Why purpose and meaning drive success, by the 'in-house philosopher' at LinkedIn.
FRED KOFMAN is the vice president of executive development and leadership philosopher at LinkedIn. He is an economist trained at UC Berkeley and has taught more than 15,000 executives. He mentors several CEOs from Silicon Valley companies, and he has worked with Sheryl Sandberg and Satya Nadella, the CEO of Microsoft. As Sheryl Sandberg writes in Lean In, Kofman "will transform the way you live and work."
Fred's teachings changed my career and my life. He is one of the
most extraordinary thinkers on leadership and management I have
ever encountered. * Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO and founder
of LeanIn.Org & OptionB.Org *
Fred is one of the most enlightened people I've met in business. Over the last decade, he has consistently provided me insights that have changed the way I see myself and connect with others. The Meaning Revolution will do the same for you. * Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn *
Kofman argues that vocational growth and personal growth are inextricable, and he is well positioned to make that argument. . . . You can't read this book without asking yourself deep and invaluable questions about your life and your calling. * Robert Wright, senior lecturer at Princeton; author of THE EVOLUTION OF GOD, THE MORAL ANIMAL, NONZERO, and WHY BUDDHISM IS TRUE *
The Meaning Revolution reminds us of the importance of moral authority, trust, compassion, and integrity for effective leadership. Well written and insightful, the book is a must-read for all those interested in leadership. * Drew Fudenberg (professor of economics, MIT) and Jean Tirole (Nobel Laureate in economics, Toulouse School of Economics); authors of GAME THEORY *
As Fred Kofman makes brilliantly clear in The Meaning Revolution, real leadership is not about hitting your numbers-it's about creating a culture of purpose and meaning, and inspiring others to realize that they can make a lasting difference in the world around them. * Arianna Huffington *
Welcome to the rigorously reasoned, deeply heartfelt, and always enlightening mind of Fred Kofman. Trained as an economist, with stops along the way as a management professor and consultant, Fred's official title at LinkedIn is vice president of executive development. But I have a shorter name for what he does. I call him the High Priest of Capitalism. * Reid Hoffman, founder and former chairman of LinkedIn; board member of Microsoft (from his introduction) *
I believe culture needs to be about realizing personal passions and using the company as a platform to pursue those passions. Fred Kofman explores that notion even more deeply through vivid stories and truly profound reflections on business leadership and conscious capitalism. Read on! * Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft *
Fred has accomplished a great feat. He has integrated rationality and spirituality to show how transcendent leadership is the key for humanity to prosper in peace. * John Mackey, founder and former CEO of Whole Foods *