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Bestselling authors Frances Frei and Anne Morriss champion a bold redefinition of leadership and offer a real-world guide for unleashing greatness in other people and, ultimately, yourself. When leaders want to improve, they find an abundance of ideas to help build themselves up. They're told to identify and develop natural-born strengths, to mine their failures for ins Bestselling authors Frances Frei and Anne Morriss champion a bold redefinition of leadership and offer a real-world guide for unleashing greatness in other people and, ultimately, yourself. When leaders want to improve, they find an abundance of ideas to help build themselves up. They're told to identify and develop natural-born strengths, to mine their failures for insights into what they need to change, and to work hard to correct any real or perceived career-limiting deficiencies. Own the room. Eat last. Do you.Frances Frei and Anne Morriss argue that this popular leadership advice glosses over the most important thing you can do to be a great leader: Build others up. Leadership, at its core, is not about you. As Frei and Morriss show through inspiring stories from the NBA to ancient Rome to Silicon Valley, real leadership is about how effective you are at making other people better--and making sure that this impact endures even in your absence.Unleashed helps you do just that. Showing how the boldest, most effective leaders use a special combination of trust, love, and inclusion to create a space in which other people can excel, Frei and Morriss provide practical, battle-tested tools--based on their work in companies such as Uber, Riot Games, Walmart, and others--along with interviews and stories from their own personal experience to make these ideas come alive. This book is your indispensable guide for unleashing greatness in other people . . . and, ultimately, in yourself.


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Bestselling authors Frances Frei and Anne Morriss champion a bold redefinition of leadership and offer a real-world guide for unleashing greatness in other people and, ultimately, yourself. When leaders want to improve, they find an abundance of ideas to help build themselves up. They're told to identify and develop natural-born strengths, to mine their failures for ins Bestselling authors Frances Frei and Anne Morriss champion a bold redefinition of leadership and offer a real-world guide for unleashing greatness in other people and, ultimately, yourself. When leaders want to improve, they find an abundance of ideas to help build themselves up. They're told to identify and develop natural-born strengths, to mine their failures for insights into what they need to change, and to work hard to correct any real or perceived career-limiting deficiencies. Own the room. Eat last. Do you.Frances Frei and Anne Morriss argue that this popular leadership advice glosses over the most important thing you can do to be a great leader: Build others up. Leadership, at its core, is not about you. As Frei and Morriss show through inspiring stories from the NBA to ancient Rome to Silicon Valley, real leadership is about how effective you are at making other people better--and making sure that this impact endures even in your absence.Unleashed helps you do just that. Showing how the boldest, most effective leaders use a special combination of trust, love, and inclusion to create a space in which other people can excel, Frei and Morriss provide practical, battle-tested tools--based on their work in companies such as Uber, Riot Games, Walmart, and others--along with interviews and stories from their own personal experience to make these ideas come alive. This book is your indispensable guide for unleashing greatness in other people . . . and, ultimately, in yourself.

30 review for Unleashed: The Unapologetic Leader's Guide to Empowering Everyone Around You

  1. 4 out of 5

    Henk

    Just heard the TED Interview during my evening commute and really look forward to read this!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Annarella

    I found it interesting and full of food for thought. I loved how it is written and organised and I loved the idea of empowering the people around the leader. One of the best leadership book I read in a long time. Highly recommended. Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Greg

    This book resonates the important message of empowering people in organizations and how to do it right. It presents a straight to the point discussion on what it means when you empower everyone to be at his/her best. While many leadership books talk about the development of the leader, this one pushes the envelop by discussing how does a leader make a long lasting impact even on his/her absence. I really like that the book narrates really well and has the fluidity of a normal conversation. Every c This book resonates the important message of empowering people in organizations and how to do it right. It presents a straight to the point discussion on what it means when you empower everyone to be at his/her best. While many leadership books talk about the development of the leader, this one pushes the envelop by discussing how does a leader make a long lasting impact even on his/her absence. I really like that the book narrates really well and has the fluidity of a normal conversation. Every chapter ends with “gut check” which serves as a good point to reflect on the leadership realities of the reader in light of the insights just provided.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Neil Pasricha

