The Leadership House: A Leadership Tale about the Challenging Path to Becoming an Effective Leader

  • 1h 53m
  • Patrick Flesner
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2023

“A wonderful story about leadership. In this little book, you will find the tools necessary to enhance your leadership journey. Thanks Patrick for giving us such a gift.” Howard Behar, former president of Starbucks International

Discover how to become a highly effective leader in this inspiring leadership story.

Whether you are a startup founder, an entrepreneur, a manager who has just been promoted into a leadership position, or a senior executive, your success will depend on others. If you cannot lead people, groups, and organizations effectively, your teams will fail—and you will fail as a leader. In contrast, if you know how to transform a set of strong individuals into a thriving, cohesive team, the sky is the limit. If you know how to lead effectively, you will achieve the extraordinary.

But how do you become an effective leader? If you are anything like the many leaders Patrick Flesner has enjoyed working with, you also look for answers to this question. But the answers you get are often dissatisfying. Because they come pieces at a time. In fact, leadership advice comes in piecemeal fashion. There is no leadership framework you can follow systematically to become an effective leader. Therefore, you end up doing what you’ve always been doing. You lead using your gut feeling.

In The Leadership House, Patrick Flesner provides the answers you’ve been looking for. In this leadership story about a CEO who walks the challenging path to becoming an effective leader, he shares the long missing framework. He shares a leadership framework that will enable you to systematically develop your leadership skills and become the leader you want to be, a highly effective leader who leads with ease.

In The Leadership House, you will learn:

  • Why trust is the foundation of effective leadership
  • That a strong team is more than great talent in the right positions
  • How to ensure your team members collaborate and embrace teamwork
  • Why the accountability concept is key for leadership success
  • How to empower your team members
  • How to execute your plans

Wherever you are on your particular walk of life, in your career, and in your organization, you will benefit from and find value in this leadership guide wrapped in an inspiring leadership story.

"Great storytelling alongside with the simultaneous communication of facts. In this book, the essentials of leadership are impressively presented in an unusual and memorable setting." Gisbert Rühl, former CEO of Klöckner & Co SE

“Most leadership books are either too theoretic, esoteric, or complex—or all of the above. The Leadership House stands out. It conveys how to lead effectively, wrapped in an inspiring story full of leadership wisdom and actionable insights. This book is not only fun to read, but makes you learn how to lead with ease. Highly recommended for any leader and all who wish to become one.” Matthias Heutger, Senior Vice President, Global Head of Innovation & Commercial Development at DHL Group

About the Author

PATRICK FLESNER has been working in private equity, venture capital, and mergers & acquisitions for two decades. He has invested in and worked with companies throughout the whole of Europe. As an investor, board member, coach, and mentor, he has been passing on his leadership and growth insights to founders, entrepreneurs, managers, leaders, and leadership teams of companies of all sizes.

His knowledge and experience in the realm of scaling businesses have been passionately delivered in his bestselling growth handbook FastScaling: The Smart Path to Building Massively Valuable Businesses. His leadership expertise is reflected in his leadership story The Leadership House: A Leadership Tale about the Challenging Path to Becoming an Effective Leader.

Patrick Flesner’s writing has also appeared in Inc. Magazine, I by IMD, and the MIT Sloan Management Review.

As an (independent) board member, he brings his growth and leadership related expertise, knowledge, and experience to the boardroom.

Patrick delivers both virtual and in-person workshops and keynotes for leadership teams across the globe. In his keynotes, he wraps all leadership and growth topics into exciting real-life stories that get his audience inspired. The insights he shares equip leadership teams with the frameworks and tools they need to climb the leadership ladder and reach their biggest goals.

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In this Book

  • Foreword
  • Refusal
  • An Unexpected Meeting
  • The Leadership Drama Triangle
  • Leadership Debt
  • The Leadership House Foundation
  • What Makes a Strong Team
  • Sharing is Caring
  • The Leadership Scale
  • Losing Control
  • There is No Trying
  • High Noon
  • Three Years Later
  • The Leadership House Framework
  • The Leadership Scale
  • Leadership Coaching & Online Leadership Courses
  • Keynotes