Leading With Heart: Five Conversations That Unlock Creativity, Purpose, and Results
June 20, 2022
Two veteran executive coaches dispel the myth of one-size-fits-all leadership, showing instead how truly successful leaders allow themselves to be endlessly curious and inquisitive—the key to finding the strategies and insights that transform organizations.
In an age where self-proclaimed experts say there’s a right and wrong way to do nearly everything, leaders are desperate to find the magic formula for success. Seasoned executive coaches John Baird and Edward Sullivan searched for this ideal, combing through their own experiences and those of their clients to uncover common behaviors, tactics, and lessons that could offer insight.
But in the hundreds of interviews with leaders and their teams, they found that the key to successful leadership is not following in some predetermined path. Instead, they observed that every leader has their own playbook, one they developed by gaining unique insights about themselves and their teams.
These See Change Leaders, as Baird and Sullivan call them, carry an extra degree of self-awareness and empathy, and recognize the potential for change and growth in themselves and others. By consistently asking themselves the right questions, the questions the authors explore in this book, See Change Leaders learn to SEE themselves and others a little more clearly, and in turn develop their own unique magic formula for leadership.
No matter where you are in your career, this book is your launch point to becoming a See Change Leader. By encouraging you to ignore outdated “leadership hacks” and embrace introspection and growth, Leading with Heart guides you to ask the right questions and find your own answers.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 can create a leadership game-plan that is authentic to you and brings out the best in those around you.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
John Baird is one of the premier executive coaches in Silicon Valley, and over the past 25 years has worked with the top leaders at start-ups to Fortune 500 firms like Apple, Nike and Twitter. He founded several companies, including ExecutivEdge and the Velocity Group, where he is currently the Senior Partner and Board Chair, and serves as a Fellow at Sapphire Ventures and on various nonprofit local and national boards. John holds a PhD in Organizational Communication and Leadership from Purdue University.
Edward Sullivan is a Managing Partner at Velocity. His 25-year career as an executive coach and political consultant has taken him around the globe coaching and advising start-up founders, Fortune 500 executives, and heads of state of foreign nations. His work has been featured in the Washington Post, Forbes, Fast Company, USA Today, Nasdaq, and more. His extensive client list includes executives from AirTable, Bombas, DoorDash, Foundation Capital, Google, MasterClass, Slack, and Thrive Capital. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School and an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School.
The books for this giveaway are being provided by Harper Business, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. We have 20 copies available. The giveaway ends on Sunday, June 26th.