BOOK REVIEW | The New Success Paradigm

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A Personal Leadership Discovery Platform

By Stephen Lyall Engels


Today the focus on ‘a job’ is more pronounced than it has ever been before in our global commercial history. We are living on a planet that is rapidly becoming less and less sustainable and which needs to progressively take better care of its people, and vice versa.

In this context, a shift in leadership dynamics focused on the development of inspirational leadership styles, is urgently needed – at a global level, as well as a local level. Our societies have become increasingly sensitive to the importance of great organisations being led by effective leaders.

Personal leadership

The New Success Paradigm is a cutting-edge book on personal leadership published and launched as a paperback, an e-book and an audiobook.



Amidst the chaos that today reigns across the globe, one simply cannot ignore how current events have adversely impacted the lives of people in unique ways, and how they have negatively impacted the sustainability of our planet and the generation of business profits.

Understanding your own leadership journey will change your effectiveness as a leader. Engels’ book showcases the need for responsible leaders to step out from conventional roles to inspire personal and professional change in themselves and in others. He writes with authenticity from a lifetime of experiences and brings us closer to an understanding of the connection between personal leadership and high performance leadership.

– George A. Kohlrieser, Professor of Leadership and Organisational Behavior, IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland

A shift in leadership dynamics 

Our (i) life challenges, (ii) opportunities and (iii) changing situations are directly impacted by our empowering beliefs, as well as by our self-limiting beliefs. Together these three themes constitute the metaphorical roller coaster that the world at large is presently experiencing.

The book invites the reader to:

  • Create a more successful life though personal leadership which is a vital foundation for leadership excellence.
  • Learn about the 10 themes that are the real drivers of success in every person’s life.
  • Discover and start using the unique set of 27 ELS Dynamic Exercises and the ELS Goal System to expand, or transform your life, and /or your business.
  • Discover and adopt a novel paradigm for success on a personal level, or a private level, or a professional level.

In this important book, the author brilliantly offers a wake-up call and projects the supreme importance of self-esteem in leadership roles [in personal and professional].

– Nathaniel Branden, Bestselling author of The Psychology of Self-Esteem and The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem.

About the author

Stephen is based in Switzerland, from where he works internationally as a leadership and management development educator and consultant.



Stephen’s interesting and varied professional life experiences, his rich personal life, as well as much reading and research into positive psychology, leadership, management and various related topics have given him deep insights into fascinating aspects of human nature and character, and he had mastered some insightful ways of bringing-out the untapped potential in his valued clients.

When he was part-way through writing an early version of his book, Linda the elder of his two sisters on reading his draft manuscript, and sensing that he was on a mission to help others in their lives, suggested he become a Life Coach.

Initially he did not take-up on this precious insight, however when she suggested it twice more over the next couple of months the idea sparked in his mind, and he enrolled in a USA coach training course with the Coach Training Alliance in Denver Colorado. He subsequently qualified as a Certified Life Coach.

Stephen has a passion for developing and delivering products and services around the topics of leadership development, management development and advanced personal development, which stems from the pleasure he gets from interacting with others, learning what makes them tick, hearing about their interests and passions, discovering what motivates and inspires them, as well as what motivates and inspires the individuals they have the privilege to lead!



Stephen is a licensed Insights Discovery® Practitioner.


  • Publisher | ELS LeaderApp |
  • ISBN | 9781477699010 |
  • CLASSIFICATION | Management |



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