“I have been following Amy for a while and have been inspired by how she sees the positive in life, and finds the opportunities where others may seen only threats. She embraces challenges and setbacks because she knows they make us stronger. And she reminds us that it is even more fun to help others succeed than to succeed ourselves.
This mindset helped Amy to inspire others and stand out as an exemplary manager in her career as a banking executive. Now she’s sharing the formula for her success in her new book V.I.R.T.U.E.S. of Exceptional Leaders. I was excited to get my hands on an early copy of the book and was immediately impressed with how practical and actionable the book is. I am already using it to better guide the teams I work with. And I hear that Amy is already hard at work on her second book, relating to H.A.B.I.T.S. I encourage you to follow Amy and read her books and I am confident you will take away something that helps you in your interactions with others!”
– Shawn Hoyt, Senior Deal Desk, Operations, and Legal Executive

“I have read this book twice and can’t say enough about the amazing work Amy has put into this! This book has not only helped me from a professional stance but also helped me navigate with personal life experiences. I highly recommend this book to anyone as it has helped me grow in so many ways! Thank you Amy for creating a masterpiece and demonstrating the virtues of leadership.”
– Marlisa Mattia, Senior Account Manager

“Amy Chambers is a Leader’s Leader. Her years of experience in front line roles coupled with her insatiable thirst for learning are borne out in this book that covers the topic of leadership from two perspectives—what she has experienced in the real world working for those managers that we’ve all suffered under who are poor communicators and un-motivators and from her experience from which she developed her leadership style that gets results by investing time and energy into the employee teams that she has been responsible for. This is an easy read, chock full of antidotes that bring home the points and full of practical examples of how you can implement change to become a more effective leader. Highly recommend!”
– David Kuntz, Cheerleader, Enabler, Coach

“I recently had some time as I made some BBQ for the family beach trip. I read a book titled “7 Virtues of Exceptional Leaders” by Amy Chambers, and I must say, it was quite a pleasant surprise. I’ve read many leadership books before, but this one stood out because it doesn’t try to elevate leadership concepts to a status reserved for “Titans of Industry.” Instead, it takes time-tested concepts and weaves them together to create a roadmap for leadership excellence.

The book emphasizes the importance of vision, consistency, and involving others in decision-making, which are all familiar concepts for tenured leaders. However, a roadmap for leadership excellence emerges when you combine these concepts with learning to ask questions, active listening, and creating energy.

What I found particularly compelling about the book is its central concept of reminding you that you are leading others. As a leader, people rely on you to provide vision, be consistent in your direction and focus, and invest in them as people who want to achieve success.
While reading the book, I laughed out loud at about page five when Amy recalled a story. By page ten, I was hooked and taking notes. Overall, I believe this book is a great read for tenured leaders and those new to leadership. If you are a tenured leader, this book will remind you why you want to be a leader. If you are new to leadership, it provides the necessary concepts to become exceptional. The book even stepped on my toes at times as a reminder of key leadership principles, but it was a much-needed wake-up call. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking to improve their leadership skills.”
– Rick Kielbasa, Head of Digital

“I wish I had read this book when I was in a position of team leadership in a corporation. It gives concrete, actionable practices and techniques for being the best leader possible. It applies to C-Suite, but also line managers, VPs, and anyone who WANTS to be in a position of leadership. Many of these practices could be put in place without yet being a team leader. Sometimes team members can lead from below.
I left the corporate world a little while ago to start my own sole-ownership company. If and when I hire employees, I will be able to draw on these. I already crafted a clear mission and vision that I use to be sure I am in alignment with my highest goals. If you’re a C-suite executive, this book is a must-read.”
– Duncan MacLeod, Data Analyst and Author of Numerous books, including 5150

“I purchased this book with the interest of getting into leadership. Very easy read and great content. I absolutely loved the life experiences Amy had shared in this book and how those experiences shaped who she is as a leader today. Not only can the principles in this book be applied to work life, but to personal lives too! This is a must read!
– Joline Stutesman, Senior ACH Specialist

“This is a well written book that provides clear direction to be an effective leader. The book is well-organized and offers 7 V.I.R.T.U.E.S., an easy-to-follow guide that can be applied immediately. It feels good to read a book where the author feels passionate and enthusiastic about leadership, which is very motivating, empowering and encouraging. It is clear that excellence in the workplace can exist and many of these practices can also be applied in your personal life as well.”
– Danielle Organista, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

