For fourteen years, she ran think tanks and seminars for business leaders through TEC International, an organization dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and enhancing the lives of CEOS around the world. Scott has extensive experience assisting companies with mission, vision, values, leadership development, cultural transformation, strategic planning, and executive coaching. This item is in stock at our Sydney warehouse and you can expect to receive your order in 4 working days or less for most Australian capitals.
I read a review just now that described it as "ranty, and judgemental" - good description. I persisted with the book because it is the compulsory pre-read for a leadership program I'm about to attend. The 2 stars is because the premise is sound.
If it wasn't I would've awarded 1 star for the gumption to get the book publish While the lessons in this book are valid based on my 30 years of experience in corporate roles and holds up well despite being 8 years old, the delivery was plainly annoying.
If it wasn't I would've awarded 1 star for the gumption to get the book published. This is sad because I suspect that Ms Scott would be a well-regarded consultant to leadership teams. Ms Scott uses the 'cover' of radical transparency to lecture the reader. She, by her tone, assumes that the reader is under-educated and needing counselling.
And, when I thought it couldn't get worse, she picks out for particular derision certain causes which she doesn't like. Two examples spring to mind: That's very brave to pick on someone 12,km away.
Then of all the corporate issues in the world she used women 'acting as victims' when they feel they can't get ahead in the corporate world as an example of people not taking accountability for themselves.
It is a valid discussion to have but I felt was disproportionately addressed against the myriad of corporate ills. Radical transparency is important but not as a cover to pull down those who cannot, in the moment, respond to the criticism. I found I was checking in on the main headlines valid and skim reading the verbiage and examples annoying slowing down occasionally to see if the writing improved.
I am so over books which purport to provide advice but are lacking in scientifically derived research and based on personal opinions.
Personal opinion is fine, but not packaged as advice. I recommend this book to all people who lead or are led by others. Her insights into relationships and practices in a workplace are raw, real, and very insightful. I learned so much about myself and I hope I will use it to become a better leader and someone who is led better by others.
It felt a bit 'ranty' and 'judgmental' a lot of the time which turned me off from the content. The book feels more like an addendum to Fierce Conversations than a stand alone, and there are tangible practices to like and implement.
Helpful as I am taking steps to becoming a leader though not just voluntarily anymore. Nov 25, Anil Bhat rated it really liked it Particularly liked the conversational way of writing.
Another one of those books that makes you think unconventionally, and gets you thinking.
Has some practical ideas that every leader can implement.What is the Fierce Leadership Brief Introduction of Fierce Leadership Fierce Leadership, published in , is Susan Scott's second book about management skills.
In a humorous. “Susan Scott nails it again with Fierce Leadership. Her powerful imagery and gift for stylish communication lend her message a stickiness and freshness that makes it impossible to forget. As an author, communicator, and leader Susan is peerless.3/5(3).
The Six Minute Book Summary of The Book, Fierce Conversations, by Susan Scott. Executive Summary. Susan Scott is a best-selling author and leadership development architect, who currently runs her own company – Fierce, Inc. Jun 06, · Susan Scott discusses her top three tips when engaging into "Fierce Conversations" and what to be mindful of when doing so.
Susan also explains how this Session can help your business. In Fierce Leadership, Scott teaches us how to spot the worst “best” practices in our organizations using a technique she calls “squid eye”–the ability to see the “tells” or signs that we have fallen prey to disastrous behaviors by knowing what to look for.
Only then, she says, can we apply the antidote. Captain Robert Falcon Scott, CVO, RN (6 June – 29 March ) was a British Royal Navy officer and explorer who led two expeditions to the Antarctic regions: the Discovery Expedition (–) and the ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition (–).
On the first expedition, he set a new southern record by marching to latitude 82°S and .