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Be Human, Lead Human

9X Times Award Winner

Axiom Book Awards Bronze (1)

Axiom Book Awards

Bronze Medallion - Success/Motivation/Coaching

Book Excellence Award

Book Excellence Award

Winner - Leadership

Best Book Awards

Best Book Awards

Finalist - Business General and Business Motivational

Independent Pres Award

Independent Pres Award

Winner - Relationships

Non Fiction Book Awards

Non Fiction Book Awards

Silver - Business and Money, Prescriptive Nonfiction

Next Generation Indie Book Awards

Next Generation Indie Book Awards

Finalist - Career

International Impact Book Awards

International Impact Book Awards

Winner - Business and Leadership

Literary Titan Book Awards

Literary Titan Book Awards

Gold Book Award

International Book Awards

International Book Awards

Finalist - Business General

This book is timely and relevant as leaders seek effective tools to thrive in a post-COVID world. To unleash the power of your leadership potential, read Be Human, Lead Human today.

Dr. Marshall Goldsmith
Thinkers50 #1 Executive Coach and two-time#1 Leadership Thinker and
New York Times bestselling author

Are you being the best leader you can be?

In Be Human, Lead Human, Dr. Jennifer Nash invites you to radically disrupt your leadership thinking and practice to lead effectively in a post-COVID-19 world. She shares a research-based, actionable framework to transform leadership thinking and practice, engaging human connection as the cornerstone of organizational performance.

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Endorsements

“In her engaging, easy-to-read style, Jennifer demonstrates why her leadership thinking is on the radar of every top thought leadership organization today. This book is timely and relevant as leaders seek effective tools to thrive in a post-COVID world. To unleash the power of your leadership potential, read Be Human, Lead Human today.”

Dr. Marshall Goldsmith
Thinkers50 #1 Executive Coach and two-time #1 Leadership Thinker and New York Times bestselling author

“Through storytelling and a superlative ability to amalgamate the seemingly chaotic constructs behind the science of leadership, Dr. Nash provides accessible and practical guidance to leaders at all levels with an empathetic underpinning. Her narrative is forthright in word choice yet erudite in its well-researched and referenced work. An enjoyable and useful read at any stage of your leadership journey.”

J. Manuel Ocasio
Chief Human Resources Officer at Luminis Health

“Jennifer shares principles and practices of human leadership as well as compelling stories from professionals in Be Human, Lead Human. She reminds us that people skills are not soft at all; rather, they are essential to effective leadership and driving performance outcomes! Masterfully written and thought-provoking for new and seasoned leaders alike, Be Human, Lead Human should be on every organization's executive and professional development resource list.”

Yolanda Royall-Williams
Vice President of People & Engagement at Wireless Vision

“Leadership has long been celebrated and revered as a hero's journey. Now more than ever, the world needs leaders to be human at work so everyone else can be fully human too. Be Human, Lead Human is a must-have resource to evolve your leadership to include being a hero while being human in the twenty-first century and beyond.”

CB Bowman
CEO Association of Corporate Executive Coaches (ACEC), Courage Consultant, MCEC, CMC, MBA, BCC, speaker, author, facilitator

“In Be Human, Lead Human, Jennifer shares honest, witty stories of human leadership from her own career as well as stories from clients and colleagues. Nash is a thoughtful writer, a connected knower, and a servant leader. The post-pandemic world has blown the door wide open for a new, better way to lead. This book should be on every leader’s shelf so they can take a deep look inward to help navigate the path forward as they lead their organization into the future.”

Dr. Avina Gupta
Senior Principal: Leadership Development at Chick-fil-A

“Decades ago, people in leadership positions claimed great prowess in creating strategy and managing investor returns. People woke up to that shortsightedness. Leaders lead people! People drive the business; create new products and services; and develop, retain, and delight customers. Engagement numbers even before COVID showed a major motivation crisis throughout the world. Through engaging stories of real leaders who make a difference, Jennifer reminds us that it all comes down to listening, empathy, caring, and inspiring the people in an organization to be amazing!”

Richard Boyatzis, PhD
Professor at Case Western Reserve University and co-author of the international bestseller Primal Leadership and the new Helping People Change

Be Human, Lead Human is packed with actionable advice and tools to help you lead more effectively. You'll learn how to map your journey as a leader, assess your skills, and develop a strategic roadmap to inspire your team and achieve powerful results.”

