EntreLeadership by Dave Ramsey
Release date: 2011 / pages
Review: EntreLeadership is a nice mix of radio host Dave Ramsey’s personal experience, wisdom from other successful business people and common sense. The tone is both motivational and instructional as Ramsey addresses each stage of an entrepreneur’s journey – from finding an idea to be passionate about to knowing when to quit the day job to hiring the first “team member.”
Ramsey’s moral compass is dictated by Christianity and this is apparent by the Biblical verses and parables referenced throughout. However, Ramsey believes that anyone with a dream can create goals and become a success, especially if those goals are measurable and shared by the team. To help budding CEOs, Ramsey explains the principles of effective time management, how to make good decisions, how to empower team members to take responsibility and how to maintain momentum with any burgeoning business. Once a business is on the path to success, he then provides tips for how to effectively manage people by hiring and keeping the right individuals – he emphasizes hiring people you like and who share your passion.
The only false note is Ramsey’s occasional use of “ladies,” which seems out-of-step with his otherwise progressive ideas. Most women would assume they were naturally included in Ramsey’s audience, so referencing “ladies” seemed unnecessarily exclusionary and even condescending at times.
However, overall this is a useful guide to business that many would enjoy. EntreLeadership is meant to be both motivational and practical and succeeds at both. Thank you to Shelf Awareness for asking me to read and review this!
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