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Publisher's Summary

Go from being a good manager to an extraordinary leader.

If you listen to nothing else on leadership, you should at least hear these 10 articles (featuring "What Makes an Effective Executive" by Peter F. Drucker). We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles on leadership and selected the most important ones to help you maximize your own and your organization's performance.

HBR's 10 Must Reads On Leadership will inspire you to:

  • Motivate others to excel
  • Build your team's self-confidence in others
  • Provoke positive change
  • Set direction
  • Encourage smart risk-taking
  • Manage with tough empathy
  • Credit others for your success
  • Increase self-awareness
  • Draw strength from adversity

This collection of best-selling articles includes: featured article "What Makes an Effective Executive" by Peter F. Drucker, "What Makes a Leader?", "What Leaders Really Do", "The Work of Leadership", "Why Should Anyone Be Led by You?", "Crucibles of Leadership", "Level 5 Leadership: The Triumph of Humility and Fierce Resolve", "Seven Transformations of Leadership", "Discovering Your Authentic Leadership", and "In Praise of the Incomplete Leader".

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

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great book!

Please note that that narrated version is missing chapter 3 " What Leaders really do".

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Not inspiring enough

Good concepts but I find it wasn't hitting the spot for me. I managed to finish a few chapters, breezed through each concept and then moving on. I returned the book without finishing.

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  • Gerardo Zelaya
  • 2018-04-17

Must read

I loved how easy it was to follow. Very useful information and very applicable to day to day leadership scenarios.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2017-08-30

Loosely tied together mix of old & older Articles

I did not like just putting a bunch of articles together that had lots of buzz words and examples and minimal research.

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  • Emily
  • 2016-01-26

More distinction between articles

The articles selected are interesting. I found I had read a few of them before but it was fine to listen to the repeats again. My biggest complaint is the lack of distinction between articles. I wanted them to sort subject matter into groups or more distinctly state the title. The switch between narrators was fine, but after a few articles, I lost track of which one I was on since some of the subject matter bleeds together. Overall, it was fine but I wouldn't go out of my way to listen again.

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  • TS
  • 2021-04-03

Elementary but essential

This is a content-rich summary of learning and thought about leadership. You'll get many different points of view, and you can decide what to take and what to leave. The goal is not to present a single "how-to" package but to explore a range of perspectives. I found it to be highly useful in reviewing and questioning my assumptions about my role as a leader.

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  • Renae
  • 2020-12-27

Great leadership lessons

This book was a great compilation of leadership "how to's" and lessons learned. The different perspectives and inputs were truly valuable.

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  • Chad
  • 2020-06-06

It's ok.

Standard business advice. One chapter is essentially a summary of "Good to Great". Not much of it is really memorable. I'd suggest reading highly-rated individual leadership books instead of this anthology of essays.

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  • Amazon Kunde
  • 2019-12-02

summary

this book was an interesting summary of many other books.some of them useful some not

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  • MvD (the Netherlands)
  • 2019-08-22

Interesting Read/Listen on Leadership!

This HBR's must-read is similar to the others in that series; It lists some very interesting and thoughtful articles and/discussions on the presented topic, in this case Leadership. There are certainly ideas that every leader (or leader to be) can use to improve on oneself! It never is too late to start looking in the mirror!!!

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  • MVG
  • 2018-07-11

meh

A hodgepodge of articles that make lots of secondary assertions (often conflicting) without sufficient background. a little arrogant in the approach.

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  • Michael Kole
  • 2018-03-11

Great Set of Reminders!

Would you listen to HBR's 10 Must Reads on Leadership again? Why?

Yes, I have listened to it 2 or 3 times already. The articles are great, short, to the point, and provide value.

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  • Thibault KAUFMANN
  • 2016-08-21

Faire un cercle ?

Je suggère trois étapes à mes camarades :

1- Acquérir chacun l'intégralité de la collection ;
2- En faire une excellente exégèse individuelle ;
3- Faire le point en nous rassemblant.

Un cercle plus élitiste ?
(Si on essaie de traduire les bidules : on a une preuve de niveau !)...

Remarque : il faut acheter les textes ; il sont disponibles sur Play Livres.
Personnellement je suis sur ma tablette ce que j'écoute sur mon téléphone (androïds).

Kaufmann