What We’re Reading: Amplify Your Impact
A leader is anyone who takes responsibility for recognizing the potential in people and ideas, and has the courage to develop that potential. When we dare to lead, we don’t pretend to have the right answers; we stay curious and ask the right questions. We don’t see power as finite and hoard it; we know that power becomes infinite when we share it with others. We don’t avoid difficult conversations and situations; we lean into vulnerability when it’s necessary to do good work. But daring leadership in a culture defined by scarcity, fear, and uncertainty requires skill-building around traits that are deeply and uniquely human…
“Naked consulting” is a concept that explores the value of being vulnerable with clients, being completely open and honest with no sense of pretense or cover and how being completely transparent and vulnerable with clients builds unprecedented levels of trust and loyalty in these business partnerships.
Kouzes and Posner examine the critical questions all leaders must ask themselves in order to leave a lasting impact. Through powerful essays on Significance, Relationships, Aspirations, and Courage, the authors consider thorny and often ambiguous issues, including why leaders need loving critics, why leaders can’t take trust for granted, why failure is always an option, and ultimately, how the legacy you leave is the life you lead.
“Let go of who you think you’re supposed to be; embrace who you are.”
— Brene Brown