Book Summary: Start with Why – How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek

Entrepreneur Simon Sinek “hit rock bottom” in late 2005. He had started his own consulting business in 2002, but three years later, he ran out of passion. Dead-ended, Sinek thought about what made him happy. He wondered why some leaders and companies succeeded and others do not. He realized that inspirational leaders identify a purpose …

Book Summary: Inside Knowledge – How Women Can Thrive in Professional Service Firms by Alison Temperley

In 2015, a man starting work at a law firm was three times more likely than a woman to make a partner. The same held for accounting and consulting firms. Women’s leadership coach Alison Temperley addresses unconscious bias and gender inequities in professional service firms. She has 30 years of experience working in and with …

Book Summary: Leading Professionals – Power, Politics, and Prima Donnas by Laura Empson

Professor Laura Empson of London’s Cass Business School and Harvard Law School reports on intensive research into how to lead professional firms, such as law offices, and complex organizations, such as hospitals and universities. Her scholarly work, packed with citations and cross-references, details how leadership functions in a professional services environment. This layered study, funded …