2018 challenge day 13 – Leadership Transformed: How Ordinary Managers Become Extraordinary Leaders

Note: Before I begin I would like to apologize for the somewhat erratic posting schedule on my part.

About the Book

The book, Leadership Transformed: How Ordinary Managers Become Extraordinary Leaders, written by Peter Fuda was published on October 18, 2016 by Amazon Publishing.

In the Book Peter describes the seven things all leaders need to become extraordinary by using metaphors and symbolism.

The first symbol, fire, represents a leader’s motivation. Peter states that there are four stages of this fire and each one represents a different phase of a leader’s maturity. As a leader matures how he focuses his motivation changes.

The Snowball represents change – when the leader changes himself and the organization for accountability the change will come slowly at first but will speed up as it gains momentum.

The Master Chef represents the concept of mastering a skill. A beginning chef cooks based off of recipes while a master chef is so skilled that he can modify recipes as he sees fit. A good leader can also modify leadership “recipes” as he sees fit.

The coach represents a third party that the leader should seek advice from.

The mask represents the false self that leaders take on either to hide their weaknesses or to take on ideals that they do not have. The mask is often detrimental to leadership.

The movie represents the internal script of the leader – the story that the leader always tells himself.

The Russian Doll represents the layers of struggles and journeys that a leader must go through. Generally a problem may mask a completely different problem just like how a Russian Doll hides a smaller but different doll inside it.

Key Takeaways and commentary

This book much like the other leadership books I’ve read thus far recommend coaching as the way to become better leaders. I find it interesting how to book brings up the idea of momentum that is change becomes easier the more you work on it.

The metaphors made it much easier to remember the concepts and ideas which I actually really liked.

What I didn’t like about this book was how every chapter ended with calling Peter Fuda for consultation.

What do you think? Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments and if you found this post useful or enjoyable, please share and leave a like. Thank you!  Stay tuned for tomorrows book Beating the Street

For more information on the 2018 challenge, visit the following link: Business Trek 2018 reading challenge.

You can also get the book via the following link: Leadership Transformed: How Ordinary Managers Become Extraordinary Leaders

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