Thursday, October 7, 2010

Review - Be Bodacious by Steven D. Wood

TITLE:    Be Bodacious: Put Life in Your Leadership
AUTHOR/EDITOR:    Steven D. Wood
INFO:    Paperback, Non-Fiction, 152 pages
PUBLISHED:   White Bay, 2010
ISBN#:   978-0-9844777-0-8
HOW'D I GET IT:   Received from the Publisher for Review

Be Bodacious: Put Life in Your Leadership is a different type of leadership guide, for a different type of leader. Illustrated by humorous and motivational stories, Steven teaches three characteristics of a "bodacious leader:" an extraordinary commitment to a dream, unrestrained passion to pursue a dream and bold action to realize a dream.

Presented in an engaging story format, Be Bodacious follows a young man who discovers the secrets of effective leadership through a mentor named "Cowboy," a character who embodies the many leaders that have influenced Steven in his career and personal life. Though their conversations, Cowboy's secrets to "bodacious leadership" are revealed, teaching readers how to become a better role model at home, in the community and at the office.

Corporate audiences have heard Steven's message on "bodacious leadership," and have walked away with the tools to revitalize their business. Now, after decades of working alongside great leaders on the ranch and in corporate America, Wood is ready to pass on his experiences, in a book that will bring out your own bodacious leader - both in and out of the office.

MY TAKE:   I thought this book was a very simple, straight-forward approach to turning yourself into a better, more successful person in all aspects of your life.  There were some funny stories shared that help illustrate the author's point.

This book didn't reveal anything earth-shattering or really all that new, but it was put forth in such a manner that it was an enjoyable read.  It helps remind a person what they should be doing to move forward in life.
MY RATING:    3/5

WHERE TO BUY IT:  Amazon, IndieBound, The Book Depository

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