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.
Leading without Authority | Keith Ferrazzi and Noel Weyrich
About the Author: Judy Hissong, CLM
Judy Hissong is the President of Nesso Strategies. A former law firm Chief Operating Officer, she helps firms become more profitable by advising leaders in strategic and leadership development challenges. Her mission is “world domination for Good.” By creating actionable, lightbulb moments that leaders want to share and spread, she intends to improve the world one person at a time. When she’s not speaking, training and consulting, Judy teaches quarterly online workshops and facilitates Leaders Lab, a free monthly video conference that enables small groups of leaders to brainstorm strategies and solutions to work through common issues that keep firms stuck. Learn more at www.nessostrategies.com.