    I sat in Frances Frei’s office at Harvard Business School fifteen years ago telling her about the person I was in love with. She returned the favor telling me about Anne Morriss. She then pulled a sleeve of Starbucks cups off her bookshelf and handed me one with a quote from Anne that Starbucks deemed worthy of mass printing. I still think about that quote often. Here it is: “The irony of commitment is that it is deeply liberating - in work, in play, in love. The act frees you from the tyranny o I sat in Frances Frei’s office at Harvard Business School fifteen years ago telling her about the person I was in love with. She returned the favor telling me about Anne Morriss. She then pulled a sleeve of Starbucks cups off her bookshelf and handed me one with a quote from Anne that Starbucks deemed worthy of mass printing. I still think about that quote often. Here it is: “The irony of commitment is that it is deeply liberating - in work, in play, in love. The act frees you from the tyranny of your internal critic, from the fear that likes to dress itself up and parade around as rational hesitation. To commit is to remove your head as the barrier to your life.” My love didn’t last but Frances’s did. She and Anne now have two sons and are an ambitious, trailblazing force on the world stage in the field of modern, empathetic leadership. Frances has parachuted into Uber, Riot Games, and WeWork to address leadership, gender, and culture issues. She’s given an extremely popular TED Talk on building trust. This book comes with that same insightful, growing pain, stomachy tingly feeling I got sitting in her classroom. There’s a wonderful activist twang here and the book will force you to confront the darker and harder to mould sides of your leadership profile. Is it perfect? No, but of course, hardly any books are. I feel the book misses the forest for the trees in a few places - missing the larger picture - and I admit I found the tone a bit swaggering. There's nothing wrong with confidence! But this book gave me the feeling of saying 'this is the right way to do it!' over and over without allowing for the layers of gray and complexity I believe come with true leadership. A great book.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Dave Reads

    While managers know there are many things that they need to do to be true leaders, authors Frances Frei and Anne Morris focus on making those around us better. In their book, Unleashed, they suggest emotional intelligence is just as important as any other skill. They believe that leadership is about "creating the conditions for the people around you to become increasingly effective, to help them fully realize their full capacity and power," and "making sure the impact continues in your absence." While managers know there are many things that they need to do to be true leaders, authors Frances Frei and Anne Morris focus on making those around us better. In their book, Unleashed, they suggest emotional intelligence is just as important as any other skill. They believe that leadership is about "creating the conditions for the people around you to become increasingly effective, to help them fully realize their full capacity and power," and "making sure the impact continues in your absence." Using theories backed by examples, they focus on how we need to begin by leading with love, compassion, trust, and authenticity. Unleashed tells the story of how empowering leaders live up to this definition by navigating aspects of leadership. The paradox of empowering others starts with empowering yourself by being honest with yourself, operating with love and compassion, and building trust through authenticity. Among their other key points: • Leaders let those around them have the opportunity to utilize their full potential. • Leaders set high standards. • Establishing the right culture in an organization will lead to success.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Eduardo Xavier

    Professor Frances Frei and coach Anne Morriss works on Unleashed to one main quest: empower someone else. Starting to draw out attention that leadership is not about you. As we need to put energy outward and focus on other people excellence and success. Here comes the time to face that workspace has to be a place for humanity, focused on people potential. To build inclusive teams (meaning inclusion, queer, lgbt+, woman (black and mothers) people of color) is not about only get people together. T Professor Frances Frei and coach Anne Morriss works on Unleashed to one main quest: empower someone else. Starting to draw out attention that leadership is not about you. As we need to put energy outward and focus on other people excellence and success. Here comes the time to face that workspace has to be a place for humanity, focused on people potential. To build inclusive teams (meaning inclusion, queer, lgbt+, woman (black and mothers) people of color) is not about only get people together. This should be carefully taken by company’s core and drive to evolve. They also discuss about equalities, attracting and hiring processes, development and promoting of people in context. This is a revolutionary and important reading. Lots of learnings in it. You may finish it feeling flame through your arms.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Ellie Malloy

