Everyone finds inspiration in their own places. Books are one popular avenue for seeking (and finding) inspiration, so LinkedIn recently started an online sharing exercise where people could share the one book that most inspired them. The answers range from the predictable (you could guess ten of them without opening the page) to the quirky and thought-provoking. Finding these off-the-beaten path sources of inspiration may inspire you, so dip a toe in and browse the responses.
Leaders learn on the job. It is a never-ending learning process, too. And it centers on how you work with other people. Developing the skills for building mutually beneficial relationships with everyone you work with will guide your long-term success. Here are some stories from well-known leaders that stress this fundamental aspect of leadership.