

Healthy Leadership is an excellent read for leaders who desire to lead with purpose. It’s filled with practical tools to help leaders empower their teams to experience monumental professional growth and give their best work back to the organization. Applying its principles and practices will make your organization a sought-after place for people to work and thrive.”

Sarah Shadonix
Founder and CEO
Scout & Cellar

Healthy Leadership is a timely guide that equips leaders need to elevate others. That starts with healthy principles that fulfill the needs of today’s worker and practices that engage and encourage people. This book helps leaders transform themselves, their teams, and their organizations.”

Paul R. Hays
Med-Pharmex, Inc.

“In a world where distancing has become the norm, Healthy Leadership brings back the importance of human connection to drive successful leadership. It’s a practical guide that equips leaders with the emotional skills to engage, encourage, and motivate their teams. Healthy Leadership is a wonderful addition to my collection of the Colan’s books.”

Thomas Vanderheyden
Vice President
Global Sales, Advanced Energy Industries, Inc.