Book review – “The Leader Who had no Title” by Robin Sharma

The leader who had no titleI’m no book critic, thus I’m not even going to try to be one. This is my personal opinion about this book, by one of my favorite authors.

Recently, I finished reading Robin Sharma’s latest book, The Leader Who had no Title (for the second time around). I have to say, when I first read it, I thought this book was one of the best I had read in a long time. The narrative is great. It keeps you flipping pages, chapter after chapter. The second go around was even better. Robin’s message in this book is very profound. He clearly conveys we don’t need to be company executives or board members to lead. We can all do so via the way we do our work. We all can attain greatness, achieving a level of wow that will reap rewards far beyond the possibilities we could ever imagine.

In chapter 3 of the book he writes the first of hundreds of sentences that left a mark within me. “Success is created by the performance of a few small daily disciplines that stack over time to produce achievements far beyond anything you could have ever planned for”. This really resonated with me, in the sense that attending to the needs of hundreds of people on a daily basis can be a daunting task, if approached from the wrong perspective. Robin’s story reiterates that your actions speak louder than words, and that leading by example plants a much more fertile seed than any other method you use or have used.

Leadership is one aspect of our professional lives we have understood that could only be enjoyed by the ones in front of an organization. In The Leader Who had no Title, Robin stresses that anyone, of any rank, can show leadership by playing at the peak of their abilities in everything they do. This book shows you how to achieve that, and in the process, transform everyone’s life, including yours.

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