Expand the Circle
Enlightened Leadership for Our New World of Work
> The nature of our work has changed.
> What we expect from our work has changed.
> So why hasn't our leadership?
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 Book
Expand the Circle explores the disconnect that separates employees from employers, threatens worker well-being, and prevents each of us from realizing our full potential. When I experienced this disconnect firsthand, I scrambled to resume my long abandoned meditation practice as a way to regain my footing.
While on the cushion, I discovered a technique leaders can use to reach their next level. My Expand the Circle framework now teaches enlightened leadership techniques in progressive layers:
- Lead Yourself
- Lead Others
- Lead Your Team
- Lead Your Organization
- Lead the World
My writing has been described as engaging, thought-provoking, and inspiring. I combine my signature “edutainment” style with practical tips and hands-on exercises designed to help readers boost awareness, hone aspiration, and support meaningful action.
The book features a unique combination of my military experiences, 100+ psychology and business literature references, interviews with thought leaders and executives, and unexpected sources of inspiration.
Expand the Circle is designed for “leaders at every level” as well as the team leaders, executives, and HR leaders who desperately seek to increase the leadership capacity in their organizations.
Legacy leadership approaches aren’t suited for today’s work nor today’s worker. It’s time to usher in a new era of leadership.
It’s time to Expand the Circle.
This is What Leadership Sounds Like
Listen to the Expand the Circle soundtrack featuring songs inspired by the book's themes.View the Playlist