You Don't Need a Title To Be a Leader: How Anybody, Anywhere, Can Lead Anytime

You Don't Need a Title To Be a Leader: How Anybody, Anywhere, Can Lead Anytime

by Mark Sanborn

Audio CD(Unabridged)

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In his inspiring new audiobook, You Don’t Need a Title to Be a Leader, Mark Sanborn, 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. He 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 for anyone who wants to take control of his or her life and make a positive difference.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780739339596
Publisher: Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/19/2006
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 5.05(w) x 5.84(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

Mark Sanborn is an international known author, motivational speaker, and the president of Sanborn & Associates, Inc., an idea studio for leadership development. He gives nearly one hundred presentations each year on leadership, team building, customer service, and mastering change. Mark and his family live near Denver, Colorado.

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You Don't Need a Title To Be a Leader: How Anyone, Anywhere, Can Make a Positive Difference 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Cecilturtle on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A very light common-sense approach to leadership which can basically be summed up by: you will reap what you sow. The examples he gives are ordinary and not particularly eye-opening about good teachers and engaged employees. There are no real tools, nor any principles. It is however simple, easy to read and a nice reminder of how to act on a daily basis.
GlennBell on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I like this book. I think that Mark Sanborn has a good point. We are all leaders and we can and do influence others. It is inspiring. So just be a good incluence and presto you are a leader whether you have a title or not.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think the first couple of chapters were a great introduction to the book, and involved me in the character's development, as well as giving the reader a good background of the author's reason to write this book. However, the following chapters take a long time to develop and I felt that even after I could figure out where he was going, it took several more dragged on pages to reach the same conclusion. The additional characters that appear as the book goes on, are not as compelling as the initial characters. Overall the message the book sends can help individuals find their inner-strength, I just felt it became a bit preachy and long winded.
glb07 More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best leadership books I have found. I have bought multiple copies of this book for the leaders in my company. We are even creating a book club to discuss.
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BookButter More than 1 year ago
It was a nice refresher on what leadership is and how to strive to be and continue to be a good leader. Easy read and straightforward. Excellent book to choose for a book guide project.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is not a management book. Do not read this book if you want to learn to manage. Read this book and read it again if you want to learn how to lead. The heart of this book in my view is Sanborn's contention that leadership is not power over people but power with people. Managers too often default to the 'because I'm the boss of you' rationale when dictating the actions they want their employees to take. That's power over people. Leaders, on the other hand, create a vision that inspires, rather than dictates, action. That's power with people. What I got from this short but powerful book is yes, learn to manage, that will make you competent but learn to lead, that will make you great.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I picked up the book today and read it in less than an hour. The book is wonderful and insightful. This books is truly inspirational and uplifting and for anyone thinking of running a corporation or just looking for a job, read this book, because you should be and want to become a leader in whatever career choice you choose or whatever talents you volunteer. By become LIONs and becoming the BEST version of ourselves, we move ourselves and those around us to do GREAT things.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the worst books I ever read, and the worst management book I ever read. There are anecdotes of Sanborn's pet peeves of bad service from sales employees who won't take initiative. Then there are anecdotes of people who gave up hope for getting paid to do what they were asked, and took on responsibility for no money and yet were able to find true happiness. This book contains every slavedriver empoyer's dream message. Anyone who has shut their door and worked quietly as Sanborn recommends knows that is only part of the job. If no one sees you do it, or likes you while you do it, you haven't done what you need to do to succeed at work. A better selection is 'Pitch Like a Girl' by Ronna Lichtenberg. Ronna's book explains different styles of work - for men and women - and gives concrete help for recognizing, understanding, and adapting to those styles and get results while working on teams with members with different styles.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mark Sanborn has delivered a simple, transforming message that is applicable to all facets of life regardless of age, rank, title, or position. The principles of self-mastery, focus, power with people, persuasive communication, execution, and giving are not strategies to be selfishly employed but character traits that come from within. These principles are similar to things you would teach your kids. Sanborn tell us that true leadership is ¿an invitation to greatness that we extend to others.¿ He later shares that giving, service, and humility are the marks of genuine leadership. This book is not for those looking for a slick new way to win friends and influence others. Instead, Mark Sanborn paints a succinct picture of a leader who understands that life is not all about themselves and that authentic leadership is born out of character. Thank you, Mark, for another great work. This is a quick read, worthwhile read about the character traits behind true leadership.