The authors start out by saying that leading without authority is the twenty first century organizational model. That’s a bold statement, and is further declared as the first book to codify a new set of work rules, specifically that co-elevation is the difference maker for organizations in their way forward. They explore 8 rules that are brought forward with stories from their clients and followed by several tips and best practices. This quote stuck out, “when we lead without authority…it is a unique opportunity to set aside the limits imposed by the resources your control, and instead consider the impact you want to make.” Think about the limits that you feel, and how can you set them aside? The book talks about vulnerability and courage a lot, reminding me that your vulnerability creates safety for that of others. It’s a good read if you are seeking examples of how to lead without authority.

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