I enjoy reading books about business in general and it was also recommended by a coworker.
What is it all about?
This book is about the fundamental motives that drive people to become leaders. It focuses on the two types of leadership: responsibility centered leadership and rewards centered leadership. Responsibility centered leadership is about serving others and doing whatever is necessary to bring about good for others. On the other hand, rewards centered leaders are focused on helping themselves and often run from the things that should be fundamental to their position. When this happens, it leaves the people they are leading without direction, guidance and protection.
What caused me to pause?
Many leaders see their position as a reward for years of hard work. The best leaders see their position as one of sacrifice and doing the hard things others can’t or won’t do.
How will this book change my habits or influence me?
It was really a gut check when I thought about how I approach my work each day. It made me think about how I interact with my team and where my focus lands.
Add this to your reading list if…
You are in a leadership position or aspire to be in a leadership position. This does not necessarily mean a position titled as “CEO” or something similar. There are many lessons that can be pulled from this book to help you understand your motive for wanting to be a leader.