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Attitude Reflects Leadership is an honest glimpse into what it takes to be an exceptional leader. People naturally follow the attitude of their leader. Whatever attitude, behavior or belief you want your employees to have, you must lead with it first. This book contains powerful and useful information to those who are searching for what it takes to become an extraordinary ...more
Paperback, 184 pages
Published May 8th 2015 by CreateSpace (first published April 26th 2015)
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Aug 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Attitude Reflects Leadership is a great book on how to create an effective overall approach to leadership. I really liked how it began, with Hamblin refuting the idea that “if you want it done right, do it yourself” when it comes to leadership, saying that you have to acknowledge and accept that as a leader, you can’t do it yourself. You have to get work done, correctly and on time, through other people. This was the first readjustment of how to think, and the rest of the book supports through i ...more
Aug 14, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Attitude Reflects Leadership by Leo Hamblin is a good book filled with credible information that gives readers a very good idea at how to succeed at being a manager. The author has taken poorly run companies and has turned them around with the techniques he has described in this easy to read book. While a lot of his strategies seem contrary to the way many managers work today, they do makes a lot of sense. He proclaims that he isn't an English type of guy and it's evident in the writing of this ...more
May 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am thankful to have read this, as very recently I was promoted to a higher position at my job and I’ve had concerns about not being able to effectively lead and guide my subordinates. I have never worked in such position and really didn’t know how to play this role. Some of my seniors suggest that I read various books on Leadership, and I have found many, including this one, to be very informative and helpful. Some of the ideas are for people on roles senior to mine but it still has great advi ...more
May 26, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
as the owner of a small business, I am often faced with managerial issues. It is important to constantly learn more and more about how to be a more effective leader.... And this book really lends a hand in helping do just that. Specifically for me, learning to get the most out of my employees with the least amount of wasted time and resources, and making sure that my employees are treated well and fairly and as the valuable assets they are. Recognizing that if they are treated as expendable, the ...more
Steph Coleman
Jun 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked the outline and construct of this book. It was a practical read based on the author’s own successful work experiences. The book is great, this may help you understand some things better and hopefully will let you overcome challenges in life and business. I recommend it highly to anyone wanting to improve their value to others and their abilities in being a Leader. It is a very engaging read, because it’s not just lecturing or facts and figures, but relatable stories and interesting scena ...more
Jun 12, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Honestly this is the first book I’ve read about how to be a better leader… I am still in college and it’s just not normally the type of book that I gravitate to, but I thought there might be something useful I could learn anyways and I was so right! I was actually surprised how many of these situations and experiences I recognized from past jobs (Limited as they may be) and I also saw ways that I can implement Mr. Hamblin’s great advice into my own life now and in the future. Very straightforwar ...more
Essie Harmon
May 14, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars
As I was reading through this book, “Attitude Reflects Leadership” by Leo Hamblin, I kept thinking that based on my own experience as a manager and small business owner, most of what he says is spot on. Time management, treating employees as assets (not ‘expenses’), measuring results, being an accessible manager, leading form behind… all very astute and effective techniques for streamlining business to produce the best possible results. His writing style is clear, if a bit redundant at
May 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I liked this book mainly because of the practical element to it, it wasn't just a bunch of facts it had real actionable advice to follow, I feel like I have improved my overall mindset as a result of reading this book and a couple of others, definitely recommend this one as it has a lot of valuable advice. Being a leader is something that does not come naturally, albeit there really are few who are gifted, it does not mean that others who were not have no chance of leading people effectively. Th ...more
Jun 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very informative and enlightening read. Very helpful in understanding what is taking place in the work environment, and what causes some common problems (morale, production, efficiency) and how to readily address and handle these problems. I feel like I learned a lot from this book, and personally I think every employer should be required to read it. Most self-help leadership books feel like they're insulting my intelligence, but “Attitude Reflects Leadership” challenged the way that many perc ...more
John Goldman
