Leading with Heart
5 Conversations That Unlock Creativity, Purpose, and Results
John Baird, Edward Sullivan
Two veteran executive coaches help today's leaders learn how to retain and inspire their teams through the one thing their research has found works: Leading with Heart.
In these pages, leadership coaches John Baird and Edward Sullivan share hundreds of hours of research and firsthand accounts of guiding leaders at some of the world's most respected big brands and small startups (Apple, Nike, Google, and Slack to name a few).
Through their coaching and research they uncovered the five behaviors transformative leaders engage in to connect authentically with their teams:
- They are aware of their people's needs.
- They help their people to confront the fears that hold them back.
- They understand their own desires and what drives their people.
- They leverage their unique gifts and help people find their own.
- They connect with their core sense of purpose and help people find theirs.
The key to achieving these behaviors is asking the right questions and having conversations that connect you and your employees on the deepest human level—conversations the authors coach you on how to navigate.
At a time when workplaces are struggling to build high morale and connected cultures, Leading with Heart will help leaders to unlock the best version of themselves and those around them with transformative results.
No matter where you are in your career, this book is your launch point to leading with heart. By encouraging you to ignore outdated “leadership hacks” and embrace introspection and growth, Leading with Heart guides you to ask the right questions and find your own answers. Now you too can create a leadership game-plan that is authentic to you and brings out the best in those around you.