Transformational Change from the Top Executive to the Bottom Line!

Can a Revolutionary Method That Transforms Inner-City Millennials Help You Get 

the Best Out of Your Millennial Employees and Your Leaders?

Buffeted by currents of change, today’s leaders are finding traditional leadership approaches insufficient to compete and thrive. The most successful are discovering that to stay ahead of the curve, every employee must have the leadership capabilities once only required of senior managers. Millennials are uniquely poised to take on these challenges provided they feel aligned with a company’s vision and can use their gifts to do meaningful work.

Susan Inouye, executive coach for over 20 years lays out in a compelling fashion, case stories, concepts and principles, grounded in research and substantiated in proven results what millennials can teach us to be better leaders and live a purposeful contributory life in complex times. Motivated to find a better way to engage millennials for her frustrated clients, she was introduced to Tony LoRe, founder and CEO of Youth Mentoring Connection. A successful business executive, LoRe had been transforming and saving the lives of thousands of inner-city millennials in Los Angeles ghettos for over 15 years. His leadership style changed when he listened to what would engage them. Over the years influenced by these youth, he created the “Gift-Centered Approach” which refers to bringing out the best “gifts” that each of us carries inside. This method is at the heart of his way of leading which he called Sawubona (Zulu for “I see you”).

Inspired and moved by YMC’s culture, the unprecedented results of their programs and the way they honored and valued each other’s gifts, Susan brought Sawubona Leadership to the corporate world, guiding hundreds of clients’ teams through dramatic turnarounds and cultural transformations to achieve increased productivity and profitability while transforming their lives. Today, Sawubona is in over 30 countries. By learning the three principles of Sawubona Leadership, Inouye shows you how to make the five LeaderShifts that are critical to compete in today’s world; how to tap into your three centers of intelligence – head, heart and body, to harness the drive from within to exceed organizational objectives and strengthen 21st Century Leadership Capabilities at all levels. The Coach’s Corner provides diverse ways for readers to incorporate Sawubona Leadership into their lives. With inspiration and instruction, Inouye becomes your personal coach through Leadership’s Perfect Storm.

Giving Back

Proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated with heartfelt thanks to Youth Mentoring Connection. Their work has transformed and saved the lives of the most vulnerable youth in our inner city.

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Praise for ‘Leadership’s Perfect Storm’

This may be the most important leadership book you’ll read for the next several years. . . . Ms. Inouye shows us how Sawubona Leadership is the path to becoming a great leader among this generation’s talent force. Leadership’s Perfect Storm is a wonderful guide for leadership in the twenty-first century, filled with helpful tools, techniques, and real-life stories that give practical applications to ever-shifting, new millennium ideas. . . . Embrace Sawubona Leadership and find yourself with a happier, more energized, and more productive team.
~ Sean Scott, Founder and Chief Instigator at COMUNITY, Original Member and Chief Shoemaker at TOMS
This book is by far the best coach you need to transform yourself and your company!
~ Tara Sheahan, Founder, Conscious Global Leadership
Susan Inouye takes the reader on a journey of Sawubona leadership. A must-read for any executive charged with navigating a dynamic new world. It is a celebration of the millennial spirit and how we might embrace their superpowers.
~ Erik Oberholtzer, Co-Founder and CEO of Tender Greens
Susan Inouye fully employs her sharp insightful intellect and inclusive compassionate heart in weaving together a very important lesson for our time and place. Drawing upon the amazing work of her husband, Tony LoRe, and his work with young people from the inner city, she lays out in a convincing fashion what millennials have to teach us about living a meaningful contributory life in the twenty-first century. Full of illuminating examples and deeply grounded in research, Susan’s book will instruct and inspire everyone who’s asking what it is to be a full human being in our complex times.
~ James Flaherty, Founder New Ventures West, Integral Coaching and Author, Coaching: Evoking Excellence in Others
Susan’s work creates a compelling vision for how ancient wisdom can inform the next two generations. Like the baby boomers and Gen Xers, today’s young adults and children will need deep wisdom to guide them while they adapt to technological changes that are, to their parents, unfathomable. The changes are driving a new view of how to lead.
~ Dave Logan, PhD, Faculty Member, USC Marshall School of Business, Bestselling Author of Tribal Leadership
As a coach and a teacher supporting leaders in their development, I recognize that the workplace environment is changing rapidly and many of these changes are being driven by millennials. This wonderful book offers insights into the values that are driving the actions of millennials and introduces us to the idea of Sawubona Leadership—a leadership that engages in genuine connection. In these pages you will discover many gems of wisdom—ways of working with clients to bring out their greater potential and honor the values of openness, compassion, and honesty. A great book, a must-read for coaches and facilitators!
~ Wendy Palmer, Author of The Intuitive Body and Leadership Embodiment

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