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Jackfruit Leadership Book


Leaders need inspiration and encouragement to stay motivated as they travel the rocky road of leadership.  In Jackfruit Leadership, you will discover 20 action plans to be a better leader every day.  With a combination of personal stories from her own career and research that supports her recommendations, author Dana Dillard outlines the hot topics where leaders can use encouragement and a fresh perspective.  Chapters focus on topics like:

  • Best Practices for Leading Working Parents

  • What Bad Bosses Can Teach You

  • How to Give Feedback Without Getting Queasy

  • Managing People Who Are Smarter Than You

  • And More…………..

An easy, fun read, Jackfruit Leadership will help you see the value leaders can bring to their teams while providing fresh tactics to shake things up in the best possible way.   

People leading can be exhausting.  Get a refresh via Jackfruit Leadership and renew your commitment to being the leader you were meant to be. 

About The Book

Interview about Jackfruit Leadership

What Readers Are Saying

“I am two chapters in and so far, VERY excited to dive into the Jackfruit approach.  I feel like the book was written just for me as a leader committed to applying Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging as a toolkit to advocate for the success of my teammates and my organization.  So far, I’ve had to resist the urge to highlight every paragraph!  When the table of contents of a book is intriguing, you know you’ve got your hands on a book that is going to speak to your leadership goals.”

Stephanie Fonteno., Senior Director

“A compelling read that provides practical tips based on real-life workplace scenarios to help leaders genuinely succeed in connecting with employees, simply by embracing uniqueness and creating a sense of belonging in the workplace.  Jackfruit Leadership will help you become a more insightful, better leader and teach you how to truly inspire your employees to be the best they can be each and every day.”

Debbie Krznarich., Retired Communications Executive

“This information was very useful – the things you think are common sense!  It’s great to have this as a reminder (even if you think you are doing what the information says.”

Helen Placente, Housing Leader


“Almost everyone has stories about the workplace where there was an injustice or lack of leadership on an important issue.  Dana brings us a fresh perspective and many common-sense coping mechanisms to navigate the workplace while improving the lives of your colleagues, culture, and experience.  I could not put this down!”

Faith Schwartz, Board Member and Business Owner

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