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Fearless Leadership by Alan Weiss
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Alan Weiss is a respected international speaker, leadership coach, a renowned business consultant, and a New York Times bestselling author. Weiss’ consulting firm Summit Consulting Group, Inc., has worked with a bevy of top shelf clients such as the Federal Reserve, General Electric, Toyota, and Hewlett-Packard, to name a few. Weiss is a member of the Professional Speaking Hall of Fame, a fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants USA, and a recipient of the National Speakers Association Council of Peers Award for Excellence. He has an extensive bibliography of work behind him, sixty four books and counting, and his latest book Fearless Leadership: Overcoming Reticence, Procrastination, and the Voices of Doubt Inside Your Head is his latest notable contribution to the field of business literature.

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Weiss structures the book in a linear and economical fashion. It is a text that will prove comprehensible to readers at any level and doesn’t bog down its message in high-flown rhetoric. His conversational prose focuses on the subject at hand, never minces words, and addresses readers on their level rather than “talking down to them” or sermonizing. Weiss isn’t looking to make converts here. Like anyone making an argument for a particular point of view, Weiss presents his point of view, offers up research and evidence supporting his ideas, and allows readers to draw their own conclusions.

He doesn’t weigh the book down with a plethora of research. His own authoritative voice dominates the bulk of Fearless Leadership drawing from personal and professional experiences, historical examples, and solid reasoning. The moments throughout the text where he cites research enhance the overall presentation, but the majority of ideas Weiss puts forth for readers are his own. They likewise help reinforce the book’s central points – such as his elaboration on the traditional concept of the flight versus fight response.

Despite the relative brevity of the book, Weiss manages to explore the phenomena of fear from various perspectives. Astute readers will appreciate his multi-faceted approach to the subject because, as any thoughtful adult will agree, you cannot boil down fear and its origins to a single narrow avenue. Moreover, his ability to make such a detailed and sweeping survey of the topic is another sign of the immense writing talents he brings to the table for this project. This is a subject Weiss has given careful and thorough thought to before ever writing a word.

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Much like the aforementioned research in the book, Weiss enhances his argument with a variety of diagrams and lists scattered throughout the text. They help illustrate his points without ever coming off heavy handed or gratuitous. Weiss arranges the book's chapters in a consistent way that strengthens the book’s overall architecture and there are other recurring sections making scattered appearances throughout the text. Alan Weiss’ Fearless Leadership: Overcoming Reticence, Procrastination, and the Voices of Doubt Inside Your Head concludes on a strong note. He delivers another valuable contribution to business and “self help” literature with this release that won’t soon date.
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