.After The Best Seller book ‘The monk who sold his Ferrari’, Robin Sharma wrote many books. My view those were derivatives of the same ‘monk’ story or his learning’s. But this one is distinct. ‘The Leader Who Had No Title’ is his new modern fable.
Author connects very well with readers by beginning – how a jaded employee experiences a dull Monday morning at his workplace.
This story is all about how a mentor transforms this jaded employee into a motivated one.
Author introduces these four ‘special leaders’
1) Housekeeper at a hotel
2) Skiing Champion
3) CEO of multibillion dollar technology outfit
4) Massage Therapist
Each one of them has thrived in their business and shares their secret formulae of their success. If you were to browse these formulae’s, many books have mentioned but the story adjoins.
But the key point is how these special leaders use it in their respective profession to inspire people around them. My view - choosing these special leaders was a thoughtful one.
Inspiring words from the book:
How ‘business and life itself are so unpredictable’
No matter what we do in business, we all need to be entertainers inspiring our customers to love doing business with us.
You will never know how high you climb, if you don’t even try.
This is outstanding – the more time you spend outside of your comfort zone, the wider it grows.
Author’s message – complacency is the enemy for victory.
Apart from personal leadership, author does mention about organization culture about communication.
Author says – organization should ‘over-communicate’ with all stake holders and listen intensely to customers. I suppose, this is a relevant idea as it develops a straightforward culture.
Authors say – no one’s unimportant, every person and every job matters, and all work can be made meaningful with the Lead Without a Title Philosophy.
My take – a good book for personal leadership.