Hoboken, NJ (PRWEB) January 16, 2014
“Nothing impacts our world like leadership,” says internationally acclaimed author Mike Myatt in his latest book, HACKING LEADERSHIP: The 11 Gaps Every Business Needs to Close and The Secrets to Closing Them Quickly (Wiley, December 2013, $29.95USD hardcover, eBook also available). Poor leadership cripples businesses, ruins economies, destroys families, loses wars and can bring the demise of nations. Unfortunately, today’s leadership practices are too often inadequate to meet the challenges of the 21st century. What must leaders do today to be successful tomorrow?
HACKING LEADERSHIP shows leaders how to bring their leadership skills up to speed to meet those challenges by helping them identify weaknesses or gaps in their leadership skills and thereby empowering them to achieve their true leadership potential.
Hacking leadership means helping leaders to discard ineffective or outdated leadership principles; to identify their blind spots and weaknesses, the gaps that hold them back from maximal achievement; to close those gaps by discovering innovative ways to accomplish goals; and to close the gap between who they are now and who they can be in the future. HACKING LEADERSHIP offers a fresh perspective that will make it easy for leaders to create a roadmap to identify, refine, develop and achieve their true leadership capabilities.
Core leadership principles need not be abandoned. They are still as valid as ever. But they must be transformed to close the gap between perception and reality, between intentions and outcomes. Myatt gives readers the tools—the hacks—to do just that.
Myatt sets forth eleven leadership gaps, which if not properly identified, understood and addressed can be fatal not only to leaders but to those whom they lead. Among them are:
HACKING LEADERSHIP will help leaders understand how to hack not only these gaps but also other blind spots such as dealing with organizational complexity, fear of failure, and making sure expectations are understood and met. Myatt also devotes a chapter on the importance of hacking your family life. Career successes you have, while nice, are fleeting and don’t even begin to compare to the significance of those who build into your life on a regular and consistent basis. If you cheat your family to invest in your career, your loved ones will pay a very heavy price.
Leadership is frequently nothing more than identifying personal, team, organization, and market blind spots and the dealing with them in the most effect fashion. Smart leaders proactively seek out blind spots or gaps in an effort to bridge, close, fill, jump or navigate around them. The better you become at hacking the gaps, turning the gaps into opportunities, the better leader you’ll become. The day you stop hacking leadership is the day you stop leading. Good luck and good hacking.
About the Author:
Mike Myatt is the CEO at N2growth, a global leader in providing leadership development services to Fortune 500 companies. He is widely regarded as America’s Top CEO Coach. The author of Leadership Matters, he is also a Forbes Leadership Columnist, and a senior fellow at the Gordian Institute. His website is http://www.n2growth.com.