I was excited about the concept of this book – a leadership book written as a story with tons of analogies along the way. The idea is brilliant. However, I failed to notice that the analogies used were pretty much exclusively male relatable analogies: mostly cars and sports. There were a few parenting analogies, but most of the book focused on cars and sports. There was definitely really wonderful leadership thoughts and advice throughout the book, but I had to work really hard just to understand the analogies.
I understand that a homeschooling, worship-leading, mom of five (who hates cars and sports) is probably not the targeted reader for this book. However, I had no way of knowing that this book was intended for men (or super awesome sports-loving, car-loving women) until I read chapter after chapter about the inner workings of a car and how that applied to leadership.
I did manage to get some wonderful tidbits throughout this book, but I would have very much preferred to spend my reading time on a book that didn’t make me feel grumpy and stupid most of the time. In fact, I would have missed the good stuff altogether if I had known the content ahead of time because I simply wouldn’t have read it.
This would be a wonderful book for any man looking to improve his leading abilities- the content and tips are wonderful – but if you’re a woman looking to improve your leadership skills, you might skip this one.
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book through Baker Books Bloggers. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions are my own.