Fairness is Overrated: And 51 Other Leadership Principles to Revolutionize Your Workplace by Tim Stevens is a great guidebook about leadership. This was one of those books that I just couldn’t put down after I picked it up. I especially enjoyed the chapter about researching potential employees online and making good use of social media tools in gathering information. I had mixed feeling about Chapter 28, “Always Believe the Best.” While it is important to support your team in a workplace, it might not always be best to ignore anonymous accusations or gossip about your teammates.
One line in the book that stuck with me was in Chapter 50, “The Pain of Growth,” when Stevens said, “Are you more committed to keeping your position and title? Or are you more committed to the growth of your business or church?” I think it’s important to note that business growth will cause changes, and some may be negative. Another really interesting part of the book was Chapter 22, when Stevens drew comparisons between creative types and leaders. The “Think About It” discussion questions at the end of each chapter were also very helpful.
I received a review copy from BookLook Bloggers. You can find the book here on Amazon.