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In this week’s newsletter:
🪖 Strategic Summaries: Key stories and thought pieces from the week
🎧 The For Leaders Podcast: Mastering crisis leadership with John Petrie
🗣️ Words of Wisdom: A powerful leadership quote to inspire
📚 Leaders’ Library: What we’re reading this week
🕴️ The CEO Diaries: The weight of responsibility
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🎧 For Leaders: Mastering Crisis Leadership with John Petrie
John Petrie is an elite leader and strategist in the cybersecurity realm, serving as the Deputy CSO for International Business at NTT Security, a subsidiary of the $110 billion conglomerate NTT.
With a background spanning defense sectors to corporate leadership, Petrie embodies the essence of a seasoned leader.
His expertise in managing crisis situations, coupled with innovative approaches to international business challenges, give him a powerful perspective on leadership.
In this episode, Petrie offers invaluable insights on:
Applying military tactics to corporate crisis management for improved leadership resilience
Integrating cybersecurity with business strategy, providing leaders with a framework for robust organizational security
Honing negotiation and influence skills for leadership success in high-stakes situations
📜 Words of Wisdom 📜
In the realm of leadership, actions often speak louder than words.
Yet, sometimes, a few words can illuminate the path for those actions. This week, we turn to Simon Sinek, a thinker who has gone deep into the heart of what makes leaders truly effective:
Leadership is not about being in charge.
Leadership is about taking care of those in your charge.
A simple reminder that the essence of leadership lies not in wielding power, but in empowering others.
📚 Leaders' Library 📚
Every week, we share an interesting long-form piece of content to contemplate.
Today, we turn our attention to a book that intertwines business theory and personal reflection:
This profound read challenges us to apply the principles of business success to our personal lives, prompting introspection on what truly matters.
Renowned for his work on disruptive innovation, Christensen extends his expertise to help us navigate the most complex organization we'll ever be part of: our own lives.
In keeping with our commitment to continuous growth, we're excited to offer 5 lucky readers a free copy of this insightful book.
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Winners will be selected at random and notified via email.
📖 The CEO Diaries 📖
“…reality set in… I sat on the bathtub’s edge. It was there, facing an uncertain future, that I felt responsibility’s weight for the first time. It was heavier than I expected it to feel.”
As CEOs, we can all relate to the beautiful yet burdensome nature of responsibility.
This week's featured essay dives into a visceral, life-altering moment in which we first comprehend the true gravity of responsibility.
Our latest thought piece, "The Weight of Responsibility," escorts you through the highs and lows that sculpt our human experience.
We invite you to dive into this powerful narrative and reflect on your own encounters with the weight of responsibility. How do these moments shape us as leaders?
Reply to this email to share your insights.
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