Book Review: 9 Things a Leader MUST DO – Dr Henry Cloud

9thingsThis is a follow on book from his book "Nine Things You Simply Must Do: To Succeed in Love and Life"

9 Things a leader must do is a smaller book and a good reminder. I think I enjoyed his first book more and the 9 things are basically the same, although they have different titles. I have included the titles from the first book in brackets. To me, they are simpler and easier to remember.

'9 Things a leader MUST DO' is an easy read, and covers most of the elements of the first book. If you are looking for a slightly more definitive, well sold approach I would start with "Nine Things You Simply Must Do: To Succeed in Love and Life"

The 9 things are:

  1. Excavate your soul (Dig it up)- Invest time into what you are passionate about
  2. Yank the Tooth (Pull the Tooth)- Do not allow negatives to take up space
  3. Play the Movie (Play the Movie)- Look to the future
  4. Put Superman out of a job (Do Something)- How can I make this better
  5. Embrace your inner insect (Act like an Ant) – take small steps in the right direction
  6. Earn a black belt in hate (Hate Well) – Hate the right things
  7. Forget about playing fair (Don't Play Fair)- Give back better than you are given
  8. Quit Self-Exaggerating (Be Humble)- Don't appear to be better than you are
  9. Ignore the Popularity Polls (Upset the right people) – Don't make decisions out of fear of people
9 Things a Leader MUST DO
Dr Henry Cloud


Pages 128
Readability 2 (1 = Easy, 5 = Hard)
Enjoyment 4 (1 = Never Read, 5 = Remarkable)
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