The Inspiration Code: How the Best Leaders Energize People Every Day

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Kristi Hedges

Narrated By: Amy McFadden

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Date: June 2017

Duration: 7 hours 35 minutes

Summary:

The ability to communicate in a way that inspires lies at the heart of great leadership.

Filled with profound insights and compelling data, The Inspiration Code explores how communication and leadership interlink. Based on findings from a commissioned survey on who and what inspires people, analysis of published research, and her own extensive work as a communications expert and executive coach, author Kristi Hedges uncovers a set of consistent, learnable behaviors that dramatically enhance leadership success. As Hedges notes, it’s these behaviors that comprise the four essential qualities that inspiring leaders share. They are:

• Present: investing their attention carefully and guiding the flow of conversations

• Personal: speaking genuinely, listening generously, and bringing out the potential of those around them

• Passionate: exhibiting sincere emotion and exuding energy attuned to the situation

• Purposeful: helping others find meaning and see their place in the bigger picture

If we want inspired companies, then we need inspirational leaders, Hedges notes. We need leaders whose conversations bring out the best in people, whether they’re managing teams, presenting to a board, recruiting employees, communicating a vision via webcast, or exchanging ideas over lunch.

Intimate and psychologically astute, yet geared to workplace situations and goals, The Inspiration Code awakens you to the power of speaking and listening, challenges you to rethink assumptions, and coaches you in the art of intentional, connected conversations that lift everyone higher.

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