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On The Table Read, “the best book magazine in the UK“, Michael Kurland has released new book, Broken To Better: 13 Ways Not To Fail At Life And Leadership to inspire readers to #BeBetter.
Broken To Better
Houndstooth Press have released new book, Broken To Better: 13 Ways Not to Fail at Life and Leadership, by award-winning CEO and entrepreneur Michael Kurland. Part business book, part memoir, Broken To Better motivates and inspires readers to take positive action and become the purpose-driven leaders they desire to be.
“Back in the early 2000s, I lacked any sense of purpose. I basically had hit rock bottom in both my personal life and career, and if I didn’t do something about it,” explained Michael Kurland. “I knew I would never be happy with myself.”
This set Kurland on a journey that led to a period of self-examination, and layed the groundwork for a new vision for his life which guided him to both professional and personal triumphs.
In Broken To Better, Michael Kurland shares what informed his decisions to quit his job, adopt a healthier lifestyle, and move from New York to California. These changes took him to a place here he could launch his business, which eventually became the award-winning facilities management company, Branded Group.
“I had to get out of my old ways of thinking,” Kurland says about these initial actions. “It was definitely a risk to pack up everything and head to the West Coast, but if I wanted to change the trajectory of my life, I knew the changes needed to be radical. I needed to challenge the status quo, get out of my comfort zone and start with a clean slate.”
During this time, Kurland developed his 13 principles for being a successful leader in an evolving business, including consistently expanding your network of contacts, making a difference through innovative social impact programs, and the development of a culture of inclusiveness and empathy. These principles influenced every interaction Michael had with others, and every decision he made in his business and personal life.
“One of my biggest realizations at the start of the journey was that I couldn’t separate my personal and professional worlds,” explained Michael. “When you seek improvement, it’s important to #BeBetter in all aspects of your life—to be a better CEO, manager, employee, friend, coworker, or whatever shoes you fill.”
“This is not a book about white-knuckling your way to the top,” he continued. “Rather it’s a book about taking a critical look at how you can become the best version of yourself so that you can do good for others. If this book can help someone else rise above their challenges and #BeBetter, then I’ve achieved my goal.”
About Michael Kurland
Michael Kurland is the award-winning founder and CEO of Branded Group, a company dedicated to delivering exceptional facility management for multi-site commercial facilities.
He is a well-established author of thought leadership articles in online publications on topics such as leadership, company culture, social impact and employee engagement and retention, as well as on his philosophy for personal and professional success, known as #BeBetter. His vision for business and life has resulted in deep and long-lasting client and partner relationships, innovative facility maintenance programs that drive client satisfaction, social impact programs that change lives and a respected position in his industry.
Branded Group was among the Financial Times Fastest Growing Companies in America
(2021, 2022), the Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021) and has been named a Great Place to Work® for five consecutive years.
Michael is also the host of the long-running podcast, #BeBetter with Michael Kurland. Now in its fourth season, the show examines the importance of strong and motivating leadership through interviews with business leaders and noted experts.
Michael lives in Huntington Beach, CA with his wife, Alejandra and their dog, Harvey.
Find more from Michael Kurland now:
Broken to Better: 13 Ways Not to Fail at Life and Leadership is available at Amazon and BN.com.
Title: Broken to Better
Subtitle: 13 Ways Not to Fail at Life and Leadership
Author: Michael Kurland
Pub. Date: July 19, 2022
Page count: 161 pages
Price/Format: Paperback List Price $15.99; Hardcover List Price $22.99; eBook $6.99
ISBN: PB: 978-1-5445-2970-7; HC 978-1-5445-2972-1; eBook 978-1-5445-2971-4
Publisher: Houndstooth Press
To learn more, visit: http://michaelkurland.co/
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