Stedman Graham is best known for his brilliant leadership skills despite also being known as Oprah Winfrey’s partner for the past 33 years. He is a leadership expert and New York Time’s best-selling author. Graham’s best-selling book, Identity Leadership outlines a Nine-Step Success Process that is a proven methodology for personal and professional success.
The message is based on the philosophy that individuals hold the key to their success or failure and cannot lead others until they can first lead themselves. Leadership or lack thereof determines the success or failure of an organization. Leaders understand that identity is their greatest asset, and enduringly successful people know who they are and are clear about what matters to them. They have established powerful identities, becoming Identity Leaders who create wherever they go.
Further, Identity Leaders build a strong foundation from the core of who they are. They know what drives them and understand what choices they should make to overcome the obstacles or difficulties they may face along the way. They withstand the tests and challenges of time. The Identity Leadership Nine-Step Success Process provides the tools and the groundwork for discovery and development in the world we live in today to become our best selves.
A MESSAGE FROM STEDMAN GRAHAM
For more than 30 years, I have been writing books, teaching in colleges, working in communities, leading non-profits and speaking at workshops throughout the world. In all that time, I have come to know one thing: leadership is everything. The needs of the 21st century cannot be met by followers.
The world is changing at warp speed, and people must be able to stand on a solid platform of self-awareness, equipped with the tools required for self-leadership that allow them to adapt to the ever-changing technologies, ideologies and circumstances of their lives. Before you lead others, you must first be able to lead yourself.
Participants in the Identity Leadership program improve their performance, increase their lifelong learning capacity and change their mind-set from that of a follower to that of a leader. The program produces results: people become self-motivated leaders in their lives, inspired by their dreams and their values. Further, they inspire themselves to succeed, no longer dependent on outside forces for motivation or discipline.
People who understand Identity Leadership develop the capacity to reassure and motivate themselves. They are self-reliant. They learn to self-execute valuable, thoughtful actions, often creating innovative ideas that revolutionize their personal and professional effectiveness. The world needs leaders who understand the importance of self-awareness, self-discipline and self-leadership. We need people who know themselves to lead organizations from the idea of commerce for commerce’s sake to the new paradigm of success based on integrity and with self-actualized individuals at the helm.
“Individuals should not be defined by their circumstances, but only by their possibilities.”