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LeadershipFIT For Everyday Living is the first book to be published in the LeadershipFIT series. You can get your hard copy or eBook now. Subscribe to our newsletters to be informed of future book releases!



The book is available in hard copy for AUD$29.95. Please email your name, contact information and order to info@leadershipfit.com.

If you are purchasing one book within Australia, postage is free.

If you are interested in a bulk order of our book for your community, school, organisation or business, please contact us so we can discuss your requirements. There are discounts available for bulk orders, and we will make sure you get the best price available.




LeadershipFIT For Everyday Living is a fresh approach to learning how to be an effective leader, and how to live out your best leadership life, no matter who you are, and where you are in your journey.

This book is more than just a book—it’s a living resource that you can use day in and day out to equip yourself with useful strategies, tips and approaches for living your best leadership life.

You will discover and learn ways to:

Fine tune your leadership mindset.
Give people reasons for connecting to your why, how and what for leadership.
Support you to be the best leader or follower of others.
Make important matters the most important matters in your leadership life.
Support you through the different seasons of leadership.
Provide you with a ‘game plan’ to know, be and do leadership better.
Inspire, instruct and influence you to live your best leadership life every day.



Edward (Eddie) Watkin is one of Australia’s leading facilitators and highly respected leadership educators. He is a leadership entrepreneur, coach, mentor, strategist and speaker and has worked one-on-one with individuals through to influencing gatherings of hundreds of people.

Eddie’s passion is to build, strengthen and advance better leadership connections between everyday people. He has changed the way leaders connect to others, and changed the way people want to connect to leaders.



Eddie Watkin understands how great leadership can transform situations and create partnerships that make a real difference. He combines passion with experience and I know this book will help many leaders, Indigenous and non-Indigenous alike, to realise their full potential.

― Tim Costello, Former Chief Executive, World Vision Australia

A technically brilliant piece of work demonstrating Watkin’s practical and inspirational life teachings. This book is a must for every trainer, facilitator and participant in their journey toward strong leadership.

― Dr Jackie Huggins AM FAHA

As an Aboriginal man it has taken a number of years for me to grow in my understanding of and appreciation for leadership, but I have discovered that leadership is an essential ingredient for life - whether it be for a corporate, a community or a culture. LeadershipFIT seeks to not only highlight this truth but also help you to exercise it. Eddie has given not only theoretical but very practical ways to grow in your leadership and for that reason I heartily endorse this book.

― Reverend Billy Williams

LeadershipFIT is a crystallisation in print of all that Eddie has put in to inspire Australian leaders. It will benefit and inspire leaders not only in Australia, but also non-resident leaders all over the world.

― Cynthia Chan, Entrepreneur, Real Estate Consultant (Singapore)

There is no one I can recommend more highly than Eddie Watkin with experience and passion in supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ future leadership potential. The LeadershipFIT key message that “Leadership is a relationship between people” is the spirit needed to reach our vision of a just, equitable and reconciled nation.

― Leah Armstrong, Chief Executive Officer, Reconciliation Australia (2010-2014)

I have been a “leader” in the education sector for thirty seven years, and have always been comfortable with the statement, “It’s lonely at the top”. Eddie Watkin’s “LeadershipFIT – For Everyday Living” has opened for me a fresh perspective on what leadership really is. I have enjoyed applying the “Fit Workout Plans” at the conclusion of each Chapter, not only as a stimulus for reflection about my past leadership, but also as a motivation for connection and action for leadership now, and in the future. This is a fresh and innovative treatise which I highly recommend for all who are interested in knowing the why, how and what of leadership.

― Daryl Hanly BA, B.Ed., (UQ) MEd (QUT), MEd (ACU) ATCL, FACEL. Principal, St Joseph’s Nudgee College (2002-2014)

This book is practical and aims to address many of the daily challenges in leadership. It reinforces some of the things that lived leadership experience has shown to be true, and offers some helpful approaches to deal with these challenges. The ambition of the book is to really assist people to be better leaders, and to help them to be accountable and effective across many cultural contexts; contexts that could be very complex, yet the book helps them to be very accessible. Next generation leaders will benefit immensely by applying the principles of this book.

― Tanya Hosch, Former Joint Campaign Director, Recognise

From childhood I yearned to have a tangible experience of the leadership that was more than words, position or an idea. It was life changing to see integrity, honour and respect being lived, role-modelled by Eddie Watkin; I found hope and connectedness in what I learned. There is much talk about leadership, what it looks like, how it sounds, but nothing of the heart, character and lifestyle of a leader. I am excited knowing that this book, an essential tool for living the life of leadership, is accessible to those searching for equipping to grow into and embrace their destiny.

― Faith Gray, Founder, Courageous Hope

“LeadershipFIT For Everyday Living is not just a book ― it’s a resource that you can use day in and day out, to support you to be more effective in living out your best leadership life.”