The Radical Edge by Steve Farber — Review

This weekend I picked up Steve Farber’s The Radical Edge.

I really enjoyed the simplicity of this book. I’m finding that I enjoy the Leadership Parable format a lot more than the principle driven books. Steve Farber, Pat Lencioni, Ken Blanchard are all writing in this same vane and it’s very enjoyable. As the reader I am found myself very engaged with the characters and with the drama that surrounds their lives.

I found that this book really focuses on the person more than the organization the person works in. I think that is an important principle because as a leader if you don’t know who you are then you are just going to vacillate in your leadership, following the whims and fancies of the day. But if you really know who you are and what you want to do and where you want to do it, you will succeed.

This book has a lot of simple principles that I think are helpful and easy to initiate. The principle of the WUP (Wake-Up Pad) is great and something that I have been trying to do. Basically record what’s going on around you. I’m not very good at it, but this blog and the journal that I’ve been using have helped.

I’m considering reading it again just to really cement the concepts in my brain. But I would highly recommend this book to anyone trying to be a better leader.

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