Why Leadership Sucks™ Series
Volume 1 Sample: Prepare to Face Hatred, Discomfort, Vulnerability, Fear, and Betrayal
Volume 1 is divided into four parts:
Part 1: To serve or not to serve. Effective leadership characteristics require 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.
Part 4: Specific management situations, focusing on business leadership competencies
Volume 2 Sample
Volume 2 is divided into four parts:
Part 1: To serve or not to serve. The choice is indeed a tough one..
Part 2: Leggo my ego. Addresses the challenge of needing an ego to lead but having that harnessed so it is not unwieldy.
Part 3: The danger of persona non grata. You don't want to be the unwelcome person, do you?
Part 4: Fierce competition steamrolls ahead. Organization competition is heating up and show no signs of slowing. Will you ride the wave or be pulled under by the currents?
Download 6 Chapters From Volumes 1 & 2
Endorsements of the Why Leadership Sucks™ Series
Most books on leadership seem to run out of interesting content about one-fourth of the way through. Or, they tend to be more "rah-rah" motivational books. In Why Leadership Sucks Volume 2, Miles Smith sets a table loaded with nutritious brain bytes and highly usable advice. He goes off-roading along the way, but as he does he uncovers an uncanny number of truths and wisdom about leadership...why it sucks, and why we love it.
-Chris Busch, Founder & CEO at LightQuest Media
I've witnessed firsthand the servant leadership example Miles espouses in his book Why Leadership Sucks Vol. 2. He is the real deal. You will laugh at some of his funny, but painful leadership challenges and increase your effectiveness as a leader by delving deeply into his book and applying the fundamentals to your life. You will go further faster and avoid a lot of the sucking part of leadership by mirroring his sage advice.
-Mark Gungor, International Marriage Expert
Smith follows Volume 1 with an even more detailed and applicable Volume 2. Premised under Servant Leadership and Jesus Christ, the book clearly connotes the greatest servant leaders ultimately follow Christ's teachings - whether they know it or not. While there are myriad leadership principles, tips and personal examples; my favorites were: Generosity, Memorable Identity, Delegation, Communication, and Pig Pen Leadership (a must read chapter for leadership change agents). You'll enjoy the book based on the concepts, learnings and easy-to-read format.
-David Yeghiaian, Director of Corporate Development & Strategic Growth at Holy Family Memorial Healthcare