“No matter who we become or what we accomplish, we still feel that we are essentially some kid at some simpler time long ago. Somehow that is the trick of leadership. To somehow hold onto that awareness of yourself even as the world tells you how powerful and important you are.”
Robert Iger’s book, THE RIDE OF A LIFETIME is one of the great read’s of my lifetime. It’s entertaining, heartfelt and has lessons that teach you to approach your life with genuine humility.
During Iger’s rise to become the CEO of Disney, readers learn of his exemplary leadership and decision making. Those behind the scenes glances are riveting, including conversations with Robert Murdoch, Steve Jobs, John Lasseter, Kevin Feige, George Lucas and more.
What struck me the most was the notion that we are all just simple little kids at heart. Even in the face of some of the greatest business challenges, Iger still carries those values with him. He wasn’t in the business of playing it safe. He was in the business of creating possibilities for greatness. That right there is the gift of this book. It’s a reminder that greatness can come from anywhere - even from some little kid in his living room in Long Island, watching THE MICKEY MOUSE CLUB.
It’s now available on Audible or in print.