Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Be Bodacious by Steven Wood [Review]

3.5 out of 5 Robots!

Be Bodacious: Put Life in Your Leadership
Author: Steven D. Wood
Release Date: April 14, 2010
Paperback: 160 pages 
Publisher: White Bay 
ISBN-10: 0984477705 
My Copy: Publisher 
Reviewer: Rex

Be Bodacious by Steven Wood is a fun, new take on developing leadership. It is a bit easier to swallow than most leadership books, as it is full of anecdotes. Wood conveys his message by telling stories of his own experience. I absolutely loved this, it reminded me of one of my favorite college professors... it is much easier to relate to the subject when the instructor has experienced his teachings and can relate to it himself.

The story begins with Josh. His boss, Cowboy, believes Josh has the potential to be a great leader and proves so by giving him a diary of all his experiences. He passes on his diary in hopes that Josh will read and learn all the principles of leadership and then searches for a worthy candidate himself to pass the qualities on to.

This book is extremely simplistic- which is a wonderful thing when it comes to books such as these. Most self-help books are overwhelming or just flat out boring. Not the case here- the material is very easy to comprehend. The only downside to this one is that none of the information is really new to me, but for those that aren't avid self-help readers or those who haven't taken a million college courses on business and leadership (ugh, like myself!) it wouldn't seem redundant. 

This book is a quick read at only 160 pages, and has a totally refreshing take on developing leadership skills. I strongly recommend this book to new or young professionals or those just needing to tune up their leadership skills!

Purchase your copy at Amazon!

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