- Hardcover: 208 pages
- Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (December 16, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1118817419
- ISBN-13: 978-1118817414
- Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 0.8 x 9.3 inches
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- Average Customer Review: 40 customer reviews
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“I love this book! Mike Myatt hooked me at the Prologue and had me engaged until the end. Hacking Leadership is insightful, stimulating, and entertaining—rich in wisdom and long on practicality. It has so many golden nuggets of learning that I know I'll return to it often for expert advice and counsel. Besides that, it’s just plain fun to read. My nomination for the short list of best business books of the year.”
—Jim Kouzes, coauthor of The Leadership Challenge and Executive Fellow of Leadership, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University
“Mike Myatt's 'Hacking Leadership' is a must read... Mike combines insightful yet practical commentary with in the trenches leadership experience few can match. I would highly recommend this text to anyone looking to become a better leader."
—Vijay Govindarajan, Professor at Tuck at Dartmouth and the author of NYT bestseller Reverse Innovation
"Mike Myatt's Hacking Leadership could well be the leadership book for our time, practical, plain speaking, robust and of the moment."
—Stuart Crainer, cofounder of Thinkers50
“Leveraging his accumulated wisdom as a highly regarded executive coach, Myatt has beautifully moved to the far side of complexity of today's leadership challenge with simple, direct, timely and proven guidance for lifting every leader's ability to contribute and advance. A must read for the aspiring leaders of today and tomorrow.”
—Douglas R. Conant, Chairman Avon Products, Chairman Kellogg Executive Leadership Institute at Northwestern University, Former President, CEO and Director of Campbell Soup Company
“Hacking Leadership merits a place on every 21st century leader’s short list of must-read books. Written from the heart and the mind of the renowned leadership expert Mike Myatt, this remarkable manual for action will inspire you to your greatest leadership contribution in your work and life.”
—James Strock, author, Serve to Lead, Theodore Roosevelt On Leadership, Reagan On Leadership, Former George H.W. Bush appointee as chief law enforcement officer for the U.S. EPA
"Hacking Leadership is a thought-provoking, status quo shattering jolt of leadership wisdom that can propel anyone in the direction of their full leadership potential. At a time when scores of people are content settling for What Is, Mike challenges us to ask ourselves, What If? Instead of simply writing another book on leadership, he's penned a powerfully persuasive narrative that reminds us the only limits to our leadership are those we impose on ourselves. Hacking Leadership is a must read for everyone!"
—Brigadier General John E. Michel, Commanding General NATO Air Training Command-Afghanistan and author of (No More) Mediocre Me: How Saying No to The Status Quo Will Propel You From Ordinary to Extraordinary
“The ideas in Mike Myatt's Hacking Leadership will challenge you—but they are achievable and waiting for you to put them into action. Read this book, apply its concepts, and prepare to move light-years ahead in your leadership journey.”
—Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager® and TrustWorks!
“Every leader I know, including myself, has leadership gaps, and all of us need a resource and framework for not only identifying the gaps, but also a practical roadmap to help close those gaps. Hacking Leadership is an essential tool for every leader to have in their toolbox for working on their own leadership, and thus improving the team and overall organization. Mike reminds us all to not settle for the status quo, and the important role each of us have to be the change we seek. True leaders do something about it, and are willing to mix things up and hack away at their leadership, with the constant pursuit of excellence, and thus their true leadership potential.”
—Brad Lomenick, President and key visionary, Catalyst, Author, The Catalyst Leader
“Mike's insights are logical, entertaining and well outlined. Deep experience with a myriad of leaders enables him to understand the landscape, and his passionate pursuit of innovation lets him crack it open. Hacking Leadership is a fresh take on what it means to be an effective leader and take action.”
—Thomas X. Geisel - CEO, Sun Bancorp, Inc.
“Tremendous! Mike Myatt has written a superb book on leadership that is exceptionally timely and relevant for our world today. This book is both deeply insightful as well as intensely practical—a rare combination. I will highly recommend Hacking Leadership to leaders everywhere, at every level, and in all walks of life.”
—Stephen M. R. Covey, author of The New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller, The Speed of Trust, and coauthor of Smart Trust
"Great leaders are aware of gaps and blind spots in their organizations, teams, and lives. Learn the secrets of great leaders when you read Mike Myatt’s Hacking Leadership!"
—Marshall Goldsmith – 2 million-selling author of the New York Times bestsellers, MOJO and What Got You Here Won't Get You There
“All leaders have blind spots which they aren't aware of and these results in gaps in leadership. While not all gaps will have a major impact on how you function as a leader, some do and so it's important to know how to identify these and become aware of self imposed limitations and perceptual biases that you may have.”
—The Economic Times
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Look up the verb to hack in any contemporary dictionary andyou're likely to find as many as ten or more definitions,including: "to break up the surface of the ground," "to alter acomputer program by accessing its operating code," "to cope with ormanage successfully," "to clear a path by cutting away brush,vines, and weeds," and "to create innovative customizations toexisting or outdated methodologies." For the purposes of this book,all of the above apply.
The follow-up to Mike Myatt's internationally acclaimedLeadership Matters, Hacking Leadership is for leaders who feel thattheir performance falls short of their potential and who want toknow why. It's for leaders who understand that in business today,the rule is adapt or die. And it's for anyone who wants to expandtheir leadership acumen, or for leaders interested in shaping asustainable culture of leadership.
While much of what you discover within the pages of this bookwill be new to you, some will be very familiar. As Mike explains,core leadership principles have remained largely the same since thedawn of time. The trick is learning how to integrate thoseprinciples with evolving leadership practices engineered fortwenty-first century success.
Enter Hacking Leadership. It delivers a proven approach toidentifying your blind spots and closing leadership gaps. This bookhelps you gain a sharper perspective on your performance as aleader; learn to challenge your presuppositions about leadershipand who you are as a leader; gain deep insights into yourperceptual biases and self-imposed limitations; and totally reframeyour thinking about what it means to be a leader.
But that's not all. With the help of in-depth case studieschronicling his work with leaders at many of the world's leadingorganizations, Mike identifies the eleven leadership gaps which canbe fatal to your health as a leader. These include gaps in the keyareas of leadership, purpose, future, mediocrity, culture, talent,knowledge, innovation, expectation, complexity, and failure.
More importantly, he arms you with actionable leadership andmanagement hacks to bridge those gaps in order to create a trueculture of leadership within your organization and driverecord-breaking bottom-line and top-line business results.
Offering a bold new approach to leadership development andpowerful tools for achieving your full potential as a leader,Hacking Leadership is must-reading for anyone who refuses to thinkof leader as merely a job title, but as their life's mission.
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Read this book slowly, pause, reflect and challenge your own thinking. If a passage offends you don’t dismiss it. Read it two or three more times. This book isn’t meant to make you feel good. It’s designed to help you grow as a leader. Know this, though, it’s borne out of Mike’s rare passion to see leaders grow and fulfill their missions. If you apply the truths in this book they will equip you to not only lead yourself but, more importantly, to serve others