This is a very short book that’s written as a fable. Basically there are two types of leaders competing to see whose team performs better. One leader is taking a pill that alleges to provide the best qualities a leader needs, while the other leader, who is called The Effective Leader, doesn’t take the supplement and just works his leadership magic with what he calls his secret blend.
There are a few quotes I wanted to capture from the book, most of which come from a recap at the end.
>Leadership is not just what happens when you’re there; it’s what happens when you’re not there.
>Leadership is not something you do to people, it’s something you do with them.
The three ingredients that make up “the secret blend” for The Effective Leader: integrity, partnership, and affirmation.
I’ve included a tad bit more on these ingredients below.
Perfecting the blend
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