The Founder of Inspire Leadership & focuses on unlocking people’s potential by providing them with programs; mentorship and coaching into high performance
According to Novak, you have failed as a leader if you cannot get people to be aligned, enthusiastic, and focused relentlessly on the mission. This does not matter on the size or nature of the organization but is an important facet of leadership. The book looks into how we do that; taking people with us!
Novak provides us with a step-by-step guide that starts us up by setting big goals, building strong teams around those goals, ensuring that the goals and targets are Big Hairy and Audacious Goals (BHAGs), and celebrating after achieving those goals.
He then suggests that this should be the way of life, and we should do it again and again until consistent excellence becomes a core element of our culture.
I enjoyed the book specifically the helpful tools, exercises, and quick evaluations that are likely to help us transition the learnings from the book to the actual situation. I hope you will enjoy it too.
David has passionately expressed himself in this book that sometimes it felt like I was in the room with him, learning the concepts in a live classroom environment.
How I wish we can all be able to grab this book. It has the potential of making us better when it comes to dealing with people.
Some of the lessons from this book include:
The book is a great read that I will recommend to anybody serious about improving their working relationship with others.
"Working as a trainee in the Danish International Investment Funds, I had the pleasure to work with Edward Mungai. Edward is respected for his dedication to his work and often stay after hours to complete his tasks ahead of time."
""Edward is a charismatic expert speaker and a thought-leader on addressing climate change.""
"Edward is very forward thinking. He is a great person with a big heart who strives to conserve the environment. Edward is passionate about educating and informing people about climate action relating to renewable energy, environmental conservation, corporate reporting standards, sustainability, etc. Kenya will greatly benefit from your skills."
"Edward is a very tough, visionary leader who brings out the best in those he works with as well as those he mentors."
"Edward, thank you for preparing such an engaging and relatable presentation. You’re very comfortable in front of an audience, good on your feet, and knowledgeable. Your talents really shined! I’m sure that the audience was wowed and that new clients will roll in. Looking forward to many more collaborative interactions! "
""Edward captured the attention of everyone in the room. His energy and absolute conviction in what he was sharing made everyone take notice. There were copious notes being taken throughout his talk! Ed challenged me to think bigger about what I am capable of accomplishing. He inspired me to reach for greatness and not settle for mediocrity. We can hardly wait to have him back sometime in the future!" "
"I had the absolute pleasure of recommending and contracting Edward to present to our congregation. Edward was punctual, easy to communicate with and his amazing energy resulted in the following responses from the congregation: Over 90% rated Edward and his presentation as 'Absolutely Fantastic', with the remaining rating him as 'Great'. When asked about what key learnings the congregation had taken from the conference, the following referred to Edward: • How important a positive attitude to life is important & not to let other people's negativity impact on you • Ignoring the naysayers • The need for work, life balance • Be thankful for your health and look after yourself • Surround yourself with people that make you happy and positive • Spirituality is key to success and how to relate with your networks • The importance of making a real difference in our life I would have no hesitation in recommending or contracting Edward for future events and I can't wait to work with him again. "
"Thank you for delivering a powerful message to our CEO Apprenticeship Programme Thought Leadership Session. The leaders had nothing but positive comments about your presentation, and left feeling ready to take action, and ‘owning’ that engagement starts with them. Your message was practical and logical, yet highly engaging. You delivered it in a way that the audience could easily connect and relate to you. Our event couldn’t have been a success without you!” "
"Edward message is entertaining, high energy, engaging, motivational, thought provoking, and behavior changing. His powerful message is delivered with humor but sprinkled with real life example as well as some science. His presentation will be a highlight of any meeting. People will be talking about his message for years to come."