CRC Press Publishes Highly Praised Guide for Inspiring Creativity, Innovation, and Engagement

BOCA RATON, Fla. - Sept. 29, 2015 - PRLog -- CRC Press is pleased to announce the publication of Nine Practices of 21st Century Leadership: A Guide for Inspiring Creativity, Innovation, and Engagement(ISBN: 978-1-4987-2059-5) by Gary A. DePaul. In the book, Gary DePaul defines nine leadership practices he derived by analyzing some of the best contemporary writers and thinkers on leadership. The book alerts readers to the pitfalls of traditional leadership methods and details proven methods that readers, at any career level, can immediately put to use.

Don Kirkey, Director of Leadership Development at Lowe’s Companies, Inc. says: “In Nine Practices of 21st Century Leadership, Gary DePaul weaves together and builds on some of the best current writers and thinkers on leadership. The nine practices—leadership in action—are challenging, but Dr. DePaul makes them eminently approachable. Trying even a few of the practices can strengthen your leadership qualities, capabilities, and behaviors. There is insight and practical advice for all levels of an organization, from individual contributors to the CEO.”

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With more than 20 years of practitioner and academic experience, Gary DePaul collaborates with executives and management from a range of organizations to help them improve how employees practice leadership. He is an author and leadership advisor who regularly presents to professional associations at their chapters and conferences.

DePaul says, “It’s time for someone to tell the story about how leadership is changing. If you read one or two contemporary leadership books, you might not pick up on the majority of changes. Nine Practices of 21st Century Leadership tells this new and evolving leadership story.”

Dr. DePaul earned a Ph.D. and Ed.M. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a bachelor’s degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

About CRC Press:CRC Press is a premier publisher ofscience, technology, and medical reference books, textbooks and online content, reaching around the globe to collect essential reference material and the latest advances for researchers, academics, professionals and students. CRC Press is a member of the Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business. For more information, visit

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