Looking for some GOOD news in the world of leadership? I was putting together a list of books for an executive coaching client and wanted to share these good news stories with you. One is from an experienced leader, one from a serial entrepreneur, and one from a leadership guru famous for advocating the 4-hour work week
Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella, worked hard to turn around an organization and create a more diverse and inclusive workplace. He credits emotional intelligence– or the importance of understanding, connecting with and leading people – as key to his success. Interesting for such a “soft” concept among leaders, particularly in technology. He wrote a great book called “Hit Refresh: The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft’s Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone
Successful inventor and entrepreneur, Ray Dalio takes an unconventional approach to leadership. His book “Principles” directly addresses issues of leadership humility, introspection and ultimately transparency about strengths and weaknesses.
Tim Ferris, a well known expert in leadership, has both a book and “Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice From the Best in the World” a popular podcast, “The Tim Ferriss Show.” He interviews leaders from across sectors generating inspiring ideas for becoming better, braver leaders and people. Tim Ferriss. I love his 5 minute morning rituals that help him WIN his day: meditate, make your bed, do a set of reps to wake up your body, drink good tea, and journal to start your day.