Your Oxygen Mask First: 17 Habits to Help High Achievers Survive & Thrive in Leadership & Life


Your Oxygen Mask First: 17 Habits to Help High Achievers Survive & Thrive in Leadership & Life

In the category of success books, this is one that leaders, and emerging leaders, must have on their bookshelves. And it is also one that you will turn to time and again for insight and inspiration. If you’re ready for a shake up in the way that you’ve been approaching success, then this personal growth and leadership book by Kevin N. Lawrence is your instruction guide.

Designed with leaders in mind, executive coach Lawrence takes a bold and brash approach to shaking up the status quo by inviting readers to really think hard about what they want and what they are willing to do to achieve it. The overarching idea of this success book is to help leaders understand that taking care of themselves and growing in their own personal and professional lives is the first step in helping their teams do the same. When the formula comes together, only productivity and vitality will result.

In this book lies some truly thought-provoking questions and mindset challenges. One of my favorite questions is “Would you want someone you love to spend a lifetime living exactly as you are right now?”

But it’s not all about the inquires, he stretches you to consider the necessary rituals required for your personal and professional care. Building resilience, managing your mental health, asking for feedback and building your ambassadors and a community of experts to help you succeed. No man or woman is an island. Nor should be a leader living up in that C-suite all by themselves with their egos (uh, those were my words). Rather, inviting others in, taking time for your betterment and building a community of support is integral to success.

Lawrence provides steps to mastery of each of the seventeen habits (key chapters) that help you grow from “martyrdom” to taking in your share of oxygen so you can be a better leader at work, in life and in your community.

Image courtesy of Lioncrest Publishing

Source: Lawrence and Company Growth Advisors Inc

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