The Leader You Want to Be: Five Essential Principles for Bringing Out Your Best Self--Every Day

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Do you find yourself wishing you had more hours in the day? Do you want to do more, yet feel you just can't add another thing to your plate without being overwhelmed by stress or compromising your health, relationships, and integrity? 

As a leader, there are some days when you feel the flow. You're able to make a difference and achieve big goals. You feel confident and energized. On days like this, you are your best self--the leader you want to be. But on other days, you go down a different, negative path, with pressures and doubts making you feel like a lesser version of yourself. How can you be the leader you want to be, every day? 

The answer is more than a time-management system or a silver-bullet solution for changing your routines. This book helps readers discover that the answer lies within. By focusing in specific ways on five key leadership elements, you can increase your time, capacity, energy, and ultimately your impact, with less stress and more equanimity. 

Drawing on rich and instructive stories of clients, leaders, artists, and athletes, as well as on research by experts, the author brings together the best of both Western management thinking and Eastern philosophy to provide a holistic yet hands-on approach. This book is a guide to tapping into and expanding your leadership capacity so that you can be your best, sustain yourself, and thrive as a leader. 

About the Author 

Amy Jen Su is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Paravis Partners, a boutique executive coaching and leadership development firm. For almost two decades, Amy Jen Su has partnered with investment professionals, CEOs, and executives to sustain and increase their leadership effectiveness as they drive organizational change and transformation. 

She is the author of the Harvard Business Review Press book, The Leader You Want to Be: Five Essential Principles to Bringing Out Your Best Self Every Day (2019). She is also currently a Board Member of SRS Distribution Inc., a portfolio company of Leonard Green & Partners and Berkshire Partners. 

She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and BA in Psychology from Stanford University. Her certifications in Integral coaching and yoga provide for a unique whole-person approach to executive development.
NameThe Leader You Want to Be: Five Essential Principles for Bringing Out Your Best Self--Every Day
AuthorAmy Jen Su
Published Year2019
Page Count256
PublisherHarvard Business Review Press