A Time to Lead

A Time to Lead: Mastering Yourself so You Can Master your World is a well-researched and rational book with tips that can equip any potential leader. The author writes with enthusiasm and is open to sharing his experiences with readers that are passionate about leading. The information found in the book works not just for contemporary leaders but also for future leaders. Craig Dowden has penned a profound book that will enlighten the reader on being a people-oriented leader, among other things.

One of the best things about this book is how realistic the author is. Craig Dowden is not just theoretical but shares what works and how it works. Living in a world full of volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity require one to have principles. The author shares plenty of rules to live by, and as a leader, the approach to take to be effective in your role.

Even with the challenges, Craig Dowden remains positive in his messages. There has never been a better time than now to lead. The author writes extensively about why leadership today is crucial. He expounds profoundly on how you can master the inner game of leadership and gives legitimate examples of leaders while giving details. Together with his master class instructor Alan Mulally

Alan Mulally’s lessons on mastering our mindset are priceless. Your mindset will set the pace for everything you do, including leadership. Paying particular attention to one’s mindset will be crucial to growth. On mastering our emotions, the reader is advised that as much as emotions are critical in decision-making, they should not get the better of us. This lesson will be helpful in every reader’s future endeavors.

One thing I loved about this book was the notable quotes. There are dozens of wise quotes with life teachings and good advice for both young and seasoned leaders. A favorite excerpt from the book was, “Difficult conversations are a part of life, personally and professionally.” This quote is important as it will enable the reader to be more open to uncomfortable conversations and welcome different perspectives and ideas not initially subscribed to.

Craig Dowden uses tables to make the point more comprehensible. The author also shares concluding thoughts, which perfectly summarize topical discussions. Major lessons in the book are resilience, receiving feedback, decision-making, and being an authentic leader. Knowing one’s strengths, dealing with obstacles, and showing flexibility are other great qualities the author broadly discussed. I recommend A Time to Lead… Mastering Yourself so You Can Master your World‘to young and hopeful leaders, as there is a wealth of knowledge that will be useful in their leadership.

Pages: 241 | ASIN : B09MR2R74S

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