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Building a Leadership Culture Every organization dreams of having enough leaders. Yet most take a haphazard or inconsistent approach to leadership development. They either assume they can find new leaders when they need them or they believe leaders are born they can't be made. The consequences of this thinking are devastating, creating a perpetual shortfall of high caliber Building a Leadership Culture Every organization dreams of having enough leaders. Yet most take a haphazard or inconsistent approach to leadership development. They either assume they can find new leaders when they need them or they believe leaders are born they can't be made. The consequences of this thinking are devastating, creating a perpetual shortfall of high caliber leaders; without them, no organization can thrive. The good news: this problem is solvable! Bestselling author and Chick-fil-A executive Mark Miller describes how any organization can create a culture in which leaders are routinely and systematically developed, resulting in a surplus of leaders. Miller details how to nurture leaders throughout the organization, from the front lines to the executive ranks. He provides a game plan for organizations to create a deep and effective leadership bench. To bring his ideas to life, Miller uses the story of Blake, a new CEO, and Charles, and old friend and colleague, as they search for best practices from around the world to ensure a continuous supply of their most precious asset leaders. Blake and his team then translate their findings into a practical plan that any organization can use to create a leadership culture that will ensure a sustainable competitive advantage and long-term success. "


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Building a Leadership Culture Every organization dreams of having enough leaders. Yet most take a haphazard or inconsistent approach to leadership development. They either assume they can find new leaders when they need them or they believe leaders are born they can't be made. The consequences of this thinking are devastating, creating a perpetual shortfall of high caliber Building a Leadership Culture Every organization dreams of having enough leaders. Yet most take a haphazard or inconsistent approach to leadership development. They either assume they can find new leaders when they need them or they believe leaders are born they can't be made. The consequences of this thinking are devastating, creating a perpetual shortfall of high caliber leaders; without them, no organization can thrive. The good news: this problem is solvable! Bestselling author and Chick-fil-A executive Mark Miller describes how any organization can create a culture in which leaders are routinely and systematically developed, resulting in a surplus of leaders. Miller details how to nurture leaders throughout the organization, from the front lines to the executive ranks. He provides a game plan for organizations to create a deep and effective leadership bench. To bring his ideas to life, Miller uses the story of Blake, a new CEO, and Charles, and old friend and colleague, as they search for best practices from around the world to ensure a continuous supply of their most precious asset leaders. Blake and his team then translate their findings into a practical plan that any organization can use to create a leadership culture that will ensure a sustainable competitive advantage and long-term success. "

