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It’s Now or Never: The No-Nonsense Guide to Leadership by Carole Matthews Review

Title: It’s Now or Never: The No-Nonsense Guide to Leadership

Author: Carole Matthews

First published January 1, 2010

416 pages, Paperback

ISBN: 9780755354207 (ISBN10: 0755354206)

Rating: 4.13


Are you ready to take control of your life and become a strong leader? Carole Matthews’ latest book, It’s Now or Never: The No-Nonsense Guide to Leadership, is here to help you achieve your goals.

Through witty anecdotes and practical advice, Matthews shows how to take charge of your career and personal life. With inspiring stories of successful leaders, this book will motivate you to take action and make positive changes.

If you’re tired of feeling stuck and want to make a difference, It’s Now or Never is the guide you need to step up and become a true leader.

About the Author

Carole Matthews is a well-known author of romantic comedy novels that have been immensely popular around the globe. Her unconventional humor has gained her a massive following of fans and critical recognition.

Two of her novels, A Minor Indiscretion and A Compromising Position, have made it to the Top 5 on the Sunday Times bestseller chart in the UK. You Drive Me Crazy also reached number 8 on the original fiction charts, while Welcome To The Real World was a contender for RNA romantic novel of the year 2007.

In 2006, Carole collaborated with writer Sarah Mlynowski to co-edit two fresh editions of the highly successful Girls’ Night In charity series, named Girls’ Night Out – one for the USA and the other for Canada. The proceeds from the sales of these books go to the War Child foundation.

Apart from writing novels and film scripts, Carole has made appearances on TV and is a regular guest on the radio. In her free time, she enjoys trekking in the Himalayas, rollerblading in Central Park, sipping tea in China, and relaxing in her garden shed in Milton Keynes near London, England.

Editoral Review

In “It’s Now or Never: The No-Nonsense Guide to Leadership” by Carole Matthews, readers are given a straightforward guide to becoming a successful leader. Published in January 2010, this book provides context about the genre, style, and themes of leadership books, and sets itself apart by being accessible and concise.

Matthews effectively uses real-life examples and anecdotes to make the content relatable and easily digestible. The book is divided into manageable chapters that cover topics like communication, decision-making, and accountability.

Each chapter ends with a set of practical exercises and reflection questions that prompt readers to apply the concepts to their own lives and work. One of the strengths of this book is its emphasis on the importance of authentic leadership.

Matthews stresses that effective leadership is not about power or control, but rather about building trust and relationships with team members. She also encourages readers to continually learn and grow as leaders, and to take ownership of their own development.

However, while the book is informative and well-organized, it lacks depth and nuance. The author’s advice can come across as overly simplistic at times, and she doesn’t fully explore the complexities of leadership in different contexts or industries.

Additionally, some readers may find the tone of the book a bit too optimistic and idealistic. Overall, “It’s Now or Never” is a solid introduction to leadership for those looking for a practical guide.

While it may not be groundbreaking, it provides a useful framework for those seeking to improve their leadership skills. The book is best suited for those at the beginning of their leadership journey or those looking for a refresher on the basics.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars.