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Miles Anthony Smith: Born a Hoosier, raised an Okie, and currently residing in the Frozen Tundra of Green Bay, Wisconsin, Miles Anthony Smith is a happily married husband of Carolyn and a proud father of three children.Now in his mid-30s, he was fortunate to have been given a significant leadership opportunity by his father at the age of 25. He is a classically trained violist, violinist, and composer, with strong passion in the fields of small-business management, Classical education, macroeconomics, Christian apologetics, board governance, and servant leadership. Known as a heartless hatchet man by some, Miles betters organizations by coaching leaders, setting clear expectations, and developing a strong team culture, exhibiting both humility and fierce resolve. His mission in life is “To Chart the Course, Pave the Pathway, and Light the Lane for Others to Eclipse My Own Success in Leadership.”
on Sep. 20, 2013 :
It is hard to find a good book on leadership now days. Most of them are filled with filler information to make the book as long as possible. By the second chapter of the book you are already ready to throw it at the wall. This book is different.
I recently purchased Why Leadership Sucks when a friend of mine recommended it to me after I told her I had changed my degree to business administration. I am not sure whether she had meant it as a joke or as an educational book but I thoroughly enjoyed it nonetheless.
For starters, Miles has the book set up in a way that is easy to follow. Each chapter flows nicely into the next so you don't feel like you are reading a textbook. I really like that this book focuses on how hard leadership truly is.
As quoted from the book, "It sucks because real leadership is hard and requires selfless service." This is absolutely true. Most people work hard to get where they are and pick up a lot of slack along the way.
This book isn't all roses though. It also puts into perspective the difficulties that come with leadership such as hatred, and the risks that are taken. It talks about what it takes to be a good leader and how to recognize one. Each quote and chapter has something new and educating, much of it stuff I had never heard of or considered before. The author also provides resources throughout the book to help you on your leadership journey.
This book was well written, educational, and to the point. If you are thinking of working in leadership or currently work in leadership, I HIGHLY recommend you read this book. It will help you to become the best you can be. Thank God my friend recommended this book to me. It is truly eye opening.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)