30 review for Leaders Made Here: Building a Leadership Culture

  1. 4 out of 5

    Lisa Kosak

    “Let’s be clear on terms from the beginning. A leadership culture exists when leaders are routinely and systematically developed, and you have a surplus of leaders ready for the next opportunity or challenge” Mark Miller When I was a newly minted manager, I had the same thought that so many others hold today, strong leaders just drop from the sky and hit the ground running. It didn't take long for me to learn that a leadership title means little and some of the worst leaders have titles. My expos “Let’s be clear on terms from the beginning. A leadership culture exists when leaders are routinely and systematically developed, and you have a surplus of leaders ready for the next opportunity or challenge” Mark Miller When I was a newly minted manager, I had the same thought that so many others hold today, strong leaders just drop from the sky and hit the ground running. It didn't take long for me to learn that a leadership title means little and some of the worst leaders have titles. My exposure to different leadership styles was beneficial, and often the most effective leaders were quiet and purposeful. Leadership is a journey, and we all have the abilities within us, but most of us need guidance, development, and mentoring. Mark Miller’s new book Leaders Made Here is an entertaining and purpose driven book that shows us how leaders grow internally. Companies should develop leaders for future change and growth and guess what? Every company needs a surplus of highly developed leaders ready to jump into spots throughout an organization. Companies should create an active culture where leaders are developed and championed on an ongoing basis with the end goal of having a surplus of leaders. Mark leads us on a journey illustrating how to nurture leaders at all levels starting with the front lines and moving up the ranks. Moreover, Mark gives us a “game plan” for how we can grow our own leaders and the tools to employ for success. What I enjoyed most about Leaders Made Here is how Mark shares his ideas to assist in developing others. Mark doesn’t just throw ideas, tools, and examples at us. Mark visually leads us down the leadership process by telling us a story. Who doesn't love a great story where we can join the characters in learning? Mark shares the story of Blake, a new CEO at a company that recently experienced some serious setbacks including a plant explosion. Blake quickly realizes that he needs guidance from outside the company to help him bring stability, change the culture, and grow leaders to fill gaps in the organization. Charles is an old colleague that Blake brings to join him on his journey to locate some best practice ideas from some key successful organizations around the world. Each company that they visit has a unique view on building leaders, offers questions for the team to ponder, and ideas to help them to form their practical plan to grow a leadership culture and cultivate future leaders. How do you know when you have achieved a leadership culture? Simple. You have success when leaders are developed, and you have a surplus of energized and capable leaders waiting in the wings. Mark Miller reminds us that there may be some resistance to building a leadership culture from within and before we can develop we need to set excuses aside. Do these flimsy reasons sound familiar to you? We don’t need a leadership culture. We are doing great Leaders are born, not made We are too busy to think about the future Even if we wanted a leadership culture, we don’t know how to build one Does the last point hit home to you? Leaders Made Here was written to help those of us who just don't know how to create a strong leadership culture. To learn how to build one we follow the visits of Blake's team to benchmark companies to glean ideas. Each organization they visit is unique in their industry, vary in size, and have gone about culturing leaders in a different way. At the end of each visit, Blake and Charles are asked some fundamental questions to mull over with their teams. Here is a snippet of some of the ideas from the teams that they met. Mentoring matters Clear goals and sound strategy Give people an opportunity to lead early in their careers The “leaders made here” phrase to focus on Design internal benchmarks Develop and use an internal scorecard Leaders must walk the talk Current leaders need to have buy-in or move aside Develop complete unity The partnering and enthusiasm of Blake’s team as they walk down the path of learning from others and bringing back best practices to the company is enjoyable for the reader to be a part. You will feel like you are on the team as they bounce ideas off of one another and formulate the end product of making leaders. The reader has a seat at the table in learning what Blake and Charlie’s team wrestles with and the thought processes that take place to bring them to the point where they share their vision of building leaders to the rest of the organization. It's a journey worth joining, and the process and ideas will be burned into your mind as if you were indeed there. In the end, Blake's team is successful. Some leaders chose to stay their course and ultimately left the organization. Not everyone will win, and real leaders need to part ways when indifference impacts a group. The team lives the slogan "Leaders Made Here" and offered the organization five commitments of a leadership culture to drive success. They include; Define it Teach it Practice it Measure it Model it If you have a hand in growing a leadership culture jumping into the journey with Blake’s team is a necessity. You will enjoy the leadership building story without even realizing how many ideas and knowledge that you are soaking up. Growing leaders is an intentional process, and every leader at any level should have a sound road map to guide them so that development bubbles both ways within a business. What will you do next to develop your leaders?

  2. 5 out of 5

    Bill Pence

    In his latest book, Mark Miller writes that you ensure you’ll have the needed leaders to fuel your future success when you build a leadership culture. A leadership culture exists when leaders are routinely and systematically developed and the organization has a surplus of leaders ready for the next opportunity or challenge. The author states that he wrote the book primarily for those who can see the value in a strong bench of capable leaders but lack the strategic framework to make it so. As is In his latest book, Mark Miller writes that you ensure you’ll have the needed leaders to fuel your future success when you build a leadership culture. A leadership culture exists when leaders are routinely and systematically developed and the organization has a surplus of leaders ready for the next opportunity or challenge. The author states that he wrote the book primarily for those who can see the value in a strong bench of capable leaders but lack the strategic framework to make it so. As is his custom, the author teaches through an entertaining fable, much like those of Patrick Lencioni and Ken Blanchard. We meet Blake, the new CEO in a mid-sized firm in a slow-growth industry. Not only is the firm not growing, but it sustained a recent tragedy (explosion) on Blake’s first day on the job, in which six employees were killed. Although the accident was attributed to human error, Blake said that it was actually due to leadership error. Leadership failed and people died. Blake tells his senior leadership team (minus one, as the head of Human Resources decided to retire about being injured in the explosion), that they need to build a leadership bench, which is not a term they are familiar about. Blake decides to seek out his mentor Jack, who we met in the author’s previous book Chess Not Checkers. Jack suggests that Blake appoint an interim or hire a consultant to help with the leadership bench issue. Blake decided to reach out to Charles, a rock star in the human resources world to help him out and also to help identify a new head of Human Resources. Although Charles is going through his own personal issues, he agrees to take on the short-term assignment. As Charles and his team begin their task, they develop a charter, conduct interviews with members of the senior leadership team, and do some benchmarking with leading firms that have built a leadership culture. They want to build a culture where they can say with integrity that leaders are made here. The eventually come up with five commitments of a leadership culture. I’m fortunate to work in an organization that has a leadership culture. Much of what I read in this book reminded me of my organization. For those who work in organizations that do not currently have a leadership culture, this book would be an excellent first step to take toward building one.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Brian

