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The Best Leadership Book

Randy Pausch wrote his book The Last Lecture partly as a way to leave a legacy to his children when he knew that he would not live to see them grow up.  Ironically, had he not had the pancreatic cancer that took his life, most of us would never have known this computer science engineer and professor whose fame was mostly within the computer science community.

The world lost a brilliant mind and an Inimitable Leader when Randy Pausch in July 2008.  He was an example of someone who was a leader in life and a leader in work.  Integrated.  Authentic.  Someone who cared about other people.

What spoke to me about The Last Lecture, is that I personally want to emulate the person whom he wrote about, and I want my company, Vivid Epiphany, to create the kinds of leaders whom he wrote about.

My takeaways:

  • Live as many of your dreams as you can
  • Enabled others to live their dream
  • Create the legacy that you’d like to leave
  • When you can’t pay someone back, pay someone forward

I loved this book.  My leadership programs going forward will be inspired by this book.  I invite you to read it for yourself, and let me know in the comments below what your takeaways are.

Be Your Best You Today,


p.s. – The overarching theme of my new program “Improve Performance NOW!” is facilitating better thinking in others so that they can be their best selves.  Wouldn’t you like to be the catalyst for someone else’s greatness?  For information about upcoming free preview calls to introduce you to the program, please click here.

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