TopDog Learning Group, LLC and "The Gay Leadership Dude" Proudly Announce the Official Book Launch of Pride Leadership: Strategies for the LGBTQ + Leader to be the King or Queen of their Jungle
The book, written by Dr. Steven R. Yacovelli, is focused on building leadership skills for members of the LGBTQ + Community.
ORLANDO, Fla., May 20, 2019 /HalcyonTV/ -- "The Gay Leadership Dude," Dr. Steve Yacovelli, is proud to announce the official launch of his new book, "Pride Leadership" on June 5th, 2019. Just in time for Pride Month, the book will "come out" at an official launch party in conjunction with the Central Florida LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce, Metropolitan Business Association (MBA).
"As we [the LGBTQ+ Community] continue to fight for equality and social justice in our world, it occurred to me that we aren't' doing enough to cultivate our collective leadership awesomeness. And there's very little focus on developing this talent specifically for the LGBTQ+ Community, especially in a contemporary, mainstream business book. So, leveraging my twenty-five-plus years as a leadership and change management consultant, I wrote Pride Leadership for us to collectively grow those leadership skills," says Dr. Steve Yacovelli, also known as "The Gay Leadership Dude." The foreword of the book was written by out State Representative of Pennsylvania Brian K. Sims.
"Am I saying in Pride Leadership that my straight brothers and sisters aren't good leaders? Of course not!" he says with a laugh. "But I started to think about the LGBTQ+ Community and our shared experiences through the lens of what I see that makes someone effective as a leader in today's workplace, and it hit me: LGBTQ+ folks—in general—naturally have a lot of the skills and experience it takes to be effective leaders. Whether that's having empathy, being authentic, or knowing how to communicate effectively to a variety of audiences, through our shared journey we've had practice in many of these areas. And we can channel that experience into being a more effective and inclusive leader and work and beyond," he explains.
The book is the start of what Dr. Yacovelli calls a "gay leadership movement." In conjunction with the book, a six month "LGBTQ+ Pride Leadership Academy" is being created that will blend face-to-face, online, and self-paced learning experiences to cultivate and grow leadership competencies. The Academy launches later this summer. The book is available June 5th at: www.SteveOnAmazon.com