    A weak four stars from me. I liked the story format, and that it was short and didn't belabor its points. I think the most useful part of the book was how they defined how to put a Leadership Culture into practice: * Define it * Teach it * Practice it * Measure it * Model it This book felt like it comes from a large-company world, where there's an HR department, and a training budget, and the luxury of a long-term view. I wonder if there's a similar resource for small, scrappy, startup organizations who A weak four stars from me. I liked the story format, and that it was short and didn't belabor its points. I think the most useful part of the book was how they defined how to put a Leadership Culture into practice: * Define it * Teach it * Practice it * Measure it * Model it This book felt like it comes from a large-company world, where there's an HR department, and a training budget, and the luxury of a long-term view. I wonder if there's a similar resource for small, scrappy, startup organizations who desperately need a Leadership Culture, but are always under the pressures of "now!" and focused on product and profit (or lack thereof) and not people. Having just typed that, I don't want to give the impression that the ideas in this book don't apply to small startups--just that the day to day business of lifting a startup off the ground makes it harder to take the long-term view of growing leaders. So I would have been interested to read some ideas for shifting a company's culture to include a leadership culture _before_ it becomes such a problem that there's no choice.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Dwayne A Milley

    Succinct and deep I needed to read this for a school assignment, and hadn’t read anything by Miller before. He wrote it in the form of a story, which I think is more difficult than simply listing out the principles and explaining them. Through the story, Miller explains five principles or tents for companies to practice in order to build in itself a leadership culture. I recommend this book to anyone in Leadership to help make their company better, as well as to someone not in a formal leadership Succinct and deep I needed to read this for a school assignment, and hadn’t read anything by Miller before. He wrote it in the form of a story, which I think is more difficult than simply listing out the principles and explaining them. Through the story, Miller explains five principles or tents for companies to practice in order to build in itself a leadership culture. I recommend this book to anyone in Leadership to help make their company better, as well as to someone not in a formal leadership role to help them better understand the kind of company at which they might like to read. I found myself deeply interested in the fictional characters he used to tell the story and share these principles. This speaks to his skill as a writer, I believe, and his desire to serve the reader.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Louis Prosperi

    An insightful look at developing a culture of leadership in any organization. This book tells the story of a newly appointed CEO of a small company and his efforts to develop a culture of leadership in his organization. The CEO brings on a consultant to take over the HR department, who leads the team in a search for leadership practices and principles they can adopt. The team visits other companies, seeking out examples of strong leadership cultures in various types of businesses. Through these m An insightful look at developing a culture of leadership in any organization. This book tells the story of a newly appointed CEO of a small company and his efforts to develop a culture of leadership in his organization. The CEO brings on a consultant to take over the HR department, who leads the team in a search for leadership practices and principles they can adopt. The team visits other companies, seeking out examples of strong leadership cultures in various types of businesses. Through these meetings with other companies and brainstorming, the team eventually identifies five key principles for building a leadership culture: * Defining what "leadership" means * Training leaders in the skills they need * Providing leadership opportunities * Tracking the progress of leadership development efforts * Modeling leadership and leading by example These principles are deceptively simple, and each could probably be the basis of a book on its own (and many of them have been). To get the most out of this book, you will want to read it more than once. When initially reading this book, the reader follows the story along with the characters, eventually arriving at the five principles. With an understanding of these principles in place, re-reading the book provides even more insight in putting them into practice. I recommend this book to anyone interested in leadership, and especially to those looking to develop better leadership in their own organizations.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Kevin Eikenberry

