The difference between delegating task and empowering leaders

04 Dec

Book Review: Behind Gold Doors-Five Legends Offer the Keys to Empowering Leadership, by Lonnie Pacelli

How do you become a more effective leader? Who can you turn to for answer? Are there mentors who can help you understand your weaknesses and help you to strengthen them? These are the questions that lie behind Lonnie Pacelli’s latest book, Behind Gold Doors-Five Legends Offer the Keys to Empowering Leadership.

The author has written a business parable, along the line of books authored by Patrick Lencioni. It is the story of Sam, who has recently been promoted to the level of manager in his company. During his annual performance review, he fully expects to be fired since he peers and reports have all painted him in a negative light. Instead, his boss gives him a gold card and sends him to leadership development class. During his time in the class, he meets Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, Abraham Lincoln, Napoleon Bonaparte, and Susan B. Anthony. Each historical figure shares insights on how to develop and empower the leaders under you.

The book is well written and the characters seem believable. You get a sense of their personalities not only in what they say, but how they say it. The book is informative and encouraging.

I received a Kindle edition of this book for free from the author in exchange for this review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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Posted by on December 4, 2019 in Books, Leadership


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