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Permission to Screw Up

How I Learned to Lead by Doing (Almost) Everything Wrong
Lu par : Kristen Hadeed
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The inspiring, unlikely, laugh-out-loud story of how one woman learned to lead - and how she ultimately succeeded, not despite her many mistakes, but because of them.

This is the story of how Kristen Hadeed built Student Maid, a cleaning company where people are happy, loyal, productive, and empowered, even while they're mopping floors and scrubbing toilets. It's the story of how she went from being an almost comically inept leader to a sought-after CEO who teaches others how to lead.

Hadeed unintentionally launched Student Maid while attending college 10 years ago. Since then, Student Maid has employed hundreds of students and is widely recognized for its industry-leading retention rate and its culture of trust and accountability. But Kristen and her company were no overnight sensation. In fact they were almost nothing at all.

Along the way, Kristen got it wrong almost as often as she got it right. Giving out hugs instead of feedback, fixing errors instead of enforcing accountability, and hosting parties instead of cultivating meaningful relationships were just a few of her many mistakes. But Kristen's willingness to admit and learn from those mistakes helped her give her people the chance to learn from their own screw-ups, too.

Permission to Screw Up dismisses the idea that leaders and organizations should try to be perfect. It encourages people of all ages to go for it and learn to lead by acting rather than waiting or thinking. Through a brutally honest and often hilarious account of her own struggles, Kristen encourages us to embrace our failures and proves that we'll be better leaders when we do.

©2017 Kristen Hadeed (P)2017 Penguin Audio

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  • Ashley R
  • 13/10/2017

Everything I Needed as a Millennial Manager

This book was everything I needed at just the right time. In the midst of struggling to find a way to align my leadership goals with a “behind the times” company culture, I was starting to doubt myself and my mission. After hearing Kristen’s story and being able to identify with the majority of it in one way or another, I feel like I have been able to refocus on what truly matters to me as a leader. Leadership is incredibly difficult when you are saddled with the title and responsibilities of [insert title of influence here]. No wonder so many seniors/executives have lost their leadership paths in a jungle of conflicting organizational cultures. Simon pointed out that people pulled out their notepads and listened when Kristen spoke; as they should. What she has to say is absolutely invaluable for all levels of an organization. Particularly for those who have lost their way. I am so glad she decided to share her screw ups with the rest of us. Thank you, Kristen.

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  • ALE
  • 28/12/2018

Finally an honest, vulnerable book about business.

I was engrossed from the beginning to end, and enjoyed it more than the last 20 I listened to combined. I applaud the authors courage.

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  • David Davenport
  • 28/11/2018

Inspired

Great book. Easy to listen to. I finished in just a few short days. As a business owner it is great to hear that it is ok to mess up from time to time...to be human. After listening to this book I feel a renewed energy to find the best in people and to work as hard to build internal relationships as we do on the external ones!

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  • Customer
  • 12/01/2018

Easy to listen to!

Kristin is so pleasant and easy to listen to. Hearing her story is almost like sitting down and listening to a story narrated by a friend. Her lessons learned are indispensable and her openness to admit her mistakes is refreshing . This book is deafly something that all leaders and future leaders need to read!

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  • S. Johnson
  • 10/11/2017

Fun read, good lessons

Quick lesson with a reassuring theme - celebrate your mistakes by learning from them. More than that, Kristin Hadeed stumbles on, internalizes, and lives the keys to leadership.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19/12/2019

best book on business I've red all year

I'm going to change the way I leed after reading this book. we have 12 employees and good reteshon but I can do better
thank you so much for this book

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  • Aleisha M. Coleman
  • 05/12/2019

Great book!

I loved this book. So grateful for the audible version. I also recommend seeing her speaking events.

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  • William Singleton
  • 07/11/2019

Refreshing!

As small business owner that had no idea how to run a business when I started, it's nice to hear someone take the bold and inspired move to make public the good, bad and sometimes real ugly parts of growing a business to success. Well Done!

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  • Kristin Rivera
  • 03/10/2019

Great Story

My supervisor recommended this story, and I'm really happy I took it and ran.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26/09/2019

Worth the encouragement!

I found this book by accident and it was a great story! Wish the book said what app she and Josh invented. (I will research it later). I run a cleaning business solo and this gave me invites and hope to add on employees one day! Read by the author, she was upbeat and real the whole time!❤️❤️❤️

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  • Benjamin Geiser
  • 24/09/2019

Honest and personal story...

... that empowers leader to learn from their mistakes. Kristen Hadeed gives the foundation for a company culture where it is allowed to Screw up. Recommend this book to any leader - in a company, in church, at home or wherever you lead others!

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  • D. Zbijowski
  • 13/12/2018

Best book on leadership I've read

Very accessible - read by the author which adds to the authenticity. The best book on leadership I've read this year, if only there were more leaders like Kristen Hadeed. Highlymended!

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 01/06/2018

outstanding book, a must have for any leader!

If you have the strength to challenge yourself and be hard on yourself, willing to become better everyone day, then and only then this book is auch a great inspiration! Admitting not to be perfect shows to be they key for improvement.
Thanks to Kristen for sharing and encouraging to push Forward!!!

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  • KatherineB
  • 05/01/2018

very good different business book

what I like about this book is that it is told very good and that it preaches a different business philosophy...i was actually looking for a book by Simon Sinek and found this book. I can recommend it to every new leader as it puts people first...thank you Kristen