As we find ourselves in ever more challenging leadership situations across business, politics, religion and sports, I find myself looking more deeply into what effective 21st leadership really is and why it seems to so difficult to achieve. As if he was reading my mind, John Blumberg comes along with his new book, “ROI ~ Return on Integrity, The New Definition of ROI and Why Leaders Need to Know It”. It is unlike many leadership books in that it’s not a book of answers as much as it is a book of questions to help leaders get better answers to help them lead with integrity.
My favorite chapters are Chapter 2, Discovering the Drift and Chapter 12, The Call of Every Leader. In Chapter 2 he speaks of the drift that I have heard John speak of many times before in his speeches and keynotes. It is a direct reminder that we do not wake up one day in conflict with our values, rather we drift slowly until it hits us that we are morally off-course. In Chapter 12 we are reminded that there is a core that drives every leader. It is a reminder that it is not what we do as leaders that define us but rather who we are as leaders that will be our legacy.
Enjoy the Book!