Leadership from the Inside Out

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Meet Kevin Cashman, the author of

Leadership From The Inside Out

Kevin Cashman is Founder and President of LeaderSource, an international leadership development, executive coaching, and team effectiveness consultancy. In 2006, LeaderSource merged with Korn/Ferry International in order to provide its offerings in 80 offices spanning 40 countries.

In his revision of Leadership from the inside out, Kevin Cashman demonstrates that his trademark “whole-person” approach–we lead by virtue of who we are–is essential to sustained success in today’s talent-starved marketplace and provides a measurable return on investment. For everyone from CEOs to emerging leaders, this long-awaited second edition advances the art and science of leadership and is even more relevant today than when it was first published.

Listen as Susan Stamm interviews Kevin and draws out a captivating outline of the key ideas of the book.  Susan serve as host of Bookends Book Club, a service of The TEAM Approach.

For more than 25 years, Kevin and his team have coached thousands of senior executives and senior teams to enhance performance. He is the founder of the Executive to Leader Institute® recognized by Fast Company as the “Mayo Clinic” of leadership development for its interdisciplinary approach to executive coaching. Clients include General Mills, Novartis, 3M, Medtronic, Johnson & Johnson, United Way of America, Zurich Financial, Carlson Companies, and Thrivent Financial.

Kevin is the author of four books on leadership and career development. His book Leadership from the Inside Out was named the number 1 best-selling business book of 2000 by CEO-READ and was also named one of the top 20 best-selling business books of the decade. Kevin has been featured as a contributing author along with Warren Bennis, Stephen Covey, and Marshall Goldsmith in the books A New Paradigm of Leadership (1997) and Partnering: The New Face of Leadership (2002). He has been a contributing editor to Executive Excellence magazine along with Peter Senge, Charles Garfield, and Ken Blanchard. He has also written numerous articles on leadership and career management and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Chief Executive, Human Resource Executive, San Francisco Examiner, Fast Company, Strategy & Leadership, Oprah, CNN, and other national media. Kevin is currently the leadership columnist for Forbes.com, and was recently recognized as one of the Top 15 Thought Leaders in the world by Executive Excellence magazine.

His other best-selling book, Awakening the Leader Within, is an interactive coaching experience which chronicles the transformational journey of a leader to a new way of leading and a new way of life.

A frequent keynote speaker at conferences and corporate events, Kevin was formerly the cohost of the CareerTalk radio program. He has been chapter president, board member, and fellow of the International Association of Career Management Professionals. Kevin is a Senior Fellow of the Caux Roundtable, a global consortium of CEOs dedicated to enhancing principle-based leadership internationally. He is also a Board Member for the Center for Ethical Business Cultures, fostering ethical leadership in corporations, and is a former Board Member of Youth Frontiers, bringing character and leadership development to tens of thousands of school-age children each year.

Prior to founding LeaderSource, Kevin was Regional Director of an international human development organization and Vice President of a major vocational services organization.

Kevin’s educational background includes a psychology degree from St. John’s University. A believer in dynamic life balance, he has participated in more than 50 triathlons and has practiced and taught meditation for over three decades.

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