Leadership Down the Middle
Using Virtues to Lead, Guide & Decide

by Nico Hohman

In today’s world that’s easily enraged by viral hashtags or that demands us to take a seat on one side of the aisle, it can be challenging for business, civic, and community leaders to know exactly how to respond. Fortunately, there are still ways for you to lead beyond these challenging times.

In Leadership Down the Middle, Nico Hohman guides you on why having just the right balance of the five Pillars of Virtuous Leadership produces the best results by exploring:

  • The E.A.A.C.T. Scales

  • The Decision Making Flowchart

  • The I.P.A.T.E.R. Method

  • Trust Givers vs. Trust Builders Graphs

  • The Feedback Formula

  • The 4 Symptoms and Cures of Burnout

  • The G.R.O.W. Method

  • The 4 Competencies of a Modern Organization

  • The 15 Ways to Gain More Empathy

  • The 20 Ways to Lead Like a Teacher

  • The 4 Commandments of Customer Service

  • The 4 Rules of Thumb of Knowing When to Quit

  • And Many More!

Plus, he explores over 50 virtuous reflections action items that can be implemented into your organization and personal life right now.

You’ll read great stories from United States Air Force leaders, university deans, NASCAR drivers, and the author himself on how to use each one of the five Pillars - Empathy, Anger, Advice, Courage, and Transcendence - to better lead, guide, and decide for your employees, constituents, congregations, and followers.

So join Nico on his quest to help you lead right down the middle.

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Paperback edition available Spring 2022.


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