    Mark Miller is a smart executive who has written several popular books about leadership. His style is to write about important topics using the fable approach; so his books are stories that make important points and leave lasting impressions. His earlier books, like most in this genre, focus on topics for an individual leader. This new book is slightly different in an important way. In Leaders Made Here, Mark helps organizations think about building a culture to support the ongoing and systematic Mark Miller is a smart executive who has written several popular books about leadership. His style is to write about important topics using the fable approach; so his books are stories that make important points and leave lasting impressions. His earlier books, like most in this genre, focus on topics for an individual leader. This new book is slightly different in an important way. In Leaders Made Here, Mark helps organizations think about building a culture to support the ongoing and systematic development of leaders. The message is an important one told in an engaging and easy to follow story of Blake, the new CEO at a mid-sized company with big challenges. Read more...

  7. 4 out of 5

    Roy

    Mark Miller tells stories. He tells them with engagement and purpose. This book is no exception. The book is not extensive in writing, consisting of 144 pages (according to the publisher; the actual story is 130 pages) of easy reading. Even the format – font and layout – are conducive to making this a quick read. However, this small book can make an impressive impact on a leader. As straight-forward as the principles are, they could take a career to implement. The story’s premise is built around Mark Miller tells stories. He tells them with engagement and purpose. This book is no exception. The book is not extensive in writing, consisting of 144 pages (according to the publisher; the actual story is 130 pages) of easy reading. Even the format – font and layout – are conducive to making this a quick read. However, this small book can make an impressive impact on a leader. As straight-forward as the principles are, they could take a career to implement. The story’s premise is built around the challenges faced by the new CEO of an established company. At the time of a devastating explosion and fire, he realizes that the company has a severe lack of leadership. If he is to execute the turn-around he was hired to accomplish, he will need to build a strong “leadership bench” throughout the organization. Demonstrating the compassion for which the author is known, the CEO recruits a new leader for Human Resources as an outside consultant, replacing the executive who elected to leave after the fire. The story takes us through the process that this consultant follows in bringing his team together and building a consensus for leadership development that is so sorely needed. Demonstrating methodology that the author has deployed in his own work, the fictional HR team discovers that they can build a culture of leadership depth by focusing on five elements that require the company’s commitment: - Define it - Teach it = Practice it - Measure it - Model it The implication in the book is that these principles can apply outside this fictional world – and the author’s work demonstrated that they can. As with other of Miller’s books, this one can be used to teach and grow staff without the pedantic nature of consultants and prescribed methodologies. leaders can be made and this book is an example of how that can happen.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Jim Fitzgerald

    Mark Miller has great advice for anyone who is currently a leader and for anyone who wants to be a leader in the future. "Leaders Made Here" is full of great, simple ideas that we often take for granted. My copy is dog-eared and highlighted with things I would like to try. The other thing about this book is that it is written in a parable which makes it easy to read and keeps your attention throughout. The conclusion reached for a Leadership Culture can be easily adapted to other areas in the wo Mark Miller has great advice for anyone who is currently a leader and for anyone who wants to be a leader in the future. "Leaders Made Here" is full of great, simple ideas that we often take for granted. My copy is dog-eared and highlighted with things I would like to try. The other thing about this book is that it is written in a parable which makes it easy to read and keeps your attention throughout. The conclusion reached for a Leadership Culture can be easily adapted to other areas in the workforce. Leadership Guru is a good description of Mark Miller, and as he continues to write on this important topic, we all will learn more. Thanks, Mark!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Jason Mays

    What an Incredible Book! Very clear and concise presentation of what it takes to create a Leadership Culture for having the right bench necessary to grow and support the organization you are in. Regardless of the area of business, public or private, the simple thoughts can and WILL work for you! I can't wait to get this process digested, developed and integrated into our organization. Oh did I mention that the characters in the book are very believable, in fact at times I could see these charact What an Incredible Book! Very clear and concise presentation of what it takes to create a Leadership Culture for having the right bench necessary to grow and support the organization you are in. Regardless of the area of business, public or private, the simple thoughts can and WILL work for you! I can't wait to get this process digested, developed and integrated into our organization. Oh did I mention that the characters in the book are very believable, in fact at times I could see these characters come to life! Thanks Mark for such a great book!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Todd

