Travelling and reading is the best combination ever. It becomes more interesting when you get to read a book that leaves an impact on your thinking and life. Recently, I happened to read ‘The Greatness Guide: Powerful Secrets for Getting to World Class’ written by Robin S. Sharma while travelling to Goa from Delhi.
One chapter caught my attention while glancing over the index of the book. The chapter talks on individual leadership. The chapter is really inspiring to everyone irrespective of designations and professions.
The chapter name is ‘Lead Without Title’ that talks about how everyone is a leader for his/her own position.
Robin quoted Robert Joss, dean of Stanford Graduate School of Business, “By leadership, I mean taking complete responsibility for an organisation’s well-being and growth and changing it for the better. Real leadership is not about prestige, power or status. It is about responsibility.”
For instance, if you are an accountant in a company it means you are a leader for the position. Leaders are those who consistently learn new thing, inspire others and own self and do their job differently to make it extraordinary. It is not about having expensive things such as clothes, car, house etc.
Becoming your own leader makes you a great person.
Second most inspiring chapter for me in the book is about setting goals. Actually, a lot is spoken and written about it so far. The topic has become boring to many as per Robin.
Whereas only a few people sleep and wake to review and analyse the goals that they have made to do excel in their lives. Robin says they are the only people who actually get to the top in their personal and professional life.
Setting goals may seem boring to many but it is the only way to break the own records.
The whole book consists of 101 chapters is like a motivational dose. The best part is you can read one chapter every day. Every chapter is written under one or two pages. Follow the tips that Robin has given in the book. You will get to see changes in your relationship, business, job and personal life.
The book does not talk about professional life only, but family life too. Such as how we can lead a happy and peaceful life by visiting different places, spending time with family and friends.
Similar to other books by Robin Sharma this book is also written on the basis of personal incidents in easy-to-understand language. Which makes the readers relate to the experiences.
No matter where you are right now in your personal and professional life. You will relate to the chapters as you go on reading on by one.
I would highly recommend this book to everyone. If possible try to read one or two chapters every day and follow the tips for personal and professional growth.