Synopses & Reviews
Fired Up: Kindling and Keeping the Spark in Creatives Teams is a one-of-a-kind leadership book specifically designed to help leaders with their creative team members. From what began as a conversation with a friend, and manifested itself around the fire-pit in his backyard, Dr. Johnston uses the key components of fire to help us get our teams Fired Up to be more creative. Those elements are: Oxygen Fuel, and Heat; know as the three components of the "Fire Triangle." In this book, you'll see how each connect with leadership principles to help you become a better leader, and turn that spark of creativity into a well-maintained fire.
Oxygen lets a fire breathe. This first section of the book helps leaders put wind in people's sails and provide the physical and conceptual space they need to create.
Fuel feeds a fire. The second section helps leaders stoke the flames and keep their teams from burning up or burning out in the consuming process of creation.
Heat ignites a fire. The final section helps leaders turn possibilities into reality by turning up the heat on motivation, quality, and direction.
Dr. Andrew Johnston has made a life of leading teams and developing the people in them. As Associate Provost and Dean at Belmont University and a faculty member at Vanderbilt University, in Nashville, Tennessee, he led institutional change and prepared tomorrow's leaders. As a sought after consultant and coach for organizations in non-profit, corporate, and educational contexts, he strengthens the leaders of today. Dr. Johnston lives in Franklin, Tennessee, with his wife, Amy.