Hacking Leadership: The 11 Gaps Every Business Needs to Close and the Secrets to Closing Them Quickly

By Mike Myatt

Hacking Leadership is Mike Myatt's latest leadership book written for leaders at every level. Leadership isn't broken, but how it's currently being practiced certainly is. Everyone has blind spots. The purpose of Hacking Leadership is to equip leaders at every level with an actionable framework to identify blind spots and close leadership gaps. The bulk of the book is based on actionable, topical leadership and management hacks to bridge eleven gaps every business needs to cross in order to create a culture of leadership: leadership, purpose, future, mediocrity, culture, talent, knowledge, innovation, expectation, complexity, and failure. Each chapter:

  • Gives readers specific techniques to identify, understand, and most importantly, implement individual, team and organizational leadership hacks.
  • Addresses blind spots and leverage points most leaders and managers haven't thought about, which left unaddressed, will adversely impact growth, development, and performance. All leaders have blind-spots (gaps), which often go undetected for years or decades, and sadly, even when identified the methods for dealing with them are outdated and ineffective - they need to be hacked.
  • Showcases case studies from the author's consulting practice, serving as a confidant with more than 150 public company CEOs. Some of those corporate clients include: AT&T, Bank of America, Deloitte, EMC, Humana, IBM, JP Morgan Chase, Merrill Lynch, PepsiCo, and other leading global brands.

Hacking Leadership offers a fresh perspective that makes it easy for leaders to create a roadmap to identify, refine, develop, and achieve their leadership potential--and to create a more effective business that is financially solvent and professionally desirable.


"All leaders have blind spots which they aren't aware of and these results in gaps in leadership. While not all gaps will have a major impact on how you function as a leader, some do and so it's important to know how to identify these and become aware of self imposed limitations and perceptual biases that you may have." --"The Economic Times "

"As the world becomes increasingly complex and business owners face more pressures than ever before, leadership advice hasn't really changed. That's why Mike Myatt, a leadership advisor to Fortune 500 CEOs and author of new book "Hacking Leadership," set out to provide shortcuts that would simplify the complexities of building a successful business." --"Business Insider "

"The essence of Mike Myatt's definition of hacking: one who discovers alternative paths to 'deciphering complexity, influencing outcomes, acquiring access and creating innovative customizations to existing/outdated methodologies.' Hmm -- that sounds like the key components of leadership. In the book, which is subtitled "The 11 Gaps Every Business Needs to Close and the Secrets to Closing Them Quickly, " the 'Leadership Gap' is the most important because it helps close the gaps of the other 10." --"Dallas News"

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About the Hardcover

Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Publish date 12/16/2013
Pages 190
ISBN-13 9781118817414
ISBN-10 1118817419
Language English