My Life in Full: Work, Family and Our Future
By Indra Nooyi
In this memoir by former CEO of PepsiCo, Indra Nooyi tells the story of her journey to becoming the CEO of PepsiCo. In addition to giving us an honest portrait of both her family and her work for bettering our future, she also shares a detailed account of Performance with Purpose, the key initiative that took PepsiCo to the next stage.
Deep Purpose: The Heart and Soul of High-Performance Companies
By Sanjay Gulati
Harvard Business School professor Sanjay Gulati shares insights from his study of firms that adopted purpose more fully than their peers. He introduces the idea of deep purpose leaders – leaders who don’t think of purpose as just a tool, but, instead, orient organizations around purpose as if purpose was a “lifestyle” for their companies. With case studies ranging from iconic companies like LEGO to recent startups like Etsy, the author paints a clear picture of leaders pursuing purpose superficially versus these deep purpose leaders. We learn the principles and ideas essential to become a “deep purpose leader.”
Beyond Happiness: How Authentic Leaders Prioritize Purpose and People for Growth and Impact
By Jenn Lim
In this Wall Street Journal bestseller, Jenn Lim, CEO of Delivering Happiness ( a company culture consultancy spun off from the Amazon acquired shoe retailer Zappos), provides a framework for building adaptable organizations for uncertain times. Inspired by Zappos’ former late CEO’s belief that “true leaders were building greenhouses for others to grow in rather than trying to be “the tallest plant,” she invites us to imagine organizations as a greenhouses. With case studies from companies like Starbucks and Toyota, she shows us how leaders can build a sustainable greenhouse from three perspectives: Me, We, and Community.