Rereading the reviews on this book - I must be missing something. This is the first book of Hunter's that I've read and I was disappointed. You may not be - but I was, I'll try and explain why.
This book may speak to individuals that are having difficulty or fears of stepping out of their comfort zones, to try and become leaders. I did not find it inspiring or motivating however, I found it dry and lacking believability. The examples and studies that were used seemed like simply anecdotes the author had come across and threw into a book - I did not find a common tie or thread through this book. Maybe that is on purpose, but it wasn't what I was looking for.
I bought this book based on the table of contents [Believe in Yourself, Build Confidence, Introduce Challenge, etc], I felt this was an excellent leadership mantra - simple, open and honest. However, I felt this read like a self-help book that rarely spoke of those that you're leading, with only basic advice.
I share this review because I was unfortunately disappointed on a book that had great reviews - you might not find this and this book may do you well. I can't recommend it for those with leadership experience.
In business today, there is no offline and there is no downtime. Professionals are both exhausted and depleted. Being constantly tethered to our work through technology makes us overwhelmed and shortsighted, and deprives us of time for meaningful reflection or thoughtful connection to our professional communities, and often even to our own families. For us to thrive-not simply survive-in this accelerating economy, we need to adopt small, intentional behaviors and practice them each day. From simply taking care of our rest and exercise to building our self-confidence and embracing challenges, author Shawn Hunter's latest book Small Acts of Leadership will guide you through a series of incremental steps you can take to build a stronger version of yourself and make a broader impact in the world. Weaving in personal life stories and meaningful interviews with business leaders around the world, Hunter presents the reader with twelve critical competencies that are consistently present in the daily behaviors of today's most successful leaders.