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Book By Military Veterans Teaches How To Lead Without A Title

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The cover of "SPARK: How to Lead Yourself and Others to Greater Success."

Book By Military Veterans Teaches How To Lead Without A Title

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Angie Morgan, co-author, "SPARK: How to Lead Yourself and Others to Greater Success"

Transcript

You don't have to have a management title to be one of the leaders in your workplace.

That's the message of the new book "SPARK: How to Lead Yourself and Others to Greater Success."

The book is written by three military veterans turned leadership experts — Angie Morgan, Courtney Lynch and Sean Lynch.

Morgan said that SPARK is a concept she and her co-authors came up with when training leaders in businesses. She said SPARKS were strong communicators, great contributors and credible within their organizations, but had not developed their leadership skills. Once they started developing those skills, their success accelerated.

"These were SPARKS. These were the doers. They were the thinkers, that with just an ounce of leadership could transform a team, a department, the organization they were part of," Morgan said.

The authors say that leadership is one of the most misunderstood concepts in society.

Morgan said, one myth about leadership is that you must have a title to exercise it.

"You can be a boss without being a leader, and you can be a leader without being a boss," she said.

Morgan joined Midday Edition on Monday to talk about the concepts behind the book.

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