The Inspiration Code: How the Best Leaders Energize People Every Day

The Inspiration Code: How the Best Leaders Energize People Every Day

The Inspiration Code: How the Best Leaders Energize People Every Day

The Inspiration Code: How the Best Leaders Energize People Every Day


All it takes is the right conversation . . .

Great leaders inspire action with their words. They spark enthusiasm and commitment. With a single conversation, they can change the direction of someone’s life.

Everyone wants to be the kind of leader who energizes and mobilizes others—yet too few are. Why is it so challenging to crack the code?

Executive coach Kristi Hedges spent years studying exactly what inspiring leaders do differently. Informed by quantitative research and thousands of responses from leaders at all levels, she reveals that inspiring communication isn’t about grand gestures. Instead, those who motivate us most do a few things routinely, consistently, and intentionally.

Eye-opening and accessible, The Inspiration Code dispels common myths about how leaders communicate—and guides them in cultivating qualities that authentically excite.

Inspired companies need inspirational leaders. Learn to unlock motivation, lift peoples’ sights, and lead them into the future.


This whole thing began with a light.

And that got me looking for the spark.

But let me back up before I get ahead of myself. For the past decade I’ve worked as a leadership coach. It’s the most rewarding job I can imagine. I work with senior leaders and CEOs at all kinds of companies—from global brands that everyone knows to upstart businesses just making their mark. My job is to help leaders communicate in ways that inspire and motivate others. I help them drive change, set visions, get people excited, and lead teams into the future. I get to work with smart and dedicated people, all over the world, who are at the top of their game and who care deeply. They’re making good things happen.

As part of my work, I also write about the concepts that I’ve seen to be effective, to present them in a practical way for anyone trying to advance a career. No matter the type of organization or level of professional, whether speaking one-to-one or one-to-many, certain behaviors are universal. in 2011, I wrote a book called The Power of Presence that got me out there in a more expansive way, delivering workshops and keynotes to all kinds of corporate groups, in lots of different settings. and that’s when I began to notice the light.

At the beginning of my talks, as a sort of icebreaker, I asked the audience to think of someone who has inspired them. I wanted to have . . .

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