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For more than fifteen years, Robin Sharma has been quietly sharing with Fortune 500 companies and many of the super-rich a success formula that has made him one of the most sought-after leadership advisers in the world. Now, for the first time, Sharma makes his proprietary process available to you, so that you can get to your absolute best while helping your organization bFor more than fifteen years, Robin Sharma has been quietly sharing with Fortune 500 companies and many of the super-rich a success formula that has made him one of the most sought-after leadership advisers in the world. Now, for the first time, Sharma makes his proprietary process available to you, so that you can get to your absolute best while helping your organization break through to a dramatically new level of winning in these wildly uncertain times. In The Leader Who Had No Title, you will learn: • How to work with and influence people like a superstar, regardless of your position• A method to recognize and then seize opportunities in times of deep change• The real secrets of intense innovation• An instant strategy to build a great team and become a "merchant of wow" with your customers• Hard-hitting tactics to become mentally strong and physically tough enough to lead your field• Real-world ways to defeat stress, build an unbeatable mind-set, unleash energy, and balance your personal lifeRegardless of what you do within your organization and the current circumstances of your life, the single most important fact is that you have the power to show leadership. Wherever you are in your career or life, you should always play to your peak abilities. This book shows you how to claim that staggering power, as well as transform your life—and the world around you—in the process....

Title : The Leader Who Had No Title: A Modern Fable on Real Success in Business and in Life
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The Leader Who Had No Title: A Modern Fable on Real Success in Business and in Life Reviews

  • Jeremy Johnston
    2018-11-07 09:42

    This book seems like propaganda sponsored by corporate human resources departments from around the world... Here is the book in a nutshell... Step 1: Employees should expend all of their energy on their job without the company having to dole out equitable compensation for that effort. Step 2: If the employees feel drained and exhausted and unsuccessful (because they are working as a "leader without a title," that is, not being giving a promotion, a raise, or real responsibilities...), then blame them for failing to implement step one precisely... They must work even harder. Step 3: disguise dubious intentions by misusing and abusing cliches containing actual wisdom and quotations from truly wise people.Besides being completely turned off by the real message of this book (not the title or subtitle, which is still appealing to me, but the fluff between the covers), I was offended by shoddy writing. This is a moot point, however, because I didn't really expect a well crafted masterpiece. Nevertheless, bad writing coupled with bad ideas is doubly irksome. Henceforth, I dub this book, "The Lemming Who Had No Tail: A Modern Day Foible on Real Success in Busyness." Admittedly, I was encouraged by my own expectations for this book. Employees can have a positive impact on the company they work for, taking pride in their work and feeling a sense of ownership for the success of the company... That is what I expected... not what I received! I felt like I had ordered pasta alla carbonara and a glass of Amarone off the menu of a swanky Italian restaurant and instead (horror of horrors) I received microwaved mac n' cheese in a styrofoam insta-cup with a No-name brand simulated grape beverage in a drinkbox... without a straw. I got this from the library, so I am pleased I didn't pay for it.

  • Joseph
    2018-11-20 11:37

    I generally avoid 'Self Help' books. However, this book captured my attention because Robin Sharma decided to write LWHNT as a story of a man(Blake Davis), gaining leadership wisdom from 4 people that he meets within a day! The 4 people, incidentally are introduced to him by Tommy Flinn, an old friend of his father’s and also the top salesman where Blake works. It started well enough. Tommy Flinn's character was intriguing. Unfortunately, he played a lesser role as the book progressed and once the main character, Blake, met Anna, the Housekeeper, the book lost its appeal on me. Overall Robin Sharma does make valuable points in LWHNT but I felt all that could've been compiled inside half the length of the book. The narrative became repetitive (though intended) and at times sounded rather immature and clichéd. Anyway, I am partial to 'Self Help' books as I mentioned. So, anyone seeking leadership, motivational and practical 'How to...' publications and have NOT read any other author of this genre before, would find LWHNT useful. It wasn't for me unfortunately.

  • Jean-Marc Rocher
    2018-11-18 05:20

    While the motivational message is very helpful and definitely worth reading and considering, the story that it's wrapped up in is pretty badly written. The situations are unnaturally stilted and the dialogue scripted and redundant, like one is watching a skit being performed at a sales retreat. None of the characters are given enough background to forge any real connection with the reader. Sharma might have done better just writing this as a straight non-fiction advice book, although I suspect the result would have been a bit too short for his publisher's liking. One problem I saw with the advice portion of the book was that no dissenting viewpoints are ever presented. Doubts disappear the moment the listener learns about 'the message'. Setbacks, conflicts, obligations and all the other things that real people have to deal with are hand-waved away. Sharma clearly believes in his message, but perhaps he believes it so absolutely that he can't fathom anyone not being captivated by it as well. The result is that when the reader does bring up an objection, there is nothing in response.That said, I would recommend this book, as I found its message to be applicable to my work and helpful to the personal and professional situation I'm currently in. But I would also recommend highlighting the passages of advice, skimming the story, and giving everything a critical evaluation.

  • Jenny
    2018-10-23 07:35

    Recommended by one of my managers. Very interesting....I'd like to continue processing it. Similar idea to learning about investing from the (original) Wealthy Barber.Things I want to remember:You Need No Title to Be a Leader: 5 rules - IMAGE (Innovation, Mastery, Authenticity, Guts, Ethics)Turbulent Times Build Great Leaders - SPEAK (Speak with candor, Prioritize, Adversity breeds opportunity, Respond vs react, Kudos for everyone)The Deeper Your Relationships, the Stronger Your Leadership - HUMAN (Helpfulness, Understanding, Mingle, Amuse, Nurture)To Become a Great Leader, First Become a Great Person - SHINE (See clearly, Health is wealth, Inspiration matters, Neglect not your family, Elevate your lifestyle)

  • Ashok Krishna
    2018-11-07 07:26

    There is a common joke shared in the place where I come from. A husband once calls his wife and says, ‘The special dish you cooked for me two days ago was so nice. Can you prepare the same for me today too?’ The wife, angry with him for some reason, retorts, ‘Why make new? There are some leftovers from the same dish. Want to taste?’This book of Robin Sharma tastes like those leftovers – stale and revolting. While revolting is a strong word to use against a book which contains appreciable wisdom, the verbose style of the book leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to inspiring the reader. If you have already read Robin Sharma, you can safely skip reading this book, for this book carries nothing new and everything that Robin Sharma has repeated in all his previous works.Having read almost a dozen books of Robin Sharma already, I picked up this book hoping to learn something new. But this book is nothing but old wine in new bottle, with a new label. As always, there is a person whose life is in doldrums, appearance of a magical mentor, his imparting leadership lessons which he himself gathered from some saintly beings and the ‘happily ever after’ finish. Not just the style. The words and ideas also repeat themselves to a monotonous extent. Robin Sharma, as is his wont, wants you to wake up early, to spend an hour planning for the day ahead, to treat your customers to a ‘wow’ experience, to build up people instead of putting them down, to go to the grave with a contented mind and so on. Add to that a sprinkling of quotes from the great people in history. Not inspiration but a sense of déjà vu was what pervaded my mind throughout the reading of this book.Also, this book could have been trimmed down to a total of hundred pages, in the styles of a Brian Tracy or Spencer Johnson. There are good lessons here and there but they are all drowned in the heap of ‘positive’ words that flood these pages. In fact, I feel that all the ideas that Robin Sharma has ever shared in his books could all be summarized into a page or two.I picked up hoping that the book will be great and truly inspiring in the lines of ‘The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari’ or ‘The Greatness Guide’. But I simply couldn’t wait to finish and keep the book away. Such a boring sermon! Either I have grown out of reading Robin Sharma or Robin Sharma has not grown out of ‘The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari’!

  • Greg Cohoon
    2018-11-14 05:36

    I picked up this book because I was finding myself trapped in corporate red tape and dead ends with respect to career advancement. Someone recommended this as a good book to help with thinking about leadership outside the confines of the corporate world.I like how the author presented this in the context of a story, instead of a typical dry business leadership book. It's all common-sense stuff, but it's nice to read it in the digestible format presented here. The author takes the position that leadership is not something that is compartmentalized to business settings. Instead, leadership characteristics are pervasive in every area of our lives. By focusing on incorporating leadership ideas into every aspect of your life, it can make you more successful all around.The book provides a fresh inspirational take on leadership. I enjoyed reading it to help me think about a big picture view of leadership, not just trying to figure out how to get ahead army job. I plan to retread it every few years.

