Leadership is Dead: How Influence is Reviving It

Leadership is Dead How Influence is Reviving It Anyone can make an impact All you need is influence the most potent professional asset on the planet The problem is that influence is also the most underused asset on the planet And the primary reason

  • Title: Leadership is Dead: How Influence is Reviving It
  • Author: Jeremie Kubicek
  • ISBN: 9781451612141
  • Page: 313
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Anyone can make an impact All you need is influence the most potent professional asset on the planet The problem is that influence is also the most underused asset on the planet And the primary reason is that the enemy of influence is a universal human trait self preservation You guard your ideas, your status, and your reputation Within your self constructed walls yoAnyone can make an impact All you need is influence the most potent professional asset on the planet The problem is that influence is also the most underused asset on the planet And the primary reason is that the enemy of influence is a universal human trait self preservation You guard your ideas, your status, and your reputation Within your self constructed walls you must cast safer visions, take smaller risks, and accept shallower relationships to ensure the security of all you are protecting This is the downside of self preservation While your walls protect you and yours from demise, they also restrict your influence You must break down your walls of self preservation and sacrifice your security for the sake of others Only then does the escalating paradox of personal generosity come into play The you give, the you receive This book shows that the key to effective leadership is learning how to influence in a way that engenders greater trust, stronger partnerships, and impactful endeavors.

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    1. In "Leadership Is Dead: How Influence Is Reviving It," Jeremie Kubicek, CEO of the leader development company GiANT Impact, makes a clear and compelling case that “dominators” who lead by coercion are on the decline and are being replaced by “liberators” who lead through influence.Kubicek observes that leadership is moving from a noun to a verb. It is becoming a vehicle for change rather than a goal or end in itself (i.e. to become the leader who exerts power over others). Peggy Noonan, [...]

    2. Great read with a unique take on leadership. Kubicek offers very practical insight and wisdom on servant leadership and is not afraid to challenge the reader to self-assess. His suggestions and small "gut check exercises" help the reader identify themselves. He offers a roadmap leading to improved leadership skills.One of the better books on the topic. I could identify with many key points (especially his commentary on self-preservation) and agree with his opinion that the common view of "tradit [...]

    3. Warning, my review is somewhat skewed. I rarely ever finish books at two stars or below because I want to fill my head with really good books. This is a good book for mechanical reasons but a letdown on inspiration. Author Kubicek is a good writer and his subject matter is covered succinctly, however, it rarely stirred my imagination or moved me for improved leadership. I have no doubt that Mr Kubicek provides leadership excellence in his business and I would cherish his perspective and directio [...]

    4. As a leadership speaker, trainer and author, I must admit, the title shocks me, which is good. As a marketer I realize the value of the title, and I further recognize that the subtitle tells the further story about the premise of this book.This new title in the leadership genre is about leadership, about influence, and in the end about your beliefs and goals. It asks some hard and potentially uncomfortable questions about your motivations for being a leader and where your focus really is.- See m [...]

    5. Good message, winsome writing, and the author has heart. But I could sum up the book in 2 sentences: 1) Don't be a jerk 2) Caring for others is true influence. The further I read, the faster I read.

    6. No idea this book was going to introduce an idea I had never considered. I guess in Jim Collins language Kubicek was saying how to go from being a good to great leader. Influence! Very interesting book and really an interesting read.

    7. I enjoyed this leadership book, despite my slow reading pace. I attended a day of leadership presentations today so I had to finish this one before the sessions. The topic of influence truly being at the heart of leadership really rang true for me.

    8. I liked this book, but in the sea of all the other leadership books available it shares common themes with many others. What was a bit different about this was the tipping point for this author was a major life event.

    9. The author came and spoke to our team at work and he was far more thought-provoking than the book itself. I definitely walked away with some interesting thoughts on leadership and developing a team of people.

    10. If you want to explore your leadership potential from a faith based perspective, this is a book for you. I have read 30+ books on leadership -- this is the best. highly recommended

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