A penetrating survey of the mindset, skills, traits and behaviors needed to become an executive in any organization.
In a genre filled with books with catchy titles, simplistic metaphors and prescriptive formulas, this debut business book takes a different approach. The author’s overall premise is that most management books fail to bridge the chasm between theory and practice and that preparing for the executive role should be as rigorous as performing it. Using real-life examples, the writing carries an air of experience and authority, but this isn’t an easy read, nor is it intended to be. Overall, he presents the path to executive leadership as a highly philosophical, individualized program of self-development and a quest that requires significant introspection.
A book for serious candidates for the executive ranks.