A few months ago, I enjoyed reading the Seth Godin Tribes book.
Recommend. This is the only person I can call a business guru.
Because he does not teach how to do, but inspires.
A few quotes:
Interesting side effect: creating products and services that are remarkable is fun. Doing work that’s fun is engaging. So not surprisingly, making things that are successful is a great way to spend your time. There you go: initiative = happiness.
Participating isn't leading.
Showing up isn't sufficient. Friending ten or twenty or a thousand of people in Facebook might be good for your ego but it has zero to do with any useful measure of success.
Change isn't made by asking permission. Change is made by asking forgiveness. Later.
The easiest thing is to react. The second easiest thing is to respond. But the hardest thing is to initiate.
I think most people have it upside down. Being charismatic doesn't make you a leader. Being a leader makes you charismatic.