Are you seeking to inspire in the workplace? Do you want a team who is ready to go the extra mile for you? The Inspiration Code: How the Best Leaders Energize People Every Day may be of interest to you. Written by leadership coach and communication expert Kristi Hedges, the book helps readers unlock the “code” behind inspirational leaders like Elon Musk, Tony Robbins, or Oprah Winfrey.What is The Inspiration Code About?
How do you keep your team inspired? Many leaders answer this question with things like retreats, keynote speakers, pizza parties or “Employee of the Month” parking spaces. While these external things may temporary boost in motivation, they don’t lead to inspiration.
The Inspiration Code advocates a different approach. Inspiration, the book claims, is an internal job.
Facilitating inspiration in the workplace isn’t a matter of picking the right trophy or retreat. It’s about creating an environment where inspirational moments can happen.
Hedges places her focus on the definition of inspiration itself. Inspiration, she believes, always starts with a conversation. As she describes in the book:
“…When I look back, every major move I’ve made has been preceded by an inspiring conversation.”
During an inspirational conversation, something big happens. A person accepts an invitation to move beyond their comfort zone.
“The person getting inspired has to become aware of a better possibility. That’s how the process starts.”
How do you start an inspirational conversation? The book has a very specific answer for that, the “Inspire Path.” The Inspire Path is a communication model consisting of four specific qualities. Leaders who embody these qualities, in words and action, increase their chances of reaching (and inspiring) others.
Hedges is an ICF-credentialed leadership coach, keynote speaker and member of the Georgetown University t