“One book I really liked is Humility is the New Smart by Edward Hess and Katherine Ludwig. The underlying theme of the book is being a more empathetic leader by self-appraisal: acknowledging you can’t have all the answers, remaining open to new ideas, and committing yourself to lifelong learning.
“I still go back and look at my highlighted sections once in a while when I feel like I need to re-center my internal compass. It was literally life-changing for me both from a professional and personal standpoint.
“I’m a big believer that leaders are readers. I don't care how long you've been in a leadership role or how many degrees or certifications you have hanging on the wall, you always need to spend some time slowing down with a book. It’s a respite from the craziness of the day or the week.”
PATRICK LA PINE, CEO, League of Southeastern Credit Unions.