Derailed [Book Review]
Most of the business books that are published focus on teaching you what you can do to improve your sales, marketing, customer retention, productivity or a number of other business-related goals. The case studies in these books typically highlight role models of the concepts being described and then have actionable tips that you can follow to achieve similar results.
Well, Derailed (affiliate link) by Tim Irwin takes the exact opposite perspective but that’s what makes the book so great. Derailed reviews the decisions, personalities and eventual derailments of six high-profile leaders. Irwin finds that:
deficits in authenticity, humility, self-management, and courage become more dangerous as we take on more leadership, and can cause us to ignore glaring signals that might otherwise save us from catastrophic demise
It is from these derailments that Irwin puts together a list of five lessons can we can all implement into our lives to avoid current or future failures in leadership if we’re currently in an executive position or seek to obtain a position in the future.
Catch more of my review in this quick video review. If you can’t see the video, you can grab it over on YouTube.
Note: Apparently there was some background noise from my washing machine, or who knows what. Sorry for the little annoying hum.
Have you read the book? What were your thoughts on it?
Disclosure: This book was provided as a review copy.
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