Miles Anthony Smith

Why Leadership Sucks™ Volume 1: Servant Leadership Fundamentals and Level 5 Leadership

Why Leadership Sucks™ Volume 1: Servant Leadership Fundamentals and Level 5 Leadership by Miles Anthony Smith
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For readers of:Seth Godin, Jon Acuff, Marcus Buckingham, John C. Maxwell, Tim Ferriss
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PublisherKompelling Publishing
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About the Book

Eliminate Frustration With Leadership

What if you could decrease your stress and flourish? What if the wisdom you need to succeed with your team or your boss is within your reach?

The good news is, leadership can also be one of the most rewarding and fulfilling endeavors.

What if you could enjoy the rich rewards of leadership, and handle the challenging times with grace and ease?

Leadership Can Suck LessSo why does leadership suck?

It sucks because real leadership is hard, requires selfless service, and because the buck stops here. Servant leadership or Level 5 leadership is uncomfortable, humbling, self-denying, painful, and counter-intuitive; nonetheless, Christian leadership is the only kind of leadership that brings lasting results, genuine happiness, and true self-fulfillment.

The Joy of Leadership

With 15 years of battle-tested leadership, Miles Anthony Smith delves into the ups and downs of his senior leadership experience, shares many funny, some sad, and other frustrating stories that will have you laughing and crying as you earn a leadership degree through his many mistakes and missteps. He paints a picture of leadership that is worth the fight to make it suck less.

Here's What's In Store For You

  1. Define leadership in general and the servant leadership style specifically.
  2. Why Christian leadership matters and is a better long-term strategy.
  3. Develop leadership competencies with practical action steps.
  4. Learn from real world examples from the author's organizational leadership experience.
  5. Quotes on leadership help highlight and introduce sections within each chapter.

It's Laid Out in 4 Simple Parts

  • Part 1: To serve or not to serve. Effective leadership characteristics require servant leadership.
  • Part 2: Do what's best for your organization. Discusses various aspects of organizational leadership and culture
  • Part 3: Humility 101. Leadership principles of self-examination, apologies, authenticity, controlling and displaying emotions, and handling adversity.
  • Part 4: Specific management situations, focusing on building business leadership competencies

Get this book now to decrease your stress and frustration with leadership. The wisdom in these pages is genuinely worth far more than the simple investment you will make.

Pick up your sample of the book by clicking the DOWNLOAD button at the top of the page.

About the Author

Miles has held General Manager positions for several small businesses or business units over the years. He currently works for Imaginasium as the Director of Digital Marketing. Miles has broad management skills across many functional business disciplines in accounting, finance, human resources, marketing, and leadership. Miles earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Oral Roberts University and a Master's in Business Administration from the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University.Miles has a knack for spotting and developing talented, cohesive teams focused on new product development and digital/content marketing, resulting in top line and bottom line growth in the following companies:

Consumer Products Company in Green Bay, Wisconsin

Increased revenues 48% in 2 years from $2.3 Million to $3.4 Million through new product development

Increased company operating cash flow and profits by 33% and 25% by reducing expenses and streamlining operations

Consumer Goods Company in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Increased profit margin from -10% to +27% by restructuring the company and repositioning its focus on new line of products.

Born a Hoosier, raised an Okie, and currently residing in the Frozen Tundra of Green Bay, Wisconsin, Miles Anthony Smith is a happily married husband of Carolyn and a proud father of three. Now in his mid-30s, he was fortunate to have been given a significant leadership opportunity by his father at the age of 25. He is a classically trained violist, violinist, and composer, with passion in the fields of small-business management, marketing, macroeconomics, servant leadership, Classical education, and Christian apologetics. Miles, a Gen X'er leader and author, cares enough about organizational health to make the tough decisions, hire and coach the right people, set clear expectations, develop a strong team culture, and strengthen organizational cash flow, exhibiting both humility and fierce resolve. His mission in life is "To Chart the Course, Pave the Pathway, and Light the Lane for Others to Eclipse My Own Success in Leadership."

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