May 18, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've been in various leadership roles with different organizations for 20+ years. I've read countless books on leadership. This one brings some new ideas to the table and focuses more on attitude and action of the manager/leader rather than on the team or employee. This is a great reference for any business student hoping to break into business, and should be a must read for any manager/owner of a company, especially a smaller one (I do not think some ideas would work in a larger scale corporati ...more
Jun 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ATTITUDE REFLECTS LEADERSHIP by Leo Hamblin is a very insightful, easy to read book on leadership and how a bosses’ attitude and actions will affect almost everything that happens within the company. Hamblin does an excellent job of delineating the five levels of leadership and what it takes to be one of the best. I highly recommend it for anyone interested in being an effective leader. If you’re looking for a management position or promotion...this is a good read! It will remind those leaders o ...more
Jun 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Attitude Reflects Leadership provides great insight into the different hats a leader must wear, from hiring, interviewing, training, firing, motivating, assessing, encouraging….and so often people aren’t really “trained” to be managers when they are promoted, they are just good workers… that doesn’t make them good managers or ‘leaders’ automatically, and that is where they can run into some trouble. This book helps those people to act in a way that will strengthen their company and get the kind ...more
May 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I will start by saying this is a wonderful leadership book! I have read several of them and sometimes I get the sense that most are just recycling old information. Well, for this book it seems like I read a lot of new ideas presented in a new way. The content was mostly new to me and laid out in a simple way that is easy to follow. Leo Hamblin uses first-hand experience and little ‘vignettes’, as well as facts and statistics to share his successful leadership perspectives. Fast paced, informativ ...more
May 26, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Leo Hamblin’s book, “Attitude Reflects Leadership” is an excellent go-to guide on leadership because, in addition to giving helpful advice, it asks the right questions that superior’s need to ask about how they do things, and how to truly “lead”. The author also includes stories and cases for illustrating he points, and I can see this being a very applicable reference for leaders of all ages, all industries and fields and all forms of leadership. I recommend this book especially for those who ma ...more
May 26, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars
I thought that this was a great, fast read. Many informative points on being a better, more effective manager condensed into a clear and cohesive manual. I liked the way the author writes in that it is very practical and he explains his ideas clearly, and backs it up with real life examples and shows how you can apply the ideas to your own situation. Even though I am not currently in a leadership position at work, I recognized some ways that this can still help me, and one day when I AM
Karen *ReaderGirl*
I feel like this book by Leo Hamblin should be required reading for anyone who wants to be a manager or a leader, especially at the corporate level. After reading this book, I have begun thinking of ways that I can implement some of these tactics described into my own life. I have a small side business and no employees (yet), but I still felt empowered by the overall message and know that when I do have them I will keep in mind some of the points made here. A great book to keep around for future ...more
Jun 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Whether you are a seasoned leader or just starting out, this is an invaluable source of information. The way Leo Hamblin clearly and simply defines specific problems and lays out easy, practical solutions makes this a must-read if you are serious about being an effective leader. Obviously not every situation will apply to everyone, and you may have varied results depending on your current situation. But there is plenty of specific beneficial information here that is inspiring and thought- provok ...more
May 28, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
anyone who is a leader or wants to be a leader should read this book. Leo Hamblin has experience and great insight and it shows in these pages. He talks about areas where many supervisors and managers fail and how to fix it. If you want to grow as a boss or manager, you can apply many of the suggestions here to become an effective leader and an effective developer of leaders. Flows well and will be an invaluable resource to be referred to again (even though the author says to burn it or give it ...more
J. Masters
May 18, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars
This was a great book to read, even though I am personally not in a managerial position, I can see the precepts being applicable in other areas of my life. The outline of the book is to explain types of effective leadership, and how to attain the best outcome for your company and its employees. Attitude plays a huge part, but there are also some common sense ideas, and some new ones (like how not to compromise…) that I thought made me look at things in a different way. A great read for
Jun 12, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Attitude Reflects Leadership” is an easy read with a powerful message of how dysfunctions within an organization will inhibit growth. Add it to you list of must reads! It isn't often I get fired up by a motivational type book, but the information in this book is extremely applicable in today's work force. It seems so much is done according to the ‘status quo’ and it doesn’t make sense and doesn’t work! Recommend for anyone who has to attend unnecessary meetings in a corporate environment! Haha.
