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Toy Box Leadership: Leadership Lessons from the Toys You Loved as a Child

3.98  ·  Rating Details ·  88 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Reach back into your childhood and recapture the leadership principles you learned from your favorite toys.


What can LEGOS teach you about building your business through connection? How can Slinky Dog demonstrate the value of patience when you're growing your organization? What has every little boy learned from his Little Green Army Men that he can use in business strategy?
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Hardcover, 208 pages
Published July 15th 2008 by Thomas Nelson
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Heather
Nov 25, 2016 Heather rated it liked it
As most other reviewers said, every paragraph is just a quote from another book he read. The author defines for us words like "latrine" (bathroom). He cited know your audience, yet defines the simplest words and concepts as if to a 4 year old. This book has a nice idea, but as others have said, the writing would not have passed any college class I took. It was like reading an outline, with an outline it it, with an outline it, with an outline in it......To Infinity and Beyond.

Becky Frost
Jun 13, 2016 Becky Frost rated it it was ok
I read this book as a recommendation from someone I know. And I must start out by saying that this book reads like someone's dream after watching Toy Story and they wanted to ride on that bandwagon with trying to give some cutesy, but terrible TED TALK on this subject. Seriously, this book reads like a horrible TED TALK written by a high school senior on the subject of "Leadership."

First off, it is dated. I mean it is stagnated to 2008. When the author talks about Blockbuster like it will rally
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Todd Mckeever
Jun 28, 2012 Todd Mckeever rated it it was amazing


I truly enjoyed this book even as short as it was. Great book that made a connection to me as it used toys I was familiar with and inspired me to use it as a springboard to create my own lessons of toys and leadership lessons.
Melissa
Sep 03, 2009 Melissa rated it liked it
A fun way to look a leadership using childhood toys as metaphors. Some of the metaphors were a bit of a stretch. A few of the toy choices are a bit outdated and may not be recognized immediately by the younger generation. A quick read with some good ideas.
tracirw McClure Westbrook
May 16, 2009 tracirw McClure Westbrook rated it it was amazing
A great book!

Shared this book with an alliance of mine.

Use your toys, Share your toys and put your toys away :)
Efumarola
Jul 29, 2008 Efumarola is currently reading it
I love the analogies they draw. It really helps me mentally visualize and relate these skills back to people
Erin
Feb 20, 2012 Erin rated it it was amazing
This book is great for use with student leaders. It teaches 10 important lessons that people can learn from different childhood toys.
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Love how toys were used for such clear and relatable examples of situations for work!
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Of the leadership books I have read, this one was just fun!
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