Learning to Lead, Leading to Learn
Lessons from Toyota Leader Isao Yoshino on a Lifetime of Continuous Learning
Integrand Press (2020)
Reviewed by Tammy Ruggles for Reader Views (01/2022)
“Learning to Lead, Leading to Learn: Lessons from Toyota Leader Isao Yoshino on a Lifetime of Continuous Learning”, by Katie Anderson, is an informative, insightful self-help book with both universal and personal messages about improving leadership skills.
Not everyone wants to lead, but if you do, and you want to get better at it, you will find some good, solid advice in this book. Anderson is a coach specializing in leadership, and Toyota leader Isao Yoshino both brings you amazing tools, including the philosophy behind effective leadership, and how it goes hand in hand with learning. By combining their years of experience and expertise, they share with you the best guidance there is. This book will inspire you to grow from where you are now, by offering a good foundation, and then providing concrete advice.
This is the kind of book you can keep for years to come, because it offers a way of thinking, a way of approaching leadership and life, that can benefit your generation and the ones to come. It can also help bridge differences and discrepancies in society and cultures, bringing individuals, organizations, teams, groups, and businesses together.
I love Yoshino’s philosophy, “The only secret to Toyota is its attitude towards learning.” I would have to agree, as learning keeps us curious, motivated, invested. You’re never too accomplished to learn something new. With 40 years of experience at Toyota, Yoshino knows how to motivate a spirit of learning/leading. Where Anderson is concerned, she presents encouraging stories of personal growth, self-reflection, and puts her own individual spin on them—all to show you how to learn to lead, and lead to learn. I personally love success stories, and this entire book is about that. If your mindset or leadership style could use a jumpstart,
“Learning to Lead, Leading to Learn”, by Katie Anderson, delivers the insider information you need. It’s time to get excited about leading and learning again, with people as the focus. Having this book is like having a mentor on standby.