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Balancing Act

Teach Coach Mentor Inspire

Andrew Temte


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"This is a great book for both experienced and beginning leaders looking for a fresh outlook on the leadership development cannon."
Jon Kaplan, Principal & Founder, Corvantus Consulting and former CLO, Discover Card

“Success without balance is often more disastrous than failure with balance.” So begins Dr. Andrew Temte’s collection of candid observations on the challenges facing business leaders today. From top student to high school dropout, from aspiring rock star to successful business leader, Temte shares lessons learned on the importance of balance in all aspects of life and work. 

Balancing Act explores the characteristics required of a new generation of leaders who must find balance between strength and vulnerability; confidence and selflessness; passion and measure; single mindedness and inclusivity; determination and curiosity; and leadership and followership. He stresses that balance is a journey, not a destination.

In Balancing Act, readers will learn:
  • How to identify and curtail organizational entropy
  • How leaders can facilitate a culture of trust
  • How to realize the benefits of a diverse organization by fostering a culture that encourages everyone to bring their ‘whole self’ to work. 
  • How embarking on a continuous improvement journey can result in more balanced individuals, teams and organizations. 

We are all seeking opportunity, joy, and purpose; the commitment to “teach, coach, mentor, and inspire,” is a contribution we can all make as we seek balance in our workplace and home life.

"Andy delivers authentic and practical advice on how to be an effective leader by focusing on ethics, truthfulness, listening, and lifelong learning."
Paul Smith, CEO, Warlencourt Limited and Former CEO, CFA Institute

"His blend of wisdom and sincerity draws you in and makes you want to become a better manager."
Kate Eberle Walker, CEO, PresenceLearning and author of The Good Boss 

"A brilliant read by a global leader."
Milo-Arne Wilkinson, Eleven Program Director and Curator  

“Andy's chapter on the six words he leans on can change a leader's life for the better."
Anthony Fasano, PE
CEO, Engineering Management Institute and Author of Engineer Your Own Success

"A must read for anyone who wishes to create sustainable business success as a leader while experiencing true fulfillment as a person."
Amir Ghannad, President, The Ghannad Group and Author of The Transformative Leader

“After 50 years in business, I got lots of good ideas from Andrew Temte's book. You will too.”
Donald E. Graham, Chairman, Graham Holdings Company

Kaplan Publishing, 9781506276649, 216pp.

Publication Date: April 6, 2021

About the Author

Dr. Andrew C. Temte, CFA (La Crosse, WI)

As President and Global Head of Corporate Learning, Dr. Andrew Temte, CFA, spearheads Kaplan’s efforts to prepare today’s workforce for the future world of work. A thought leader on issues related to professional education and workforce skilling, his decades of higher education and professional education experience give Dr. Temte a unique perspective over the issues surrounding the future of employment and workplace relevance. Dr. Temte has over 14 years of university teaching experience in the areas of corporate finance, investments, and international finance. An accomplished musician, he is active in numerous fundraising events and committees in the La Crosse, WI community.