Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Review: Awakened Leadership: Beyond Self-Mastery by Alan E. Shelton

Hello everyone! I was contacted by Sami again at JKSCommunication to review a book, and the book that I chose this time was called Awakened Leadership: Beyond Self-Mastery. I chose this book for a few reasons. Not only did it sound like a great book, but I also chose it because I am going to college for Business Management, and I was interested to see if I could put them together.

While I enjoyed this book very much, I do have to say that I was not able to finish the whole thing before this review, simply because I have been so incredibly busy with other things. I did, however, get through 80% of the book, and would recommend it to anyone.

Below is a synopsis of the book that was sent to me in the press kit:

Transformational leadership books and processes have delivered us to the era of self-mastery. But how do we move from being effective leaders to being awakened leaders? By situating leadership in the nest of the seeker's journey toward truth, you can now stand on the shoulders of the visionaries who have come before, and become conscious of your own position within Source.

Leaving behind charts, maps, and graphs, “Awakened Leadership” is a portal to direct experience via pointers and personal stories that will help you recognize the gift of being who you really are. Then your leadership essence will effortlessly manifest not only in the boardroom, but in all facets of your life.

One of the biggest things that I enjoyed about Alan's book is his ability to make you see what it is he is trying to see in the "real world". He is able to give you the real life examples, or his own examples that gives you a better understanding. Also, the way he wrote was very inspiring a well. I am a book review blogger, and obvious a book reader, but seeing the way he is with words through out this book, made me want to write something inspiring of my own.

Alan also adds his own coaching style in the book, which gives you a feeling of wanting to try everything he suggests and mentions.

As I stated earlier, I wanted to see if I could compare what he had to say to what I already knew, and to the business management world, and while there were some things that I did not agree with, and others that I did, I also learned quite a bit. 

I was able to read about 80% of the book, and I feel like it was one of the best "self help" books I have read to date. I will continue reading it, and will post a better review on how it ended, and what I thought. So check back soon! 

Overall, I give this book 4 out of 5 stars, and would highly recommend this book to anyone, especially those trying to discover their leadership. 

Please visit my next post for more information about Alan as an author, links where you can get the book, and other information! And again, do not forget to come back for a better review!

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