The Anatomy of Leadership, Volume 1

  • by Kevin McGuinness, Stephen Bauld
  • Narrated by Chris Patton
  • 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Original recording Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This introductory volume to the series takes an in-depth look at the nature and attributes of effective leadership. We answer such questions as:

How does one progress toward becoming a leader?
What does leadership look like in varying contexts?
What are the challenges and sacrifices associated with leadership?
What are the attributes common to ALL successful leaders?
Leadership, or the Lack Thereof: The Comprehensive Series

Volume 1: The Anatomy of Leadership
Volume 2: Taking the Lead: Crucial First Steps
Volume 3: Leadership Tools & Styles
Volume 4: World Class Leadership
Volume 5: A Higher Calling: Morality in Leadership
Also available: Project Management: A Leader's Resource; Managing Innovation: A Leader's Resource.


What the Critics Say

"[W]hether as an aspiring leader or as a critic of those in command - this Series is a must read!" (The Honorable Lincoln M. Alexander, P.C., C.C., O.Ont., Q.C.)


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Customer Reviews

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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

It is SO hard to find books (or a series of books in this case) on leadership that *actually* provide a practical study for would-be leaders. Anyone who's read 1 or 2 or 20 books on leadership knows they're usually more of a "How I did it" book than anything else - like its more about the author than the student.

In contrast, this book is one that ANYONE will benefit from reading. It's easy enough to follow for new would-be leaders, but with so much practical depth to it, that even highly experienced leaders will find plenty to take away from it!

What did you like best about this story?

I loved how they combined real life examples from such a wide selection of historical leaders, from all sorts of contexts. And then how they followed those up with practical lists of points for the reader/listener to take away!


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- C_Soul

Practical Information, or the Lack Thereof

What would have made The Anatomy of Leadership, Volume 1 better?

This author should have been given a 1 hour time limit. There was a small amount of useful, practical information lost within hours of aimless meandering through one thought after another. I was looking for practical leadership instruction and advice, but found vague ramblings in which the author seemed to enjoy hearing himself speak.

What could Kevin McGuinness and Stephen Bauld have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Start with a better outline, pair it down to the bare minimum, and stick to the outline. The authors need to remeber their audience - business leaders who have hectic, busy schedules. These people don't have time for hour upon hour of mindless babble. They want facts, figures, ideas and advice, communicated clearly and succinctly. That you will not find in this book - and this is only Volume1!

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- Scott D Hartsough

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-13-2012
  • Publisher: Podium Publishing