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Tampa Executive’s Leadership Book Earns Rankings on Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestseller Lists




Tampa Executive’s Leadership Book Earns Rankings on Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestseller Lists

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 5, 2022 – Tampa-based author, leadership coach, and speaker Kyle McDowell has had his new book, “Begin with WE: 10 Principles for Building and Sustaining a Culture of Excellence,” achieve bestseller status on the Wall Street Journal’s and USA Today’s book lists. The book, which is available for purchase worldwide at major bookselling outlets, such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble, has earned these distinctions just three weeks after its publication, on Sept. 13.

The Wall Street Journal criteria for assessing books as bestseller status are based on data by NPD BookScan, which tracks the number of total sales from retailers where books are sold. Within the first seven days of the book’s launch, “Begin With WE” surpassed 4,000 individual units sold, securing its Wall Street Journal bestseller status. USA Today has a similar list of criteria for achieving bestseller status, including books that reach 6,000 units sold in the U.S., books that reach more than 500 additional units sold at a retailer other than Amazon, and books that are priced $0.99 or higher.

“Begin with WE” spans from McDowell’s career start in Tampa to his nearly three decades as a senior executive in different cities leading massive organizations inside Corporate America. The book examines the root causes of dysfunction in business, highlights the plague of a “me-oriented” paradigm, and provides the remedy with McDowell’s guiding principles, the “10 WEs.” It also serves as the culmination of McDowell’s passion for cultivating truly authentic and courageous leaders regardless of job title or seniority. This philosophy is derived from an unwavering belief that there’s a better way to thrive in and out of Corporate America.

“The amazing reception that ‘Begin with WE’ has earned in just the three weeks since the book’s official launch is a testimony to the challenges leaders face every day,” McDowell said. “While I’m incredibly humbled and proud to land a top position on the Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller lists, if we really want the workplace to be filled with we-oriented leaders, there’s still more work to do. Transforming cultures and developing authentic leaders is a marathon, not a sprint.”

The book shares principles that apply to all facets of daily life and are relatable to anyone who possesses an optimism and eagerness to make an impact and be a catalyst for change, innovation, and excellence. “Begin with WE” also features endorsements from well-renowned sports figures, including Major League Baseball outfielder Kevin Kiermaier and former National Football League coach Monte Kiffin.

For more information about Kyle McDowell and “Begin with WE,” visit

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