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This book has great ideas and they're well presented.
Changing well-established worldviews is certainly a difficult task, but the very fact that it is so difficult underscores the "overriding importance of achieving it."
The use of extended case-studies is a common approach in leadership literature, but in my opinion, not the most effective.
While the history lesson about the US Civil War was interesting, the book over-uses these examples at the expense of the leadership analysis and insights.Published 7 months ago by SteveH
I found the book straight forward and an easy, quick read. The author provided a clear path for forging effective relationships with people above you.Published 10 months ago by NINA JEAN THURSTON
The use of extended case-studies is a common approach in leadership literature, but in my opinion, not the most effective. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Allen Hamlin
Get a great action and adventure stories while learning the underlying leadership principles inherent in it. More instructional books should adopt this anecdotal approach.Published 19 months ago by Johnny Boy
This is one of the most effective leadership books I have read. It is believable and pragmatic. The points are well backed up with substantial anecdotes. Read morePublished on April 16, 2010 by Mark C. Davis
Michael Useem makes a compelling case for when and how "followers" ought to lead their bosses. Since roughly 70% of organizational leaders report to higher-ups, Useem's book isn't... Read morePublished on December 10, 2009 by Gary B. Cohen
If you ran a Google search on leadership, you would find 167 million hits. These include books, courses, consultants and companies that teach leaders and would-be leaders how to... Read morePublished on September 21, 2007 by Frank Settineri
I read this book soon after it first appeared (in 2001) and recently re-read it, curious to know how well its core concepts and insights have held up. My conclusion? Read morePublished on August 21, 2007 by Amazon Customer
I was really disappointed to read several of the other reviews that felt this book was so poor. I found the style of the book to be quite helpful. Read morePublished on May 12, 2003