Organizations of all shapes and sizes face change, from growth expectations to external pressures that force evolution. But what happens when change is cataclysmic, altering your world overnight?
Enter the leader. The one who guides through chaos. They may not see the future, but there is one thing they know. Stopping, hiding, hoping for a different outcome is not an option. Too much is at stake. They must lead, onward, and with the full heart that only a fearless leader has.
In ‘Fearless: Leadership Lessons at the Crossroads,’ CEO Steve Johns shares lessons on life and leadership through his letters to the OneCause team during unprecedented change. He offers masterful themes and retells others that every leader should know to mobilize, motivate, and inspire.
“Steve Johns is one of those rare people who is both incredibly smart and deeply caring. In this day and age of bull$#!% and self-promotion, it’s so refreshing to see a message of humility and truth as being the keys to real sustainable leadership. The easy way out is to lie and pretend but having the guts to really tell the truth is what truly makes a great leader. His lessons prove that a little honesty goes a long, long way, and to be humble and truthful is truly ‘Fearless’.”
— Ted Waitt
Founder, Waitt Foundation and Waitt Institute
“It takes a skilled leader to display authority, vulnerability, and harmony in the face of unprecedented change. Steve Johns has mastered this talent. Whether you lead a small team or large company, read ‘Fearless’. You’ll want to keep the book close by and refer to it again and again.”
— Lynn Page, CFRE
“‘Fearless’ is OUR story. Steve Johns shares the authentic journey of a team who leads with purpose, with courage to innovate with compassion for their community. It’s a book you’ll want to share, and a story you will see yourself in.”
— Deborah Barge, CFRE
“One of the rarest and perhaps most admirable characteristics of an exceptional leader lies in their ability to be vulnerable and share their humanity. In ‘Fearless,’ Steve Johns takes us on a journey into his own humanity and shows us how vulnerability, even in the midst of crisis, can be transformed into a competitive advantage. Onward!”
— Tim Kachuriak
Chief Executive Officer, NextAfter
Steve Johns is passionate about helping nonprofits build a better tomorrow. He leads the team at OneCause as Chief Executive Officer. Steve leverages over 30 years of experience in technology, corporate development, venture capital, event production, and entrepreneurship.
OneCause has emerged as the leading digital fundraising platform helping nonprofits raise more money and connect with more donors.
Steve adds author to his achievements. He began writing his debut book after a message to his team, ‘Be safe.’
A modern thinker, Steve links timeless learning, stoicism, real life experiences, and powerful stories into a mesmeric diary that delivers warmth and charm.
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That journey continues with “Fearless”. When he joined OneCause, Steve Johns made a promise to add to the good of society. He leads OneCause with the passion, determination, and responsibility to help nonprofits grow their missions one cause at a time. A portion of all book royalties will be reserved for charitable donations, scholarship programs, and the advancement of generosity.