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Everyday People,
Everyday Leaders

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Leadership is for Everyday People

Leadership; a word traditionally reserved for those with a title, a badge, a position, a name, an office, a desk, some stripes on the arm or a story of heroism to tell. But leadership is simpler and more pervasive than that. Leadership can be found in the poorest and quietest of places, away from the media and award ceremonies. It can be found in everyday places, exhibited by everyday people being everyday leaders.


'Everyday People, Everyday Leaders' is a book that tells the story of a few of these everyday leaders. Each story demonstrating an aspect of leadership, that when you piece it together you complete the jigsaw of leadership. The good news, for those wanting to be a leader, is that you don’t have to have all the pieces of the jigsaw to start. Like the childhood sticker albums, it is the journey of gathering the precious stickers that is part of the enjoyment. Central to the principle of being a good leader is being malleable, willing to learn and develop as a leader, gathering new skills as you practise the art of leadership.  Read the book and hopefully discover that you have some already and you can collect develop others as you journey through leadership.

Who does the book help?

Types of Leaders


Reading is great. Reviewing, Reflecting & Responding makes you even greater.

Infographics and Reflection Pages

We have some resources to help you reflect on the skills needed for each chapter in the book. There are individual reflections and team reflections. 

We also have copies of the infographics used at the end of each chapter, created by Jane Ryder. 

For all of our resources linked to the book, visit the book resources page.

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Meet some of the characters in the book. Colin interviews people from each chapter to find out more about them and how they use the skills of the chapter.

Click here to visit the video page.

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