This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Free Book Program, which is open to all readers and is completely free. The author will provide you with a free copy of their book in exchange for an honest review. You and the author will discuss what sites you will post your review to and what kind of copy of the book you would like to receive (eBook, PDF, Word, paperback, etc.). To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Kayleigh Perumal for Readers' Favorite
You Know it’s a Verb, Right? by Dr. Wayne Applewhite and Jennifer Milius explains how to develop positive leadership qualities in individuals at any stage of their leadership journey. The book guides readers through the core principles of leadership. Each chapter in the first section requires you to ask yourself several key reflective questions to help you understand what type of leader you are and can be.
To be a good leader, you must know how to communicate effectively with others, be aware of your ethics and morals, and understand how culture affects this. It is also vital to know about the various cultures in your organization and the industries in which it operates. The authors advise leaders to improve their credibility in the eyes of their followers, which will cultivate greater trust. In You Know It's a Verb, Right? Dr. Wayne Applewhite and Jennifer Milius highlight the importance of diversity and representation (gender, race, age, and ethnicity) in organizations for them to be successful. As a concept, leadership is outlined as a practice and an intentional action ("a verb") that requires preparation and continual learning.
I found the ‘Wayne remembers’ and ‘Jen remembers’ sections to be particularly useful, as they provide real-life examples that support and illustrate the authors’ arguments. The use of plain language makes this audiobook easy to understand and follow. The audio quality is clear, and the narration (done by the authors) is evenly paced, with an appropriate tone and rhythm, which makes it an enjoyable listen. Anyone who wants to improve their leadership skills will appreciate this book.