Book Princess Sofia Renee
If you are looking for a great book on how to become a better leader, I would definitely recommend this book. The author is such a great writer and teacher, he communicates directly in simple terms. I thought it was really interesting the way he would cover certain topics that we might not even think about and then put them in a new light, such as being “selfish” and not compromising… things that may appear negative, but actually help strengthen your position for the better. Chock-full of great ...more
Max G
Jun 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this book by Leo Hamblin in the course of one evening, and I would suggest it to all people who are currently leaders and aspire to be one in the future. It doesn’t have ALL the answers, obviously, but is a great addition to the road-map to success. There are some parts of the book that might sound repetitive, but that repetition enables you to better understand some of the important messages, I think. All in all, a great book on leadership on how to be a better leader and make an impact ...more
Debbie Lyne
May 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Not only does this book have great philosophies for business leadership, these philosophies are also something I will use in every other aspect of my life. Attitude Reflects Leadership has inspired me to become more aware of my actions at work, with my kids and as a friend. Leo Hamblin's perspectives are simple yet powerful and he has a clear way of communicating which will guide his readers into action. This is a book I will read many times and keep near for reference. Thank you for writing thi ...more
Jun 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book “Attitude Reflects Leadership” has so many tips you can learn from, but you must read it and study it... you also have to actually apply the principles necessary to understanding the important role of leadership in your life and within your company. I have held several different leadership roles over the years and I wish I would have had a book like this back when I was working at my old company. Mr. Hamblin points out so many things that are true that bring down production and morale ...more
Jhonni Parker
May 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
a must read for leadership understanding and improvement. This book provides a good foundation for setting the right tone and direction with your company as a leader. It is clear, concise, and to the point with meaningful examples. So informational. I can see this really helping others to better manage a team and get better results with a happier workforce. I will read this book a few more times to absorb all the info to learn. Everyone in a Leadership role needs to read this book. The informati ...more
I find that so often these self-help business books, even those I really like, often make their points completely within about a third of the pages. Then it's a matter of how they fill that other two-thirds, whether useful examples, deeper insights, etc. This one seemed to do a bit better, but I felt it was bordering on repetitive with the same ideas being bandied back in different ways over and over. I do think the basic premise is good, important even. It just fell flat for me after a while.
Jason Thackery
Jun 17, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars
Everything depends on strong leadership. “Attitude Reflects Leadership” by Leo Hamblin covers some new and familiar territory on how better to be a great leader, and how to stop making the same mistakes that so many poor managers make that ruin companies and employees’ morale. He holds the bad leaders accountable and takes them to task for doing stupid things just because that’s how it’s always been done. A breath of fresh air and some really great ideas, backed up with experience and
Darlene Cupp
Jun 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Attitude Reflects Leadership by Leo Hamblin definitely exceeded my expectations on how easy and important is to become an effective and efficient leader. The use of relevant quotes and research, first-hand practical experience, and the clear and concise examples make this book powerful and inspiring. He has a valuable perspective in the business world that many can learn from. I truly recommend this book to anyone who wants to become a better leader and person!
Jun 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I found this book so inspiring and insightful with so many ideas to becoming the best, more effective leader you can be. It gives a great guide to learning the basics of what makes a great leader and how to manage time and resources effectively, efficiently and vocally in a way people will want to follow. Overall, this book teaches you simple and easy to use techniques for becoming a great leader in a way that is actually fun and interesting to read. Highly recommended!
Bob Wallner
Jun 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: leadership
Much different from most styles of leadership books I have read, Attitude Reflects Leadership is a good read.

I explained to my wife, not a reader, as follows: "Most leadership authors tip toe around issues of firing and hiring. This author takes it head on and in a style that makes you say I would like to have a beer with this guy and learn more."

I would recommend this book to a new leader or to the overly soft leader. Solid 4*!
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I grew up enjoying math and avoiding English. Unless it was required, even in college, I ran from every English class I could. English had too many rules, and even more exceptions to every rule. I did however, have a natural curiosity for words and what they mean. After all, I must use words to communicate and I want to be understood.

My mind is structured mechanically, and I naturally fixed things
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