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A Guide for Igniting Engagement Using The Wisdom that Sets Great Leaders Apart

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Light A Fire In Their Hearts is filled with stories, tools and strategies. This book is appreciated by leaders at all levels, including self-leaders and aspiring leaders who are interested in exploring how they want to show up as leaders in life, at home, and in their community.

Light a Fire in their hearts is a perfect gift to celebrate promotions and any gift-giving occasion such as birthdays and for any holiday celebration, as well as for employee recognition.

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About Light a Fire in Their Hearts 

Light a Fire in Their Hearts is a labor of love for people working around the globe. It seeks to spread the message that the state of leadership is a matter of public health: making the world a better workplace is essential for the advancement and continuation and evolution of our species, and for all living beings. Ultimately, the message to the new and future generations of leaders is that if you decide to take on a leadership role, you have a responsibility to do your part to inspire and engage employees, and to create healthier and more inclusive workplaces. As a collective, you hold the power to make the world a better workplace, which will ultimately contribute to a healthier planet for us all.

"Did you know that 50-75% of people who quit their jobs really quit their bosses?" 

Are you a high performer ready for a promotion, a manager or director climbing the corporate ranks, a founder who’s busy growing your start-up, or a formal leader in any field, you need to retain talented employees and inspire them to contribute their very best at work. However, traditional command-and-control leadership methods are increasingly failing employees and hurting businesses. So, how do you lead compassionately and effectively in today’s rapidly shifting marketplace?

In Light a Fire in Their Hearts, Leadership and Career Advancement Specialist Lisa Anna Palmer guides you through the modern leadership journey. She shares powerful perspectives, techniques, and stories drawn from her own experiences and from over 30 other great leaders—a team of virtual mentors who impart their wisdom about how you can:
-   Understand the impact of leaders on people, the planet, and the bottom line.
-   Reflect on your leadership journey and envision how you want to show up as a leader.
-   Overcome challenges they don’t typically teach you about in business school.
-   Transform from a high-performing individual into a great people leader.
-   Use the “Light Your Leadership” approach to tap into the top competitive advantage in twenty-first century business.

Using a fun-to-read, conversational style, this enlightening book provides modern leaders (and leaders-to-be) with a guide for lighting a fire in the hearts of your employees, boosting morale and igniting engagement, and helping you and your company succeed.

Praise for Light a Fire in Their Hearts

“So much more than just another leadership book, Light a Fire in Their Hearts clearly articulates that what sets great people leaders apart is their ability to connect at the human level with employees and colleagues, through compassion, courage and competence. In my experience as Founder of a major and renowned North American employee assistance program, I can attest that this is essential to support the well-being and mental health of employees.”

Dr. Warren Shepell, Founder and Past President at Warren Shepell—The EAP Professionals

“What a wonderful leadership book with a premise I love: To ignite employees’ passions and inspire them to be and do their best at work, you need to light a fire in their hearts. The world needs more of this right now.”

—Marci Shimoff, International Speaker, Co-founder, Your Year of Miracles, #1 New York Times bestselling author, Happy for No Reason, Love for No Reason, Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul

“As a former primetime Los Angeles talk radio host, and now as the proud owner of a successful training and consulting firm, I have come across dozens of experts in the field of employee engagement. Of them, by far the most, well…engaging is Lisa Anna Palmer. She is the perfect blend of information and inspiration. It’s not just what she knows, it’s who she is, and her passion and expertise come across in Light A Fire in Their Hearts.”

— Joel Roberts, Former prime time talk show host KABC Radio, Los Angeles, Owner, Joel D. Roberts and Associates

“Lisa Anna Palmer captures what sets great leaders apart in the twenty-first century: their ability to show their employees that they genuinely love and care about them, and that their work matters and makes a positive difference in the lives of others. It is connecting at the human level that lights a fire in the hearts of employees, and love that drives success in business, and offers the strongest competitive advantage.”

— Steve Farber, CEO & Founder, Extreme Leadership Institute, bestselling author, The Radical Leap and renowned leadership expert

“If you are already a leader or are aspiring to become one, read Light a Fire in Their Hearts: The Truth About Leadership. Lisa Anna Palmer’s book is filled with practical and enlightening ways to deeply connect with your employees so that they are inspired to be and do their very best to support you and help your organization succeed.”

— Janet Bray Attwood, co-author of the New York Times bestsellers, The Passion Test and Your Hidden Riches

“In Light a Fire in Their Hearts, Lisa Anna Palmer provides a clear roadmap to great leadership, grounded in the knowledge that respect and motivated employees have to be earned. They cannot be purchased. If you are a corporate manager or aspire to become one, this book will provide you with the guidance you need to become a great leader.”

— Chris Attwood, co-author of the New York Times bestsellers, The Passion Test and Your Hidden Riches

Get your copy of Guide to Setting Healthy Boundaries Now

In chapter 17 of Light a Fire in Their Hearts there is a section entitled "Beware of Boundary Pushers,” which states that there are people at work (both leaders and non-leaders) who have a talent for getting others to work way more than is reasonable or healthy. I call these “Boundary-Pushing Archetypes.” They employ many different tactics and approaches to manipulate you into working to meet unreasonable deadlines.

You can download the Guide to Setting Healthy Boundaries for a tongue-in-cheek look, along with accompanying worksheets. In it you will learn more about “The Sugar-Sweet Complimenter,’ “The Buddy,” “The Chicken,” “The Victim,” and “The Bossy-Boss,” who are among the cast of Boundary-Pushing Archetypes that can make your life as a manager miserable at work. By the same token, ask yourself whether you are behaving like any of these with your colleagues and employees.

The Guide to Setting Healthy Boundaries
The Guide to Setting Healthy Boundaries

The Guide to Setting Healthy Boundaries


Are you feeling burnt-out and have trouble saying 'no' with grace and confidence at work? Do you feel awkward and at a loss for words when your manager keeps piling on the work? Do you 'facepalm' more than twice per day and ask yourself, "How did it get to be this way?"

The Guide To Setting Healthy Boundaries is a tongue-in-cheek workbook to help you recognize the "Boundary Pushing Archetypes" in your life, and provides tips, tools and self-reflection questions to help you turn your life around so that you can begin to take your power back... and be more productive and earn respect in the process.

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