    Being a good leader actually isn’t about you, it’s about empowering those around you so THEY can come to life. To do that, you need to build trust, create a feeling of true belonging and a culture that supports all of it. This is how. … 🥃🥃🥃🥃… Five out of five of my book club buddies said they would recommend this book to others and that has never happened before… especially for a non-fiction read. #Unleashed is educational without being boringly data-driven and provides real-life examples of how t Being a good leader actually isn’t about you, it’s about empowering those around you so THEY can come to life. To do that, you need to build trust, create a feeling of true belonging and a culture that supports all of it. This is how. … 🥃🥃🥃🥃… Five out of five of my book club buddies said they would recommend this book to others and that has never happened before… especially for a non-fiction read. #Unleashed is educational without being boringly data-driven and provides real-life examples of how to create a culture and a team that feels empowered, not trapped. It will help you figure out where you “wobble”, how to fix it and also serve up some lessons on how others experience you. A quick and fulfilling book, this one should be on the #mustread list for managers, leaders and whoever is in charge of the next big thing.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Megan

    In Physics the holy grail is the search for a Unified Theory of Everything. This book is damn close to the holy grail of leadership – a unified practice that draws on proven leadership theory combined with the decades of boots on the ground experience of the authors. You may not have heard of Frances Frei or Anne Morriss, but I’m sure you’ve heard of the culture turnaround at Uber, WeWork, Harvard Business School and Riot Games. This is who they called. If you have a challenging culture it is thes In Physics the holy grail is the search for a Unified Theory of Everything. This book is damn close to the holy grail of leadership – a unified practice that draws on proven leadership theory combined with the decades of boots on the ground experience of the authors. You may not have heard of Frances Frei or Anne Morriss, but I’m sure you’ve heard of the culture turnaround at Uber, WeWork, Harvard Business School and Riot Games. This is who they called. If you have a challenging culture it is these two that you need on speed dial. Frances and Anne are direct. Leadership is not about you. They drill in that leadership is: “…about empowering other people as a result of your presence – and making sure that impact continues into your ABSENCE” Deceptively simple, direct and sometimes folksy this short book is full of examples of the work Frances and Anne have done to turnaround challenging company cultures, this is a practical book backed up by extraordinary academic rigour from a star Harvard Business School professor and a star leadership coach.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Christina

    There are some very good guidelines in this book. Basically, treat everyone with respect as human beings, lead by example, teach your team to use the authority they have at their discretion wisely and fairly while ensuring that you are building a culture of inclusion. Deeply understand your strategy and ensure that it can be simply communicated so that everyone can understand it and support it. I recommend this book if you or your organization leads by telling people what to do rather than teach There are some very good guidelines in this book. Basically, treat everyone with respect as human beings, lead by example, teach your team to use the authority they have at their discretion wisely and fairly while ensuring that you are building a culture of inclusion. Deeply understand your strategy and ensure that it can be simply communicated so that everyone can understand it and support it. I recommend this book if you or your organization leads by telling people what to do rather than teaching them to lead.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Tim Belonax

    Accessibly written with approachable and intelligent insights, this book feels like the leadership book of the moment. It may very well be one of the stepping stones we look back on in the future as forming contemporary leadership practices. Bravo Frances and Anne! My only gripe is that not all sidebars integrate well into the flow of each chapter, causing an awkward reading experience at times.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Christian

    One of the better leadership books of the last ten years. The book is best when the two authors inject junior and personal experience into the lessons they convey from working with some well-known brands. It’s a thin book which could have probably been even thinner by trimming down their discussion on developing strategy. That seems outside the realm of this book. Their ideas on how to enable your team with strategy, on the other hand, was really useful.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Deepika Singh

