Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader
- Narrated by: Jennifer Van Dyck
- Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 20-01-16
- Language: English
- Publisher: Audible Studios
Herminia Ibarra - an expert on professional leadership and development and a renowned professor at INSEAD, a leading international business school - shows how managers and executives at all levels can step up to leadership by making small but crucial changes in their jobs, their networks, and themselves. In Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader, she offers advice to help you:
Redefine your job in order to make more strategic contributions
Diversify your network so that you connect to and learn from a bigger range of stakeholders
Become more playful with your self-concept, allowing your familiar - and possibly outdated - leadership style to evolve
Ibarra turns the usual "think first and then act" philosophy on its head by arguing that doing these three things will help you learn through action and will increase what she calls your outsight - the valuable external perspective you gain from direct experiences and experimentation. As opposed to insight, outsight will then help change the way you think as a leader: about what kind of work is important; how you should invest your time; why and which relationships matter in informing and supporting your leadership; and, ultimately, who you want to become.
Packed with self-assessments and practical advice to help define your most pressing leadership challenges, this book will help you devise a plan of action to become a better leader and move your career to the next level. It's time to learn by doing.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.
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By C. Harley on 01-10-16
Good information, but not as an audio book
Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?
Yes, but I would recommend buying the print book instead or at least as a companion.
What did you like best about this story?
Good information about the practices that will set you up for success. As the title indicates, one must do the things a leader does in order to be a leader.
How could the performance have been better?
It was very hard to assimilate the information as it was narrated and this book has a lot of figures that do not come across well in the narration. I would recommend that the narrator speak more naturally or as if giving a lecture and recognize that some portions are anecdotal and should be delivered as a story. Some details are more important that others and should be emphasized, but not every sentence should be spoken with impactful emphasis. Finally, speak just a little faster and with a more natural cadence.
If this book were a movie would you go see it?
No. This is a learning book, not a story book.
Any additional comments?
This book has a lot of figures that are referenced in the text. It also has questions and assessments that really do not come through well as an audio book. I enjoyed listening to this book, but really wish that I had purchased the print version as well. This would be much better if the audio was available as a kindle companion.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
By N. Affolter on 06-08-18
Gets you thinking
Good compilation of things to think about regarding what makes up an effective leader. Reads like a compilation of HBR articles, not going deep in any specific topic. This isn't a bad thing though as it encourages the reader to think differently about their thinking and encourages them to take action without telling them exactly what to do.