Title: Truth, Trust + Tenacity. How ordinary people become extraordinary leaders.
I would like to share this book to whoever that desire to build your own company or desire to live a better life.
Upon reading this book, I want to thank the author for writing in a manner that is candid and the world truly needs to read this book in order to gain back the trust the people once had in their confidence towards the leaders. Unfortunately, there are so many incidents over the years where we find it hard to believe that many of our so call leaders may not be practicing what is right morally rather they practice what is right legally.
What is this book all about?
This book focus on a range of leadership related skills, including compromise, workplace civility, showing respect, the importance of teamwork and marketing.
Civility in the workplace, in particular, is a big issue in business today. The lack of civility in all aspects of public discourse as well as the business world will challenge even the best of today’s managers and leaders. Practically everywhere one looks, the emergence of bad behavior and the disappearance of civility and empathy are evident. Rudeness has become acceptable, social media encourages disrespectful behavior and cyber bullying by allowing people to hide behind a mask and not be held accountable, and television continues to dumb down viewers with frequent displays of poor manners and plain stupidity – all in the name of high ratings!!
Isn’t it time we all demand that our workplace leaders practice the wisdom expressed by President John F. Kennedy in his 1961 inaugural address, that “civility is not a sign of weakness“?
Let me share with you a few quotes that will inspire you to consider purchasing this book.
“Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked, leadership is defined by results not attributes.”
“True leaders make themselves vulnerable. This requires them to accept responsibility, admit mistakes, accept criticism and coaching, and not adopt the old ‘I am the boss so I always have the right’ attitude. Effective leaders think of themselves as the captain of the team versus allowing themselves to become isolated from the team”.
Real meaning of leadership:
- Leaders don’t cast blame – they accept responsibility, seek solutions, learn from mistakes and move on.
- When leaders do make mistake, they exhibit grace. They aren’t afraid to apologize.
- Leaders let their team shine, they are confident enough to not need the spotlight.
Kindly take a look at the above points. How many bosses today are confident of letting their subordinates shine? When trouble comes, will your bosses push blame on you? It happened to me many times and there were also problems (that I am not fully aware) but I get the blame. Isn’t it true that worst leaders blame others for their lack of performance.
We have many “bosses” but definitely we have very few leaders.
- Inspire the reader to be true leader by living to his/her moral values.
- This book provides not just theory but practical examples from real people.
- This book costs around US$5.95 for kindle version which is not expensive.
- It takes time to read and digest.
- It does not provide further assistance as it is merely a book which brings to a point that maybe there is a market to set up a coaching program to provide assistance for those who are in the same situation.
Price: $5.95 (Kindle), $14.95 (paperback)
Are you in a situation when you face dilemma whether to speak the truth or continue to live under the shadows of your boss and compromise your moral values?
I was once in that situation where I have to lie and followed along with the instructions and directions that my ex supervisor set to me. Do you want to continue to do the things that you don’t feel comfortable or is it time to stand for what is right. Doing things right may not please the majority but at least you know you get things done properly.
“A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.”
By Rosalynn Carter
I encourage you to take this time to read this book and be inspired to live your dreams. Do consider purchasing this book.