Book Review, “EntreLeadership” by Dave Ramsey

Many people think that you are either an entrepreneur or you are a leader.Entreleadership

EntreLeadership” by Dave Ramsey says a successful business has both characteristics.

Let me first say that I am huge Dave Ramsey fan. His money principles have changed my family’s life. I am also fortunate to be Dave’s endorsed local provider for insurance in central Illinois. His mantra of “having the heart of teacher” is burnt into my core. That is one of the key characteristics of becoming an endorsed provider for Dave Ramsey.

EntreLeadership” shifts away from personal finance and focuses on growing and leading a business. As Dave mentions in the book, he started his business from a card table in his living room to a national brand with over 300 team members. His company has also won awards for being the best place to work. After reading this book, you will understand why.

Dave shares his experience and provides detailed information on what has been successful and also what hasn’t.

The book guides new or experienced business owners through mission, purpose, vision, hiring, firing, compensation, sales, marketing, finance, relationships, and leading.

This principles work. They are not gimmicks. They have been tried, tested, and are true.

Dave understands that whether you are dealing with a client, employee, management, or vendor at the end of the day it’s all about treating people right.

I think what sets this book apart from many other business books is that it contains soul. It is personal. You can feel Dave’s highs and lows.

Much like his personal finance best-selling book, “The Total Money Makeover,” this book I much more about behaviors than head knowledge. Many people know what to do, but they lose their why. They lose their purpose.

If you are a new entrepreneur or an established business, I believe “EntreLeadership” is a must read.

I give it five stars will making this a gift for many of my clients over the next year.

Have you read “EntreLeadership?” What did you think?

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  • As a Dave Ramsey fan as well, I read this book shortly after it was released. At the time I was starting my real estate business and what awesome timing. The principles in the book and the personal feeling from the book were jet fuel for my business. As I look to add a team member at the end of the year, this book will be on my required reading list for team members. I have given out a handful to venders, entrepreneur friends, and other Realtors. Thanks for sharing this information.

    • brentmkelly

      Thanks Mike. I planned on reading this book a long time ago, but I had several others lined up. This one did not disappoint. Good like on growing your team. I know with your work ethic and these principles, you will be a huge success.