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Ten Years Ago, This Week…

Time to Read – Sixty Seconds

The Naked Leader was published.

So, I hope you don’t mind this week being about me, and my books – these are my four favourite extracts, one from each:

The Naked Leader (Business Leadership).

“Go into any new company, one that is just starting out. Witness the enthusiasm, energy and excitement as the founders discuss their dreams, shape their future and make their plans a positive reality. Feel the culture of a new project at its launch – a new team comes together for the first time, full of hope and expectation at the success ahead of them. Experience a company as it grows fast; see the ideas, instinct and imagination flow through everyone involved, like a collective heartbeat of inspiration. It is a healing process, providing an atmosphere of certainty in the destiny that is being shaped by constructive forces.

Go into any large company, one that has been established for a while. Introduce a management initiative, call it total quality anything, or continuous improvement, or worse still, business process reengineering, then stand back and watch. The blame starts slowly at first, then grows, fast. It eats its way through an organisation, freezing new ideas, initiative and action in its wake. It is like a virus of negativity. War breaks out as everyone focuses on saving costs, avoiding failure, and rooting out anyone who dares to make a mistake. It is a harming process, providing an atmosphere of inevitability in the disaster that is being shaped by destructive forces.”

The Naked Leader Experience (Personal Leadership).

“How to Lose Weight – Burn off more energy than you consume. And that’s it.”

The Naked Coach (Business Coaching).

“Roy Mcavoy

‘This is everything, ain’t it, this is the choice it
comes down to, this is our immortality’

His Caddy

‘You don’t need to be thinking immortality,
you need to think hit the seven iron’

From the film, Tin Cup”

The Naked Millionaire (Entrepreneurs).

“(Dis) claimer

This is a work of fact – if and only if you do something with it.

Otherwise, it is a work of fiction”

With my humble thanks to everyone who helped the books be so successful, and my love to you all


6 Responses to Ten Years Ago, This Week…

  1. Loved all four books David, particularly the first and the last.
    Great stuff and inspiring to all in business.

  2. The first is normally always the best. But I liked the last, plenty of good informative stuff there about business and how to start company etc. Loved that.

  3. The coaching book is particularly enthralling and was great for me because I really wanted to know about the subject at the time I read it and found it invaluable.

  4. I love the Naked Leader best. Ground breaking and one of the fastest selling business books.

    The best is normally the one that has the most Wow appeal. And that certainly did.

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