Listen to 10 of the world’s most influential and acclaimed leaders share the stage for an inspiring day all while answering the same question; What is the one thing that makes a leader worth following?
The greatest leaders find a way to focus on the important things.
Join us at Leadercast 2022 on Wednesday, May 4th to glean new insights and motivation to focus on your own One Thing.
This year’s speakers have a lot of accomplishments under their belt -some of the speakers have authored books, host podcasts, and more. We have compiled a list of some of the books the speakers have authored. Start learning about these speakers and what they might have to say at this year’s Leadercast.
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LeVar Burton; A Kids Book About Imagination
What is imagination? Most of us think of it as playing pretend or what happens when we’re dreaming, but imagination takes us to worlds and galaxies beyond that. Imagination helps us travel between time, space, and reality. It gives us the power to dream up the world in our own vision and encourages us to think of not just what is, but what could be. Imagination is a superpower that unlocks endless possibilities, and all by asking one simple question: what if?
Core themes of this book are change, possibility, power, and hope.
Angela Duckworth; Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
The daughter of a scientist who frequently noted her lack of “genius,” Angela Duckworth is now a celebrated researcher and professor. It was her early eye-opening stints in teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience that lead to her hypothesis about what really drives success: not genius, but a unique combination of passion and long-term perseverance.
In Grit, she takes us into the field to visit cadets struggling through their first days at West Point, teachers working in some of the toughest schools, and young finalists in the National Spelling Bee. She also mines fascinating insights from history and shows what can be gleaned from modern experiments in peak performance. Finally, she shares what she’s learned from interviewing dozens of high achievers – from JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon to New Yorker cartoon editor Bob Mankoff to Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll.
Andy Stanley; Better Decisions, Fewer Regrets
Good questions lead to better decisions. Discover five game-changing questions to ask every time you make a decision–questions that will help you in your finances, relationships, career, and more.
Your decisions determine the direction and quality of your life. Your decisions create the story of your life. And while nobody plans to complicate their life with bad decisions, far too many people have no plan to make good decisions.
This book will help you live differently.
In Better Decisions, Fewer Regrets, Andy Stanley will help you learn from experience and stop making bad decisions by integrating five questions into every decision you make, big or small.
You’ll discover how to:
- Develop a decision-making filter that reveals which choices will likely lead to positive results in your life.
- Avoid selling yourself on bad ideas and making quick decisions when time is short. Find truth and clarity in any tricky decision.
- Improve relationships and heal division through better decisions.
- Discover the reasons behind your decisions so you can move forward with positive changes.
- Consider the long-term impact of your choices so you can write a life story worth celebrating.
- Easily identify any red flags that signal which decisions may result in future regrets.
Sukhinder Singh Cassidy; Choose Possibility: Take Risks and Thrive (Even When You Fail)
Life is made up of a series of choices. What do you do if one of those choices turn out poorly, especially if it was carefully considered? How do you trust your instinctive decision-making skills and make the next right choice? How do you continue to take risks when, suddenly, your risks are not working out?
Sukhinder Singh Cassidy is one of the most highly regarded and well-respected female tech executives in Silicon Valley, but she’ll be the first to admit that her path to success has been far from linear. She started three companies that have done exceedingly well, including theBoardlist (an organization designed to promote women onto corporate boards), and she just served as president of StubHub, which sold earlier this year for $4 billion.
But she’s also encountered plenty of poor choices, misfires, unexpected headwinds, and all other types of pitfalls that she had to learn how to confront, analyze, navigate, and incorporate into her new path forward. From her own experience, she knows that personal success does not come from making one singular “correct” or “big” decision. Rather long-range success comes from tackling numerous choices that are aimed to optimize future possibilities.
Sign Cassidy’s “seven myths of success,” as well as her advice on how to make FOMO into your friend, multiply your “bets” in life, and understand why you shouldn’t be blinded by “passion bias,” all provide an entirely new way to approach risk-taking and achieve lasting success.
Molly Fletcher; Fearless at Work: Achieve Your Potential by Transforming Small Moments into Big Outcomes
Fear comes in all forms, but one thing is always true: Fear is an obstacle to success. Every successful person has overcome fear.