Dorie Clark
Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Long Game and executive education faculty at Duke University Fuqua School of Business

“In Be Human, Lead Human, Nash shares detailed practices of human leadership using compelling stories from her professional experience, captivating the readers with thought-provoking insights that encourage them to transform their leadership techniques. Nash's book is an excellent resource for every organization's executive development program.”

Dr. Lilian Ajayi Ore
Chief Learning Officer, Top 100 Learning and Talent Development Executive, and Founder of GC4Women.org

Amazing Human Leaders Featured in Book

Alan Mulally

Alan Mulally

CEO, Ford Motor Company (retired)

Alie Shobe

Allie Shobe

Human Capital Executive

Amy Anger

Amy Anger

Vice President & General Counsel at Stefanini NA/APAC

Arabeth Balasko

Arabeth Balasko

Archivist, Curator, & Historian

Avina Gupta

Avina Gupta

Consultant and Organizational Psychologist

Bill Gryzenia

Bill Gryzenia

CEO, DealerShop Inc.

Bob Easton

Bob Easton

Leadership, Career and Life Coach, NFP Board Member

Brad Brezeinski

Brad Brezinski

Founder and Managing Director, S2A

CB Bowman

CB Bowman-Ottomanelli

CEO, Association of Corporate Executive Coaches; Courage Consultant Speaker/Author

Chris Lamb

Chris Lamb, PhD

CEO, Prothya Biosolutions

Christine Espinosa

Christine Espinosa

Senior Value Engineer at Twilio Segment

Damian Zikakis

Damian G. Zikakis

Principal, DGZ Coaching

Dave Craig

Dave Craig

CEO & Co-Founder, GRYT Health

Dorie Clark

Dorie Clark

Author & Professor, Duke University Fuqua School of Business

Eleonora Manuel

Eleonora Manuel

Sr. Director, Talent Rewards, Analytics & Systems, Outset Medical, Inc.

Franco GIrimonte

Franco Girimonte

Global HR Executive Advisory Practice Leader & Principal, The Hackett Group

Dr. Gena Cox

Dr. Gena Cox

Leadership Coach, Speaker, Author

Geneva Williams

Dr. Geneva Williams

CEO & Founder, Dr. Geneva Speaks, LLC

Gops Gopaluni

Gops Gopaluni

Head of Strategic Partnerships, Eightfold.ai

Graham Binks

Graham Binks

CEO, primeFusion, Inc

Hugh Blane

Hugh Blane

President, Claris Consulting

Ingrid Tolentino

Ingrid Tolentino

CEO, MetLife Legal Plans

Jess Evans

Jess Evans, PhD

CIO & Associate Vice Chancellor, Vanderbilt University

Joel Tauber

Joel Tauber

Owner, Tauber Enterprises & Philanthropist

Karl Shaikh

Karl Shaikh

CEO, 1Unknown & CEO, Virtual Directors, Ltd.

Manny Ocasio

Manny Ocasio

CHRO, Luminis Health

Marilyn Asahi

Marilyn Asahi

Principal, Kekaha Elementary School (retired)

Marshall Goldsmith

Dr. Marshall Goldsmith

Executive Coach & Founder, The Marshall Goldsmith Group & Professor of Management Practice, Dartmouth University

Olivia Croom

Dr. Olivia Croom

Chief Dental Officer & Senior Vice President at DentaQuest (former) & Founder, Dancing Zebras Drink

Richard Boyatzis

Dr. Richard Boyatzis

Distinguished University Professor, Case Western Reserve University & Author

Shira Miller

Shira Miller

CCO, National DCP, LLC & Author

Tricia Burger

Tricia Burger

Partner, New York Life

Vauhini Telikapalli

Vauhini Telikapalli

Founder & Managing Director, VEVA

Yolanda Royall-Williams

Yolanda Royall-Williams

Vice President, People & Engagement, Wireless Vision

Alan Mulally

Alan Mulally

CEO, Ford Motor Company (retired)

Alie Shobe

Allie Shobe

Human Capital Executive

Amy Anger

Amy Anger

Vice President & General Counsel at Stefanini NA/APAC

Arabeth Balasko

Arabeth Balasko

Archivist, Curator, & Historian

Avina Gupta

Dr. Avina Gupta

Consultant and Organizational Psychologist

Bill Gryzenia

Bill Gryzenia

CEO, DealerShop Inc.

