04 Feb The Leader You Want To Be: Five Essential Principles for Bringing Out Your Best Self Every Day | Amy Jen Su
2021: Book #9
Amy Jen Su has written defining leadership book with “The Leader You Want To Be: Five Essential Principles for Bringing Out Your Best Self Every Day.”
This isn’t just theory.
It’s practical how to’s for a leader.
Since leadership is a lifelong course in learning, this book should be part of the curriculum.
Here are a few quotes:
“If you are someone who likes to drive a speedboat, be mindful of taking on jobs in organizations that operate at a pace more like that of a cruise ship.”
“When you have a process that works, you make your best practices not a flash in the pan, but a daily habit you can rely on.”
“In the New York Times Magazine article, “What Google Learned from Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team,” researchers found that a feeling of “psychological safety” was the most important component for ensuring that a team was successful and worked well together….High performance teams are characterized by interpersonal trust, mutual respect, conversational turn-taking, and empathy. In relationships like these we see that powerful virtuous cycle of growth at work, where we’re aligned to core fundamental value of generosity, service, and nonjudgment. Sometimes our relationships and our desire to support others outweigh time efficiency or productivity because it’s just the right thing to do.”
A must read for leaders.
4.5 out of 5 stars.
Leaders are readers.
If you want to be a better leader…be a reader.