16 Sep Be More Vader: Assertive Thinking from the Dark Side | Christian Blauvelt
2019: Book #28
“Success in the workplace has more to do with attitude than background.”
“Public speaking can be daunting, even for people in high-ranking positions.”
“Whether it’s the impact of your brand on social media or the impact of your Death Star’s superlaser on a planetary crust, your success will count for nothing unless your CEO or Emperor fully understands its worth.”
“Your focus on progression needs to be as sharp and deadly as a lightsaber. In the short term, getting ahead could mean maximizing profits or recruiting a new apprentice.”
“It’s only natural to have high standards when you’re a Force-sensitive, exceptionally powerful individual identified as the Chosen One in a galaxy teeming with billions of beings. Those around you will invariably struggle with matters that seem ludicrously simple to you. Be patient – up to a point – but make sure your instructions are crystal clear; don’t give anyone a second opportunity to disappoint you.”
These are real quotes.
They’re from the book, Be More Vader: Assertive Thinking from the Dark Side by Christian Blauvelt. The book is hilarious and a ton of fun.
Is there any serious leadership stuff in it? Bits and pieces. You can find the nuggets.
We should be patient.
People will disappoint us…
…but let’s not choke them if they fail.
It’s a hysterical little book that may take 15 minutes to read. By the end of it you’ll start asking yourself, “What would Vader do?”
I give this book 3 out of 5 stars.
That’s book #28 for 2019.
24 more to go
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