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Interview with Kevin Allen, Author of The Case of the Missing Cutlery

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Zane Safrit

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Kevin Allen is founder & chairman of business transformation company re:kap, counting Burberry, SMythson, Swedbank and Verizon among its list of global clients. He is recognized as one of the world's most accomplished growth professionals.

He is also an outstanding author with one best-seller to his credit, The Hidden Agenda: A Proven Way to Win Business and Create a Following. Now he has another with The Case of The Missing Cutlery: A Leadership Course for the Rising Star.

Kevin tells his story of rising from an everyday employee, sweating in the trenches or in his case the kitchen, to become a star. How he rallied and inspired those working in the kitchen with him to become stars in their own right is the key to his leadership success and the key to becoming a buoyant leader lifted and carried by the inspired hopes and actions of those you lead.

He organized his book into two parts. Part 1 is The Case. Part 2 is A Course in Buoyancy where he helps readers rise in the same way, becoming a buoyant leader, by inspiring those around them.

There are many excellent leadership books. I've read many, interview many of their authors. Kevin stood out for what he wrote on his first page.

Leadership is an act of human empathy and generosity of spirit. When people know you understand their hopes and desires, and you make your connection clear to them and show confidence that you as a community can get there, they'll follow you anywhere.

His leadership expertise shared in this book are for the every day leaders, those in the the trenches and kitchens, understanding the hopes and dreams of those around them, creating a culture and common cause they believe in.