There’s a particularly extraordinary interview on this week’s Extraordinary Business Book Club, as you’d expect for the first week of a new year. David Taylor, The Naked Leader, is one of the world’s top leadership coaches and management thinkers. What’s extraordinary about that? Well, it’s just that he doesn’t act or write like a high-flying academic or guru.
“If there’s something you want to change in your life or your team or your organization, please get off your backside and do something about it and stop going on and on that you’re going to. Stop talking about it because you’re giving everyone a headache, not least yourself.”
He believes that everyone is capable of extraordinary things, and that the secret to achieving them is actually very simple. And he writes about it in a way that I’ve never seen before – clearly, simply, and without any apology or fluff.
“People listening to this, I urge you, dust off a strength, dust off a dream, realize that it’s okay to be yourself and there’s many things you can achieve… Just be yourself, that’s all my message says.”
Take a listen, and see if you agree.