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In The Leader Who Had No Title, you will learn:
Regardless of what you do within your organization and the current circumstances of your life, the single most important fact is that you have the power to show leadership. Wherever you are in your career or life, you should always play to your peak abilities. This book shows you how to claim that staggering power, as well as transform your life--and the world around you--in the process.
Thank you for the opportunity to share a little about The Leader Who Had No Title: A Modern Fable on Real Success in Business and in Life. First, the book is the result of the 15 years I've spent as a leadership advisor to many of the FORTUNE 500 companies, including FedEx, Nike, Microsoft, GE, IBM, and organizations like Yale University and Young Presidents Organization--as well as to many über successful entrepreneurs. I mention that so that you know the book is built around real-world insights, lessons and tactics that the best quietly use to win in business (and within their personal lives). If you're at a point where you are ready for extraordinary performance, exceptional leadership and to play full out with your life, this book will be highly helpful to you.
Second, the book is written as a story-with a group of unforgettable characters that bring the whole Lead Without a Title process to life. The goal was to write a book that not only is full of powerful success tactics to become your leadership best but also one that entertains and deeply inspires. In this way, all the learning is sticky--and therefore valuable to you.
Finally, this book is really about not only the opportunity every human being has to show leadership (regardless of whether they have a title or not) but the responsibility we all have to work at our best potential--and make a difference in the lives of everyone around us in the process. Because the ultimate end-game of leadership isn't just positively influencing other people. It's transformation.
Q: Is it really possible for anyone to be a leader?
A: Absolutely. The core message of The Leader Who Had No Title is that every single one of us has the opportunity to show leadership in our work and within our lives--every single day. This isn't some motivational platitude. It's a reality that i've helped everyday people in organizations like Microsoft, GE, FedEx, Yale University and IBM achieve. Because leadership isn't really about the title on our business cards. Leadership is about the strength of our influence, our willingness to innovate, the quality of our attitide and our commitment to excellence. This doesn't mean that organizations should get rid of titles and structure. It simply means that leadership is a behavior--and anyone of us can show it.
Q: This is obviously a time of deep change. Does the "Lead Without a Title" philosophy you share in your new book speak to this?
A: Yes. The #1 competitive advantage any organization has right now is growing the leadership potential of EVERY employee, at all levels. From the mailroom to the boardroom, the companies that will win in these highly uncertain times will be those that get people Leading Without a Title. To succeed in this economy, the best organizations will encourage their people to think, feel and behave like leaders, delivering wow results within their work.
Q: So the nature of leadership is changing?
A: The old model of leadership is dead. Everyone's now a part of the leadership team. And each of us has the responsibility of driving positive results and leading by example. It's now Leadership 2.0. Everybody gets to show their leadership best when they walk in the front door every day. The Leader Who Had No Title shows you how.
Q: Is leadership something we only show at work then?
A: Leading Without a Title is actually a way to express your absolute best at work as well as at home. While the book is definitely for people who want to fly in their careers and win at work, there are some key ideas in the book on personal leadership, getting to peak health, balancing work and family and having a lot more fun on the journey of life.
Q: Why this book and why now?
A: Because we need real leaders. Companies that we used to believe in have gone bankrupt or been bailed out. Leaders we used to admire have lost face. We need to restore the leadership values that made us great. And it starts with every one of us leading ourselves. We all have that power. It's time to reconnect with it.
This is an excellent book. This should be a must read for ANY employee or leader. If more people used these principles, customer service would be at an all time high!Published 10 days ago by UAMike
Loved this book! Practical, inspirational, and doable. Now it's time to take action on the things I learned. Application is key after reading this book.Published 14 days ago by Matt Conway
Loved this book. The way he tells the story and depicts the messages is artwork. One to keep referring to over time.Published 1 month ago by Abdi
Excellent, especially for the young and new leaders who still need to deal with big egos!Published 1 month ago by Marthie Hattingh
The story used to deliver the books powerful message is inspiring and entertaining. I saw myself in each of the characters. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Timothy G. Wenhold
Great book for anyone who works with others, no matter your role. This book talks about how you can lead from any position you are in as long as you are willing to communicate and... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Thomas P Yashinsky
What a great book on leadership. Note it is a fable. But it is rooted in critical truths.Published 3 months ago by D. Vastrick
This is a book that I didn't take even a second to buy.
This is a transformational book that will improve your productivity and the way you live your life. Read more