Why Leadership Sucks

2 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 68 ratings

Why Leadership Sucks tm Publisher's Summary

What is ethical leadership? Is there a difference between leadership vs management? What is strategic leadership? What is the most effective leadership philosophy? Do you wish your company had leadership coaching and leadership courses, or are you frustrated with executive leadership? Do you long for more participative leadership? You are not alone.

So why does leadership suck?

It sucks because real leadership is hard, requires selfless service, and because the buck stops here. Servant leadership or Level 5 leadership is uncomfortable, humbling, self-denying, painful, and counterintuitive; nonetheless, participative leadership is the only kind of leadership that brings lasting results, genuine happiness, and true self-fulfillment.

The book is divided into four parts:

  • Part 1: To serve or not to serve. Educational leadership requires servant leadership.
  • Part 2: Do what's best for your organization. Discusses various aspects of organizational leadership and culture
  • Part 3: Humility 101. Leadership principles of self-examination, apologies, authenticity, controlling and displaying emotions, and handling adversity are examined.
  • Part 4: Specific management situations, focusing on business leadership competencies.

Here is the leadership training and leadership coaching you will learn from Miles and experience in Why Leadership Sucks?

  • Why servant leadership is a superior leadership philosophy and a better long-term strategy.
  • Develop executive leadership skills with practical action steps.
  • Learn from real world examples from the author's educational leadership experience.
  • Quotes on leadership help highlight and introduce sections within each chapter.

To discover why ethical leadership is frustrating and learn strategic leadership principles for your leadership journey, download a sample or purchase Why Leadership Sucks now.

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  • Book 1

    • Why Leadership Sucks tm

    • Fundamentals of Level 5 Leadership and Servant Leadership
    • By: Miles Anthony Smith
    • Narrated by: Miles Anthony Smith
    • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 58

    When Jim Collins coined the term "Level 5 Leadership" in his book Good to Great, little did he know he would inspire a generation to become servant leaders. Do you wish you were in leadership? Are you frustrated with being in leadership? Do you wonder why leadership sucks? You are not alone. Why does leadership suck? It sucks because real leadership is hard, requires selfless service, and because the buck stops here.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown...

    • By R Wixel on 08-24-13

    Regular price: $14.95

  • Book 2

    • Why Leadership Sucks(tm), Volume 2

    • The Pain, Pitfalls, and Challenges of Servant Leadership Fundamentals
    • By: Miles Anthony Smith
    • Narrated by: Miles Anthony Smith
    • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    We can get so distracted by things in life that we forget about what is seminally true. It is always about the fundamentals in work, life, sports, faith, and relationships. We can easily allow ourselves to become distracted by all kinds of things that really don't matter, and most of the time a return to the fundamentals brings us back into balance and peace in our lives.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Leadership with a Christian twist

    • By Susan Fouche on 11-15-16

    Regular price: $14.95