"The last time I recall feeling this satisfied with a book in the realm of practical human behavior and development was Stephen Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People."
Most leaders are practicing outdated leadership approaches. They’re overwhelmed with day-to-day responsibilities, discouraged, and lacking confidence in their ability to make the impact they want. Leadership was never supposed to feel like this.
You want to make a meaningful contribution to your company and benefit those around you, and you want to be recognized for your capabilities. You want to reach your next level, but with "old school" attitudes and practices, you’ll never realize your true potential.
Expand the Circle will give you a proven five-step plan for practicing enlightened leadership. By adopting this approach, you’ll stop wasting time trying to figure out what leadership is supposed to look like and spend more time producing powerful results.
I know how it feels to lack confidence in my leadership ability. I used the same inspiration and techniques in this book to move beyond self-doubt and imposter syndrome to become a widely recognized and respected leader. My leadership—and my life—have benefited from an enlightened approach.
The framework in this book teaches you how to Lead Yourself, Lead Others, Lead Your Team, Lead Your Organization, and ultimately, Lead the World.
Guided by the self-assessment and activities in the book, you’ll gain confidence that you’re making real progress on your path. You’ll feel ready for more responsibility and a surging sense of self-assurance.
Enlightened leadership is uniquely suited for our new world of work, and it will work for you.
If you’re ready to experience the self-confidence, natural ease, and connectedness you deserve, Expand the Circle is the book you’ve been looking for.
Inc. Contributing Editor and Founder & Chief Human Officer, Leadership from the Core
Matt Poepsel’s leadership manifesto is everything you’d imagine a page-turner to be and have: examples grounded in social science, real-world business case studies, and Matt’s riveting personal accounts of his own leadership evolution. This is a book that will move future generations of leaders to a brighter and better future. I’m a fan!
Co-Founder of GigTalent
Matt’s writing style, approachability, and practicality around the topic of leadership makes this a refreshing read. His ability to carry through the Three B’s and tie them so clearly to being the best leader is wonderful. I definitely recommend not only picking up a copy for yourself but for your team as well!
Author of Remote Work and The Power of Company Culture
The way we work has changed dramatically, but corporate cultures and leadership techniques have struggled to keep up. In Expand the Circle, Matt Poepsel reveals how prioritizing employee welfare is now required to unlock business results.
CEO of Squared Away
Matt so eloquently shares a multitude of leadership styles that vary from the typical expectations of the business world!
Senior Product Manager at Thrive Global
As one of my earliest mentors, Dr. Matt Poepsel has the unique talent of taking complicated topics — in this case, the massive topic of Leadership — and breaking them down into accessible frameworks anyone can digest. Whether you're early in your career or already leading teams, you'll walk away from this book with major upgrades to the way you live your life.
“The Self-Esteem Doctor”
Poepsel has created a masterful manual combining the tangible physicality of traditional leadership with spirituality and the search for the true self; the likes of which I have not seen before. Couple that with specific strategies for practical application and this book proves to be a classic work of art for truly enlightened leadership.
Founder & CEO of The RECON Network
Today, we are facing challenges that have never been experienced before, as the veil between “work” and “life” becomes thinner and thinner. In these times, true leaders must recognize and understand these challenges—as well as opportunities to expand their influence beyond organizational responsibilities and into their own communities. Nowhere is this concept of “enlightened leadership” better explored than in Matt’s book, where he pulls from his own background in military service and corporate leadership to lay out a new, broader way to approach the obligations of leadership—making Expand the Circle a must-read for the next generation of leaders and beyond.
About the Author
Matt Poepsel is a writer and speaker focused on leadership, organizational performance, and personal growth. He holds a PhD in Psychology, an MBA, and a Certificate of Management Excellence from Harvard Business School. He’s built a reputation of crafting stories and techniques that are as engaging as they are informative. Over the past two decades, Matt has motivated and inspired leaders at every level to boost their performance and positivity. He draws on his experiences as a software executive and consultant, a US Marine, an IRONMAN triathlete, and a student of Buddhist philosophy.
He’s also an avid woodworker, mountaineer, and meditator, although rarely at the same time.