  • Ebrahim AlShakhoori
    2018-11-06 07:29

    ما في كل كتبه، يدرك روبن شارما قوة القصص، لهذا يقوم دائما بتمرير أفكاره في قالب حكاية قوية يمكن تلخيصه في حقيقة أننا كلنا نولد وفي داخلنا إمكانية هائلة للقيادة سواء على المستوى الشخصي أو الاجتماعي أو المهني، ومن أجل إخراج القائد في داخلنا يصب شارما العديد من الكلام التحفيزي والاقتباسات الجميلة ليعيد إحياء هذه الحقيقة، ثم يقدم الأدوات التي تجعل التغيير اليومي البسيط هو الأساس لخلق تغيير جذري في حياتنا، أنصح بالكتاب وبجميع شارما التي دائما ما استمتع بقرائتها حتى لو تكررت بعض الأفكار البسيطة بينها، فالتكرار يثبت الأفكار.

  • Maxim
    2018-11-19 06:32

    I dont blame anyone, it was my fault to read, sorry...

  • Naya Kyo
    2018-11-12 13:40

    What could I say about this book? It is by my favorite author.It is really amazing -as I expected. The way Robin represented the ideas and how he wanted to deliver the message of ''you can be a leader even if you don't have a title'' is really fantastic. However, it isn't the best book he has ever written because I prefer when Robin writes directly to the reader without involving a main story and main characters. But Overall, I didn't want to finish reading it. This book encouraged me to stop being a sleepyhead and made me get up from my bed :D . I want to change and lead myself so I can change the world. I recommend this. Spreading the philosophy of leading without a title.

  • Selma Sljuka
    2018-11-14 07:33

    Jednostavna i prosta, lako svarljiva, i nadasve veoma inspirativna. Sve ono što smo već pročitali samo razumljivije i ako malo sjednemo, i razmislimo - sve je to istina.

  • Rinat Sharipov
    2018-10-24 09:13

    В начале немного наивна, но по ходу ловишь для себя много высказываний, которые позволяют оформить собственные мысли о выстраивании взаимоотношений

  • Andrea Snell
    2018-10-28 07:39

    Found aspects of the book kind of annoying at first. The story is fictional, but the characters exist solely to be the mouthpiece of this guys motivational philosophy - so it isn't satisfying on a literary level at all. But once I let go of wanting the characters to be more convincing and just accepted them as a vehicle to communicate this guys message it didn't bother me as much. Also he spent too much time in the beginning talking about " being a leader, not a victim" and saying things like " make this day better than yesterday" and basically taking way to long to communicate 1. a simple -- and not really so startling or original -- point 2. a message that I - and I suspect most people who would be drawn to such a book - didn't really need to be convinced of. But, that said, even as I was getting bored and waiting for the book to get on to something useful, I found my mind wandering to concrete steps I could do to better pursue excellence in my own life and work -- so maybe it wasn't a total waste of time. But I did get start actually getting absorbed by about the 3rd cd (I was listening on audiobook) and being inspired to apply some of the suggestions and take other steps to move forward. Worth listening to on audiobook - but don't think I would actually read it.

  • Qamar Sultana
    2018-10-30 08:40

    well I really have so many things to say about this book. Firstly, it took me 4 months to complete this. Not because this book contains a lot pages, but because it is boring to the power of infinity. I don't understand what was the need of bringing in Blake the great in the story when all those knowledge could have been shared without involving a fictional character. Second thing, all the knowledge was given to the man on a single day. I mean that was just too much. I could not taken in so much of information on a single topic written on each and every page. After reading 3 pages, I felt I need to breathe. And also I want to know, why does the author describe our world as ever changing, turbulent, hurricane, storm etc etc etc , each and every time he mentions about the current scenario! Mentioning the same just once or twice is sufficient and if he really needed to emphasize so much on the turbulent state of affairs, may be he could have used some other terms.

  • Nicole
    2018-11-01 13:40

    At first I thought this book was incredibly cheesy. It follows the author while he meets 4 leaders who offer him tidbits on leadership philosophy. It's basic stuff- but also stuff we easily neglect: being positive, leading ourselves before leading others, self-discipline and most importantly, finding value in our work and paying it forward versus latching onto material possessions. For me, much of the philosophy aligned with my faith and leading in a way that shows God to others- grace, humility, forgiveness and love. I really enjoyed the practical advice this book has to offer and I will definitely be sharing it with co-workers and friends.

  • Ahmad
    2018-11-04 07:16

    Disappointed.This is not the Robin Sharma I loved in (Greatness Guide 1 & 2), the inspirational Robin. In this book he's a novelist writing long stories with a lot of unnecessary details hoping it will inspire & learn you (it didn't for me).This could be a good inspirational movie or series, but a book? I don't think so.

