“Mike Myatt’s Hacking Leadership could well be the leadership book for our time, secrets of great leaders when you read Mike Myatt’s Hacking Leadership!”. By: Mike Myatt Hacking Leadership is Mike Myatt’s latest leadership book written for leaders at every level. Leadership isn’t broken, but how it’s currently. In this week’s Labcast, leadership advisor and author Mike Myatt shares powerful tips for hacking leadership gaps and giving your company the.

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Leadership isn’t broken, but how it’s currently being practiced certainly is. The purpose of Hacking Leadership is toequip leaders at every level with an actionable framework toidentify blind spots and close leadership gaps. The bulk of thebook is based on Hacking Leadership is Mike Myatt’s latest leadershipbook written for leaders at every level. The bulk of thebook is based on actionable, topical leadership and managementhacks to bridge eleven gaps every business needs to cross in orderto create a culture of leadership: Gives readers specific techniques to identify, understand, andmost importantly, implement individual, team and organizationalleadership hacks.

Addresses blind spots and leverage points most leaders andmanagers haven’t thought about, which left unaddressed, willadversely impact growth, development, and performance. All leadershave blind-spots gapswhich often go undetected for years ordecades, and sadly, even when identified the methods for dealingwith them are outdated and ineffective – they need to behacked.

Showcases case studies from the author’s consultingpractice, serving as a confidant with more than public companyCEOs. Some of those corporate clients include: Hacking Leadership offers a fresh perspective thatmakes it easy for leaders to create a roadmap to identify, refine, develop, and achieve their leadership potential–and to create amore effective business that is financially solvent andprofessionally desirable.

Hardcoverpages. Published December 16th by Wiley first published January 1st To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Hacking Leadershipplease sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Jan 14, Jane rated it it was amazing Shelves: I was introduced to Mike Myatt through reading his articles in Forbes.

When I learned of his new book, Hacking Leadership, I was curious to learn how he would write an entire book on the topic of hacking and leadership. From page xi — the Prologue- I was hooked. He told about a quote hanging in his office that I, myself had read and discarded myaht defeating. Between those words are gaps within gaps that need to be closed to be a successful, trusted, and productive leader.


Leadership is improvement, inspiring positive change, and challenging conventional thinking. The purpose of leadership is to unlock the potential of others so they can shine and unlock the potential of countless more.

Hacking the Purpose Gap — The bet leaders understand the importance of transforming personal values into a greater sense of purpose. Hacking the Future Gap — To hack the future, you must lsadership clear perspective on the past; must understand how to navigate the present.

Hacking the Mediocrity Gap — Leadership exists to disrupt mediocrity. Stable leaders pay attention to the four pillars of stability: Reward for right behavior, not punished for them. Hacking the Culture Gap — Diversity is finding people who share your vision, but bring a different set of relevant professional and life experiences to the organization. Smart leaders do business based on doing the right things, rather than doing them right; promote based on the character and contribution of the individual.

Hacking the Talent Gap — Well, ahcking a little editorializing here. This powerful chapter sold the book to me. They are curious, inquisitive, with insatiable appetites for learning. Hacking the Innovation Gap — Big difference between ideas and innovation.

The value is proven when ideas are executed. Chapter 8 lists the 6 step process to obtaining value from ideas. Find it in Chapter 8 Hacking the Innovation Gap. Hacking the Expectation Gap — The author says this is the shortest chapter in the book but the most important. To be a trusted leader, learn to align expectations, commitments, and accountability. Mike suggests simplifying every process, initiative, and offering. Great companies thrive in the absence of complexity. Simplicity is critical to success.

Hacking the Failure Gap leadeeship Failure is the best experiential learning tool available. Feb 20, Jason Luu rated it it was ok.

As you might suspect from the long winded title, the problems are apparent from the very onset. The term “hacking” is used erroneously, as though Myatt possesses some deep zen-like perception of business that he has ciphered out and Hacking Leadership: The term “hacking” is used erroneously, as though Myatt possesses some deep zen-like perception of business that he has ciphered out and is willing to share with you.

Instead, you’ll get pages of Myatt generalizing and droning on and on, saying the same thing 11 different ways. Be a good leader listen, don’t go through the motionswhen you’re not being a good leader, you’re not leading, not doing the right thing, and so on. The only reason I decided to finish this book was that he isn’t specifically wrong in his advice, but he doesn’t need to take pages to give it.

I could summarize the useful bits of this in less than words, but if Myatt isn’t willing to do this, why should I?

The book could stand significant improvement by shortening its length, organizing the structure more logically, using academic research, or applying narrative tools so that the reader makes the connections without being specifically told what to think. If anything, this book only makes me think less of Forbes for having him as a columnist. Dec 31, Becky Robinson rated it it was amazing. If you want to grow as a leader, I suggest you add this title to your library. It will challenge on every page.


I love Myatt’s view that leadership is about those we lead — it is not about us. We are effective as leaders as we succeed in elevating others and helping them to shine. Buy this book and share it with others! Jan 02, Melinda Torrison rated it it was amazing. Hakcing of the best leadership books.

Highlighted almost the entire book. So many good nuggets of wisdom. Blind spots can produce a dangerous set of circumstances for any organization and its leaders.

This book is now available as a Soundview Executive Book Summary. The best leaders, according to Myatt, have the ability to check their egos and elevate their level of self-awareness. It requires an understanding of three critical gaps described in the book: From this starting point, Hacking Leadership then guides executives through each of the 11 gaps.

The gaps range from anticipated subjects such as knowledge and talent to less explored areas such as mediocrity and expectation. Gaps exist in every organization. Turn gaps into opportunities. While this is a business book, leadeership applications for pastors kike churches are endless. I could not agree more that churches have gaps in them and these gaps, if they go untouched, keep the church from fulfilling why God placed the church here.

Here are the gaps, see if any of these sound familiar to you: Very relevant to leadership in church as well as business! Here are a few: Holding a position of leadership is not the same thing as being a good leader. The plausibility of impossibility only becomes a probability in the absence of leadership.


The only boarders to leadership are those which are self-imposed. Mar 15, Jjudyfl rated it liked it. I won this book from Goodreads. Hacking is leadersgip a negative word.

It distracted me immediately. Many seem to be praising this book, so perhaps I should offer some negativity. What some call theories, I call assumptions. Not all business situations and problems can be easily boxed up with a quickie label on them. There IS a lot of potential value here, but I question how it can help someone who is currently a bad leader, in a bad situation to just up and start working miracles? I did read some excell I won this book from Goodreads.

Especially if you are going to be mime new guy.