WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE PRESENT?
It means being fully engaged in what is happening now, not later, not yesterday, and nor somewhere else. It means slowing down, listening, opening up to what is, what could be, and what else.
This book is not just about picking up some new management trick, a few pointers, or something you will plug-and-play with how you lead today. There are countless books out there on strategy, vision, execution—oh, and yes, time management. While these leadership qualities are important, we believe the most effective way to lead people is to be fully present, which means your presence is part of who you are, not just something you do.
Everything said in this book is intended to equip you with the tools to unleash the natural pride that people can have in their work, their desire to have their company succeed. Succeed fabulously. When you consider who has had the most dramatic impact on you as a person and as a leader, it is almost always someone who was present in the ways depicted in this book.