    This book nails it: the most important part of managing is making others better. I found myself thinking back on my own career and realizing the best managers I had were the ones who were so focused on that. Easily one of the best books and most impactful books I have ever read, I can’t wait to apply my learnings with my own team.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Borith

    What I like about this book is that the authors actually provide practical frameworks for breaking down the trust and culture issues into actionable components. From a managerial perspective, it allows me to identify which trust components I miss as a leader and what I should do to regain back the trust among the teams. Further down the pages, the authors show how the company's strategy and culture are the reflections of leaders' personalities and how can we as leaders use these two levers to ex What I like about this book is that the authors actually provide practical frameworks for breaking down the trust and culture issues into actionable components. From a managerial perspective, it allows me to identify which trust components I miss as a leader and what I should do to regain back the trust among the teams. Further down the pages, the authors show how the company's strategy and culture are the reflections of leaders' personalities and how can we as leaders use these two levers to extend our influences beyond our presence.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Andrea Greenhous

    It's great when you find a book that reinforces you are on the right track when providing advice to clients but also gives you new perspectives and tools. This book did exactly that. Trust. Love. Belonging. Strategy. Culture. These are all topics that are important for anyone who cares about bringing out the best in people and really helping them thrive. It's great when you find a book that reinforces you are on the right track when providing advice to clients but also gives you new perspectives and tools. This book did exactly that. Trust. Love. Belonging. Strategy. Culture. These are all topics that are important for anyone who cares about bringing out the best in people and really helping them thrive.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Sherri Sparaga

    Brilliant read. For any leader who wants to improve, whether it be at a multinational or a fast growth start up. I could hear their voices, as brilliant professors, working moms and champions of inclusion!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Sandy Brown

    The book is probably better in paper than audible. The text references graphics and has lists of points. I need to re-listen and take notes because there were several practical chapters that I want to further explore.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Zoe Routh

    Nudging the edges of leadership forward Very human centric, so right up my alley. Practical tips for being other-centered in the quest for better culture. Interesting case studies of Uber, WeWork, Microsoft.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Kara

    Great read One of the most thought provoking leadership books I've read. Frei and Morriss provide, among many other things leading up to it, a playback for culture change in your organization. Great read One of the most thought provoking leadership books I've read. Frei and Morriss provide, among many other things leading up to it, a playback for culture change in your organization.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Kathy Cowie

    3.5 stars to be reviewed in the Sept.-Oct. issue of Global Business and Organizational Excellence

  20. 5 out of 5

    BHARAT MANSUKHANI

    Did not maintain the Grip The book started well but could not maintain the grip throughout. Half way through the book lost its holding power.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Ann Louise Tisdale-Ramos

    So much is a “review” and yet here we are in 2020, revisiting important themes and decisions needed for leaders to empower and UNLEASH their team.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Joseph Mullan

    Enjoyable read - a number of practical guides for empowering people to lead

  23. 4 out of 5

    David

    Good guidance on leadership, starting with “it’s not about you”.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Diane Bateman

    I love the way this book was written . I love that it talks about leadership and how important it is to the core .. I would recommend to read this interesting book ..

  25. 4 out of 5

    Samantha Leonard

    A must read for any person in a leadership role.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Alessia Camera

    One of the best leadership books read in a while: the idea of empowering others as a leader is so powerful and the book is full of great examples and practicle tips. Thank you!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Tracy Brower

    Solid and sensical but just okay. Nothing new or particularly insightful.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Mariah

    Inspiring book on leadership - through your presence and absence - that was a page turner! I learned a lot and am ready to take my leadership to the next level this year thanks to this book ✅

  29. 4 out of 5

    Nick Salenga

    This is a great book that is your indispensable guide for unleashing greatness in other people & ultimately in yourself.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Selina

    This was a good non-fiction read that helped put into words a lot of my own thoughts about best business practices and the importance of empowering people. Definitely a good read!

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