Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Building the Best: 8 Proven Leadership Principles to Elevate Others to Success

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Book Review - Building the Best: 8 Proven Leadership Principles to Elevate Others to Success

Building the Best: 8 Proven Leadership Principles to Elevate Others to Success

About the Book

Build a world-class team culture with proven principles from renowned “Follow My Lead” podcaster and business leader John Eades

Organizational culture has undergone a seismic shift in the 21st century―and with it, the requirements of leadership. In Building the Best, LearnLoft CEO John Eades takes you on a journey of transformation that will equip you with the tools you need to become the kind of cutting-edge leader today’s workplace so urgently needs.

“Leadership is about empowering, inspiring, and serving in order to elevate others over an extended period of time. You are the perfect person to live this out every day.” Eades’s powerful words form the backbone of this groundbreaking guide to cultivating leadership at its highest level.

Beginning with the benefits of great leadership―and the drawbacks of bad leadership―Eades offers real-life examples of leaders who elevate others, and how their practices have paid huge dividends. At its core is a carefully balanced blend of “love and discipline”―a guiding principle that helps create high levels of performance by leaning on standards while at the same time caring about the long-term success and well-being of each team member.

Through these proven practices, you’ll learn to:
• Identify your current leadership style
• Rely on the “purpose trifecta” to guide your team
• Be a leader who properly leverages the “Acts of Accountability” model
• Create a “Maximizing Mantra” to produce energy and results
• Develop the skills of others by understanding the “4 Stages of Role Development”

Leadership is a journey, not a destination. Building the Best offers a powerful blueprint for embarking on that journey―the first step in taking your team or organization toward true greatness.

My Take on the Book
This is a book that really makes you think about the leader that you want to be. The book focuses on serving others and lifting up the people on your team to help them achieve more. This is the type of book that I wish that I would have read when I first became a manager as it really does help you better understand the importance of connecting with and helping your team to be greater, to help your team and your business to succeed. The book explores seven principles that will really allow you to start making changes right away that will start to show you specific things that you can do to flip your organizational culture into one that will lead to better results overall. Not only do you learn principles, but you also learn about the five leadership styles which include: Manage; Rule; Please, Support and Elevate. This is a great book with practical examples of leadership. The book is a great resource for any manager to put into practice and become the leader you were meant to be.

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