Be More Wrong: How Failure Makes You an Outstanding Leader

Be More Wrong: How Failure Makes You an Outstanding Leader

by Colin Hunter


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The surest path to success is to fail.

What if you could build a workplace culture that was less like a classroom, and more like a playground: a place filled with opportunities to take risks and test boundaries, with soft ground on which to fall? A place where you and your team are free to make mistakes, and get things wrong—a place where it’s okay to fail?

In Be More Wrong, noted leadership coach Colin Hunter shows you why, in the age of disruption, it’s never been more important to fail early, fail often, and fail forward. Through his Pi2 Leadership Impact Model, he shows you how to create systems and build habits that will help you lead with greater confidence, conviction, and connection. You’ll learn how to recognize different leadership styles, and what transforms a good leader into an outstanding one.

As you leave your ego and expertise at the door and embark on a journey to observe human behaviour, ideate new ideas, and experiment, you’ll begin to build a playground for yourself and your team. However unlikely a leader you feel yourself to be, you can get it right—by being more wrong.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781774580394
Publisher: Page Two Books, Inc.
Publication date: 09/21/2021
Pages: 216
Sales rank: 345,148
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Colin Hunter is an author, mentor, entrepreneur, coach, CEO and Lead Guide to a business, Potential Squared, founded in 2001. Colin created the business to inspire leaders by disrupting the way they engage and develop their people. He and his global team specialize in creating immersive, measurable playgrounds to inspire new ways of thinking, systems and habits. Colin’s individual passion is for experimentation in leadership, creating impact through presence in leaders and developing systems and habits embedded with purposeful practice for those leaders. Colin was born in Scotland but has lived in Newcastle, Paris, Hershey (PA), Montreat (NC), San Francisco and now in Aldbury, England. He is married and a father of two daughters and his passions in life include cycling, travelling, soccer and food.

Table of Contents

Foreword Michael Bungay Stanier 1

Prologue: From Playground to Work… to Playground Again 3

Part 1 The Playground at Work

1 The Leadership Impact Model (Pi2) 15

2 Systems and Habits: The Secret Sauce 35

Part 2 The Three Enablers

3 Purpose 49

4 Identity 61

5 Presence 69

Part 3 The Conversation

6 Refreshingly Direct Conversations 87

Part 4 The Four Leadership Styles

7 Host 105

8 Energizer 139

9 Disruptor 167

10 Catalyst 193

Part 5 What Next?

11 Your Journey Continues 213

Epilogue 217

References 219

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