• Leadership: Stop Being Stupid and Take the Road Less Traveled to Greatly Achieve Full Control of Your Life by Rising Trust, Influence, Strong Relationships and Daring Communication for Management

  • By: Mel Blenchard
  • Narrated by: Nicole KandeLind
  • Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
  • Categories: Business & Careers, Management & Leadership
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (31 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The best leaders know that the secret to successful leadership lies in earning the respect of the others; leading through fear will never provide your followers with the motivation they need to assist you in reaching any target.

Do you want to feel more in control of your life? Do you want to feel more confident and have a higher sense of self-esteem? Do you want to exert more influence on those around you, whether in your personal, romantic, or work life?

Are you in a position of leadership in some area of your life but don't feel fully equipped to take on the responsibility? Do you want to know exactly how you can become a more effective leader?

There are a lot of things that a good leader should be. Aside from excelling in his or her field of choice, it is just as important to have excellent interpersonal skills and high emotional quotient in order to deal with people of different personalities. Being persuasive, confident, and flexible are some other traits a good leader should possess.

Just some of the questions and topics covered include:

  • Honest and integrity
  • Goal-oriented thinking
  • Communication skills
  • Inspiring others
  • Motivating others
  • And much, much more!

Instead of putting up with your mundane lifestyle, take a step into the shoes of successful leaders and become one. This audiobook tells you how this can happen and where you need to start. The qualities that we have described in the audioook are those that set normal people apart from extraordinary people. If you would rather turn the other way and continue doing what you do, then this won’t be the audiobook for you. However, if you are fed up with watching as others reap all of the rewards, then this audiobook can show you the qualities you need and explain them to you in an understandable way so you are set on the course of success.

This audiobook provides techniques and courses of action for anyone wishing to become a superhuman leader. I hope you take the time to listen through the chapters and integrate the insights you’ve gained into your day-to-day affairs.

All you need is a willingness to learn, implement the ideas, and a small dose of patience for things to get rolling in your favor. 

©2019 Mel Blenchard (P)2019 Mel Blenchard

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Five Stars!!

Great insight and framework for democratic school leadership in a time when justice for better educational opportunities for youth is of upmost importance.Very interesting reflections about the practice of leadership and its challenges and dangers. It is a must for any one who has to live a leadership process

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EXCELLENT BOOK!!

This book really taught me some new perspectives on working with people in an enjoyable narrative format!This may be one of the best books on leadership I have ever read. It certainly rang a chord within me and has prompted me to begin a leadership training program at my job using some of the examples from this book as the basis.

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Book is great. Fantastic condition!!

Book was as described and arrived quickly. Great guide and discussion of a management concept put to work that I would highly recommend

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THE book on leadership!!

This was required for a course I took and I will read it again! So good!! The concepts in here are useful not just for the workplace, but for all of life!!You will not regret making this investment, because like any good investment it will grow in value and serve you for a long time.

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Great leadership tool.

Very interesting reflections about the practice of leadership and its challenges and dangers. It is a must for any one who has to live a leadership process. This was assigned in a class and I was skeptical. However it has become one of my favorites. I loved listening to the audio version while exercising and discussing with classmates.

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Daring Communication

I have begun listening to the Audible version today after waiting so long since finishing Extreme Ownership. It is rare for an audio book to be so well delivered by the authors, but these guys nail it! Getting into the details of the dichotomy is going to be so helpful for me as a classroom teacher because every day is about careful balance, I recommend Extreme Ownership to anyone who asks, and so far this sounds like it's going to be right up there

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Great perspectives on leadership

I'm listen these texts for a leadership course and they are very interesting articles. They can be very useful for learning leadership techniques that people can use in their everyday lives but are biased towards business and organizational leadership instead of social or Civic leadership.

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General Whelden has written a must-listen

Really great book on the ins and outs dos and don’t of leadership. Very well described intentions and consequences. As a current business owner it’s very important to pour into myself and make sure I’m giving the best to my business and clients.

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Challenges you to do better.

By drawing the distinction between an adaptive versus a technical challenge the authors help me step back and be more conscious of my thoughts and attitudes. Greatly enjoyed the book. This book is a great insight into leadership. It explains that leadership is not perfect that something you must practice everyday. Finally it describes that as a leader you must take care of yourself and gives some insightful hints.

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Leadership Defined!!

Really good book for any leadership position, it teaches and inspire leaders to be better leaders, with great insights and examples.The book is written well and is easy to follow. Also like the hands on and case studies parts the best. I would recommend this book to individuals wanting to mature in self and team leadership. Learning strong morals and virtues in behaviors to build on confidence toward ethics for overall leadership qualities.

