If you feel you want to step into a greater leadership role, but you are unsure of your own leadership style and capabilities, then take a look at this episode's book.
In this episode, I go over my takeaways from Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader by Herminia Ibarra.
- Many leadership courses ask us to think carefully about the kind of leader we want to be. Ibarra asks us to instead take action, experiment, and reflect on the results.
- Our job title may be too restrictive to allow us to grow our leadership capabilities. Ibarra gives us tips in this situation.
- We need to change the way we view networking so that we can learn and interact with people from more varied backgrounds.
- We need to experiment with our style and persona without feeling inauthentic - this is the best way to learn about ourselves.
I compare Act Like a Leader with Linchpin by Seth Godin, which is about being more valuable to your company than just a cog in the machine.
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