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Lead From The Outside By Stacey Abrams (Book Review)


Hey Lovelies,


It’s been a little minute since my last book review post but in my defense I’ve had to undergo intensive leadership training these past few months.

So I thought what better time to gain more leadership knowledge than right at the peak of my career in Nonprofit Management and here we are!


Can I just say how much I love this read! “Lead From The Outside: How To Build Your Future and Make Real Change” by Stacey Abrams is insightful, refreshing and charismatic.

Abrams looks at challenges that hinder, people of color, the working class, members of the LGBTQ+ community and millennials through a whole new lens.


I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book on Audible, not sponsored btw, because it was read aloud by Stacey Abrams herself.


Now let's dive into this review!


Synopsis

 

American politician, lawyer, voting rights activist, and author, Stacey Abrams devises a guide to leadership that warms your heart in a way not many politicians can.


This part memoir/part self-help book chronicles her rise to power as a minority leader. Abrams reflects on her time in the Georgia House of Representatives from 2007 to 2017, serving as minority leader from 2011 to 2017 and the recent 2018 election.

Abrams was the first black woman to become the gubernatorial nominee for a major party in the United States, and she was the first black woman and first Georgian to deliver a Response to the State of the Union.


Abrams has been on the frontlines of key initiatives to defend voting rights, broaden economic power and build equity in the south, as well as working to increase civic engagement.


Abrams founded a nonprofit organization, Fair Count that is dedicated to partnering with Hard to Count (HTC) communities to achieve a fair and accurate count of all people in Georgia and the nation in the 2020 Census, and to strengthening the pathways to greater civic participation.


Abrams hones in on her experience and life lessons to break down how ambition, fear, money, and failure function in leadership, while offering personal stories, practical strategies, and exercises you can do in real time.