Recommended by well-known personalities, such as Stephen Covey, John Maxwell and Zig Ziglar, EntreLeadership: 20 Years of Practical Business Wisdom from the Trenches introduces a new concept, the Entreleader, and essentially teaches you how to build a company that will not only be a valuable one, but will also be founded upon real values. It gives golden insights on how to be a leader and a successful entrepreneur and it is based on the vast experience of the author.
You may have already heard of or might even know the work of the author, David Ramsey, a man full of passion, drive, energy and faith. You may have seen his program, The Dave Ramsey Show or even heard him on the radio where he discusses personal finance topics. His works Financial Peace and The Total Money Makeover have helped millions of people financially and he is regarded as an authority on the subject. But he is not only that. David Ramsey is a man who has gone from riches to bankruptcy and back to riches again and has learned about business the hard way. He is an expert in small business start-ups and he shares his expertise in this encouraging book, a must read for people at any level of expertise.
The book gives solid advice and is based on clear and practical business principles. One of them is “bootstrapping,” which is means building a debt-free business - the key to enjoying life while being successful. You will learn how to understand and manage cash flow through advice that would impress any CFO or accountant.
Entreleadership teaches business through simple yet profound wisdom. Ramsey gives logical and intelligent information on how to lead a team, how to communicate and, most importantly, it teaches you the importance of caring for your team. The author transforms the known principle of treating others like you would want to be treated into a tool for success.
Filled with humor and charm, both characteristic of Ramsey, Entreleadership describes life in a start-up company and tells you what you need to hear in order to get you going. It offers practical guidance that comes directly from experience and it is guided by strong values and ethics.
The success and fall of any organization lies with its leaders. The best person in business is someone who has the characteristics of a leader and an entrepreneur. That is why leadership, goals, organization and working with people are subjects largely discussed in the book. The advice Ramsey offers can be applied to your life whether you own a business or not, which makes it both a long-term resource as well as having advice that you can implement right away. While it does not deal so much with how to grow your company, the guidelines presented in the book will indirectly help you to do just that.
Quickly getting to the point and eager to give practical advice, the author deals and explains the four quadrants of time management (in a chapter called “Time Management and Organization”), personality types and relational intelligence. The “Dreams to Visions,” “Mission Statements” and “Goals” chapters alone make the book worthwhile. And even better, the author directs you to additional free content through his mentions of URLs and QR codes.
Entreledearship is written in a personal voice and is very engaging. It’s personal to the point where you feel you are having a conversation with David Ramsey and you are definitely going to gain tremendous wisdom from it. You will learn that passion beats anything and that passionate people win. You will gain beliefs and strategies that will make you a true EntreLeader. Are you ready to grow?