An inspiring business fable that champions leadership for the Everyman
From bestselling author Chris Widener comes a compelling new story showing what you give and get when you lead. The story follows down-cast protagonist Mike Keller who, recently separated from his wife and demoted at work, must relocate to a rural factory-town in Texas. There, Mike encounters the deep-rooted traditions of Texas high school football, and in the process learns everything business school didn't teach him about leadership from the most influential man in town-the local high school football coach.
Highlights the Four Rules of Leadership: You Get What You Expect, You Get What You Model, You Get What You Reward, and You Get What You Work For
Advises readers, in an accessible teaching style, on how to tailor the Rules to their own circumstances
Includes reflection questions as a tool to guide readers in enriching their work life, family relationships, and social interactions
Leadership Rules is an engaging, refreshing tale that imparts leadership lessons easily applied to both work life and your interpersonal relationships.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Leadership Rules by Chris Widener is an excellent and very fast read. I read it in just a few hours start to finish and it kept me engaged all the way through. It is a delightful story reminiscent of Ken Blanchard's stories with lessons learned and friendships found.
The things that stood out for me were, one, the first lesson: We get what we expect. I need that reminder every day of my life. It is more commonly called belief, and it is the driving force for realization of thought driven ideals. It is amazing how many times I have wanted something to happen, wanted someone to perform a certain way, but I really, deep down, didn't expect it. In that, I got what I expected most often, though it wasn't necessarily what I wanted. So, this first lesson reminded me to match up what I want with what I expect.
The second thing that hit home with me was rule number three: We get what we reward. As a sales manager for over 40 years, I've seen this dealt with in so many...
Leadership Rules by Chris Widener is a short easy read packed with a lot of useful advice. While nothing in there is new or earth shattering I found the book full of useful lessons. After the story portion Chris goes into detail of each rule and provides ample quotes that relate to each of the 4 rules. Overall I would recommend this book to anyone who is in a leadership role..which lets face it is just about everyone. The information can be used in any field. I'll be reading this again soon to see what else i can learn.
What a great book. Chris Widener authored such an easy read with so much power via storytelling and examples set forth. HOW CAN YOU NOT LIKE THIS BOOK AND ITS PRINCIPLES?
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