There are some books that come to you at the exact time that you need them. This is one of those books for me.
I’m someone who hates confrontation. I avoid it as much as possible. So, becoming a department manager was a challenge for me in some ways. I knew I would have to make some changes to how I worked, but I wasn’t sure what changes, or how.
John Maxwell does an amazing job of laying out the ways in which someone in a leadership position needs to change attitudes, behaviors, and ways of thinking.
I think the prevailing point he makes is that leadership is not about you. It’s about the people you are leading, and the organization you are leading. When you look past the title of leader you can change your thinking to help others grow and reach a common goal on a common journey.
I read this on my Nook, and I highlighted through this book like a mad woman. There are so many great nuggets of inspiration and wisdom that I just wanted to print them all out and plaster them all over my office. I didn’t do that, but I wanted to.
If you are in a leadership role of any kind, even unofficially, I highly suggest this book.
1) Is it understandable = 5
2) Presentation of Information = 5
3) Quality of Writing = 5
4) Overall Enjoyability = 5
Average score of 5 out of 5