  • Suraj
    2018-11-18 05:18

    ‘The Leader Who Had No Title’- A memorable novel to remember I‘m feeling tensed while writing this review, after reading this amazing book by Robin Sharma. He really has his way of storytelling. This book not only amuses you with a great story but also gives a fascinating way of truly living a life, of leading without a title.The story begins with a former military man(Blake) working at a bookstore, who has lost everything and everyone. It gets hard for him to concentrate and work for a long time. He is not living a balanced life, that’s when a man who has won award of Employee of the Year for consecutive 5 years visits the bookstore and gives him Introduction about the LWT philosophy. He convinces Blake that he can be a leader without a title and should meet the four teachers who will reveal the four principles of LWT philosophy to him. Robin Sharma has written this awe-inspiring novel which involves everything that makes a story complete. The emotional moment at the end is quite heartbreaking but he has transformed that into a message that we should take into consideration, in a way-follow it in our lives. Though it starts well in the beginning , it kind of holds off in the middle, but read it as for that moment of exhilaration after completing it. Read it to test yourself. Read it for what Robin Sharma has kept you in it. Beautiful Novel Handsomely Written. No wonder why he is one of the BESTSELLERS. I’d go with 4.5/5For more reviews on movies and books, hit the link:

  • C. Spencer Reynolds
    2018-11-07 13:43

    Let me start by saying I am already a huge Robin Sharma fan! I've read all his published works and this is one that I can has major relevance to my current line of thinking and writing. Too many people are hung up on what their title or position in an organization is, rather than acting without! This is a great fable of learning that can get you deeply thinking as well as the steps to take action so you really can lead from anywhere!!! Although I may not say this is a MUST READ on my bookshelf, I will say that you must put this one on your iPad or kindle for your summer vacation as it is a great entertaining story and you can learn how to integrate it into your work life! Sitting on the beach or waiting in lines, even a long flight, you can read this one quick!

  • Mark Wilson
    2018-11-13 13:29

    An inspiring read. I haven’t read a lot of self-help books previously (apart from “How To Win Friends and Influence People”), however I picked this up as I am currently undertaking a leadership class as part of my studies. This book, while quite badly edited in places, is very readable. I enjoyed how Sharma made the content into a fictional narrative. This makes you keep reading. The leadership advice given is practical and for extra support implementing it, Sharma encourages you to visit the website where you can read blogs and listen to podcasts. A recommended read for anyone interested in self improvement.

  • Justin
    2018-10-22 07:33

    This might be one of the worst books I've ever read. It's basically an 8-10 page leadership / self help article that has been plopped into a poorly written fiction novel with canned, stilted dialogue, poorly developed characters,and predictable plot. It's a shame as the core leadership concepts are absolutely on target. But as a work of fiction it is awesomely bad.

  • Stephen Hargrove
    2018-11-04 10:25

    While the dialog between characters can be a little unbelievable, this is a fast/great/awesome read and is immediately applicable to anyone at any stage in life. This one is going straight back on my to-read list.

  • Gladys
    2018-11-04 12:30

    you don't need a tittle to be leader,this is a great book!

  • Jeff Alexander
    2018-11-21 05:24

    Decent book on leadership and personal mastery. The format of being told as a fable, was interesting but got a little cheesy.

  • Alejandro
    2018-11-02 07:39

    Me cuesta mucho ponerle tres estrellas. por un lado, puede tener las cuatro o cinco porque me gustaron el mensaje y los consejos que brinda el autor. Sin embargo, pudieron ser menos porque los personajes, desde mi punto de vista, son poco creíbles. eso me lleva a otro punto: la apuesta por la narrativa, como si fuera novela, no creo que le ayude mucho al libro. Hay demasiado diálogos y no permite descansar al lector. Si el libro fuera escrito como "Outliers" de Malcolm Gladwell, otra cosa sería.

  • Flor
    2018-10-23 05:22

    3.5, had to read the whole thing yesterday, thank you school*Edit after getting through the anger of staying up late reading against my will, I cae to the conclusion that I did enjoy the book, so I'm changing the rate to 4.2 stars

  • Ronen David
    2018-11-01 09:27

    ספר מעולה !!!מלא תובנות לחיים, איך לעבוד ולהיות מנהיג ללא תואר. רובין שארמה בדרכו (הנזיר שמכר את הפרארי שלו) מעביר את החומר בצורה מעניינת וסוחפת. מומלץ !!!

