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Monday, September 2, 2019


I recently read Reboot: Leadership and the Art of Growing UP by Jerry Colonna (2019). 

Some of my biggest takeaways:
Ø  Effective storytelling is a hallmark of quality leadership.
Ø  Knowing ourselves, well and fully, is imperative to becoming the leaders we aspire to be.
Ø  Facing our own demons, AND facing them down, is critical to fostering a healthy organizational environment.
Ø  Leadership is about endless do-overs, for ourselves and for those we lead; forgiveness is a primary ingredient in that recipe.
Ø  Listening is perhaps the most powerful tool a leader can use.
Ø  Three powerful driving questions for leaders to use daily:  What am I not saying that needs to be said? What am I saying (in words or deeds) that’s not being heard? What’s being said that I’m not hearing?

My favorite quotes:
“Radical self-inquiry is how we learn to become more of ourselves, more like ourselves, more authentic. More human. And better humans are better leaders.” 

“Listening … opens that which pain has closed. In listening we are healing. We are never healed but forever healing.  We are never loved but forever loving.” 

This book is an excellent treatise on the import of holding the mirror of self-reflection up to ourselves as a precursor to leading others.

An excellent read.  Thanks for the rec DP/CD.

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