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The Leader Who Had No Title

A Modern Fable on Real Success in Business and in Life
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Summary

For more than 15 years, Robin Sharma has been quietly sharing with Fortune 500 companies and many of the super-rich a success formula that has made him one of the most sought-after leadership advisers in the world. Now, for the first time, Sharma makes his proprietary process available to you, so that you can get to your absolute best while helping your organization break through to a dramatically new level of winning in these wildly uncertain times.

In The Leader Who Had No Title, you will learn:

  • How to work with and influence people like a superstar, regardless of your position
  • A method to recognize and then seize opportunities in times of deep change
  • The real secrets of intense innovation
  • An instant strategy to build a great team and become a "merchant of wow" with your customers
  • Hard-hitting tactics to become mentally strong and physically tough enough to lead your field
  • Real-world ways to defeat stress, build an unbeatable mind-set, unleash energy, and balance your personal life

Regardless of what you do within your organization and the current circumstances of your life, the single most important fact is that you have the power to show leadership. Wherever you are in your career or life, you should always play to your peak abilities. This book shows you how to claim that staggering power, as well as transform your life and the world around youin the process.

©2010 Sharma Leadership International, Inc. (P)2010 Simon & Schuster

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You don't need a title to be a leader...

...seems to be the only take out from this extremely repetitive book. Quite what this means or how you'd go about leading an organisation from the bottom isn't clear. To be fair I only got half way through, but after three hours of repetitive hyperbole about how life changing the book would be – not to mention the totally implausible characters and cringeworthy dialogue of the parable format – I could take no more. I've seen the author speak and know he has some valuable advice to give, but this book just did not work for me.

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Amazing Book!

This book is amazing. Robin Sharma really goes deep into the ways in which one can really lead their field and ultimately live a more meaningful life. I've heard other books of his, so I did find some of the things quite repetitive, but having said that this explains his Leadership morals in depth and in much more detail than any other books he has written.



If you're into personal development and are looking for motivational and inspirational reads then this is a must. This book will definitely help you in many ways, it certainly had helped me and changed my view on alot of things.

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Too focus on success as in having a great car, etc

Insightful and awareness awaking, great tools inside. But also far too (north)American dream focused, not questioning at all the ethics of the military nor those of big companies in big cities.

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Good book. Shame about the bad accent

I really enjoyed this book at first, but switched off after getting sick of listening to the incessant bad fake Spanish (?) accent. It wouldn’t be so bad if the character wasn’t featured so much. I will need to buy the book to finish this. What a waste of money.

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Beautifully summarised

Perfect listen for my 6 hour car journey. I took away some real golden nuggets from this book and am very much looking forward to puting into practice what I have learnt.

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best of the best

I enjoyed understanding and learning the leadership without title.. it give me hope .. dream.. vision and inspiration to leave a real happy life and help other do as well.

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Life-changing

A must read for anyone looking to have a better attitude in life to reach their highest spiritual potential. i would gladly re-listen to this.

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Excellent listen!

You don’t need a title to lead and that is so true. This book re-enforces our need to stay true to who we are.

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Best audio story yet

This is now one of my favourite books and for sure is the best audiobook I have ever listened so far!
Great story! Great message! Great book...

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One of the most empowering and inspirational book!

Wow! Loved this book. Also ordered the hard copy.
This is one of the most empowering and inspirational book I have had the privilege to come across in a long time. Thumbs up!! highly recommended.

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  • Alison
  • 24-03-16

Great book

Great book but the fake Hispanic woman accent kills me. Someone should definitely read over that part.

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  • Alexandra
  • 02-01-16

fun, informative and applicable to everything

Super great read! Recommend to everyone. lots of great characters and morals. like a children's tale for adults, as the protagonist is on a journey to learn life lessons and teach them to others. Highly recommend!

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  • Brandon K. Kirkham
  • 21-04-19

A Parable of Leadership

This is very similar to Leadership and Slef-Deception, Chop Wood Carry Water, and the Alchemist. It threads the lessons of leadership into a fictional story to help the reader learn as the main character does.

Personally, I’m not a fan of this type of story vehicle. It does resonate with people though. Stories are more accessible for many people. My son for instance, loved the Alchemist. I find most of these stories a little too on the nose.

The principles in this book are amazing! It is a combination of servant leadership, bio hacking, and self-mastery. I suppose I should like this more because it doesn’t read like stereo instructions...

I think my problem with this type of vehicle is that it is clearly a work of fiction. Though there may be some truth in the lessons, the writer can lead us in any direction he/she wishes. In this book, we are promised fulfillment and riches. The main character says that’s what happened and we have the happily ever after.

I prefer analysis of real, historical events. I’m sure these principles can be taught through a series of short case studies, much in the way Robert Greene writes his books. This practice reduces my disbelief because the writer is limiting the conversation to an analysis rather than writing a narrative with a clearly defined goal and the means to wiggle the details in order to end up at the right place.

Not a bad book. The foundation is great, but the way it’s told is not my cup of tea.

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  • Actual Shopper
  • 24-02-16

Robin exemplifies Leading Without a. Title

You always learn something when you read Robin Sharma's work.
You always find new ways to apply old teachings as well.

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  • Kevin
  • 06-12-15

Game Changer!!!

Let me start by saying that I wish I had found this book 20 years or more ago!

This is the type of book that will bring the change in your life that you are really seeking. Authentic change, one that represents who you are and what your values are. Not only does it provide great insight, with amazing stories, but it also provides the tools that you want and need to bring your life to the next chapter or the next level.

I recommend this book to anyone at any stage in life from a young adult to someone approaching midlife or going through it or even someone in their senior years.

Everyone has so much to get a headache comes down to being inspired by the right people, or the right book, or just the right timing.

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  • Jiri
  • 27-11-10

Such a contrived story!! uhhh!

Good ideas in the book but (and it's a big one) the story DOES NOT help. The way the story is presented is such a cheesy and contrived way of telling a leadership fable it just makes me cringe - I mean come on - Argentinean maid giving leadership advice about how to lead organizations???? I don't think so... I don't know but I think it's time to rewrite the book Robin...

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  • mooseface
  • 02-01-16

Acceptable and entertaining

This publication is interesting and I will do my best to following the suggestions offered in order to enhance my leadership skills. As stated , in the publication is challenging, but definitely achievable. I am confident it will work for me and hopefully for others with whom I come in contact. Let's go!

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  • John
  • 09-08-15

A reconnection to Robin

I had the the pleasure to hear Robin speak in 2009 and was totally blown away. He spoke of this principal during his Keynote Address. This book is the blueprint to self mastery and it is the key to unlock anyone's potential. I look forward to my next connection with Robin again.

Thank you for your Leadership and Heart.
Best Warm Regards,
John J.

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  • Willox
  • 06-07-15

Great information, good story.

Robin Sharma has always been great at getting his points across in story form and I think it does a great job of delivering the message as it doesn't ever seem in your face.

I will definitely go back and re listen to a few key points to make sure I jot them down on paper.

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  • Christian
  • 02-06-10

Awful

This is my first review I ever write, because I think it is so awful it hurt me listening. An endless thread of common place thoughts, not one original idea, the story feels lifted from Dan Millman's Peaceful Warrior and everything is glued together with empty phrases. It must be hard to come up with something new in the self help genre, Seth Godin's last book I read before was also very disappointing.

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