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I read this book as a recommendation from someone I know And I must start out by saying that this book reads like someone s dream after watching Toy Story and they wanted to ride on that bandwagon with trying to give some cutesy, but terrible TED TALK on this subject Seriously, this book reads like a horrible TED TALK written by a high school senior on the subject of Leadership First off, it is dated I mean it is stagnated to 2008 When the author talks about Blockbuster like it will rally I read this book as a recommendation from someone I know And I must start out by saying that this book reads like someone s dream after watching Toy Story and they wanted to ride on that bandwagon with trying to give some cutesy, but terrible TED TALK on this subject Seriously, this book reads like a horrible TED TALK written by a high school senior on the subject of Leadership First off, it is dated I mean it is stagnated to 2008 When the author talks about Blockbuster like it will rally and come back.uh, no.Let me sum up all the chapters for you COMMUNICATION.Chapter one placing people to communicate with others.Chapter two communicate to your team and lead by example.Chapter three communicate and mentor.And on and on and on Chapter on Lite Brite Communication is not about you, but your audience And I can tell you how this book does not teach anyone how to communicate, it seems to just rattle off one quote after another to prove some point that I just don t know what it is There are chapters that have one to two quotes PER PAGE And something else I noticed, they are all MEN I could not find a communication leadership quote in the book that was spoken by a single female.Then there were the parts that were just plain bad for me Page 48, the author is talking about Pat Williams and then suddenly says, One thing Ron knows Um, who is Ron Wait, did the author honestly just talk about himself SUDDENLY in third person Page 52, Needless to say but you are going to say it anyway aren t you Page 103 a whole poem as a quote can you say major page filler So high schoolwould never get away with that in college writing Page 41 On opposite extremes, you can take a trip to most any correctional facility and find story after story of blaming others Blame usually means that people have allowed negative influences or influencers to mold their bad decisions Can I please see some scientific data on this or at the bare minimum how many people in correctional facilities the author personally poled for this Instead the Notes section is just a list of all the other books mentioned in this book.The only constructive thing the author seems to give in the whole book is that if you can get five minutes with someone that is a good leader, have questions ready to ask them But, the author doesn t tell you what would be in the ballpark of good questions, nor does he tell you what were good questions asked of him.Page 160 After growing up, many people would still want to see their name in lights, but successful leaders would rather see their message Could we have taken a moment to find out how to craft a message as a leader And on my parting Page 48 Reading books mentors a person in very specific ways You can gain experiences from people you may never have the chance to meet Or, you can skip the experiences and just quote the HECK OUT OF THEM A fun way to look a leadership using childhood toys as metaphors Some of the metaphors were a bit of a stretch A few of the toy choices are a bit outdated and may not be recognized immediately by the younger generation A quick read with some good ideas. As most other reviewers said, every paragraph is just a quote from another book he read The author defines for us words like latrine bathroom He cited know your audience, yet defines the simplest words and concepts as if to a 4 year old This book has a nice idea, but as others have said, the writing would not have passed any college class I took It was like reading an outline, with an outline it it, with an outline it, with an outline in itTo Infinity and Beyond. I truly enjoyed this book even as short as it was Great book that made a connection to me as it used toys I was familiar with and inspired me to use it as a springboard to create my own lessons of toys and leadership lessons. A great book Shared this book with an alliance of mine Use your toys, Share your toys and put your toys away Random and fun .FREE PDF ♫ Toy Box Leadership: Leadership Lessons from the Toys You Loved as a Child ♺ Reach back into your childhood and recapture the leadership principles you learned from your favorite toys What can LEGOS teach you about building your business through connection How can Slinky Dog demonstrate the value of patience when you re growing your organization What has every little boy learned from his Little Green Army Men that he can use in business strategy Whether you are an executive, a manager, or a parent, in Toy Box Leadership you will find the toy box a great place for lessons to successfully influence and lead others I love the analogies they draw It really helps me mentally visualize and relate these skills back to people Very fun read that made learning leadership fun and exciting This book is great for use with student leaders It teaches 10 important lessons that people can learn from different childhood toys.