Leaders Without Titles
By Stephen J. Sampson, Ph.D.
Learn the Secrets of Leader Success
What does it mean to lead? Are there natural born leaders? Can leadership be taught? Throw out everything you thought you knew. Leaders Without Titles challenges the way we determine who our leaders should be and uncovers the factors that really influence the ability to lead.
According to the author, formal authority is not the key to leading. There are six informal power attributes that draw people to others who may not have formal authority. All six of these attributes are necessary to be a complete leader. All six of these attributes can be developed and improved in every person.
The six attributes:
Intellectuality: Individuals who think outside the norm of thinking by developing or conceptualizing ideas or logically processing information, including doctors and teachers
Sociability: Anyone who can engage others without fear or anxiety, is rarely at a loss for words and exhibits communication skills that draw others to them, such as politicians and religious leaders
Emotionality: Individuals who can use emotions to move others, such as motivational speakers and sports coaches
Personability: People who are approachable, unselfish, real and unassuming, such as UCLA coach John Wooden and retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor
Physicality: A person seen as physically powerful, attractive or healthy—such as an athlete or movie star.
Morality: A person who knows and applies the principle of fairness and goodness vs. evil and unfairness in how they conduct their life, including Rosa Parks
The book also makes a case for validating the attributes of leadership—such as courage and integrity and being a good listener—so they can be replicated in future leaders.
About the Training and Manual
Sampson’s Leaders Without Titles training can be customized for any industry and uses the Leaders Without Titles Participant Manual and the book Leaders Without Titles (LWT) by Stephen J. Sampson, Ph.D. The purpose of the manual is to operationalize (put into practice) many of the concepts discussed in the book. It includes several self-assessments to measure competencies in the six LWT dimensions.
About the Author
Dr. Steve Sampson has been teaching social intelligence, conflict resolution and interpersonal skills for over 40 years. He brings both academic knowledge and practical experience to his seminars. As a Licensed Psychologist, he is the former Chief of Psychology of Georgia Regional Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia (1993 to 1995). He is also a nationally recognized counseling psychologist who works with various law enforcement agencies conducting fitness for duty evaluations and post shooting debriefings since 1982. He has been a contract Psychologist with 25 Metropolitan Atlanta Law Enforcement Agencies since 1991.