    I have read all of Mark Miller's books on leadership and have never been disappointed. I appreciate the clarity and simplicity with which he writes. Leaders Made Here continues previous themes but at the same time expands on them. For-profit businesses and not for profit organizations will benefit by applying the concepts in this book. Having a deep leadership bench is crucial for all organizations if continued success is desired. I liked the emphasis on leaders having an eye on the future while I have read all of Mark Miller's books on leadership and have never been disappointed. I appreciate the clarity and simplicity with which he writes. Leaders Made Here continues previous themes but at the same time expands on them. For-profit businesses and not for profit organizations will benefit by applying the concepts in this book. Having a deep leadership bench is crucial for all organizations if continued success is desired. I liked the emphasis on leaders having an eye on the future while working on the needs of today. Leaders are always looking forward to the health of their organization tomorrow. The concepts presented here are not new, but that doesn't make them unimportant. This book is a good reminder that the future will be here before we know it. Successful organizations will be ready for it by having leaders in place and ready to carry out the organization's mission.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Elizabeth Johnson

    Outside my work with a digital marketing agency, I’ve had little interaction with the corporate world. I was born into a ministry family, studied ministry and counseling in college, married a pastor, and have served in church ministry my entire life. There are a lot of differences between a business mindset and a ministry mindset, but one area that is critical to both is leadership — specifically, modeling “good” leadership and training leaders for the future. It doesn’t matter whether you work a Outside my work with a digital marketing agency, I’ve had little interaction with the corporate world. I was born into a ministry family, studied ministry and counseling in college, married a pastor, and have served in church ministry my entire life. There are a lot of differences between a business mindset and a ministry mindset, but one area that is critical to both is leadership — specifically, modeling “good” leadership and training leaders for the future. It doesn’t matter whether you work at a Fortune 500 company, a non-profit, or something in between. Creating and maintaining an effective leadership culture matters whether you’re part of a business, church, sports team, social committee, town hall, or something else.This book explains what that involves and how to create it — with ideas like defining, training, practicing, and measuring. According to the author, most people want more than a paycheck and basic benefits from their job. They want to grow, though they may need a little encouragement to combat complacency. In his words, “the best leaders are always learners.” I would recommend this for leaders at any level of any type of organization or group! Even though I do not currently hold any formal leadership titles within the corporate world, I still gleaned truths that relate to my roles as a part-time consultant and a church intern. It has a wide range of applicability!

  12. 5 out of 5

    Linda Lindquist-Bishop

    Mark Miller once again delivers practical leader-development concepts with clear actionable steps. In stressing the intentionality of leader development he makes the strong case that it MUST start with having alignment around what 'leadership' means in the organization. 'No organization drifts toward greatness'. My great strategy mentor Tom Paterson often said 'you can't manage what you can't measure'. Mark gives us a 'leader development scorecard' which allows us to formulate a benchmark and mo Mark Miller once again delivers practical leader-development concepts with clear actionable steps. In stressing the intentionality of leader development he makes the strong case that it MUST start with having alignment around what 'leadership' means in the organization. 'No organization drifts toward greatness'. My great strategy mentor Tom Paterson often said 'you can't manage what you can't measure'. Mark gives us a 'leader development scorecard' which allows us to formulate a benchmark and monitor where we are on our goal of developing a leader development culture. What we can measure - we can improve. Mark also shows us HOW an organization works through the learning process of defining 'leadership'. So often we are told the 'what' without a clear path to get there. Mark provides us that path - with both internal and external stakeholders. An impactful short read which I will recommend to many

