Official Review: Violent Leadership by Wesley Middleton

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Re: Official Review: Violent Leadership by Wesley Middleton

Post by ParadoxicalWoman » 14 Jan 2019, 01:43

The title is not as I or most people thought of. The 'Violent Leadership' is about how to be a violent leader in a business world- passionate, innovate, disruptive, and takes things by force kind of leader. Simply put, how to slay in business world. The author even included information about the millennial generation and how to deal with them. I will definitely read this.
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Post by dragonet07 » 14 Jan 2019, 01:48

While I'm not crazy about the Christian references and am a bit tired of the whole "how to handle millennials" kind of thing, this book does sound like it would be interesting and informative. I can't say as I would've ever thought of "violent leadership" as a positive term, so there's probably more I can learn from this book. Thank you for the helpful review.
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Post by cristinaro » 14 Jan 2019, 02:02

The author does take readers by surprise by associating "violent leadership" with the idea of positive energy and transformation. I appreciate his honesty and the personal stories he shares about his own failures. I'm merely not interested in reading the book because I've already reached many of his conclusions. :) Thanks for your review!
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Post by Abuterera13 » 14 Jan 2019, 02:14

When I first read the title Violent Leadership, my mind raced to politics. I was thinking about Hitler and Idi Amin. Then I read this review and I was stunned that the book is all about business. I did laugh at my ignorance.

The review highlighted that the term 'violent leadership' has a positive connotation according to the author. It sparks my curiosity. I feel motivated to read this book because I think it will give me a great insight into leadership in the business world and how to work with millennials. This was a very captivating review.

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Post by Bukari » 14 Jan 2019, 02:18

The various types of leadership all have their merits and demerits. But if the violent type of leadership is productive, people would employ it to be successful in their businesses.
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Post by Sarah Tariq » 14 Jan 2019, 02:22

It seems the book contains sufficient knowledge about how to move forward in a fast changing business world.
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Post by OloladeO » 14 Jan 2019, 02:36

This sounds like a resourceful book that would be a treasure in the business world. I actually wondered what violent leadership meant, thanks for enlightening me. Congrats to the author for winning BOTD.

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Post by Vickie Noel » 14 Jan 2019, 02:42

The author was right to preempt readers possible reactions to the use of the term "violent leadership." I must say I didn't really expect the actual definition of the term; I've learned something new. Makes me wonder about what other nuggets o wisdom embedded in the book. Thanks for the enlightening review.
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Post by Abacus » 14 Jan 2019, 02:55

The review of the book was thought provoking. I would now consider reading it. Thanks

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Post by prospero360 » 14 Jan 2019, 02:56

The author's definition of the title is quite surprising. I didn't think "Violent Leadership" could mean anything positive. This is a book that applies to me, as I hope to run a business of my own someday. Nice review.

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Post by Beatus » 14 Jan 2019, 03:08

The premise of this book is definately enticing. I am an entrepreneur and a millenial. Not all millenials are lazy though. Nice review.

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Post by zarah_ » 14 Jan 2019, 03:11

Just got my first office job so this should be a good read. Hopefully I'll be able to look past the unnecessary hyphens.

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Post by Prince Jeremy » 14 Jan 2019, 03:17

Great book for any one in business

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Post by jaliper » 14 Jan 2019, 03:17

I am a person who is willing to explore the idea of making myself bette. I think this book will completely change my thinking. Definitely adding this to my tbr pile.

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Post by a9436 » 14 Jan 2019, 04:51

One of my favourite university assignments was looking at how violence can be physical or structural. I wish I had had this book then, as I would like to see whether the principles and prblems of state leadership are similar to those in corporations/businesses. In fact, I will still check that out now! Thanks for your interesting review.

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