The Leader Who Had No Title by Robin Sharma
The leader who had no title by robin sharma – Robin Sharma believes there are certain skills and attitudes that allow you to rise to extraordinary success. In his powerful new parable, he offers a story designed to help people from all walks of life to achieve great things.
Blake DiFranco is down on his luck, trying to make ends meet. His job is unsatisfying, and he is disenchanted with the world around him. One day, an enigmatic family friend offers him a life-altering opportunity: spend a day studying with a mysterious group of teachers and learn the secrets of limitless success. Blake is sceptical, but something compels him to take the opportunity seriously. The next morning, he embarks on a journey to discover the true meaning of the LWT philosophy – Lead Without a Title.
He is ushered through the lessons of the four teachers: Anna, a maid who shows him that every job can be done with passion; Ty, a surfer who reminds him how important it is to rise to the riskiest challenges; Jackson, a former CEO who shows him the value of relationships; and Jet, a masseur who proves that greatness begins within. Blake’s world changes as the teachers make him realize his own potential to achieve greater things than he’d ever imagined.
The book is packed with real-world lessons, catchy aphorisms and inspiring exercises that will help any business person realize extraordinary results. Sharma distils over fifteen years of working with high-performers to deliver real-world strategies and foster a winning mindset. Here are formulas that will build success amidst times of deep change and will help readers to make positive changes both at work and at home.
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Book Review by Michael Tozer
For some reason, reading this book reminds me quite strongly of the scene in the Robin Williams movie, “Dead Poets Society” where he admonishes the boys to seize the day and to make their lives extraordinary. In a way, this is truly the theme of this very important, though short and unpretentious book. Between the covers of this book, Robin Sharma uses the foil of a modern business fable to communicate essential principles of Leadership. They are summarized in four quite worthwhile acronyms:
The Image acronym reminds us to practice Innovativeness, Mastery, Authenticity, Guts, and Ethics. Next, the SPARK acronym reminds us to Speak with Candor, to have Priorities, to recognize that Adversity breeds Opportunity, to Respond to situations rather than reacting and to share Kudos with everyone. Human is the relationship acronym that reminds us to be helpful and understanding, to mingle, to amuse, and to nurture. Finally, the Shine acronym reminds us to See clearly, that Health makes Wealth, that Inspiration matters, that we mustn’t Neglect our family, and that all of the above lead us to the opportunity to Elevate our lifestyles.
The profound revelation of this book is that anyone, at any level, can be a leader. We can move resolutely from Victims to Victors. Indeed, we can all make our lives extraordinary. I strongly recommend this important little book, and commend its excellent author. God bless.
For more than fifteen years, Robin Sharma has been quietly sharing with Fortune 500 companies and many of the super-rich a success formula that has made him one of the most sought-after leadership advisers in the world. Now, for the first time, Sharma makes his proprietary process available to you, so that you can get to your absolute best while helping your organization break through to a dramatically new level of winning in these wildly uncertain times.
In The Leader Who Had No Title, you will learn:How to work with and influence people like a superstar, regardless of your positionA method to recognize and then seize opportunities in times of deep changeThe real secrets of intense innovationAn instant strategy to build a great team and become a “merchant of wow” with your customersHard-hitting tactics to become mentally strong and physically tough enough to lead your fieldReal-world ways to defeat stress, build an unbeatable mind-set, unleash energy, and balance your personal life
Regardless of what you do within your organization and the current circumstances of your life, the single most important fact is that you have the power to show leadership. Wherever you are in your career or life, you should always play to your peak abilities. This book shows you how to claim that staggering power, as well as transform your life–and the world around you–in the process.
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Originally published: March 2010
Genre: Self-help book