Whether you are a senior executive, a manager, or an inspiring leader, you know that the world needs a new generation of great leaders. What distinguishes great leadership is understanding that it is not a fixed philosophy or behavior. Rather, great leadership is dynamic. It needs to change with each different situation you face. Leaders need to play several roles according to the needs of the moment.

The Four Hats of Leadership is your guide to this dynamic nature of leadership. In this book, you will learn how great leadership can be divided into four unique characters or roles you need to develop in order to manage your people and take care of yourself. Each one wears a metaphorically different hat:

  • The Farmer's Hat-to nurture your people and help them grow
  • The Drill Instructor's Hat- to provide structure and discipline for your team
  • The Psychologist's Hat-to deal with the challenges and problems people bring to work
  • The Self-Care Hat-to never forget that taking care of yourself matters, too.
The Four Hats of Leadership will change the way you think and act as a leader. It is simple, yet profound; thoughtful yet easy to implement. Read and enjoy today, become a smarter leader tomorrow. help improve the world with your great leadership.


"I would caution you always to remember that an essential qualification of a good leader is the ability to recognize, select, and train junior leaders." --GEN Omar Bradley
The Four Hats of Leadership by Drake E. Taylor is an interesting and inspiring leadership book which offers valuable insights on how leaders are ‘made’ rather than ‘born.’ Author of this book has had a strong passion for leadership from an early age and wants people to go through life accomplishing their dreams. In his book, he talks about 4 important hats of leadership that a person needs to wear, in order to become who your people need you to be. These hats includes: Farmer's Hat, Psychologist Hat, Military Drill Instructor Hat and Self-Care Hat. He explains the importance of each of these hats via powerful examples  and adopting a powerful storytelling style, he conveys the message wonderfully well that why it is important to wear all four hats. The more you learn to switch hats and use each of them as it is intended, the better leader you will become. Author counsel the reader to “reframe the personal challenge of improving your leadership skills into a collective challenge of helping to improve how your groups perform." This best leadership book seeks to redefine leadership and analyzes what actually goes into making a true leader.

I liked the inspiring leadership and self-care quotes Author has shared at the end of the book. A must-read for anyone who aspires to be a leader in business or any other sphere of life. A spellbinding leadership book which opens up new possibilities to discover one’s own potential and be a leader with a difference. This book will help you in leading yourself and leading others.

RATING: I would like to give 5/5 stars and I would like to thank Author for writing such powerful book.

"There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self." -- Aldous Huxley
" The only person you shouldn't be able to live without is you." -- Chris McGreown 

Drake E. Taylor is currently a United States Air Force Officer. You can follow him on Facebook at The Telescope and on Instagram "thefourhatsofleadership."


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