- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 4 hours and 38 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Kompelling Publishing
- Audible.com Release Date: June 28, 2013
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00DP8CZ2U
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Why Leadership Sucks tm: Fundamentals of Level 5 Leadership and Servant Leadership Audiobook – Unabridged
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The book is divided into four parts:
Part 1: To serve or not to serve. Effective leadership characteristics require servant leadership.
Part 2: Do what's best for your organization. Discusses various aspects of organizational leadership and culture
Part 3: Humility 101. Leadership principles of self-examination, apologies, authenticity, controlling and displaying emotions, and handling adversity.
Part 4: Specific management situations, focusing on business leadership competencies
Here is what you will learn from Miles and experience in Why Leadership Sucks?
Define leadership in general and the servant leadership style specifically.
Why christian leadership matters and is a better long-term strategy.
Develop leadership competencies with practical action steps.
Learn from real world examples from the author's organizational leadership experience.
Quotes on leadership help highlight and introduce sections within each chapter.
His chapter on Team Culture: Hiring and Coaching People Who Fit is loaded with value and in the controversy over whether leaders can actually create or mold culture, Miles explains not only the "can you?" but also the "how to."
Servant leadership is a trendy topic, but in Leadership Sucks, Miles gives some great insights into how to be a true servant when it comes to messy issues like firing employees.
A good solid read and study. Quite remarkable for a first book.
I'd recommend this book to anyone in a leadership position. For those who are not doing well at it, this will point them in the direction to figure out more effective ways to lead. For those who are already good leaders, they will at least find the sympathy the author has for those doing what it takes to lead well.
As the book wrapped up, I felt a change in tone. I don't know if it was just warming to the topic, but it jarred the overall consistency. Otherwise 5 stars. Regardless, highly recommended.