The 5Ls is the 30 years-in-the making brainchild of Sal LaGreca. Nearly 3 decades ago, after being admitted to the partnership at KPMG, he was sent by the firm to attend a Harvard Executive Business conclave with some of the top business leaders globally, focusing on the key components for success in business. This experience ignited the thought process for Sal that would lead him to the creation of The 5Ls.
The 5Ls is a simplistic and different real-life approach not just to leadership but also the ability to sustain that excellence and achieve success in your professional and personal life. This is only accomplished through the pursuit of achieving balance in The 5Ls.
LOVE – without it all else fails. We have nothing. (support of others, self-love and development)
LAUGHTER – don’t take yourself too seriously. (stress management)
LABOR – we are built or wired to work. To produce (purpose)
LEISURE – we need to find time to relax (the importance to disconnect and recharge)
LEAVE – know when to go, to move on (the ability to make the tough decisions and conquer fear of failure)
Each one of these essential elements for success are a chapter in the book. The book encompasses interviews with successful individuals who have given their experience in one or more of these foundations and how it has impacted their lives. These interviews were held with Corporate Executives, Professional Athletes, High-ranking Military Leaders, other high-profile personalities and everyday people who have made an impact.
Utilizing their combined 70+ years of work and life experience, along with the wisdom shared by the interviewees, Sal and Mike lay out key learning lessons supported with scientific statistics.
"Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom"
This book has been over thirty years in the making. Reading that, you are probably thinking that this book should be say, 500 pages or even more. Since you are reading this you obviously see how far from that thought this book really is. The reason is that the 5Ls is a very simple approach to finding success in life and being an effective leader.