I love Drew Dudley’s TED Talks – the one about creating lollipop moments and the one about Larry the homeless man… both give us real food for thought about character and leadership. I show them to senior boys every year.
So when I saw he had written a book – subtitled ‘A Practical Guide to Leadership That Matters’, I thought I had better get my hands on it.
This isn’t really a book on leadership though – I actually think its a book about living your best life.
It starts by encouraging you to always see yourself as living day one of something – reminding you how you are never more passionate or efficient than on your first day of a job, a diet etc than on the very first day you do it. Then he goes through a bunch of other really great advice – on changing the way you view rejection, on how you measure the impact you make each day, on appreciating all the great moments of life and identifying and putting into words that values that guide your actions.
It’s very readable and full of the moments in Dudley’s life that resulted in the development of his philosophies. Very enjoyable – like a longer extension of his TED Talks.