Miles Anthony Smith : Why Leadership Sucks: Fundamentals of Level 5 Leadership and Servant Leadership

Why Leadership Sucks: Fundamentals of Level 5 Leadership and Servant Leadership

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Education & Teaching, Professional & Technical Reference

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Seth Godin, Jon Acuff, Marcus Buckingham, John C. Maxwell, Tim Ferriss

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Kompelling Publishing

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English

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What is ethical leadership? Is there a difference between leadership vs management? What is strategic leadership? What is the most effective leadership philosophy? Do you wish your company had leadership coaching and leadership courses, or are you frustrated with executive leadership? Do you long for more participative leadership? You are not alone.

So why does leadership suck? It sucks because real leadership is hard, requires selfless service, and because the buck stops here. Servant leadership or Level 5 leadership is uncomfortable, humbling, self-denying, painful, and counterintuitive; nonetheless, participative leadership is the only kind of leadership that brings lasting results, genuine happiness, and true self-fulfillment.

The book is divided into four parts:

Part 1: To serve or not to serve. Educational leadership requires servant leadership.

Part 2: Do what's best for your organization. Discusses various aspects of organizational leadership and culture

Part 3: Humility 101. Leadership principles of self-examination, apologies, authenticity, controlling and displaying emotions, and handling adversity are examined.

Part 4: Specific management situations, focusing on business leadership competencies.

Here is the leadership training and leadership coaching you will learn from Miles and experience in Why Leadership Sucks? Why servant leadership is a superior leadership philosophy and a better long-term strategy.Develop executive leadership skills with practical action steps.Learn from real world examples from the author's educational leadership experience.Quotes on leadership help highlight and introduce sections within each chapter.

To discover why ethical leadership is frustrating and learn strategic leadership principles for your leadership journey, download a sample or purchase Why Leadership Suck...

Editorial Reviews

Miles uses the first person throughout to personalize the account, which is based upon not only his perspective, but his successful experiences as such a leader. As he explains, a leader role is less forgiving, with organizational leaders held to a much higher standard and less able to recover from mistakes. While Miles' book isn't the only guide available, it is the most succinct, hard-hitting survey on the market, linking personal ideals and ethics to business and spiritual pursuits alike.

-Diane Donovan, Midwest Book Review

A young business senior may find it much more palatable than many out on the market today, and I am pretty sure if I was starting out and had read it, I would have made a lot fewer mistakes and have had a much better rep as a leader, maybe. Because it's all exactly that - bite sized and accessible without reading like a tome on business theory from a knowledgeable and entertaining author...a smart choice for a speedy, easy read to get your chops down pat for business leadership.

-Catherine Tosko, Self Publishing Review

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