9 Simple strategies to ignite exceptional self-leadership

Great leadership starts with exceptional self-leadership

💥  Has disruption to the world of work, dented your confidence?

💥  Are you struggling to have your voice heard?

💥  Are you trapped in a maze of always being switched on?

The second decade of this 21st century has seen the world of work shift in ways no one could have predicted.

Leaders today struggle to engage and influence despite seemingly endless screen time and being in more meetings than ever before.

Long hours, juggling everyone else’s priorities, burning out and losing sight of the clear line between work and home life impact on a leader’s confidence, boundaries and wellbeing.

This book covers nine simple strategies to spark self-leadership.

Leaders with exceptional self-leadership have the confidence to stand up, speak up and stand out to ensure they have:

  • the tough conversations
  • better results from better decision making
  • a voice at the table
  • visibility at the right table
  • engaged and productive people

 SPARK your confidence, influence and courage through self-leadership.

Complimentary workbook included.

Self-leadership – it’s such an integral component of every successful leader’s journey. This wonderful book provides the how-to for any leader who is seeking great outcomes. You will enjoy this book, and the important messages it contains.

Assistant Commissioner Andrew Short AFSM,

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services

Sally’s pragmatic approach once again shines through in her latest book, SPARK. The strategies in SPARK will ignite your confidence, influence and courage as you spark your self-leadership.

Josh Grocke

Head of Client Engagement, Flight Centre Business Travel

That Sally Foley-Lewis would write a book entitled ‘Spark’ comes as absolutely no surprise. It’s one of the most congruent titles imaginable, coming from an author who is so adept at helping others access the spark that lights them up. Leafing through the pages of this book, I’m seeing wisdom and courage in equal measure, carefully laid out such that the reader is invited to step up and find the spark that makes their leadership shine.

Col Fink

Speaker and Adviser, Author of Speakership and Tribe of Learning

This book should contain the following warning – ‘You will want to read this book slowly and at least three times’. 

Spark is packed with thought provoking nuggets and practical exercises that help arm and inspire you to create a new you. Highly recommended if you have the ambition but need a nudge.

Maz Farrelly

Creative Thinker & Keynote Speaker

Sally’s book SPARK is a quick and easy read, yet the ideas it contains are powerful. SPARK will quickly become a popular and influential book on leadership, its focus is on self-leadership and the strategies are clear in that before leading others you have to know how to lead yourself effectively, so you can apply what you learn to your personal and work life. When applied throughout an organisation, the guiding principles of self-leadership can result in a positive, transformative change in you and your workplace culture.

Jo Sainsbury, Kickass Women, Advocate and Speaker, and Coal Train Driver

Kickass Women, Advocate and Speaker, and Coal Train Driver

Sally has nailed it in her new book “Spark”. Great insights on leadership and how to lean into your own style of leadership. Valid and useful ideas that provide a “spark” for leaders at every level!

Rowdy McLean

Speaker, Author, Mentor - 2019 Keynote Speaker of the Year

Self-leadership is rarely on a leader’s to-do list, yet it is simply essential if you want to have better leaders leading organisations.  In this book Sally Foley-Lewis lights the “Spark” for those aspiring to greater leadership and guides them through her nine carefully crafted and yet simple to apply strategies.  It’s an easy read with links to great video interviews with real self-leaders interspersed among the manuscript to keep you thinking and challenging the status quo.  I think this will become an excellent go to text for those wanting to move up the leadership ladder and for those who have lost their “Spark” and need a refresher about where to next.

Lindsay Adams OAM

The Relationships Guy, CEO, 24x7 Assessments

Sally’s pragmatic approach once again shines through in her latest book, SPARK. The nine strategies she shares will help fire up your confidence, influence and courage as you spark your self-leadership.

Lisa Lockland-Bell

Vocal Coach, Performance Studios

This book is essential reading for leaders, be they aspiring, new to leadership or experienced. It will appeal to anyone looking for ways to invigorate their leadership and build strong new behaviours. Sally is able to provide many insights into how we can develop our self-leadership, combining practical exercises and reflection activities with observations from her own leadership journey, and enhanced through compelling insights from a diverse range of leaders in her Spark interview series. This book has fired me up (again) and immediately joined my Go To library (once I have finished my homework)!

Rowena Samaraweera

Customer Experience Design Lead, Insurance Industry

Self-leadership – this is the how-to for any leader who wants more success. This is for any leader who wants more confidence, influence and courage in their career.

Mark Middleton, Group CEO - Icon Group

Group CEO, Icon Group

I love this book!  Sally has brought together 9 strategies that everyone can put into practice to develop that most important muscle of all: self-leadership. 

Spark is inspiring reading for everyone because it’s about the grit and honesty of what self-leadership is about, and as Sally explains is about that all-important relationship – the one you have with yourself! 

There is an honesty, rawness and warmth in the accounts of those Sally has interviewed that makes this book extremely relatable.  And the opportunities to record reflections only makes it feel even more like a personal journey into self-leadership. I’d like to see this book part of final year school or first year university so that our next generation starting out can gain the benefit of the wisdom and insights on an important topic. Investing in self-leadership benefits not just the individual, but also everyone with whom we come in contact including personal and professional relationships. This is a book that you won’t just buy one – you’ll buy multiple copies for friends and family to spread the Spark!

Professor (Law) Dr Caroline Hart

Associate Head of School (Engagement), University of Southern Queensland

SPARK is a must-read for any leader who wants more – more success driven by more confidence, more influence and more courage.

Dominique Lamb

CEO, National Retail Association

If you are looking for one great idea, concept or a spark of genius as a leader, you will find it here. After reading Sally’s book “SPARK”, I found mine. Sally takes what can be complicated and make it simple and practical in today’s world. This book is exactly what leaders are looking for and need. It is a five high and a thumbs up from me.

Jennifer Leone

Storytelling strategist in Business , Talk Trainers

Sally is one of those incredible women who when you meet her, you immediately feel her energy and her enthusiasm for everything she stands for. She actually is one person who truly walks her talk, and wants to see change in her area of expertise. As leaders we all should be striving daily to be the best we can be, to lead our teams together to great successful outcomes. This builds trust, loyalty, and creates a sense of pride and that wanting to be the best at what I do attitude. Sally helps you understand how simple it is to be that leader, who is long talked about for the right reasons even after you no longer lead that team. Sally congratulations on another incredible book that is going to see a whole new generation of leadership done the right way.

Tracey Mathers

CEO , Tracey Mathers Pty ltd