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The Power of We Begins With Me

Leo Bottary
Leo Bottary Author Interview

Peernovation helps readers build high performing teams with a system that is easy to follow and understand. Why was this an important book for you to write?

I’ve been studying high-performing peer advisory groups for more than a decade, and it’s clearer to me now more than ever that teams have a great deal to learn from what these groups do so well.  During a time in our history when we need to focus on cooperation and collaboration, I felt it was important to write this book. 

You are a thought leader on peer advantage and Peernovation. How has your professional experience helped you write this book?

I’ve led my own small companies and subsidiaries, worked with senior-level executive cohorts in academic settings, played a leadership role at Vistage (which assembles and facilitates peer advisory groups for senior-level executives in 20 countries), and facilitated more than 160 workshops with CEOs and business leaders throughout North America and the UK – a healthy combination of personal experiences, academic study, and practical fieldwork.

What is a common misconception you feel people have about teams?

Most people don’t necessarily understand how powerful they are to make their team better.  I listen to people who complain about their team as if they don’t recognize that they are part of the team they are dissing. 

What is one thing you hope readers take away from your book?

A central tenet of Peernovation is that the power of we begins with me. Whether you are the leader of your team or a leader in your team, you are not just there to fill a spot – you are there to make a difference!

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Peer•no•va•tion (pir-n-v-shn) combines the words peer (people like me) and innovation (creativity realized). It’s teamwork of the highest order.  

Leo Bottary follows up on his two earlier books about leveraging the power of peers in business and in life. With its roots in CEO and executive peer groups, the team-building framework presented in these pages is designed for leaders who want to coach engaged, adaptable, and higher-performing teams. Peernovation embraces lessons from more than a decade of academic research, fieldwork, and personal experiences throughout North America and the United Kingdom. Whether you’re a team leader or team member, learn how to:

select the right people for your team
create psychological safety and inspire greater productivity
build a positive culture of accountability
become a better team leader
foster a robust learning-achieving cycle

If you believe “the power of we begins with me” and that meeting future challenges will require building the best teams possible, then Peernovation is for you.

Harness the Power of This System

Ari Gunzburg
Ari Gunzburg Author Interview

The Little Book of Greatness shares with readers five keys they can use to achieve their dreams and live a better life. Why was this an important book for you to write?

I really like helping people, so once I came up with this concept of the 5 Keys, I knew I had to get it out there so people can access it in as many ways as possible. I have a video course in post production, a workbook that is in the works, and more. I just want people to be able to harness the power of this system to improve their own lives.

What is a common misconception you feel people have about self improvement?

Oh wow. So many! That a system will just do everything for you. That your life will change without the hard work. That just because it worked for him or her, that it will work for me. We are all incredibly different, so what works for you won’t necessarily work for me. And of course, it takes actual action to make it happen. That’s one of the reasons I think my framework is so powerful, because it is light enough to allow you to apply it to your life in many many different ways.

How did you develop the 5 Keys to Greatness that you share in the book?

Lots and lots of driving. No, seriously! I was in a situation where I drove around 9000 miles in a summer, so when I wasn’t listening to music or books or anything else, I was working on this concept, and eventually I settled on these 5 main key areas.

What is one thing you hope readers take away from your book?

To make incremental improvements. If we are only a little better each day than we were, we will accomplish so much. Too many of us feel like we have to make big moves; we don’t need big moves as much as we need many small moves.

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Rekindle Life’s Magic with the 5 Keys To Greatness

David is overwhelmed, falling apart, and moments away from possibly ending it all. He feels there should be more to life – but what?! A stranger appears as David sits on a cliff, and convinces David to try to rediscover the magic of life using five simple keys. As David starts his quest, he learns he may never have the chance to learn the keys.

Journey with David as he tries to learn the 5 Keys To Greatness, and see how the 5 Keys can help you also, as you discover how to unlock your destiny, achieve your dreams, and live your best life. This easy-to-read and enjoyable parable has been described by readers as reminiscent of The Alchemist, Robin Sharma’s The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, Mitch Albom, The Secret, and more.
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