Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Impact: Great Leadership Changes Everything

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Book Review - Impact: Great Leadership Changes Everything

Impact: Great Leadership Changes Everything
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About the Book
For more than 25 years, organizational psychologist and management consultant Dr. Tim Irwin has worked with thousands of leaders in well-known global companies. He knows most leaders work for recognition and advancement and they want more challenge and responsibility. He’s also found this to be true: Most of us want to make a positive difference through our work and to have our lives count for something more than simply making a living. We want to make an impact.

Yet when we look around our organizations, we don’t see many leaders who have real impact. We see them just managing the daily rat race. Somewhere along the line, many began working for money instead of for meaning, for status instead of for a lasting legacy.

In Impact, Irwin identifies the principles and beliefs that lead to great leadership—ways in which you can grow and thrive and be trusted by others. Learn how to be the kind of leader that motivates others in meaningful work and great accomplishments and what you can do to stay on track so you avoid a path of personal destruction so many leaders go down today.

Accessible, humorous, and engaging, Irwin’s latest book shows you how to live the vision you began your career with and then finish strong for a lasting impact, the hope of every great leader.

About the author:
Dr. Tim Irwin, the author of the New York Times best-selling book Impact: Great Leadership Changes Everything, has been a confidante to thousands of global leaders. He is a favorite guest of Hugh Hewitt and is being featured on a number of Christian radio programs. Irwin sees one central issue anytime a leader “derails”—he believes they have a defect in their “core”, which Irwin says goes beyond the overused term “character”. His new book, Impact, addresses this and gives actionable ways leaders can protect themselves, and better serve their organizations—especially crucial for those of us who serve in ministry and are walking a Christian walk.

My Take on the Book

As a student of leadership I am always looking for new ways to not only learn about leadership for myself, but also for ways in which I can engage my own staff and help others in honing their own leadership abilities. This book was well written and very practical in nature. I was impressed with the way in which the author uses easy to understand examples to engage the reader on numerous leadership examples so that you gain a better understanding of your own inner leadership abilities. The author explores key impact points that impact a leader's core which makes complete sense to me.

On a different note, I believe that this book also has great relevance to the way in which I want to be able to raise my own girls to help them to become better leaders in their own lives'. While I know this book is still beyond their reading comprehension, I know what I have learned can be translated in my words, actions and deeds so that they can start walking a similar path that will help them in the future.

This was a great book that I would highly recommend to one and all!

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