This is an exceptionally useful practical book for leaders making decisions particularly in the virtual world we live in today.
There is also some good stories and anecdotes especially the Captain and Crew of The EL Faro and the poor decisions that were made leading to the loss of the ship and all the people onboard..
It was Great to Interview David – see his Podcast on this Website.
Leadership is Language drives home the idea that leadership is about people, and the author argues that leaders cannot lead effectively without an appropriately balanced interplay using words. It is not about being soft and fluffy, instead it is about the leader detaching themselves from notions of invulnerability, certainty, coercion, and conformity. In terms of leadership interactions, whether person to person, digital, handwritten, or verbal; David argues that if you want to be a truly effective leader, you need to think about the words you choose to use and how you apply them.
The book offers us 6 ‘plays’ that we can employ in order to lead effectively and enhance the performance of our teams, all of which ultimately combine to bolster morale, trust, and performance. They are summarised as: