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Publisher's Summary

To improve one's leadership influence, study the lives of great leaders - 21 of whom are found in Pat Williams's newest book. Here are the stories and principles of individuals from George Washington to Nelson Mandela, Billy Graham to Margaret Thatcher, organized around Pat's "Seven Sides of Leadership" - Vision, Communication, People Skills, Character, Competence, Boldness, Serving Heart.

©2015 Pat Williams, Jim Denney (P)2015 Barbour Publishing, Inc.

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Stick with it

Takes a little while to get into the book. Stick with it. The beauty is in the historical vignettes. The leadership applications could be gleaned by reading the table of contents and the bullet list at the end of each chapter.

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Not a fan...

I may be in the minority, but I do not like Williams' style or presentation. I feel like he tries to force historical accounts and stories into his personal points that he is trying to make. He paints a caricature of world-famous leaders throughout history (also somewhat cherry-picking big names, not original at all), and in turn, he neglects the nuances of their personalities and only mentions individual challenges as an aside. Leadership is not a recipe to follow based on proof-texting from history, which is the way this came across. I also do not like his delivery in audio format either...came across like I was an audience of one in a large auditorium of a corporate motivational speaker...which is what Pat Williams is.