Red Pill: The Truth About Leadership by Paul Ballman
Book review by Sarah Stocks – Red Pill: The Truth About Leadership by Paul Ballman
On reading the jacket I expected more answers, however, what I did get was a real challenge to how I am always looking for the secret formula for success.
As a trainer, I am always asked for the most up to date thinking, when actually some of the old ways still have traction and many of the 'new' ways are just the old wrapped up in a shiny new bow!
The real examples of successful companies and CEOs who suddenly fall from grace really adds impact to what is being said. In taking the red pill and facing reality, this book does not give you the magic formula but challenges the assumptions that you need to spend huge amounts of money on 'solutions' when you may already have the answer - in fact if you as a leader are ready to embrace the sometimes painful truth of reality, then read the red pill.
3 stars: Good, worth reading by a manager or leader