As an executive coach, Amy Jen Su brings to HBR a different perspective to personal development. Her experience with professionals around the globe, from middle management to the C level, led her to write “The Leader You Want to Be”. An interesting title, which turns upside down the classical personal development philosophy. Why? Usually the managers are oriented towards the organizational objectives – so they would try to mold themselves based on the organization’s culture, goals and pressures. Amy Jen Su advises on a different starting point in your re-invention journey. That point is coming from a reflection on your own values and strengths – and how one can leverage them to increase the impact. No need to say that this represents a fairly different approach to the classical career ladder one.
“The Leader You Want to Be” by Amy Jen Su – a HBR Press Book Review
- by Radu Haraga