  13. 5 out of 5

    Michele Renee Renaud

    From the bestselling Author of "Chess Not checkers" and "The Heart of Leadership", this book truly brings the concept of Building a Leadership Culture in any organization, business, or lifestyle. It reads like a conversation between the subjects who are seeking to make changes within the scope of business management and developing strong leadership among the team. Simple, precise, and offering some interesting techniques that can be utilized in strengthening your team both at work or in community From the bestselling Author of "Chess Not checkers" and "The Heart of Leadership", this book truly brings the concept of Building a Leadership Culture in any organization, business, or lifestyle. It reads like a conversation between the subjects who are seeking to make changes within the scope of business management and developing strong leadership among the team. Simple, precise, and offering some interesting techniques that can be utilized in strengthening your team both at work or in community settings, this book concentrates on personalizing the atmosphere and focusing on strengths of individuals to up performance levels. And with an appreciation for all involved in getting things done with positive outcomes, it relays a very important message: every person matters and each has a life to be considered outside of work. Great read, good book, Highly recommend!

  14. 4 out of 5

    Trey Meadows

    Quick but insightful read on leadership culture. It could be read through in one evening and then reread over a few days to really draw out the big takeaways. The story of a company realigning it’s professional development through leadership culture establishment has value for anyone in leadership in any setting. My biggest personal gain was in recognizing that developing a culture of leadership may take time but you have to believe first in the value of leadership and then be willing to separat Quick but insightful read on leadership culture. It could be read through in one evening and then reread over a few days to really draw out the big takeaways. The story of a company realigning it’s professional development through leadership culture establishment has value for anyone in leadership in any setting. My biggest personal gain was in recognizing that developing a culture of leadership may take time but you have to believe first in the value of leadership and then be willing to separate those who aren’t willing to join you from the group in what ever way is needed.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Jon Hembree

    I have read a couple of Mark Miller’s books now...I like the simplicity to his writing. It’s not flashy, it’s just plain and honest. I enjoy that the principles taught are set to a story, though the story can be a little cheesy. It helps brings things to life a bit more for me. The principles are also solid ones for how to build up leaders in whatever organization you may serve in. To me, the biggest downside to this book is probably that the real meat of it is in the final chapters, and could b I have read a couple of Mark Miller’s books now...I like the simplicity to his writing. It’s not flashy, it’s just plain and honest. I enjoy that the principles taught are set to a story, though the story can be a little cheesy. It helps brings things to life a bit more for me. The principles are also solid ones for how to build up leaders in whatever organization you may serve in. To me, the biggest downside to this book is probably that the real meat of it is in the final chapters, and could be summed up pretty succinctly in the 5 goals that the team comes up with.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Andrea Puig

    Using a simple and creative way to present one of the most important challenges for organizations sustainability, Mark Miller summarized the main keys to create, conduct and keep a leadership culture. The value of leadership bench is highligthed, as well as the way to create a competitive advantage due to servant leadership. Nice story, with characters that you can often find into corporate world, and other figures that we need to nurture in order to obtain significant results.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Wally Bock

    Leaders Made Here: Building A Leadership Culture by Mark Miller is the fictionalized story of a company defining and developing a leadership culture. The form and the organization make it very much like having Mark Miller explaining his ideas about defining and creating a leadership culture over a glass of wine. They’re good, usable ideas and good reasons to read this book. See my full review at http://www.threestarleadership.com/bo... Leaders Made Here: Building A Leadership Culture by Mark Miller is the fictionalized story of a company defining and developing a leadership culture. The form and the organization make it very much like having Mark Miller explaining his ideas about defining and creating a leadership culture over a glass of wine. They’re good, usable ideas and good reasons to read this book. See my full review at http://www.threestarleadership.com/bo...

  18. 5 out of 5

    Jim Burton

    I read an interesting book today called ‘Leaders Made Here’ by Mark Miller. The author outlines the importance of developing leaders from within an organization to ensure it meets its current and future leadership needs. I enjoyed reading Mark’s book because the story was interesting and the message clear. This is not another how to book that methodically preaches about leadership. It had a story that most of us could relate to and could easily envision. As a person how values leadership in my c I read an interesting book today called ‘Leaders Made Here’ by Mark Miller. The author outlines the importance of developing leaders from within an organization to ensure it meets its current and future leadership needs. I enjoyed reading Mark’s book because the story was interesting and the message clear. This is not another how to book that methodically preaches about leadership. It had a story that most of us could relate to and could easily envision. As a person how values leadership in my career, this book has highlighted some fundamental tenants required of leaders in the fast paced and fluid markets of today. Miller’s system of developing leaders from within is focused, easy to replicate, and achievable. As I read Leaders Made Here, one message kept jumping off the pages. The message I took away was how leaders should empower their teams to be successful during daily and future tasks. It is an important message on leadership I continue to learn every day. Interestingly, I bet your message will be different. If you are a seasoned leader or just starting out in the workforce, I would recommend you read ‘Leaders Made Here’.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Jordan Silva

