10 Life and Leadership Principles from My Seat at the Table
By Peter J. de Silva
Taking Stock is honored to be among the winners and finalists of these National Book Awards
“Taking Stock is more than a business leadership book. The book reminds us that resilience, persistence, optimism, character, and caring for the people around you are the foundational elements of dynamic leadership and life.”
– Randy Freer, President and CEO, Teton Ridge; former CEO, Hulu
Embark on a transformative journey with Peter J. de Silva, an accomplished senior leader with over three decades of financial services industry experience. In his captivating book, Taking Stock: 10 Life and Leadership Principles from My Seat at the Table, de Silva opens the doors to his remarkable leadership odyssey, offering battle-tested insights that will ignite your growth and revolutionize your approach to conquering challenges.
From the front lines of the 2008 financial crisis to navigating a rapidly evolving industry and weathering the storm of a global pandemic, de Silva’s seat at the table granted him unprecedented access to trailblazing leaders and industry icons. Through the highs and lows of his remarkable career, he emerged as a nationally respected figure, revered for his unwavering dedication to both business success and driving positive social impact.
However, an unexpected twist of fate forced de Silva to reevaluate his role as a leader. Corporate buyouts challenged his identity and compelled him to confront his own vulnerabilities. This introspective journey led him to become a Harvard University Advanced Leadership Initiative Senior Fellow, where he fearlessly tackled pressing social issues while grappling with his own debilitating neurological disease, Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT).
Within the pages of Taking Stock, de Silva reveals the ten essential life and leadership principles that have shaped his extraordinary journey. As an accomplished executive, community leader, devoted father, and loving husband, his experiences navigating crisis, uncertainty, and disruption have molded his worldview and leadership approach.
Far beyond a mere business leadership guide, Taking Stock reminds us that resilience, persistence, optimism, unwavering character, and genuine care for those around us form the bedrock of dynamic leadership and a fulfilling life. With captivating storytelling and profound insights, de Silva challenges leaders from all walks of life and stages of their journey to tap into their inner strengths and discover purpose in life’s most transformative chapters.
Join de Silva on this extraordinary adventure, as he unravels the power of vulnerability and exposes its crucial role in cultivating leadership strength. Drawing from his insider’s perspective on the financial and leadership crises that rattled our nation, along with his extensive work as a Harvard University Senior Fellow and board member for both private companies and nonprofit organizations, de Silva’s unique perspective is a beacon of wisdom you simply can’t afford to miss.
If you’re an aspiring leader at any age seeking battle-tested leadership principles that will elevate your leadership prowess, Taking Stock is the guidebook you’ve been waiting for. Get your copy today to delve deeper into the transformative lessons and embark on your own journey towards exceptional leadership.