According to author Amy Jen Su there are two type of leaders in this world, and she refers to them as the “A” leader and the “B” leader. In my interview with Amy Jen Su we speak about her new Harvard Business Review book entitled: “The Leader You Want to Be: Five Essential Principles for Bringing Out Your Best Self –Every Day.”
So what is the difference between the “A” leader and the “B” leader?
It really comes down to our attitude, our ability to respond, and how we manage our energy. Amy points out that leader “A” and “B” reside in each of us. We’ve all had Leader “A” days when we felt especially effective, present and satisfied with a job well done. When we are in Leader “A” mode, our energy and enthusiasm run high. We feel like we’re making a difference , adding value, and having a positive impact. Our works feels meaningful, as if we’re working not just to hit an external target but to fulfill a deep sense of purpose.
On the other hand, we’re all familiar with Leader “Be” mode. When Leader “B” has taken over, we may feel rushed, reactive, overwhelmed, or exhausted – or all of the above. We feel like we’re having little or no impact, or that no matter how much effort we expend, we’re not moving the needle.
If you want to learn how to be in Leader “A” mode most of the time, I encourage you to listen to my interview with author Amy Jen Su as we explore the five “P’s” that will change your leadership mindset. Those five “P’s” are: Purpose, Process, People, Presence and Peace.
I hope you enjoy this wonderful interview.