Book Reviews, Books

The Inspiration Code by Kristi Hedges


Rating: 4/5

Synopsis: 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.


“So we check our phones, send text messages, glance at our email, or scan social media while real people are right in front of us. But at least we acknowledge that there’s a price.”

What is the price of being connected and yet disconnected? This book was an eye-opener on so many levels!

“We all really need to listen to each other, including the boring bits. Because it’s when we stumble or hesitate or lose our words that we reveal ourselves to each other.” -Turkle

Conversations happen within our “human moments” and so taking that away could change everything. The thought of this is rather scary, especially that this is becoming our everyday-reality.

I found it quite helpful the way the author recapitulated each chapter’s main points in the form of takeaways. This book was full of interesting insights and inspirational ideas and I would definitely recommend it to everyone because at the end of the day, we could all use a sprinkle of inspiration to help us be a bit more present in the here and now.

I would like to thank the Publishers, NetGalley, and the Author for sending me an ARC of this book.

Goodreads link: The Inspiration Code

Amazon link: The Inspiration Code