Cynthia Hardy is an internationally recognized business leader and influencer whose expertise is shaping personal and organizational pivots. In her new book, Crossing MeridiansTM: Engineering Disruption to Become a More Effective Leader, Cynthia shares her tested approach to leadership enrichment and provides a workbook to help leaders plan their development journeys.
Cynthia thoughtfully shows aspiring to mid-career leaders how to move from their familiar ways of working and thinking to heightened leadership, using storytelling, reimagining, and crossing divides. With her Crossing Meridians approach, which is both a mindset and a method, Cynthia provides the framework for a deeply personal, step-by-step approach to leadership development that guides leaders through learning cycles.
“If your leadership is sputtering because of your limitations or if you suspect broadened horizons will make you a more effective leader, join me on a journey of self-discovery and self-improvement by crossing meridians.
I urge you to view the Crossing Meridians approach as a considered pathway for your leadership enrichment—one
where you reject the known and comfortable as the dispositive path and instead engineer seismic shifts to gain the capabilities that enlarge your leadership. My hope is that this book inspires you to start your leadership development journey—one that welcomes disruption in order to shape you into a more accomplished leader. The time you spend learning about Crossing Meridians will make you a better person. The commitment you bring to Crossing Meridians will make you a better leader.”
Pivot Global Partners designs and implements the pivots clients need to innovate, scale, and grow. Its clients are entrepreneurs, established companies, and mission based organizations.
As it guides clients through innovation, leadership, and equity, inclusion, and diversity pivots, Pivot Global’s team is informed by its array of lived experiences, corporate leadership roles, entrepreneurial ventures, and community involvement. Pivot Global’s expertise, thought leadership, and strong alliances place it at the heart of innovation and transformation.
PRAISE FOR CROSSING MERIDIAN
“The true grit of a leader is not how they perform during the good times but rather how they display emotional strength, courage, and professionalism during the most trying times.” I am ‘Crossing Meridians’ and enjoying every moment! Thank you.”
“Cynthia’s new book, Crossing Meridians, is a great read on leadership, mindset, and how to create your own roadmap to career success. The workbook in the back of the book is also super helpful.”
“Cynthia provides compelling advice on how leaders can put themselves out there to drive change in themselves and the organizations that they lead. Her guidance strikes exactly the right balance of practical “how to” advice without being overly prescriptive. She weaves in personal stories as examples of how techniques can work. Best of all she wraps the whole journey in a nautical metaphor that is entertaining and makes the core concepts easy to digest and use.”
“Crossing Meridians” is the best book on leadership I’ve read because it is honest about the work and discipline required to become a trusted leader. Cynthia Hardy’s method teaches leaders to assess their own beliefs, take uncomfortable risks, and navigate across cultural, intellectual, and emotional divides with confidence. Organizations benefit when leaders bring their own polished authenticity as well as openness, empathy, and resilience– the three prime “meridians.“
5.0 out of 5stars. Every leader should read and use principles in this book
“If you need some motivation, pick up Crossing Meridians. No matter what level in business you are, figuring out where you are and where you need to go is critical to success, and Ms. Hardy breaks it down in digestible parts. She is an inspiration!“
“We are in the process of launching a new strategic plan with many new leaders in new assignments. I have been working with the group on how to get unstuck, be open minded and embrace change along with the opportunities it presents. I began reading this book and it is spot on for leaders aspiring to move to the next level while moving from your comfort zone to the uncomfortable and growing! It is an easy read with great stories, examples and tips! After reading it, I ordered a book for all of my leadership team and we will use the book as a guide to launch our new leadership development focus! A great read!”
“I loved your book. While I can say I had a successful corporate experience I probably would’ve had a more enriching one with a “mulligan “or “do over” with your book in hand. I really like the symbolism of crossing meridians as it challenges the leader and organization to look beyond traditional norms of leadership development. Over my 43 years of work life, I created my own patchy matrix for personal development that helped me navigate similar challenges you have noted in your book. Leadership Development offered by my employers weren’t customized as you require to reach Prime Meridian Leadership. Your Crossing Meridians is the perfect resource for emerging as well as stagnant leaders and organizations! “
Meet The Author
Cynthia is the Founder & CEO of Pivot Global Partners, a global professional services firm that guides clients through people and process pivots—innovation pivots, leadership pivots, and equity, inclusion, and diversity pivots—to innovate, scale, and grow.
Cynthia is internationally recognized for building and repositioning organizations, drawing upon deep strategic, leadership, and diagnostic skills. Her acumen comes from founding an innovation and change management firm, managing profit and loss of multi billion dollar divisions in domestic and international publicly-traded companies, and practicing as an attorney in law firm and corporate settings.
Available Worldwide in Ebook, Paperback and Hard Cover Formats.
In Crossing Meridians, leaders are encouraged to engineer their own disruption—taking on uncomfortable, more complex development actions that allow them to cross divides while gaining the essential leadership capabilities of empathy, openness, and resiliency. Leaders are shown how to define their Beginning Meridians, those early, pervasive influences that shape us. They also are shown how to envision their larger leadership and target, select, and execute development actions that move them from their Beginning Meridians to their New Meridians.