  • Rachel Abraham
    2018-11-20 06:25

    The Leader Who Had No Title I always believed being Nice to someone is the best way to live life and achieve all those things you ever dreamt about. And this book only strengthens my belief further. This book is a journey of Blake Davis who is told 4 principles that helps you live life to its fullest by giving your maximum best.. While you read the book and join Blake on his journey, my learnings have been more on improving the quality of life itself.* Always give your maximum best, we own the power to make the positive decisions in every condition* Leadership is all about having the unshakable faith in your vision and unrelenting confidence in your power to make the positive change happen* Positive thinking patterns drives your behaviour and growth* Daily ripples of excellence overtime becomes a tsunami of success* Embracing uncertainty is precious gift - treat ambiguity and uncertainty like a beginning of a new adventure * Great people make monuments of the stones that critics throw at them- don't fret that you are alone and down * Treat obstacles and challenges in life as opportunities to convert mess into success* Be nice, leave your ego, be unrealistically persistent and wildly courageous while achieving your dreams * Stronger your relationship - stronger will be your leadership and results. Stay grounded and stay connected to your inner self.

  • Aleksandar
    2018-10-24 12:33

    Одлична книга како и сите останати бестселери од светски познатиот предавач за подобар живот Робин Шарма. Книгата претставува еден вид на измислена приказна преку која авторот дава многу јасни лекции за тоа како да си го подобриме животот и како секој може да биде лидер без притоа да има некоја значајна и раководна титула. Доколку секој во некоја организација претставува сам свој лидер без титула ќе си го подобри сопствениот живот а притоа ќе оствари подобри резултати во организацијата, што би било корисно и за организацијата.Приказна за продавачот на книги Блејк Дејвис, неговиот ментор Томи Флин и четворицата исклучителни учители: Ана, Тај, Џексон и Џет од кои научува по една важна животна лекција.Важните животни лекции кои ги учи се:- Не ти треба титула за да бидеш лидер.- Бурните времиња создаваат големи лидери.- Твојот успех како лидер зависи од длабочината на твоите односи со луѓето.- За да бидеш голем лидер, мораш да бидеш голем човек.Добар прирачник за тоа како да си ги промените животните навики...Одлична книга која вреди да се прочита (дури и повеќе пати) како и останатите книги од Робин Шарма!

  • Mona
    2018-10-27 05:40

    I read chapter one and i wanna get the same energy it give me once i read it , so i reread it looks like im not reaching the end soon :) .It is a great motivational energetic organizational book so far ; however ,it looks a bit utopian to me ,as we as humans need recognition to go on and give our best. in real life , the rewards for good work dont always reach the right persons. Now that i have finished it , i benefited from it in the context of reviving my work and life and i love the Acronyms he used all over the book to deliver his message { IMAGE ,SPARK , SHINE , FMOB , BIW } , it is helpful in our fast paced life .. it also briefly highlight some psychological ideas as the false barriers , the victim role and the oppoiste relation between humans'need for social status and thier need for satisfaction ..what should be the aim ,what should be the end ? Although many ideas in the book are reptitive and common sense , the book give you great dosage of energy ,inspiration and orgainzation tips.. I love to sum it up in quotation from the book that i really like "Be yourself ..everyone else is taken".

  • Ana
    2018-11-15 10:20

    Titles mean "POWER"!Hmmmm..but the problem with this kind of "power" is that if/when the title is gone, the "power" is gone as well. Puff!!!Like a balloon! So the question now is - Do titles make a person???Many of you will say NOOOOOOOO...and yet...people DO get attached to these TITLES. So..I am not going to make a deep and profound thesis on this now, analyzing the WHY's of this phenomenon, but I will just say - BLAME IN ON THE EGO!!! And now back to the book..Blake Davis is a young man, torn between the past and the present. A young man lacking ambition and a sense of purpose. He doesn't believe he'll have a great future..HELL!!He doesn't even THINK of the future! One day he stars working in a bookshop (Lucky guy, em?) and miracles start to happen! BOOM!!! I did enjoy reading this book..though I wouldn't go that far by saying it changed my life. But I guess, those that are into self-help and motivational books, will like it.

  • Jessie Sara
    2018-11-13 05:36

    This book is written by Robin Sharma, world renowned leadership and motivational guru.Reading this book made me appreciate my own strengths as a person and allowed me to contribute to greater good with whatever little talents, gifts or abilities that I have. This book inspires me to use whatever goodness or talents I have and to work for a greater good in my own life and also in at my workplace and in my community.I could relate with a lot of family wisdom in this book i.e the sorts of advices we get from our wise grandparents when we were young and this book attempts to share those values, the values of sharing, passion, dedication, supporting one another in a close knitted network. I recommend this book highly to those who struggle with their values, identities and worth at their workplaces , communities and in families.