When I described our most recent restructuring plan to a friend – a seasoned and successful financial professional - he was certain we must have hired McKinsey & Co. to help us think things through. Wrong. It was Erika Andersen. Danny Meyer, CEO, Union Square Hospitality Group

Aug
16

Fully Accepted Leaders

The launch of Leading So People Will Follow, on October 9th, is coming up fast.  The interesting thing about publishing books (at least for me) is that everything else keeps going along as usual, with this fairly large project plunked down in the middle of it all!  I’m still coaching, consulting and facilitating client groups; still running the business with my partner Jeff; deeply involved in our Proteus re-brand; focused on continuing to develop my own skills and capabilities and those of my Proteus colleagues; spending as much time as possible with my husband and family….and at the same time, doing all the ramp-up required to launch a book well.

The leaders I’ve profiled in Leading are a big inspiration to me in this regard – many of them have far busier lives than I do, with responsibility for leading thousands of folks, and they do it with grace and thoughtfulness.

So I thought that I’d spend the next 6 weeks doing a kind of homage to them here on the blog, both because I’m such a fan of each of them and also to provide you with a kind of sneak peek at the book.

Each of my next 12 posts here will be focused on one of the Leading exemplars; I’ll include a brief excerpt from the book that focuses on how they lead, and then add a little about what I’ve seen and appreciated in working with them over the years. I’ll introduce the leaders in the order in which they appear in the book, and let you know which of the six attributes I chose each person to exemplify.

I’m very excited about giving you a small window into these folks and their leadership – each of them has enriched my life, and I believe they’ll be an inspiration to you, as well.

So stay tuned:  on Sunday I’ll be introducing you to Bonnie Hammer…



About Erika Andersen

Over the past 30 years, Erika has developed a reputation for creating approaches to learning and business-building that are custom tailored to her clients’ challenges, goals, and culture.
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