DAYTON, Ohio, Feb. 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- McGraw-Hill Professional announced today that they have acquired the rights to renowned public speaker and podcast host Ryan Hawk's upcoming book. Hawk, the Host of The Learning Leader Show and Leadership Advisory practice leader of Brixey & Meyer, will teach readers how to make the leap from high-performing individual contributor to becoming an excellent manager and leader. His book will draw from his experiences as a corporate executive, front-line manager, and college and professional football quarterback, as he shares wisdom distilled from his interviews with more than 300 of the world's greatest leaders on The Learning Leader Show. They include CEO's of ultra-successful companies, professional athletes, special forces warriors, best-selling authors, scientists, and national champion–winning coaches.
"After earning my MBA, I did a lot of research on furthering my education in the form of a 'leadership PhD' at a university. I ultimately did not choose the university route. Instead, I chose to create my own form of a leadership PhD. The best part? I handpicked my 'professors.' As the show has grown on a global scale, I've been able to interview heroes of mine who have sustained excellence in ways that I never dreamed possible. It's an amazing learning tool for me and the millions of people who listen to the podcast. I'm excited to share my learnings in book form to help others who strive to become excellent leaders," Hawk says.
Casey Ebro, executive editor at McGraw-Hill Professional, who acquired the book, added, "Ryan addresses a perennial pain point. First-time managers who were promoted to their positions because they were top performers are often completely unprepared for the myriad of unexpected challenges they face in their new roles. This book promises to help new leaders make that transition successfully. Ryan is on a mission to spread excellent leadership, and McGraw-Hill is honored to be a part of it."
The deal was brokered by legendary literary agent, Jim Levine, of the Levine, Greenberg, Rostan Literary agency. The book will be published in January 2020.
About Ryan Hawk:
Ryan Hawk is a podcast host, author, and speaker focused on excellence, leadership development, and continuous improvement. Forbes wrote: "The Learning Leader Show is the most dynamic podcast around." Inc Magazine called The Learning Leader Show "one of the 5 podcasts to help you lead smarter." Ryan runs the Leadership Advisory practice at the strategic consulting firm, Brixey & Meyer. Prior to Brixey & Meyer, Ryan was a much-decorated sales professional, manager, and then vice president of sales at a multibillion-dollar multinational company. He played quarterback at Ohio University and after college played professionally in the Arena Football League. Ryan is a regular speaker at Fortune 500 companies and has worked with executives, coaches, and players in the NFL, NCAA, and NBA.
McGraw-Hill Professional is a leading global provider of print and electronic content and services for the business, technical, and medical communities. Their offerings include reference and certification books for all professional and educational disciplines and online solutions on business and financial, medical and health, engineering, and scientific topics. McGraw-Hill Professional is a unit of McGraw-Hill Education. Founded in 1888, McGraw-Hill Education is a learning science company that delivers personalized learning experiences that help students, parents, educators and professionals drive results. McGraw-Hill Education has offices across North America, India, China, Europe, the Middle East, and South America, and makes its learning solutions available in more than 60 languages.
SOURCE Brixey & Meyer; McGraw-Hill Professional