Zena Knight, Director, Advanced Behavioural Capabilities Ltd, certified trainer and Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming

As a dyed-in-the-wool believer in the importance, above all else, of mindset when it comes to leadership, the subject matter of The Six Attributes of a Leadership Mindset is something I can immediately relate to. From the moment I began reading the preface, I felt a connection with the frustrations sometimes felt by leaders and with the beliefs and convictions needed when seeking to bring about long-lasting change.

Joe has successfully pulled out six attributes of a leadership mindset that can be developed by first understanding what they really mean and then by practising their underlying behaviours. At first I asked myself, "Why these six in particular?" But as I read through the book, I quickly realized that it doesn't really matter whether there are six or sixty as long as we strive to understand, enhance, and practise at least some of them.

As someone who doesn't enjoy procedures, I appreciated the option to dip in and out of the chapters in whatever order took my fancy without having to work through them chronologically. It was comforting to know, however, that although the content of each chapter was different, the structure always followed the same pattern: a description of the attribute in question, an exploration of the underlying behaviours, and then a summary/reminder of the key points at the end. The use of examples, metaphors, and references to previous work made the book easy to read.

The Six Attributes of a Leadership Mindset is one of the few development books that will sit next to me on my desk and serve as a working reference and reminder of things to practise on a daily basis. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is interested in enhancing their leadership mindset.

Guest | 14/05/2019 01:00
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