The Emotionally

Agile Leader

Living, Learning, and Leading in a Chaotic World.

The Emotionally

Agile Leader

Living, Learning, and Leading in a Chaotic World.

About the book

We live in a chaotic world.
Some of us are called to leadership positions in the midst of that chaos, tasked with the responsibility to lead our organizations in a constantly changing environment. Although managing this change can be overwhelming, we must learn how to advance with the needs of the workplace. But is it enough to merely adapt to change? “Adapting” carries the idea of evolution, instead of revolution. Adapting can be imperceptibly slow, like a giant battleship or aircraft carrier instead of a speedboat. Leaders instead must be agile. They have to know themselves well and understand the people around them in order to quickly navigate the challenges that face them daily. In The Emotionally Agile Leader, Kevin Bowser draws from more than 35 years of leadership experience to teach readers:

  • The means to identify the emotions that drive behaviors
  • Tools to harness the key emotions that affect leadership abilities
  • Core habits to sharpen leadership skills
  • The methodology to create more emotionally agile leaders through mentorship

Are you a leader seeking to hone your skills and reach the next level as a leader? Come along with Kevin and learn how to create a competitive advantage, change swiftly with the needs of your field, and hone your emotional agility.

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Knowing our limitations is being self-aware. – Kevin E Bowser

About The Author

Kevin E. Bowser
Are you aware of your weaknesses? And, are you doing something about it? – Kevin E Bowser


“Each page contains life-giving truths that I needed to read as I prepare to lead an organization that’s been ravaged by leadership lacking emotional agility.

I am confident in my abilities as an emotional agile leader and am excited to implement the practical applications from this book into the mode of operation within our organization.”


Brian Schaffer

CEO – Crossroads Ministry of Estes Park


“As a young man: The Emotionally Agile Leader contains a wealth of information that all young people should read, digest, and practice.

Rather than learning by mistakes, a young reader of this book should be able to navigate the dangerous minefield of developing into a successful leader of people and organizations.

If read properly the book becomes a “how to” book to accelerate one’s leadership development.
My only problem is that as a young man I did not think I needed this type of book. It would have seemed too…”



MBA, DBA – Ohio Wesleyan University


“Resonating: The leadership style you promote, aligns very closely with the way I try to model and deliver leadership. I share the belief in nearly every element you called out. We could likely talk for hours on this subject and I can give first-hand accounts (good and bad) of almost every situation.

Challenging: I think this style comes more naturally to some than others. People tend to lead based on their own strengths (and weaknesses), what they see modelled and what they deem as “success”. I don’t believe the concepts in The Emotionally Agile Leader is overly prevalent in corporate America. It is more about…”


Eric Bates

Dir. of Business Development – Rose International, Inc.


“A must read… Kevin has beautifully revealed essential keys to maintaining a strong ability to lead in today’s chaotic world. It strikes me that His Emotionally Agile approach is essential to maintaining good health and balance. We are in a battle and often it’s within ourselves!

Everyone leads in some form or fashion and Kevin has offered an approach to life in general. Every single reader will undoubtedly benefit. I’m excited to get this book into the hands of everyone on the team at Rose and in my family at home!

No surprise that Kevin has…”


Eric T. Token

EVP Sales & Marketing, Rose International, Inc.


“The book is engaging at all points….even when I felt like it was punching me in the gut. The analogies make it easy to digest, I am used to your writing style from your articles and this book did not disappoint.

This book is about becoming the best version of yourself as a leader, when facing any given situation, to serve your people through a relevant approach.

This books gives you a play by play on what emotions to look for and what to do to make the best of them.

This book is about people.

This book is a glossary of emotions any leader will want…”


Roger Cantu

Network Infrastructure Lead, TekSystems


“This is a really impressive effort on your part. It is both a thorough overview on leadership as well as a deep dive into individual components of being a successful and important leader.

Because of that, it is valuable to the reader whether he or she chooses to carefully read through it word for word or to skim through the pages looking for topics that stand out. And regardless of the approach, every reader will find one or two or many things that resonate in their own past experience or, more importantly…”


Dan L. DeVries

Contracts Engineer – ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company


“I thoroughly enjoyed the read. It was easy to follow and very informative. It was an easy read and caused me to think about myself as a leader and a person. These are keys that I can use in development of other leaders in the church and other areas that I serve in.

The information shared was enlightening and encouraging. The information was presented in a way in a way that was logical and easy to follow. It was a joy to see some of the things that both helped and could hinder a leader.

