You Don't Need a Title to Be a Leader: How Anyone, Anywhere, Can Make a Positive Difference
In his inspiring new book, You Don’t Need a Title to Be a Leader, Mark Sanborn, the author of the national bestseller The Fred Factor, shows how each of us can be a leader in our daily lives and make a positive difference, whatever our title or position.
Through the stories of a number of unsung heroes, Sanborn reveals the keys each one of us can use to improve our organizations and enhance our careers.
Genuine leadership – leadership with a “little l”, as he puts it, is not conferred by a title, or limited to the executive suite. Rather, it is shown through our everyday actions and the way we influence the lives of those around us. Among the qualities that genuine leaders share:
• Acting with purpose rather than getting bogged down by mindless activity • Caring about and listening to others • Looking for ways to encourage the contributions and development of others rather than focusing solely on personal achievements • Creating a legacy of accomplishment and contribution in everything they do
As readers across the country discovered in The Fred Factor, Mark Sanborn has an unparalleled ability to explain fundamental business and leadership truths through simple stories and anecdotes. You Don’t Need a Title to Be a Leader offers an inspiring message to anyone who wants to take control of their life and make a positive difference.
An Unfinished Work.
By Monty Rainey - November 23, 2006
I have to go against the flow of most of the other reviewers of this book. I was rather pleased with "The Fred Factor" and looked forward to YOU DON'T NEED A TITLE TO BE A LEADER, but found this book to be somewhat of an "unfinished" work. Though the advice here is practical and good, the structure of book and the stories it contains at times just don't seem to come to a definite conclusion. For instance, Sanborn will tell of an individuals adversities, accomplishments, etc. and might end that particular story with, "John now works for a major corporation and is doing well." Okay, you got me interested in John's story, told about the adversities he faced and how he overcame those adversities, and that's how you end his story! Many times, throughout the book, I found instances that left me empty and in want of more information.
As previously stated, there is some sound advice here, such as midway through the book where Sanborn tells of his revelation in focusing on phone... read more
By Larry Underwood "Author - St Louis Cardinals ... - August 23, 2009
Mark Sanborn's book defining the qualities of true leadership (with a small "l"), is a worthy effort. If it was his senior year thesis at Leadership University, he'd most likely get a straight A.
The information Sanborn packs in this little book is perhaps more valuable for a recent college grad or a junior executive somewhere; but not necessarily for a seasoned management veteran. Certainly, it helps to keep handy at all times; in preparation for a big meeting or to polish off an important memo.
However, if you're a senior executive somewhere and you don't already know this stuff; and most importantly, practice this stuff; consider yourself fortunate to have survived this long. In that case, you'd better read this book; the sooner the better.
Clear and concise book on Positive impact
By Jon M. Quigley - January 4, 2007
I like reading books that have the quality of being an easy read. The power of positive outlook and attitude toward work can not be over estimated. The author does not limit the discussion to the business world, but that is the bulk of the focus. It is easy to become self absorbed in the day to day activities without really considering the impacts of our actions. This book draws attention to these details in leadership.
This is not your typical business book. You won't find academic remedies to your business challenges or exhortations to create a warmer and fuzzier workplace. In fact, you'll find the opposite-tips ...