Lead and Let Live

Leadership Lessons for the Future of Work

A scary medical diagnosis spurred human resources executive Barbie Brewer to consider what she wanted her children to know about life and her when she's gone. Lead and Let Live applies Brewer's empathy, her significant experience with influential companies such as GitLab and Netflix, and her ability to collaborate and focus on purpose for her colleagues and other people she interacts with. This book is optimistic and real—a must for leaders of business and leaders of self. This is an opportunity for anyone in the new workplace to confront the challenges with confidence. Brewer shares life lessons you can put to use daily at work and home. She shows through examples such as hybrid work, which she championed even before COVID-19 hit, that the values she holds dear can lead to a more meaningful life. With Brewer's guidance, you'll find resilience and courage you never knew before . . . when you lead and let live.

ISBN: 978-1-63755-493-7
SKU: 18-994-01
Categories:Amplify Publishing, Business and Finance, Leadership and Management

“As the Chief Culture Officer at GitLab, she was the heart and soul of the company. She never mistook culture for consensus, and we were stronger because of it. As I build other teams, her leadership remains my gold standard, and I am excited others now get to learn from her like I did.”—BRANDON JUNG, General Manager, Tabnine; Board Member, Linux Foundation; former Vice President of Alliances, GitLab

“An inspirational and timely book with a wealth of knowledge and real impactful experience. This is a must-read.”—SHANE HOWARD, Founder, Vision 154

“As a school teacher and leadership instructor, this book inspired me, and I hope it will inspire my students. It captures the reality of living and leading very well. I wish more young people could have mentors like Barbie.”—KATHIE KNUDSEN, Teacher and Leadership Instructor

“As companies adjust to the new world of remote working, Barbie Brewer presents readers with examples and lessons of cultural shifts, and adjustments to workflows needed to overcome the biggest remote workplace barriers: ourselves. An invaluable resource, Lead and Let Live pulls from Brewer’s established background as a business performance and culture leader, providing actionable and fundamental techniques for all as we guide people to take on new challenges and create the change that is needed for this new remote-friendly world.”—SID SIJBRANDIJ, CEO and Co-Founder, GitLab

Barbie Brewer

Human Resources Leader and former VP of Talent, Netflix

Barbie Brewer began her career in Silicon Valley during the dot.com boom of the ’90s and is now an industry-leading expert in developing critical areas of modern business performance and culture, including remote and hybrid workforces. As Chief Culture Officer at GitLab Inc., Brewer has contributed to the all-remote SAS company’s growth from 150 employees to over 1,000 in more than 60 countries. She was Vice President of Talent for Netflix when the streaming service expanded from 20 million subscribers to over 150 million. As an advisory/ interim HR leader, Brewer has worked with hypergrowth companies in Silicon Valley and New York to build out and coach the C-Suite. While at Cisco, she lived and worked in Europe for three years. Brewer holds a master’s in human resource management and a bachelor’s in communication and business from Santa Clara University. While Brewer is passionate about her career and the future of work, she is most devoted to her two teenagers, supportive husband, and four dogs. Love of family and recognition of the need for impactful leadership inspired her to write this book.