Grace: A Leaders Guide to a Better Us



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About The Book

John Baldoni’s new book on the power of GRACE is a must read for all of us and particularly for anyone seeking to serve in a leadership role. In a world where good manners and courtesy sometimes seem to have gone out of style, this book is a practical guide for bettering relationships in all types of human connections. In a spiritual sense grace is unearned and as such, it is yours to use for the betterment of self and others. Grace as a gift is a catalyst for positive change to enable the greater good. 

Baldoni’s GRACE mixes stories of everyday heroes with interviews of notable thought leaders. The results give practical insights into generosity, respect, and compassion coupled with the energy and actions it takes to deliver on these virtues. Creating an acronym, Baldoni helps us distinguish the attributes of grace in Generosity, Respect, Action, Compassion and Energy. 

We can apply these universal truths in ordinary as well as extraordinary situations. The many examples of grace in everyday life allow us to witness human dignity and humility and remind us what wonders we can accomplish when working together. This is an inspiring collection of personal stories that combines wisdom with positive outcomes. 

About The Author

John Baldoni is an internationally recognized leadership educator, executive coach and speaks throughout North America and Europe. John is the author of 14 books, including MOXIE: The Secret to Bold and Gutsy Leadership, Lead with Purpose, Lead Your Boss, and The Leader’s Pocket Guide. John’s books have been translated into 10 languages. In 2018 named John a Top 100 speaker. Also, in 2018, Trust Across America honored John with its Lifetime Achievement Award for Trust, and Global Gurus named him a Top 30 global leadership expert, a list John been on since 2007. In 2014 listed John as a Top 50 leadership expert.John has authored more than 700 leadership columns for a variety of online publications including Forbes, Harvard Business Review and Bloomberg Businessweek. John also produces and appears in a video coaching series for SmartBrief, a news channel with over 4 million opt-in subscribers. John’s leadership resource website is

Product Details
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Indigo River (May 21, 2019)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 200 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1948080885
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1948080880
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 15.8 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 0.63 x 9 inches

“Leadership is about humility, love and service. GRACE: A Leader’s Guide to a Better Us reveals how leaders demonstrate what it means to be open to others, how they care for their people, and how they serve for the ‘greater good.’ GRACE can be your handbook for creating a stronger culture and a more supportive workplace that enriches your team and your organization’s performance.”

— Alan Mulally, former CEO of Boeing Commercial Aircraft and Ford Motor Company

“In a moment when it seems that grace is a lost art, a collection of thoughtful leaders and writers have come together to restore it. This book couldn’t come at a better time.”

— Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take and Originals.

“One of my favorite sayings is ‘Life is good.’ In GRACE: A Leader’s Guide to a Better Us, John Baldoni gives that reality new meaning. GRACE contains story after story of women and men taking it upon themselves to make a positive difference in the lives of other people. Grace is a gift that we all need more of it.”

— Marshall Goldsmith, world’s No. 1 executive coach and author of multiple New York Times best-sellers including What Got You Here, Won’t Get You There, Mojo and Triggers

“John Baldoni’s excellent book reminds us that leadership is more about attitude than just aptitude. Too often boards focus exclusively on technical skills and not enough on character. Treating people with grace will make everyone a better leader.”

— Carlos Gutierrez, co-chair of the Albright Stonebridge Group and former CEO of The Kellogg Company

“GRACE: A Leader’s Guide to a Better Usis the product of a fruitful career spent immersed in the study and practice of leadership, and it shows. Through stories big and small, Baldoni reveals what it takes to live and lead with grace in ways that can have a profound impact on those around you – and yourself. If you feel like there must be something more, this book will help you find it.”

— John U. Bacon, author of the National Bestseller, The Great Halifax Explosion

“John Baldoni brings grace to life in his outstanding new book! Laced with a myriad of inspiring stories and examples, there is no doubt that grace is real and that it is alive today. Grace is the kind of book we desperately need during these times when so many people have forgotten what good leadership looks like. Baldoni shows how to make grace available to each of us so you can become the leader you were meant to be and the kind of leader the world needs today.”

— Jesse Lyn Stoner, CEO Seapoint Center, co-author Full Steam Ahead: Unleash the Power of Vision