Books Collide Podcast

Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader | Episode 12

May 02, 2020 Kail Letkemann Episode 12
Books Collide Podcast
Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader | Episode 12
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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.

The Collision:

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.

What's your favourite takeaway from this episode?  Let me know on Instagram!
@kail.letkemann

Act Like a Leader Summary
Redefine Your Job
Redefine Your Network
Redefine Your Self
Collisions: Linchpin
Final Takeaway