I Hope I’m Your Leader
Okay, I think I’m overdoing the leadership/business books now. I can’t decide whether this book was as good as the other books I’ve read. It just seems to be the same/generic (I say generic but what I probably mean is that the theme is close to the others) leadership book. No offence to Seth Godin, because I probably would’ve said the same about the others if they were after this book. There’s only so much you can read about leadership before it all blurs into one.
The difference with this book from the others is that it focuses on creating a movement rather than actual leadership skills. I suppose the thing you should maybe get out of this book is that you need to believe in your idea so that you can be persistent in the face of failure. Being a leader is scary. People look up to you.
Again as with the other highly rated books in business that I’ve reviewed lately, the book has a real, friendly, and honest tone. It’s an easy read, and you’ll breeze through it. The ideas that drive this book are also sound. I found myself nodding and agreeing as I read the points that Godin makes. It’s easy to have ideas and say you’ll do something. It’s much harder to do the actual doing.
Right, as I said in the first section, this “bad” point doesn’t have anything to do with Godin’s book per say, it’s more just a general conclusion I’ve reached after a few of these leadership books. There’s only so much you can say on a topic. There’s only so many new ideas out there. Godin just happened to be near the back of the line for me. He also makes it sound so easy to lead with your passion, but not everyone can.
If you haven’t read one of these leadership books before, please do not be put off by my review. It was an excellent read. If you’ve read a dozen of these books before, then maybe you can read a summary somewhere online. I’m sure there’s plenty of people that have already done that. I think I’m going to take a break from leadership books, at least for a month or two. My mind is now full.
Business & Economics
Describes how individuals can become successful leaders through passion and connection with an interested group, and provides real-life case studies that illustrate this method.