Why does leadership suck?
It sucks because real leadership is hard and requires selfless service. It sucks because the buck stops here, meaning it is ultimately the leader’s responsibility to deal with all of the crap. It requires less effort to “lead” in the harsh, dictatorial, selfish way that is so prevalent today instead of balancing our hard and soft nature. The alternative is servant leadership or Level 5 leadership. This kind of leadership is uncomfortable, humbling, self-denying, painful, and counter-intuitive; nonetheless, it is the only kind of leadership that brings lasting results, genuine happiness, and true self-fulfillment.
So, why should you read my book “Why Leadership Sucks”?
1. To help you understand why you are frustrated.
2. To challenge what you have learned about leadership.
3. To give you practical action steps to practice on your leadership journey.
I invite you to join me on our leadership journey together.
Targeted Age Group: 18-39
Genre: Business Leadership, Professional Growth, Self-Help
I was given a great opportunity to lead at a young age, and I want to share what I have learned in the last 10 years of my management career in or to help the next generation of leaders go further faster. When you wrote the book did you know you were going to offer it as an audio book?
I didn’t at the time and frankly hadn’t even considered it until about 3 or 4 months after I published my ebook and paperback.
Why did you decide to produce an audio book?
I attended a webinar that discussed the huge untapped potential of audiobooks based on limited competition. To put this in perspective, there are less than 200,000 published audiobooks and over 40 Million books in print.
How did you choose the reader for the book and the production company?
I chose to narrate the audiobook myself, since I have a decent baritone voice and a background in music, I wanted to record this myself. I had an audio engineer friend of mine http://www.nathanashton.tv/ do the audio editing and mastering.
It takes a lot more time and effort to record the audiobook than you think, especially if doing it yourself. And pace yourself, since your voice can only record so much in one sitting before it is worn out, even if you suck on throat lozenges and drink tea during recording sessions.
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