Hailed as “the female Jerry Maguire” by CNN, top sports agent-turned-entrepreneur Molly Fletcher knows all about performing under pressure. Talent, skill, and endurance may be necessary ingredients to athletic achievement, but Fletcher zeros in on the one common trait that drives elite individuals and teams to unparalleled success: a winning, fearless mindset. Success isn’t built in a day, so she guides you to recognize, seize, and shape the small moments that will make the greatest difference.
Filled with play-by-play insights and field-tested strategies – and anchored by inspiring stories from an all-star roster of sports and business leaders – Fearless at Work shoes you how to:
- trade your self-defeating attitudes and self-imposed hurdles for a new outlook rooted in a sense of mission and purpose
- defeat toxic thinking, push beyond your comfort zone, embrace new challenges, and achieve your stretch goals
- prepare yourself to seize the moment when opportunity presents itself
- harness the heightened alertness that comes with dear to rive positive outcomes
- shrug off the fear of failure and not worry so much about what other people might think, while gaining the confidence that comes from achieving meaningful change
It takes awareness, it takes work, and it takes determination – but in the end, conquering your fear is a choice. It’s your choice to become Fearless at Work.
David Horsager; Trusted Leader: 8 Pillars That Drive Results
Without trust, people and businesses fail. Trusted Leader provides a framework for building trust so that you and your organizations can perform at your best.
“A lack of trust is your biggest expense,” says Wall Street Journal bestselling author David Horsager. Without trust, transactions cannot occur. Without trust, influence is destroyed. Without trust, leaders lose their people. Trust can be either your most vulnerable weakness or your greatest asset.
Horsager introduces readers to his Eight Pillars of Trust through the journey of a senior leader who thought success was certain. Follow CEO Ethan Parker as he discovers the power of trust and how to apply it amid the complexities of leadership, change, and culture transformation.
The Eight Pillars of Trust (Clarity, Compassion, Character, Competency, Commitment, Connection, Contribution, and Consistency) are based on Horsager’s original research and extensive experience working with Fortune 500 companies and top government agencies around the globe. In addition to the business parable, this book is rich in practical advice for implementing each of the Eight Pillars. You will learn strategies to increase alignment, overcome attrition, and get absolutely clear on executing your top priorities. Horsager offers a road map for how to become the most trusted expert in your industry.
Steven Kotler; The Art of Impossible: A Peak Performance Primer
What does it take to accomplish the impossible? What does it take to shatter our limitations, exceed our expectations, and turn our biggest dreams into our most recent achievements?
We are capable of so much more than we know – that’s the message at the core of The Art of Impossible. Building upon cutting-edge neuroscience and over twenty years of research, bestselling author, peak performance expert and Executive Director of the Flow Research Collective, Steven Kotler lays out a blueprint for extreme performance improvement. If you want to aim high, here is the playbook to make it happen!
Inspirational and aspirational, pragmatic and accessible, The Art of Impossible is a life-changing experience disguised as a how-to manual for peak performance that anyone can use to shoot for the stars… spacesuit, not included.
Catherine Price; The Power of Fun: How to Feel Alive Again
Journalist and screen/life balance expert Catherine Price argues persuasively that our always-on, tech-addicted lifestyles have led us to obsess over intangible concepts such as happiness while obscuring the fact that real happiness lies in the everyday experience of fun. We often think of fun as indulgent, even immature, and selfish. We claim to not have time for it, even as we find hours a day for what Price calls Fake Fun – bingeing on television, doomscrolling that news, or posting photos to social media, all in hopes of filling some of the emptiness we feel inside.
In this follow-up to her hit book, How to Break Up with Your Phone, Price makes the case that True Fun – which she defines as the magical confluence of playfulness, connection, and flow – will give us the fulfillment we so desperately seek. If you use True Fun as your compass, you will be happier and healthier. You will be more productive, less resentful, and less stress. You will have more energy. You will find community and a sense of purpose. You will stop languishing and start flourishing. And best of all? You will enjoy the process.
Weaving together scientific research with personal experience, Price reveals the surprising mental, physical, and cognitive benefits of fun, and offers a practical, personalized plan for how we can achieve better screen/life balance and attract more True Fun into our daily lives – without feeling overwhelmed.