The perspective on how to handle some of those more difficult…”


Henry Sweeney

Teacher and Associate Pastor


“Both the original quote and the pithier shortened version demonstrate the need for a leader to be emotionally agile. Leaders must have the ability to pivot as the ‘plan of operations extends…beyond the first contact’”

from the Introduction). From his original profound thesis to his final word, Kevin’s concise, digestible text is packed with application; the most vital need for the leader. I have not read such a practical, useful and engaging book on leadership for many years.

As I read, I could feel Bowser painstakingly peeling back the veneer of my years…


David G. Woods

Dean – Virginia District Training Center and Adjunct Instructor of Pastoral Ministries – Nazarene Bible College


“Great read. You have taken a vast amount of material and boiled it down to key points of application. Early in my career I was floundering because my leaders were fixed on themselves. I needed someone to take the time to walk me through materials while developing an implementation plan.

You have provided an example of this in your book. I could follow your premise, apply the material through your examples and laugh at my own failures as you shared some of yours. The practical nature of apply Emotional Intelligence to leadership describes…


Dr David A. Ruhman

School Administrator – Union Grove Christian School


“The book takes a more direct approach to leadership. It cuts out some of the gray that we tend to live in. I believe doing this raises the accountability factor for current leaders or people looking to become leaders.

I believe defining technical leadership & agile leadership provides additional clarity on leadership styles and are often mistaken for each other. Your book definitely speaks to what companies are experiencing in todays economy. As companies constantly realign to meet client demands, leaders need to possess…”


Arturo Odoms

Manager, Human Resources – Black Knight Financial Services


“The Golden Rule playbook for business leaders and what should be considered when making decisions”


John Apkarian

Global Business Development – Dynamic ITAD


“I can’t put my finger on what the benefit would have been earlier in my career unless someone had really cared about my EI. So it’s a moot point at this stage of my career. I didn’t take to training all that well so… The benefit today is that I have a blueprint to do the following:

1) Enhance and Improve my emotional agility

2) Understand how to work better with different people, personalities and styles while realizing that I am attracted to the “influence” aspects vs power and authority driving change…


Ragan Shawell

Managing Director, Oil & Gas Vertical – Disys


“Having been a captain both on ships and in business, I can honestly say that this writing addresses the performance qualities necessary when your footing in the chaotic world is constantly changing underneath your feet from moment to moment.

Have your basic skills solid (learning), keep your head about you (emotionally stable), and lead… don’t manage, don’t boss around, don’t yell, and don’t scream and shout… lead confidently and intentionally. Why do we want to lead this way? Because people depend on…”


Keith R. Wahl

Owner – Made in Rhode Island


“In a world full of grey between leaders and followers, Kevin Bowser cuts through the fog, showing us that people matter most, and since people are all different, the emotionally agile leader must seek first to understand, all the while remaining courageous enough to attack waves of conflict head on to minimize damage. Counterintuition is rampant in Bowser’s philosophy, and for that we are grateful.”


Chad Mozingo

Men’s Ministry Leader and former Professional Baseball Player


“These past couple of weeks have been chaotic as I transitioned to my new position. Reading your book was the one thing that helped me through without losing my mind and managing situations out of my control.

YOUR BOOK WORKS. And know that at least one person has been positively impacted by your writing. I have read EI 2.0 but this provides a better way of applying the concepts. So far, it has given me tools that I know I will use in my current position and as I grow professionally.”


Dr Alejandro Tortoriello

Bio-Innovation Fellow – MD Anderson Cancer Center


“What an easy and valuable read! Kevin has been able to capture the essence of empathetic leadership like few have in the past. Most authors bend the message to suit corporate America.

Kevin brings real life knowledge, experience, and wisdom to the reader providing an entirely untainted view of what emotionally agile leaders should carry in their quiver as they move forward with their leadership journey. His ability to apply the right anecdotes and quotes at the right time is no less than exceptional. Well done.”


Sandy Marger

Global Strategic Relationship Director – Deloitte and Touche


“As an avid reader, rarely is a picture so well etched in your mind at the forward that the reader is given the opportunity to recall this image for reference throughout the read. Refreshing is a thought as we’ll balanced and brought together as this. A must read for any leader with a desire to grow!”


Cody Rozier

CEO, Zalemo


“I read it straight through and I found it not only interesting in prose and deliberate in content, but also insightful and inspiring. The book coaches you right through the different sections with Intentionality that is refreshing and drives home the purpose of different sections with memorable stories that lends clarity to the message.

I found myself feeling proud that I had executed successfully in my leadership…”


Jack Boller

Senior Solutions Consultant – LineDrive

If everyone around you is nodding their head like you, one of you is irrelevant. – Kevin E. Bowser


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