Leadership Wisdom from the Monk who sold his Ferrari
by Robin Sharma
This book discuss 8 important skills needed for a Leader in the corporate world.
THE 8 RITUALS OF VISIONARY LEADERS
I. THE RITUAL OF A COMPELLING FUTURE FOCUS
The Ritual: Link Paycheck to Purpose
The ultimate task of the visionary leader is to dignify and honor the lives of the people he leads by allowing them to manifest their highest potential through the work they do.
II. THE RITUAL OF HUMAN RELATIONS
The Ritual: Manage by Mind, Lead by Heart
Every visionary leader has mastered the principle of deeply connecting to his followers. He has refined the art of clarifying his vision for the benefit of his people in a way that fully engages and stirs them into action. Through their people skills and talents as effective communicators, visionary leaders touch the hearts of their team and earn long-term loyalty. Simply put, when you enrich the relationship, you enhance the leadership.
III. THE RITUAL OF TEAM UNITY
The Ritual: Reward Routinely, Recognize Relentlessly
Visionary leaders understand that employees who feel they are valued members of an exciting team will go the extra mile and give their best. If you practice ritual 2 by rewarding routinely and recognizing relentlessly, they will invest their spirits in organization. They will begin to see themselves as part of a larger whole. That is when company will become unstoppable.
IV. THE RITUAL OF ADAPTABILITY AND CHANGE MANAGEMENT
The Ritual: Surrender to change
Doing the same things every day cannot deliver new results. To change the results you are getting, you need to change the things that you are doing. You must transform the way you are leading.
V. THE RITUAL OF PERSONAL EFFECTIVENESS
The Ritual: Focus on the worthy
Never forget the importance of each and every one of your days. As you live your days, so you live your life. Do not waster even one of them. The past is history and the future is but a figment. This day, the present, is really all you have.
VI. THE RITUAL OF SELF-LEADERSHIP
The Ritual: Leader Lead Thyself
Do not be so busy striving that you miss out on living.
VII. THE RITUAL OF CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION
The Ritual: See What All See, Think What None Think
Nourish your imagination and flex your mind. Let your natural creativity out of the box. Dare to dream bigger and envision a higher future. Though you might see what every other leader in the business world sees, start to think what no one else thinks. Never forget that deep within the body of every visionary leader lives the spirit of little child, full of excitement and wonder.
VIII. THE RITUAL OF CONTRIBUTION AND SIGNIFICANCE
The Ritual: Link Leadership to Legacy
Your legacy will ultimately be a manifestation of the deepest and the best that you had to give in life. It will be a reflection of the person you now are and the person you aim to be. Leaving a legacy is not about impressing your friends or reaching the top. It’s not about looking good but about doing good. It’s about fulfilling your duty and actualizing your humanity.
Thanks, Robin Sharma for the great book.