I really enjoyed this book. Gave a very practical, instinctual approach to leadership that can be applied in various settings. It is an authentic and inclusive way of thinking about leadership, based on natural strengths of each individual. We are all unique, applying a one size fits all to how to be a leader is why we have many “not so great” leaders. Great perspective and worth the read.
I have been a Talent Acquisition and Culture Consultant for many years and cannot tell you how much I would recommend this book to managers and leaders (and have!). And love the author's quote: "values are how your seeds of greatness sprout. Human beings are much like plants- either growing or dying. There is no status quo".
Sadly, I work with too many leaders that don't have the emotional intelligence and are not 'easy to follow'. This book is perfect for those professionals who are self aware enough and are eager to learn. Kris helps you understand "who you are and what you stand for - your values, your character". Those are the qualities teams look for and thrive in.
I'm very selective about the books I recommend to others and this is certainly one at the top of my list.
Such a welcomed break from the normal “professional guidance” that are a dime-a-dozen on every bookshelf.
The author stresses personal guidance, a not ‘one size fits all’ mentality that will empower the reader to make REAL “leader” decisions. You will walk away from this book with 8-10 new and powerful ideas on how to effectively maximize your position as “The Boss”!
A quick and enlightening read, I highly recommend this book the next time you’re looking for some TRUE guidance on how to effectively lead your team.
A perfect read while on a plane, on vacation, a lazy weekend or even better, a book to pass on to your staff and peers!
Many thanks to Kris Mailepors for putting leadership back in the hands of the leader. I appreciate how he moves us gently away from judging ourselves by external assessments, from "wrong good advice", and subtle yet pervasive myths. He helps the reader understand that we already know how to be our best leader-self, and the key to unlocking this wisdom is tuning into our values--what moves us and why. And I love the title. I highly recommend "The Easy To Follow Leader".