How would you like to Become a Greater Leader in Minutes?
Watching these videos will change your life somehow. Maybe in a major way; maybe in a minor way. Will they make you a greater leader?
Well, in one way or another, they will surely inspire changes in your life or the way you view things; the way you behave, your habits, your daily practices and the way you are a leader, a manager, a business owner, a husband/wife, a parent, a mentor, a role model, a pursuer of dreams and much more.
This is the reason why I appreciate animated book reviews.
Hundreds of pages of information are literally served on a silver platter in a few minutes in an interesting engaging way! What’s not to like?
Today, almost 14 million people have watched these 5 videos, and now I want to share them with you.
Remember, you don’t have to like or agree with all points made. Pick the tips, tools, and advice that will improve your life and leadership. Leave the rest behind.
Are These even Business Books?
In some sense: not really. Yet, in many ways they are. If we acknowledge that the basic components of businesses are social relations then we can view them as self-help books for leaders that want to embrace greatness.
Being an outstanding leader and manager concerns first and foremost a critical and honest evaluation of yourself and feeling a great degree of self-worth.
See for yourself; yet be careful – you could become addicted just as I have. Now there are thousands of examples to choose from, yet I will make this a tribute to the YouTube Channel FightMediocrity as it stands out in terms of quality. What do you think?
1: THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE – BY STEPHEN COVEY
WATCHED BY 7,7 M PEOPLE
The featuring video is recognized as one of the best-selling business books of all time. Time has it on a list of 25 most influential Business Management Books.
Writing the book moreover resulted in t invitation to join President Bill Clinton at Camp David, the President wanting to integrate learning points from the book into his presidency.
As touched upon above, it can puzzle some people that it is considered a business book. It is elsewhere described as a tour de force on confidence-building with, well yes, 7 steps. Again, great leaders have confidence, hence do not reside in any misuse of authority or toxic leadership.
Notice that after having this article sitting for three days on my desktop, I had to add another 35,000 people to the viewer count. Surely a popular book.
Let’s recap the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People:
- Be Proactive
- Begin with the End in Mind
- Put First Things First
- Think Win-Win
- Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood
- Sharpen the Saw
- (spoiler alert – the 8th habit) find your Voice and Inspire Others to Find Theirs
2: HOW TO STOP WORRYING AND START LIVING – BY DALE CARNEGIE
1,7 M VIEWS
If you would like to eliminate business worries, reduce financial worries, avoid fatigue, add hours to your waking life, find yourself and be yourself – then you will probably find this animated book review interesting.
Warning: There will be talk about heads being chopped off!
3: HOW TO BUILD SELF-ESTEEM – THE SIX PILLARS OF SELF-ESTEEM – BY NATHANIEL BRANDEN
2,3 M VIEWS
The importance of self-esteem can hardly be over-emphasized. I will leave it to the review and just recap the pillars:
The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem:
- The Practice of Living Consciously
- The Practice of Self-Acceptance
- The Practice of Self-Responsibility
- The Practice of Self-Assertiveness
- The Practice of Living Purposefully
- The Practice of Personal Integrity
The author emphasizes that “The Practice of” is not an idea, but exactly what it says it is: a practice.
“A ‘practice’ implies a discipline of acting in a certain way over and over again—consistently. It is not action by fits and starts, or even an appropriate response to a crisis. Rather, it is a way of operating day by day, on big issues and small, a way of behaving that is also a way of being.” (Nathanial Branden).
4: THE 48 LAWS OF POWER – BY ROBERT GREENE
“Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, The 48 Laws of Power is the definitive manual for anyone interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control” (New York Times Bestseller).
An extremely interesting book review that gives at times both discouraging and spot-on advice. Understanding these rules is bound to make you a greater leader due to its blunt hints for an understanding of social relations. How about these rules:
Never outshine your master
Think as you like, but behave as others
5: THE ART OF WAR – BY SUN TZY
1 M VIEWS
This one is an ancient Chinese military treatise from the 5th century BC. attributed to Sun Tzy (Master Sun). Mysteries about the life and authorship can be further explored at Wikipedia, where you can also find a chapter overview.
Know your enemy and know yourself and in 100 battles you will never be in peril
Have these 5 Video Book Reviews made you a Greater Leader?
I hope you like these animated book reviews as much as I do. Moreover, I hope watching them has given you insights, which you feel will improve your leadership, whether it concerns your professional career or your personal life. We are all leaders of our own lives.
Thanks again to FightMediocrity – great work.
Which review(s) do you like the most and are there any particular points or views that stand out in your opinion? Please share them with us.
Originally posted September 14 – 2017