Ask yourself honestly, is your career going according to plan? Are you living a life in balance? Are you doing everything you can to ensure your success? If you are not developing your leadership skills, there is an essential element missing from your efforts for success at work and in life. Leading from the Front will show you how to start becoming the leader your life, rather than allowing your life to lead you.Many women have never received a formal leadership education. They weren't taught to be decisive, commanding, and ready to take risks. But it's never too late to change. Angie Morgan and Courtney Lynch weren't born leaders-they became leaders during their years in the U.S. Marine Corps, enduring some of the toughest training on earth. Now they pass on the leadership know-how and experience from that training on to you.Drawing on their decades as Marine Corps officers and successful private consultants, Morgan and Lynch give you their 10 key practices to becoming a powerful leader. At work and at home, you'll improve your decision-making, focus, and performance as you learn to:Set an inspiring exampleThink fast on your feetStop making excusesTake care of your team (and they'll take care of you)Respond without emotionally overreactingStay cool while dealing with crisesHave the courage to achieve your goalsKeep your tears under controlStop apologizingUse your individual strengths to become your own special kind of leaderFrom the boardroom to the PTA meeting, you'll learn how to effectively take on any challenge that comes your way-with the confidence you need to lead like the toughest Marine, but with a woman's touch.Prominent Leaders Rave AboutLeading From the Front"Learning to lead is important for all women. Leadership skills help you make a difference at work, at home and in your community. Leading from the Front provides women with ten, relevant principles that will compliment any leadership style."-Senator Elizabeth Dole"This engaging book packed with stories from women of courage can help women with confidence."-Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard Business School Professor and bestselling author of Confidence: How Winning Streaks and Losing Streaks Begin and End"Leading from the Front is a brilliant, original, practical, profound, human, energetic book written by two remarkable women. It's one of the best books on leadership published in the last several years."-Tom Peters"Leading from the Front provides the reader an insider's view of each woman's experiences in America's ultimate boy's club-the United States Marines."-Gail Evans, author of the bestselling business book Play Like a Man, Win Like a Woman, and former Executive Vice President, CNN"Women and men can benefit tremendously from the leadership skills Angie and Courtney learned as Marines. They have captured the essence of leadership versus management."-Dave Gagnon, Senior Vice President, North America Company Operations and Training, Burger King Corporation"I never thought about women becoming business leaders through joining the Marine Corps, but how terrific that Angie and Courtney not only found and honed their own leadership skills that way, but also codified their learnings for the rest of us. "-Betty Spence, Ph.D., President, National Association for Female ExecutivesLynch, Courtney is the author of 'Leading from the Front No-excuse Leadership Tactics for Women' with ISBN 9780071465014 and ISBN 0071465014.