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CSU alum's book makes the big time

October 16, 2013

CSU alumna Tasha Eurich's book has hit the New York Times Best Sellers list, settling in at No. 8 on the prestigious lineup.

Eurich’s book, Bankable Leadership: Happy People, Bottom Line Results and the Power to Deliver Both, draws on her experiences during 10 years working in Fortune 500 companies. Her life’s work, according to her bio, is “to help organizations succeed by improving the effectiveness of their leaders and teams.”

Eurich earned a masters (2005) and Ph.D. (2007) in psychology from CSU and served as an adjunct faculty member in both psychology and business. Her professional career includes working with companies like Xcel Energy, Western Union, Newmont Mining, Centura Health, CoBiz Financial, Destination Hotels and Resorts, Forest Oil and the City of Cincinnati.

Smash success

Her book has climbed onto the Times Best Sellers list despite being released just two weeks ago. It is Eurich’s first major work.

 “On one hand, you must build relationships by connecting with your team, earning trust and motivating them to perform. On the other, you must drive top- and bottom-line results through your team’s performance and productivity,” Eurich said.  “These two outcomes often feel like they are mutually exclusive. But the belief that leaders can’t learn to do both is the biggest leadership myth in business.”

Eurich was named to the Denver Business Journal’s 2013 “40 under 40” list, which lists up-and-coming business leaders in Colorado under age 40. She and her husband live in Denver, her hometown.