Summary of Leading So People Will Follow
Copyright © 2012 Jossey-Bass, an imprint of John Wiley & Sons
Good stories can illustrate the crucial attributes of leadership in meaningful ways.
Consultant and leadership development expert Erika Andersen draws on storytelling to illustrate six attributes you must master to become a great leader. Andersen explains that you need to become “farsighted, passionate, courageous, wise, generous” and “trustworthy” in order to lead. As you strive to become a leader, she advises seeking help from three kinds of people: wise “wizards,” supportive “well-wishers” and improbable “wild cards.” Andersen includes a link to an online leadership assessment exercise and a bonus chapter on improving your listening and “self-talk” skills. getAbstract recommends her chatty, informal guidebook, which draws archetypes from folktales and business to illustrate how to become a leader people want to follow.
In this summary, you will learn
- What the characteristics of a great leader are,
- How to develop your own path to becoming a leader and
- How to measure yourself as a leader.
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