“I define a leader as anyone who takes responsibility for finding the potential in people and processes, and who has the courage to develop that potential.”
SUMMARY: The book offers practical leadership strategies based on case studies from fresh research carried out with those in positions of influence and power. Brené Brown is a New York Times bestseller who is world renowned for her breakthrough leadership work.
1. Leadership is not about face value – true leaders take initiative to develop and move a team towards progress regardless of their position. Leadership is actually about responsibility and influence rather than control. Great leaders don’t assume to know everything; they consider themselves accountable for uncovering the correct course of action.
2. Great leaders know how to distribute power among a team to achieve the right results. In a technology landscape, the unique value leaders add is with soft skills such as empathy.
3. Effective and inspiring leaders act with courage to face the tough calls and discussions. They know these challenges open doors to growth. Developing a culture of courage in an organization is a worthy cause for a leader.
READ IF: You are a leader by name or by character. Read if you want to become or remain a great leader.