Bob Easton

Bob Easton

Leadership, Career and Life Coach, NFP Board Member

Brad Brezeinski

Brad Brezinski

Founder and Managing Director, S2A

CB Bowman

CB Bowman-Ottomanelli

CEO, Association of Corporate Executive Coaches; Courage Consultant Speaker/Author

Chris Lamb

Chris Lamb, PhD

CEO, Prothya Biosolutions

Christine Espinosa

Christine Espinosa

Senior Value Engineer at Twilio Segment

Damian Zikakis

Damian G. Zikakis

Principal, DGZ Coaching

Dave Craig

Dave Craig

CEO & Co-Founder, GRYT Health

Dorie Clark

Dorie Clark

Author & Professor, Duke University Fuqua School of Business

Eleonora Manuel

Eleonora Manuel

Sr. Director, Talent Rewards, Analytics & Systems, Outset Medical, Inc.

Franco GIrimonte

Franco Girimonte

Global HR Executive Advisory Practice Leader & Principal, The Hackett Group

Dr. Gena Cox

Dr. Gena Cox

Leadership Coach, Speaker, Author

Geneva Williams

Geneva Williams

CEO & Founder, Dr. Geneva Speaks, LLC

Gops Gopaluni

Gops Gopaluni

Head of Strategic Partnerships, Eightfold.ai

Graham Binks

Graham Binks

CEO, primeFusion, Inc

Hugh Blane

Hugh Blane

President, Claris Consulting

Ingrid Tolentino

Ingrid Tolentino

CEO, MetLife Legal Plans

Jess Evans

Jess Evans, PhD

CIO & Associate Vice Chancellor, Vanderbilt University

Joel Tauber

Joel Tauber

Owner, Tauber Enterprises & Philanthropist

Karl Shaikh

Karl Shaikh

CEO, 1Unknown & CEO, Virtual Directors, Ltd.

Manny Ocasio

Manny Ocasio

CHRO, Luminis Health

Marilyn Asahi

Marilyn Asahi

Principal, Kekaha Elementary School (retired)

Marshall Goldsmith

Dr. Marshall Goldsmith

Executive Coach & Founder, The Marshall Goldsmith Group & Professor of Management Practice, Dartmouth University

Olivia Croom

Dr. Olivia Croom

Chief Dental Officer & Senior Vice President at DentaQuest (former) & Founder, Dancing Zebras Drink

Richard Boyatzis

Dr. Richard Boyatzis

Distinguished University Professor, Case Western Reserve University & Author

Shira Miller

Shira Miller

CCO, National DCP, LLC & Author

Tricia Burger

Tricia Burger

Partner, New York Life

Vauhini Telikapalli

Vauhini Telikapalli

Founder & Managing Director, VEVA

Yolanda Royall-Williams

Yolanda Royall-Williams

Vice President, People & Engagement, Wireless Vision

Masterfully written and thought-provoking for new and seasoned leaders alike, Be Human, Lead Human should be on every organization's executive and professional development resource list.

Yolanda Royall-Williams
Vice President of People & Engagement at Wireless Vision

What People are Saying…

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Reviewer, Book Excellence Awards

Be Human, Lead Human is the definitive examination of leadership that both new and old leaders need to be successful.

In the book, author and executive advisor Dr. Jennifer Nash shares over fifty narratives from a study of 400 influential business leaders in today’s workplace environment. The result is a systematic approach to improving your leadership ability by understanding your current capabilities, getting clear on what you want to achieve, and developing new ways of becoming the best leader you can be. What truly stands out about the book is the inclusion of the Human Leader Index, an assessment comprising 67 questions that measure your leadership strengths and opportunities. This assessment is ideal for action takers, who can now use the practical learnings to implement actual changes in real-life. 

With countless leadership books that promise to help you become the best version of yourself, it is natural to wonder, "How will this one be different?" Be Human, Lead Human doesn't promise to help you become the best leader; it shows you what it takes to help yourself become the best leader possible, allowing you to ultimately maximize both your individual and organizational effectiveness.

