From Library Journal
Like most books about leadership, this one improves when the author finishes up with generalities and gets down to specifics. Whether it fulfills its "promise" ("to double your business leadership effectiveness on any measure you choose") is debatable; still there are pickings in the book for the would-be leader of a kind not to be found in the many other treatises on the subject. Believing that leadership is a "mindset and a pattern of behaviors" that can be learned and taught, Koestenbaum presents and illustrates the meaning of his "Leadership Diamond." This consists of "four strategies for greatness": vision (thinking big and new), reality (having no illusions), ethics (providing service), and courage (acting with sustained initiative). The "greatness" theme becomes a bit tedious, but there are many compensations. For management collections.-A.J. Anderson, Graduate Sch. of Lib. & Information Science, Simmons Coll., Boston
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Praise for Peter Koestenbaum
"This is the thinking person's leadership book. It makes my Top-10 list if for no other reason than it quotes the likes of Shakespeare and Kierkegaard. But Koestenbaum's message is profoundly simple: >Leadership begins within the self and focuses on rejecting mediocrity." —Tom Brown, Tom's "Top Ten" Column, Industry Week
"Provocative and challenging." —Booklist
"Koestenbaum explains how age-old questions apply to the new world of work." —Minneapolis Star Tribune