Rare Leadership Review

Book Review: 

I have hemmed and hawed on posting this book review. I want to be honest, though, and I need to just do it. I recently had the opportunity to review this book and I have to admit, I was not a fan. First of all, I LOVED the concepts presented in this book.

Most notably, my biggest take away is that a mark of leader is being able to bounce from a situation back to joy in 90 seconds. I have used that as a guideline time and time again since reading this book.

However, it was sadly not well-written. Or at least I felt that way. It is a shame too, because this book could have really been something of a groundbreaking leadership book, but I don't see it ever having that wide a reach because it is just not approachable for the average reader. I say not well-written because I found myself having to re-read sentences over and over because they were worded in an odd order. I could tell it is probably the way the authors' minds work, and maybe the way the speak. But there were so many sentences that just were not logical to me.

I can't remember feeling that way while reading a book before. I am a pretty advanced reader - having read everything from Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales to every single Shakespeare play to the Bible of course. Also, everything from endless novels to dozens and dozens of leadership and success books. I say all of that to say that I don't think it's just me.

I just couldn't get past that. If re-written in a tone or wording that is more approachable - like Darren Hardy's The Compound Effect, for example - it could really be something great and be more well-known! Again, the concepts in the book were so so helpful, but it was just tough to get through.

*I received a copy of this book from the publisher for the purpose of this review.*