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The Thinking Leader


Effective Lessons for Everyday Leadership

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The Thinking Leader

Effective Lessons for Everyday Leadership

Leadership has become more critical than ever before due to the rapid changes in technology and the aftermath of the pandemic. In this guidebook, Dr. Ralph Hughes provides practical strategies for developing a leadership mindset, which is essential for addressing many internal HR, ethical, and work-related issues. By adopting the four elements of leadership and the THINK model presented in this book, leaders can evaluate their behavior daily, leading to harmonious relationships and work environments that align with the organizational mission.

The Thinking Leader: Effective Lessons for Everyday Leadership will help you increase your leadership potential and fulfill it in ways you would otherwise have struggled. You will learn how to:

  • Develop leadership qualities

  • Connect with others on an emotional level

  • Resolve conflicts

  • Control emotions

  • Increase personal presence

  • Become a powerful leader

  • And much more

This book is a valuable resource for anyone who wants to increase their leadership influence and competency.   With it, you will inevitably reap an increase, personally and professionally.


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Dr. Ralph Hughes focuses on the intersection between leadership praxis and follower empowerment. 

Leadership is a crucial aspect of any organization, but unfortunately, many leaders fail to understand its true essence. This often leads to unpleasant behavior towards their followers, which ultimately hampers productivity and creativity.  The Thinking Leader: Effective Lessons for Everyday Leadership, aims to shed light on the misconceptions of leadership and the importance of serving employees with passion, compassion, humility, and respect.

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Dr. R.B. Hernandez

-Jungian-oriented Licensed Psychologist, with a focus on developing "ego-Self-Axis-related leadership" and

International Speaker

​"The Thinking Leader is more than just a leadership guide - it's a call to action for leaders to look within themselves and cultivate the mindset and behaviors needed to bring out the best in others. Whether you are a seasoned executive or a first-time manager,  [this book] is an essential read. Hughes' warmth and wisdom will inspire and equip you to lead with greater purpose and impact."  

Paul Falcone

-Former CHRO of Nickelodeon and bestselling author of The Paul Falcone Workplace Leadership Series (HarperCollins Leadership)

"Based on the emotionally intelligent principles of communication, teambuilding, and trust and respect, [The Thinking Leader] provides unique insights into the nature of human relationship in the modern economy, especially in terms of the leader-as-coach model, the self-aware leader, and the manager focused on employee engagement and empowerment. The Thinking Leader [is the] new  strategic blueprint."

Dr. Bruce E. Winston

-Author of Biblical Principles of Leading and Managing Employees and Biblical Principles of Hiring and Developing Employees (Palgrave Macmillan)

"The Thinking Leader: Effective Lessons for Everyday Leadership is an informative and helpful guide for all leaders, developing and well-seasoned.

Dr. Hughes explains how to build committed, engaged employees through the correct use of positive leadership behaviors that produce high-performance, satisfied employees who want to stay with the leader and the organization. Think, Humility, Inspiration, Nurture, and Knowledge (THINK) will be a model for effective leadership.”

Dr. Aidin Brown

-Author of What’s Next? Moving Forward with Optimism and Positivity Towards...HOPE

The Thinking Leader is a thought-provoking and insightful guide to effective leadership in everyday situations. Author Ralph Hughes offers a fresh perspective on leadership, emphasizing the importance of critical thinking and strategic decision-making in guiding teams to success. One of the key strengths of the book is its practical approach to leadership, with Hughes providing real- life examples and actionable strategies that leaders can implement immediately. I highly recommend this book to anyone seeking practical advice and inspiration for improving their leadership abilities.

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