Gina Folk – People Leadership: 30 Proven Ways to Increase Employee Engagement and Get Results Now

cover60565-mediumGina Folk translated her 20+ years of experience in leading people into leadership lessons on 30 topics in People Leadership: 30 Proven Ways to Increase Employee Engagement and Get Results Now. Though these 30 don’t involve any rocket science or ground breaking new insights, application in real life situations at her past employer Nortel, is provided for each of these. Whether it’s empowerment, asking for feedback, listening, dealing with difficult people, visioning, or living in the present. the myriad of leadership topics seems endless and interwoven, just like the colorful cover page of the book.

Exemplary behaviour, authenticity, honesty, in other words showing good virtues in the work place, having fun, reduce stress, taking responsibility, and showing gratitude, next to the importance of KPIs and process improvements. Recharging your inner battery as well as learning from books, TED Talks and conferences. Folk goes well beyond the average leadership in 10 easy steps approach, though the uniform structure of her chapters become distractive in the second half of the book. Quotes from e.g. Warren Bennis, John C. Maxwell show Folk’s influences. Compared to other leadership books is the focus on the team instead of only the leader.

About the author

Gina Folk is a dynamic and inspirational leader of people, process, and change. She has more than 20 years of experience helping organizations and individuals to achieve outstanding performance results, and she has led global organizations and change efforts that have delivered improvements valued in the tens of millions of dollars. Her passion and talent to help others meet their full potential is displayed in the numerous leadership and excellence awards she receieved in her tenure at Nortel, a large Fortune 500 company.

Folk left her senior management role in 2010 to pursue a speaking, writing, and consulting career. She currently works with companies of all sizes to train and mentor their direct line managers and supervisors, empowering them to become effective people leaders.

Folk holds an MBA from Belmont University and a BS in psychology and business from Vanderbilt University, and she is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. More info on