Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Fairness Is Overrated And 51 Other Leadership Principles to Revolutionize Your Workplace By Tim Stevens -Review

Disclosure: BookLook Bloggers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book or advanced reading copy. However, all opinions are my own.

As a current college student earning my BA in human resource management, I am all the time looking for great leadership books. When I got the opportunity to review Fairness Is Overrated And 51 Other Leadership Principles to Revolutionize Your Workplace By Tim Stevens, I could not wait to read it. 

I like structure and Tim Stevens delivers. The book contains 4 different parts, each with various aspects of leadership principles. Tim Stevens lays out each principle so it is defined in what you need or should do to become a great leader. At the end of each chapter there is a 'Think About It' section that ask questions so you can think about who you are and what you want to be. 

My favorite chapter is 19 'Questions to Ask'. Tim Stephens 20 great questions every interviewer should ask a potential employee. My favorite question is 'Do you have any questions for us?'. This is a question most all employers ask and most of the time goes unanswered. I am guilty of doing it as well.  After reading the book, I am going to make changes in what type of leader I want to be and also what type of potential employee I am going to be.

Book Description

Executive pastor and leadership coach Tim Stevens shows readers how to create the organizational culture they'd love to work in themselves.
Profitable organizations require a healthy culture, and Pastor Tim Stevens knows the secret sauce for a vibrant and successful workplace. Drawn from his experience working at Granger Community Church in Indiana, where he leads a team of more than 130 people, and from growing a worldwide ministry-5,000 people in three locations in Granger and 1,800 churches in India-Fairness Is Overrated lays out a practical blueprint for success.
Short, digestible chapters-fueled by practical bullet-points, discussion questions, and real-life examples-give lessons and practical advice few leadership manuals teach, such as how resumes are worthless and Facebook and Twitter shouldn't be prohibited at work. Whether it's the power of switching off the iPhone in a meeting, balancing the visions of artists and leaders, or how to fire people with grace, Fairness Is Overrated is packed with practical tips for real leadership, every single day.
About the Author
Tim Stevens is a team leader with the Vanderbloemen Search Group, an executive search firm that helps churches and ministries find great leaders. Previously he was the executive pastor at Granger Community Church in Indiana. During his twenty years there, he helped grow the church to more than 5,000 gathering weekly in three locations and saw a worldwide impact, which included a community center in downtown South Bend, Indiana, and more than 1,800 new churches in southern India.

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