Your Oxygen Mask First: 17 Habits to Help High Achievers Survive & Thrive in Leadership & Life

Author: Lawrence, Kevin N.

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English | Scribe Media

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World excl. English


Business & Leadership

Your Oxygen Mask First: 17 Habits to Help High Achievers Survive & Thrive in Leadership & Life

Author: Lawrence, Kevin N.

  • 2 Seas Represents: World excl English & French-Canadian rights.
  • Rights sold: Vietnam (Vanlangbooks)


“Your Oxygen Mask First is a stark reminder that you can’t take care of business until you first take care of yourself. Lawrence’s playbook offers a rich set of practices to help you achieve success with no regrets.” — Liz Wiseman, bestselling author of Multipliers and Rookie Smarts

“Kevin has locked arms with my growth firm, Medix, for more than seven years and has consistently challenged our personal and professional leadership limits! His actionable tools turned out to be truly invaluable resources to our organization and helped allow us to scale as leaders. I encourage you to read and use this book as a resource for your professional and personal growth!” — Andrew Limouris, President and CEO, Medix

“If you’re looking for practical wisdom from a battle-tested field general of business coaching–look no further. This step-by-step guide enables CEOs to tap into their hidden wells of greatness–redefining success as much more than a healthy balance sheet.” — Verne Harnish, Founder of Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) and author of Scaling Up (Rockefeller Habits 2.0)

“This isn’t the normal business blather. If you are serious about growing yourself as well as growing your business, Kevin’s book is invaluable. These tools are the best collection I’ve seen. They are practical and exceptionally helpful for any high achiever looking to grow and improve. If you just take one of these tools and practice it regularly, I have no doubt you’ll improve your life and your business.” — Ben Godsey, President and CEO, ProService Hawaii

Here’s the hard truth about leadership: it either forces you to get stronger or it slowly destroys your life. There is no in-between. Kevin Lawrence has discovered seventeen habits that allow any leader to transcend the perils of success and keep achieving—habits that have already helped hundreds of CEOs and executives become stronger and more resilient.

Obsessed with understanding why successful people crash and burn, Lawrence has studied and tested virtually every leadership theory known to humankind in his two decades as a business advisor. His straight-talk advice in Your Oxygen Mask First will surprise and propel even the most seasoned leaders as he cuts through the platitudes and jargon to share the best tools he has found to ensure your survival, no matter how high you fly.

Kevin Lawrence is known for combining business acumen with a no-holds-barred, tell-it-like-it-is style. With a career spanning twenty years and four continents, he’s helped hundreds of CEOs and executives break through challenges, grow their companies, and find personal success along the way. Lawrence is a Coach Emeritus with Gazelles, the world-renowned strategic planning and coaching organization, and a key contributor to the book Scaling Up (Mastering the Rockefeller Habits 2.0). Based in Vancouver, Canada, he can often be found tearing up the racetrack, or adventuring in the outdoors with his wife, Angela; son, Brayden; and daughter, Ashley.