Yes, do Start Here. Leadership starts within. Leaders who are calm, confident, centered, and compassionate human beings have the greatest success. I refer to this book often as a guide to building habits that increase wellbeing. The authors not only lay out a roadmap for increasing joy in all aspects of life, but they provide the science behind the recommendations to support the recommendations and motivate readers to bring about personal change.
We hear a lot about the importance of building trust within our relationships and organizations. This book provides great examples and clear descriptions to explain how trust makes a difference and how it leads to better outcomes.
As I studied this book, I lived in the paradox of two competing ideas which were 1) intuitively I know this, and 2) this information is revolutionary and mind-boggling. Reading this book clarifies how we create change, results, and action through our words. And it provides eye-opening insights into the difference between statements and assumptions.
I recommend this book for all leaders; and if someone is new to leadership, this is a good place to start. The book is a fable that is quick to read. Through storytelling it illustrates three essential elements for engaging team members.
Great leadership requires risk-taking and navigating change. Leadership on the Line offers case studies and guidance on navigating transition successfully. It also speaks frankly about the personal, human struggles of leading and offers strategies to cope.