Cape, Spandex, Briefcase

  • by David Kahn
  • Narrated by Harry Roger Williams, III
  • 3 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Why are some people more effective leaders? What makes them more engaging, more influential, and more successful than their peers?
In Cape, Spandex, Briefcase leadership expert David Kahn tells the story of a motivated young man who yearns to be successful in his new leadership role. He holds the manager title, but is struggling to become an actual leader. After an especially horrific experience, he is sent to a leadership coach...but why is this "expert" working in a comic book shop?
With Superman, Spider-Man and their costumed companions serving as paradigms of what it means to be a leader, this book introduces the five superpowers of leaders and presents practical tools and skills to address your leadership responsibilities while increasing your ability to influence, motivate, and earn respect.
By practicing Cape, Spandex, Briefcase principles, you will enhance your ability to:


Be a more effective leader by developing greater confidence in your capabilities
Adapt your leadership style to different scenarios, while remaining true to your values and principles
Align your team's objectives with your professional values and vision.
Manage organizational politics and build relationships to achieve both professional and personal goals
Become an empowering leader who fosters effective teamwork
Spot and develop the next class of high-potential leaders within the organization
Utilize influence techniques to enhance your ability to persuade others

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Interesting Take

This was a nice quick and easy listen with valuable insight weaved in. The narrator did a great job, though at times his cadence seemed a bit off. I laughed out loud a few times, scaring the person next to me.
The book covers five key skills necessary to be a leader. The authors usage of comic book heroes to relate to these skills was easy to follow.

This audio book was graciously provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review
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- Mary

Very interesting

Very interesting book with leadership lessons approached in an easy way. Easy, fast paced book, very helpful for those who want to learn more on how to deal with day-tô-day issues in the business world, highly recommend it
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- Lylian

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-11-2016
  • Publisher: Starewell Publishing, LLC