I thoroughly enjoyed Adam’s book. The leadership lessons are easy to grasp and amplified by interweaving them into a narrative about Adam’s Olympic journey and his teams’ attempt to row across the Atlantic. This is an easy read and a text I’ll be recommending to friends and mentees.
Adam Kreek knows leadership -- he's been leading himself, his teams, and his businesses to victory for many years, building strong people and strong organizations in the process. In this book, Kreek presents 12 powerful principles for self-leadership, developed and honed from his own tremendous depth of experience. Remember: ALL leadership starts with SELF-leadership. You can't lead others before you learn to lead yourself. With Adam Kreek's book in hand, you'll learn exactly how to do that -- and find leadership gold every time. Highly recommended.
Capsized ocean vessels, naked runs through swiss alps hopped up on absinth and a life-changing heart-to-heart with a homeless person, this book is an in-depth look at the journey the Gold Medal Olympian author, Adam Kreek went through and some of the life lessons learned along the way. Not only did the book explore an amazing journey about the author, but it has laid out an organized thought process that professionals can draw from and use to better themselves personally and professionally. Adam is a well-known public speaker that is honest and not afraid to open up about the ups and downs of his journey. This book is a great mixture of sage advice and comedic visuals. Highly recommend this book for anyone, professional or not.
Halfway through the book and I can’t stop discussing it with my wife. Strangely enough, it speaks to me as I work out the stresses of marriage, parenting, and my career through CLEAR goals. It’s interesting because previous to this book I read Taleeb’s Antifragile and I feel it prepared my mindset for this book. There isn’t a weak chapter so far and nothing formulaic. I am lucky to read it during this reset.
This book is an easy read that leaves you with a lot to think about. It moves quickly, not dwelling on any item too long (a huge plus for me), and each strategy has some good takeaways to help you apply the strategy in your life and continue to broaden your understanding of each strategy. I liked the quick short, and engaging stories used to illustrate each strategy, and the author's personality comes through without being overwhelming. Great book for people looking to move forward in their personal or professional lives and are ready to take control of their own life vs letting life happen to you.