Genre – Non-Fiction
Book Length – 336 pages
Reading Time – 6.5 hours
Style/ Plot – This book is divided into 5 parts:
1. Developing a Leader mindset;
2. Managing yourself;
3. Managing Individuals
4. Managing Teams; and
5. Managing the Business.
It provides coping mechanisms and strategies to deal with stress.
For example, it lists 4 sources of stress (Role strain, Problem-solving fatigue, Isolation and Imposter Syndrome), the symptoms and solutions. There are action items provided at the end of each chapter for the reader to undertake,
I particularly like how the book defines Influence as “helping to create positive and productive outcomes for your organisation, with and through other”.
Favourite Quote – “People are likely to perceive you as untrustworthy when you clasp your hands, touch your face, cross your arms or lean away from a conversation”. I didn’t know that!
Recommendation – This is a definitely a book for all managers and leaders to read. Not only do the action items provide a process for managing/ leading effectively, it is also a go-to guide for people in new positions.
Rating – 4/5