Introducing LeaderBooks, the app for Michael Hyatt’s monthly book club for leaders.
Join thousands of growth-minded leaders accelerating their professional development through consistent reading.
HERE’S HOW LEADERBOOKS WORKS:
1. Curated book selections for leaders.
Ten days before the start of the month, you’ll get a special notification about what book has been selected for the month. We will give you an introduction of the book, and you’ll have the links to buy it in your preferred format.
2. Executive summaries to deepen your understanding.
On that day, you’ll also receive a digital version of our Activation Guide, which contains to simple-to-follow reading plan, executive summaries, and questions for deep comprehension. The Activation Guide will come in editable PDF, Evernote, and Notion format, so you can choose how you complete it and store it.
3. Read and engage with the community.
On the first day of the month, we start our guided reading experience. Each day there will be a new post in the app about that day’s big idea and questions from the Activation Guide. With the reading plan, you should have plenty of time to finish the book.
4. Translate your new knowledge into action steps.
At the end of the month, we’ll guide you through completing our InSIGHTS framework so you can retain everything you learned and turn them into action steps. And finally, we’ll send you off with related resources to continue your growth.
HERE’S WHY LEADERBOOKS IS THE EASIEST SOLUTION FOR YOUR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:
1. A chosen book proven to accelerate your growth.
Eliminate the overwhelm of trying to decide which book will grow your leadership, and instead, rely on the recommendation of Michael Hyatt. As the former CEO of a Fortune 500 publishing company, Michael Hyatt is a trusted voice in choosing books for leaders.
2. You choose your preferred format.
We supply options for you to buy the book in eBook, audio, or physical form. You decide how you want to read.
3. Everything delivered digitally.
We deliver all the resources to accompany your book digitally in the online portal. You can edit your Activation Guide using Evernote, Notion, or your favorite PDF editor. This also helps you organize your notes better. Or you could print it if you like pen and paper.
4. You can follow along on the app.
Forgot about the day’s reading? Easily access LeaderBooks from wherever you are and never miss a notification.
5. Engage the community from the app.
In the app, you can network with thousands of business professionals all seeking to grow their leadership with consistent reading.
Ratings and Reviews
I like that I can read excellent material and dialogue with others about the topics. The LeaderBooks guides add significant value to books, conversations, and learning
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No actual app functionality added. No way to star conversations, flag particular posts. If you want to get to an older post, you have to scroll down each time. For example, say you’re late to reading a book, and you are going to start on Day 1, but the posts are on day 15, you have scroll down starting at 15 all the way down to 1, which can be a lot of finger swipes. There’s no way to just jump to 1. And you’ll have to do that each day they keep posting, because you’ll always be behind since you started late.
Similarly, if you get involved in a discussion on a particular day, once more posts are added at the top, in order to continue the conversation on a previous day, you’ll have to keep scrolling down, remember which day a particular thread is on, find the entry, click “discuss”, then scroll again to hunt for the thread you want to continue.
Apps have better ways to do this. This app essentially presents the website, where you’d use a mouse and have larger screen real estate.
There are redundant UI elements reminiscent of the website as well: the ‘hamburger’ option on the top right presents the same menu option as the whole bottom row of the app, just with an additional click, which is pointless. Why waste screen estate with the bottom row like that? Because that’s how the webpage is laid out.
Search. I looked for a unique word in a comment on an old entry, “beta”, and found zero hits when using search. I then used it to find “clarity”, it found the main entries for the book all right, but then presents the results by showing nearly the exact same layout as the main page, so each hit gets a huge amount of space between each hit. This results in nearly the same amount of scrolling as if I hadn’t bothered with the search. So, I’m not sure what search is even for, or what use case it is meant to answer.
I give this two stars, 1 for just existing, and 1 for making the content from the website slightly easier to use than just going through Safari.
Developers, I would also love to see a method for reporting this ^ and bugs without using the App Store review.
Last, it would change my review if you all had a roadmap visible somewhere so we’d know how much what we have today is just simply a starting point, or as good as it’s going to get.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.