Book: The Responsive Leader
“The Responsive Leader by Erik Korsvik Østergaard is a well written and informative text. It is written in a way that makes for easy consumption and provides a great range of insights from which businesses and organizations of all levels will be able to glean many helpful tips, as Østergaard busts myths that may hold industry back and limit growth. It’s certainly a book that will open many readers’ eyes. In an exhaustive text, Østergaard leaves no stone unturned with The Responsive Leader as he seeks to encourage business owners to remain relevant to their employees and customers. He also provides a great resource for those looking to take their business to extraordinary heights.
“Throughout the book, Østergaard claims that no one can achieve the status of a responsive leader overnight, but, through practice of talking with your staff, trying new things, failing, and learning from your failures, you will reach a level of leadership that will help your business grow and continue to gain popularity and employees based on their strong purpose and value. The last three chapters provide case studies to help process all the information together. Being able to read about real companies that put their value in hard work instead of the money or products made, and their profound success is enlightening and very motivational. At the end, I felt like I had a better sense of how to be a successful and responsive leader to those around me.”
4.3 stars of 5 : “THE RESPONSIVE LEADER is a worthwhile blueprint for all levels of leadership, lighting the path to greater success and more meaningful work in an ever-changing world. (…) Using the methods outlined in THE RESPONSIVE LEADER, leaders can take their companies to new heights by creating a culture of engagement, meaningfulness, and relevancy to employees and customers. (…) The writing style of THE RESPONSIVE LEADER is no-nonsense and down-to-earth without the showmanship typical of some of today’s so-called thought leaders. The fact that Østergaard doesn’t come across as a guru-like figure at all gives his book a winsome combination of warmth and practicality. ”
“He just processes the information in such a compelling and manageable way that I walked away feeling absolutely confident I could become the leader I want to be. (…) I can’t stay enough good stuff about this book. If you are anything like me, you’ll find it hard to put it down. And you’ll think twice before you do any number of the things at work that you simply do on autopilot. If you’re committed to continuous improvement as a leader, you want to read this book.”