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  • E CURTIS
  • 02-25-20

seems dated.

Some useful ideas but totally infuriating to here leaders referred to as 'he, him' etc - makes it seem dated.

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  • 08-30-19

Great Product, Met Description

This is an excellent book. Bought it for a college course in leadership, it will be one that will stay in my personal library. Of course. download worked awesome... had it in less than an minute.A book that is needed for those who are already leaders and aspiring to be. Lovely book! Great content!

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  • Rangel
  • 04-02-19

Best book for leadership !!!!!!!!!!!!

Self discipline is an essential personal tool for success in any endeavor. You need will power to exert self control and you also need self control to exert will power. From this book I have learned how to control my negative urges and I am already noticing positive changes in my life such as better finances,positive attitude changes and am also more happy now. "Self Discipline" by Ace McCloud shows you how to help yourself by getting things done through self discipline. It needs to become a habit because you want to use your strengths in order to get things finished the right way the first time. Self discipline is not an easy practice. You have to have trust in yourself in order to build your inner strengths.

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  • Iva
  • 04-01-19

Seeds for Growth for a Beginner

The sixth edition of this classic of leadership literature is just as impactful as the third edition, which I had as a text in graduate school. Almost every paragraph in this book had me underline something. This was required for a course I took and I will listen it again! So good!! The concepts in here are useful not just for the workplace, but for all of life. I really enjoyed this book. Author is amazing, check him out on YouTube before you buy the book i recommended this book.

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  • Kirsch
  • 03-30-19

Shifts Can rock your World!

Mel Blenchard has been writing about leadership for decades, but with every book he writes he brings a fresh perspective. I was given this book for my honest opion. Mel Blenchard gets up in the morning thinking 'how can I add value to someone today'. This book really adds value to me as a leader. I have been trying to learn to connect with the new generation. They require authentic communication and transparency before they will follow them. I think he has accomplished this in spades.

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  • Chalifour
  • 03-27-19

A Leadership Master Giving a Leadership Masterclas

I was given this book for my honest opion. John Maxwell gets up in the morning thinking 'how can I add value to someone today'. This book really adds value to me as a leader. I have been trying to learn to connect with the new generation. They require authentic communication and transparency before they will follow them. I think he has accomplished this in spades As an executive coach, I use books as neutral way to get a person to think things through more deeply. Self-deception is a tough subject. It is not the role of a coach to make such judgments, yet it may be appropriate to provide material to challenge a person.

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  • Gauthier
  • 03-27-19

Pivotal book in my life !!!!!!

Book arrived in good condition, brand new. The book itself is incredibly insightful. A light reading which disguises the complicated psychology of human interaction beneath a fun, attention holding story of a man working at a new company, the likes of which implements a sort of emotional intelligence training for all employees. After becoming increasingly frustrated and disillusioned about certain close relationships I've just re read this book

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  • Quincy
  • 03-26-19

One of the best books ever written

Wow, what can I say? This book will take just about anyone in an amazing journey of reflection, introspection and self discovery. And not just that; it also drives home a powerful call to action for individuals to become better people, treating people well and leading from a place of personal responsibility and accountability that will inevitably lead to excellent results. After becoming increasingly frustrated and disillusioned about certain close relationships I've just re read this book. I think I need to make it my new year resolution to do so each year.

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  • Lane
  • 03-23-19

A MUST LISTEN FOR ANY LEADER!!!

Mel Blenchard has knocked it out of the park with this book. I received an Advanced listen Copy of the book and have since picked up 2 more hard cover copies. This book is nearly impossible to put down and is packed with current and relevant information for today’s leaders. I loved the chapter on Team Uniformity to Team Diversity as well as the chapter on the Communication Shift. This book is essential for anyone in a leadership position. Mel Blenchard delivers some hard truths, but also inspires hope for the future of collaborative leadership.

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  • Berger
  • 03-22-19

A great update to an already great book!

Mel Blenchard has knocked it out of the park with this book. I received an Advanced listen Copy of the book and have since picked up 2 more hard cover copies. This book is nearly impossible to put down and is packed with current and relevant information for today’s leaders. I loved the chapter on Team Uniformity to Team Diversity as well as the chapter on the Communication Shift. The book is filled with new information that is sure to make me or anyone else who reads this book a better leader. This book is essential for anyone in a leadership position.Mel Blenchard delivers some hard truths, but also inspires hope for the future of collaborative leadership. Personally, this is exactly where I am in how I want to lead others.