Lead with Imagination
Regaining the power to lead and live in a changing world.
- Cultivate imagination, creativity, and innovation
- Understand your vulnerabilities and find ways to take risks
- Have fun as a leader
- Learn to lead with love
“Brian Paradis exemplifies how love, authenticity, humility, and creativity power truly great leadership. Lead with Imagination is a truly inspired blueprint for how to serve others with all of your heart, mind, and soul.”Todd ParkCo-Founder, athenahealth, Former U.S. Chief Technology Officer, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, Devoted Health
“'Lead with Imagination' is filled with unique events the author experienced along his journey to ultimately becoming a true servant leader. He uses impactful, memorable and heartfelt stories that truly illustrate the imperative for leaders to be vulnerable, curious and imaginative. This is a “must read” for both future and experienced leaders who wish to become 'Leaders of Consequence.'”Ann RhoadesPresident, People Ink
“Brian Paradis provides art-induced imagination and myriad stories of those he has influenced and who have influenced him to show how dreams come true. This terrific book tackles the 'art' of leadership with stories, humor, love, grace, and selflessness, and Brian has accomplished his mission.”Mark HertlingLieutenant General (Retired) US Army, author of Growing Physician Leaders
“Brian Paradis offers a thoughtful, well-written and deeply personal perspective on a much discussed and often poorly understood topic— leadership. The sub-title says it all—Regaining the Power to Lead—not by taking control, creating rules and establishing bureaucracy. Rather, his approach is rooted in engagement, exploration, and discovery in the spirit of what’s possible. The structures that emerge facilitate the accomplishment of great things.Rita E. Numerof, Ph.DPresident and Co-founder at Numerof & Associates, and author of Bringing Value to Healthcare and Healthcare at a Turning Point
True leadership is not for the faint of heart; it takes courage, an honest look at oneself and an appreciation of the impact we have on those around us. Brian challenges the reader to look beyond the usual and set the stage to unleash the creative power of those around them. And that requires trust—a quality too often lacking in organizations today.
Through a process of guided self-discovery, Brian Paradis takes the reader on a journey, challenging widely held assumptions about leaders and leadership. Lead with Imagination will be a refreshing challenge for all who come in contact with it.”