Leadership Wise: Why Business Books Suck, but Wise Leaders Succeed

  • 6h 23m 1s
  • John W. Foreman
  • Gildan Media
  • 2023

Why do so many business books feel useless the moment they come in contact with your day job?

In Leadership Wise, Chief Product Officer at Podium, John Foreman, delivers a different and refreshingly practical take on business leadership. The author moves beyond what a leader should look like, to discuss how you can make better decisions over time to help your organization accomplish its goals. Regardless of a listener's personality and background, John provides practical advice for how anyone can become a great leader just as they are by making more effective decisions over and over again. It's not about becoming a 5-star general or a mythical titan of industry, it's about making better decisions more often. In the book you'll find: a structure for understanding and becoming comfortable with the unending contradictions of leading in business; strategies for defining priorities, sourcing options, and choosing the best decision; and advice for channeling your emotions and company culture to more effectively solve problems.

An engaging and hands-on exploration of how to lead real people in real companies by making the best decisions possible with the information you have, Leadership Wise belongs on the desks of managers, executives, directors, entrepreneurs, and founders everywhere.

About the Author

JOHN W. FOREMAN is the Chief Product Officer for Podium, a Google Ventures and Y Combinator backed tech startup that’s reshaping how local businesses operate and grow. Prior to Podium, John Foreman was Chief Product Officer of Mailchimp, which ultimately sold to Intuit for twelve billion dollars. John has built software to help millions of businesses succeed for over a decade.

While John’s work is in leading R&D for tech companies, his background is in data science and artificial intelligence. His first book, Data Smart: Using Data Science to Transform Information into Insight, helped professionals around the world learn how to apply artificial intelligence techniques in their own fields.

In this Audiobook

  • A Few Things Up Front
  • Chapter 1 - Business Books Suck
  • Chapter 2 - Let’s Warm Up! Ten Business Choices Where One Option and Its Opposite Both Have Merit
  • Chapter 3 - Generating Options
  • Chapter 4 - What's Your Objective?
  • Chapter 5 - Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself
  • Chapter 6 - Making the Most of Execution
  • Chapter 7 - “Keeping It Real”
  • Chapter 8 - Shaping the Company for Success
  • Conclusion