Unlocking the Natural-Born Leader's Abilities

An Autobiographical Expose

Non-Fiction - Autobiography
127 Pages
Reviewed on 07/18/2019
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Author Biography

Salar Ahmed Khan, MD, MBA, FACA, FCCP, DTCD, MCPS, worked as a consultant physician and pulmonologist at Karachi, Pakistan, from 1985 to 1987; as the chief of medicine, the acting director of medical services, and acting hospital director at Al-Midhnab General Hospital under the Ministry of Health in Saudi Arabia from 1988 to 1993; as an associate professor of medicine at Baqai Medical College and Hospital in Karachi, Pakistan, from 1993 to 1994; as a surgical assistant, material management, and acting central processing supervisor at Edgewater Medical Center in Chicago from 1996 to 2000. From 2000 to 2009, he was research administration portfolio manager, grant administrator, acting administrative officer, and acting director of a nonprofit organization, and since 2009 has been working as a director of research compliance in Chicago. He was nominated for and has won several awards at national and international levels. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, photography, and watching sports such as cricket. He lives in Chicago with his wife and two sons.
Award winning book is a unique and inspiring work of leadership training. A fifty-year author’s journey towards becoming a natural-born leader (NBL). The book is my vision of true strong leadership which needs to cultivate. It throws many challenges our way to rediscover who we are. Today, there is a widespread lack of competence in leadership. But by accepting the challenges of life, you too can take the steps to discover potential hidden talents and skillsets for the betterment of the world.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Vincent Dublado for Readers' Favorite

What most natural-born leaders have in common is that they wield a resumé that highlights their impressive credentials reflective of their climb to success. Salar A. Khan, MD, MBA is no exception. But to label him as just another motivational author would be inaccurate. In Unlocking the Natural-Born Leader’s Abilities: An Autobiographical Exposé, Salar Khan presents his thesis on the anatomy of natural-born leaders (NBLs) that runs in a motivational and autobiographical vein. His primary take on the concept of NBLs is that they are the types who do not seek extrinsic rewards but are rather motivated by an intrinsic sense of fulfillment. He presents himself as a case study with a healthy degree of objectivity and without narcissistic undertones. Unlike other avant-garde motivational authors, Salar Khan does not aim for a disputation of nature versus nurture. Rather, he subscribes to the imperative of unlocking people’s leadership potential--a far more practical approach given that great leaders can come from anywhere.

The narrative is engaging in that it appeals to a general audience. Unlocking the Natural-Born Leader’s Abilities is worth your time because it will not tell you something that you already know. Instead, it inspires you to take action to accomplish your goals. It does not feed you with trite lecturings commonly found within the shibboleths of the motivation culture. The author even provides self-assessment tools to help his readers make a critical and objective analysis of their achievements and shortcomings. What is perhaps the most important nugget of truth that this book imparts is relating to readers what Salar Mr. Khan has effectively done not just in theory, but in practice.