The learning evolution continues throughout your career and arming yourself with relevant strategies and insights not only makes you an effective leader, it makes you a person others want to follow. Be Human, Lead Human will help you take charge of your future while developing the skills you need to be the leader your business needs.

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Reviewer, Literary Titan

In her book, Be Human, Lead Human: How to Connect People and Performance, Jennifer Nash, Ph.D., brings a distinctive and deeply personal perspective to the topic of leadership. Drawing on her own experiences and contemplations, Nash takes the reader on a journey to explore what it truly means to lead with a sense of humanity in an era where traditional leadership methodologies often seem inadequate.

Nash's narrative is not just a recount of her own journey; it serves as a catalyst for delving into the ethos and practices of Human Leadership. The book is peppered with engaging anecdotes and reflective insights that highlight the importance of empathy, authenticity, and connection in leadership roles. One of the book's strengths lies in its emphasis on actionable advice. Nash opts for providing a constructive roadmap for evolving leadership practices, steering clear of merely critiquing conventional methods.

The inclusion of self-assessment exercises and "Pro Tips" throughout the book actively engages the reader, offering them tangible steps to enhance their leadership skills with compassion and effectiveness. Nash's writing style is approachable and relatable, successfully weaving personal stories with professional insights. Her vivid descriptions, such as the image of a paper plate decorated with Superman stickers or the emotional resonance of receiving a handwritten note from a CEO, effectively draw the reader into the narrative. This approach not only engages the reader but also makes the material relevant and thought-provoking. The book does an excellent job of illustrating the significant impact that a human-centered approach to leadership can have in the workplace. It addresses common professional challenges, such as the silencing of diverse voices and adhering to the status quo, which will resonate with many readers.

Be Human, Lead Human: How to Connect People and Performance stands out as a thoughtful and insightful exploration of leadership. Nash offers practical advice for leaders looking to improve their approach to people management. The book is a valuable resource for leaders aiming to enhance their effectiveness and create a more engaging and fulfilling workplace in today's dynamic work environment.

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Reviewer, NonFiction Book Awards

"Be Human, Lead Human by Jennifer Nash provides advice for human interactions for a leader, advice that has served me well as a business owner, program manager, and advocacy campaign organizer." 

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"In the forward, an eminent person talks of a book so compelling that one can't put it down. And I am in full agreement."

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"Jennifer Nash makes an excellent case that, in today’s post-pandemic world, it is imperative that leaders treat employees as collaborative human beings. She deftly weaves research findings and illustrative case studies to show that, given the complexity of modern life, the only way that a business will thrive is to appreciate and nurture the humanity of the people who contribute to its success. I found the book easy to read with a logical structure that moves the reader through the HUMANS framework (Hearing, Understanding, Mattering, Appreciating, iNspiring, and Seeing) with clear descriptions, practical applications, and numerous case studies showing how implementing these suggestions can strengthen not just a company’s culture, but its bottom line. She also includes well-curated resources for those who want to go more deeply into the topic. I would definitely recommend it for any leader who is feeling stagnant and frustrated, because there is a better way."

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"This book presents a wide collection of real-life stories, and many novel ideas of effective, cherish-able, leadership. Conquerors and leaders from all backgrounds and professions feature in this, with the events of significance recounted delightfully. Many mathematical tools and score cards are there too, which makes it easy to assess one's Human Leadership Potential and make this book a worthy companion."

About the Author

Jennifer Nash, PhD, MBA, PCC, is a leadership expert and consultant to Fortune 50 organizations such as Google, Ford, Exxon Mobil, JP Morgan, IBM, Boeing, and Verizon. She is Founder & CEO of Jennifer Nash Coaching & Consulting, helping successful leaders connect people and performance to deliver exceptional results.

Jennifer's twenty-five-year resume includes serving in executive and leadership roles at Deloitte Consulting and Ford Motor Company and as an adjunct professor at the University of Michigan. She contributes to Harvard Business Review, has presented her research at Columbia University, and is a Harvard Institute of Coaching Fellow.

Learn more at www.drjennifernash.com

Jennifer Nash PhD
Be Human Lead Human — How to Connect People and Performance by Jennifer Nash, PhD

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