    Overall this was a pretty good book. The general idea is that if you want leaders in your organization, you need to build them. Waiting around for leaders to coincidentally appear doesn't work long term. The book as a whole is kind of cheesy as everything works out just as it should, but it's still an easy enough book to listen to and has a solid lesson. Overall this was a pretty good book. The general idea is that if you want leaders in your organization, you need to build them. Waiting around for leaders to coincidentally appear doesn't work long term. The book as a whole is kind of cheesy as everything works out just as it should, but it's still an easy enough book to listen to and has a solid lesson.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Terrence

    Mark Miller is one of my favorite leadership authors and this book is for those who want to learn how to create a leadership culture within their organizations. It is an excellent quick and easy read. As always with Mark Miller reads several points resonated with me — not because they are revolutionary but because they are things that we probably know but don’t do.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Tracy Chiara

    The book made some great points. I appreciated Charles’ story. However, I found it a bit too sanitized. I kept thinking about the relaxed pace at which these people were making their decisions, contrasted with the fast-paced environment in which I work. There were lots of good points made in the book, but it seemed contrived at times and I desired more grit.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Helfren Filex

    By the use of character Blake to portray the lesson of leadership, Mark Miller write another sequel to Chess not Checkers book. Bet on leadership, act as one and the other two moves used to build the leadership culture that nurture the growth of a company. Very fascinating read of leadership genre.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Don

    What a great book. The practical suggestions I found are things I can start using right now. One of the many points that stood out is the need to train the next generation. "Have a Leadership Bench" Too many times I've seen people horde their power and authority and not want to train others for fear of losing their power and authority, but when you train others you actually can enhance your authority because it builds trust in your team and everyone achieves greater success. That's just one point I What a great book. The practical suggestions I found are things I can start using right now. One of the many points that stood out is the need to train the next generation. "Have a Leadership Bench" Too many times I've seen people horde their power and authority and not want to train others for fear of losing their power and authority, but when you train others you actually can enhance your authority because it builds trust in your team and everyone achieves greater success. That's just one point I wanted to share to wet anyones appetite for this amazing new offering from Mark Miller.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Eric Habib

    This is a great little book whose subtitle is very apt. It is written as a narrative story, which works terrifically well to keep you interested and engaged while getting across practical sequence of actions for installing leadership culture in the country. Short and sweet, highly recommended.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Chad Wilkin

    Engaging Easy Read Full of Thought Provoking Insight No matter your field or level of leadership this book challenges the status quo in both the areas of personal and organizational leadership. Highly Recommend!

  26. 4 out of 5

    Daryl Watts

    Another short book that is mostly story line (think Lencioni). The overall goal is helping organizations develop a leadership culture much in the way that the author's organization, Chick-fil-A has done. Another short book that is mostly story line (think Lencioni). The overall goal is helping organizations develop a leadership culture much in the way that the author's organization, Chick-fil-A has done.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Glenda

    Mark Miller shares the keys to success for establishing a leadership culture in any organization. Unlike most leadership books that I've read, he provides a "map" of how to create a leadership bench through storytelling. The book was a short and enjoyable read! Mark Miller shares the keys to success for establishing a leadership culture in any organization. Unlike most leadership books that I've read, he provides a "map" of how to create a leadership bench through storytelling. The book was a short and enjoyable read!

  28. 4 out of 5

    Cindy

    Mark Miller tells a story of the depth and culture of leadership. The story format lends well to making this an easy read but it is rich with ideas to implement.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Lukasz Nalepa

    Banalities, truisms. trivialities, and very uninteresting storyline. Two stars only because one star is for books I wasn't able to finish. Banalities, truisms. trivialities, and very uninteresting storyline. Two stars only because one star is for books I wasn't able to finish.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Jeff Grennan

    Very Good leadership Fable and content

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