“Ms. Chambers brings her real-world experience to the page with a concise, clear-eyed, step-by-step treatise on how to get the most out of yourself (and those around you). Highly recommend.”
– Daniel Miner, Start Up NY Senior Program Manager

“My dad gifted this book to me for my college graduation. Whether you are just beginning your leadership journey, or you’ve been in leadership for years, Amy’s book has advice for you! Influence equals leadership. No matter if you’re leading your family at home, a corporate organization, or any size team in between, I’d encourage you to read this book!”
– Melissa Robbins, Dental Office Manager

“This book is a must read for anyone in a leadership position, or working towards a leadership position. Excellent advice and insight.”
– Monica Brunier, Administrative Assistant, University Advancement at USC

“Another leadership book” this is not!  Amy Chambers has produced a tour de force of insight that any aspiring leader can implement immediately and garner results quickly.  Highly readable and written in a conversational tone, the book is a delightful contribution to the leadership literature because it is not merely descriptive of what leadership is, but it is prescriptive on how aspiring leaders can lead effectively.  Filled with realistic examples and brimming with encouragement, Chambers shows the reader how to leave behind your tired, old notions about leadership and shoot for the stars in bold new ways.  A command performance.  Bravo!
– Ara Norwood, Publisher of Uncommon Sense

“Amy’s successful leadership history, coupled with her curiosity to continuously learn more on the subject, have joined forces to create a compelling and useful guide that puts her experience into practical use. I found myself highlighting many lessons that I will fall back on as I face challenges in my leadership role. Not just another leadership book to read and put on the shelf, this tool will be a regular reference point as I continue my journey into the art of leading successful teams and organizations”.
– Shannon Doiron – Chief Digital Officer

“The perfect book for the modern leader in today’s ever changing workplace environment. Amy provides compelling and authentic examples of real world experiences that truly make this book highly relatable. It’s a true illustration on how an effective leader can inspire the masses towards new ideas and innovations”.
– Jeff Kern, Manager of Business Development

“The 7 V.I.R.T.U.E.S. is one of the most complete, straightforward, and actionable tools I have seen for developing foundational leadership skills. Amy has created a detailed roadmap for this development, complete with real-world examples. She takes you through the why, what, and how of becoming an effective leader, adding energy and enthusiasm to the journey.”
– Joseph Whitaker, Chief Executive Officer

Amy Chambers’ passion and commitment to improving the quality of leadership is evident in every word she’s written. The V.I.R.T.U.E.S. she shares are game-changing and leadership-augmenting concepts. Yet, she doesn’t stop there. Amy shares powerful Practices to support readers in knowing how to implement the Virtues in their day-to-day work, to provide the difference-making leadership our world needs.
– Amy L. Riley, Keynote Speaker, #1 International Best-Selling Author of The Courage of a Leader: How To Inspire, Engage and Get Extraordinary Results   https://courageofaleader.com/products

“An eye opener for anyone building and leading a team.  7 V.I.R.T.U.E.S of Exceptional Leaders asks the right questions and gives the right answers for an introspective of leadership and how to motivate and keep a team. So glad I picked up this book heading into the New Year.”
– Maureen Ryan Blake, Maureen Ryan Blake Media Production

“Amy Chambers paints a compelling picture of seven virtues that underpin leadership character to shape the destiny of those they lead. The practical way the book flows is sure to guide transformation of individuals and teams alike.”
– Dr. Kasthuri Henry, PhD., CEO of Kas Henry Inc & Founder of Ennobled for Success Institute. www.kashenry.com

“This amazing book is truly inspirational and has changed my perspective on leadership. All of Amy’s virtues, including Virtue 7: Showcase Swimming, has encouraged me to continue to demonstrate authenticity and to conduct myself in a veracious manner. Effective leadership is essential for a business to be successful and this book should be in the hands of every leader.”
– Jesse Rivera, Principal and Human Resources Consultant

“I had the pleasure and honor to work with Amy for a few years and personally witness her leadership style. While reading her book I was smiling and reminiscing on the many moments I observed her putting these practices in place. She was able to make others feel valued and understood because she was always asking great questions and creating space for dialogue. Amy is a natural leader and a great communicator. I encourage you to read and apply what she is sharing in this book. You will grow tremendously as a leader.”
– Katia Santos, Chief Administrative Officer

“Theoretical leadership books are everywhere. If you want a book that explains leadership AND gives you tools, this is the one. We have all been in meetings or worked with teams where one (or likely more than one) of Amy’s messages were needed. Read this book and your meetings will be more effective.”
– Donald Peaks, Chief Experience Officer