Anyone aspiring to the leader/manager level would do well to read this and other books on the subject.
The author enlivens this academic material by breathing politically historical examples to illustrate its application.
As I said, even though I'm already familiar with the concepts of leadership, I really appreciated this book.
The book is full of good ideas. But I found the book's presentation of the material uninspiring and hard to absorb and retain. Read morePublished 2 months ago by GoModeGuy
Same advice you can get anywhere. Pick up any book on a great military leader instead, and get a better version of the information.Published 8 months ago by Pstros
Show you how smart some people are. Thousands of books have been written on leadership - John Gardner was a great leader and a great articulator of how to lead both social causes... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Marc A. Silverman
Many people have written books about leadership and I've read many of them myself. This is the one I can say I really learned from it.Published 9 months ago by Knowledge Bee
This book is required reading for my graduate program and I understand why. Gardner has a wonderful grasp on the difficult concept of leadership. Read morePublished on December 9, 2011 by Barbara Madden
After finishing this book I have to thank the author for sharing his wisdom with us as the reader. I've read many management and leadership books over the years and this one is... Read morePublished on June 19, 2011 by Robert Kirk
John Gardner clearly knows a thing or two about leadership. In fact, he packs about 150 things about leadership into this fairly slender, 220-page volume. Read morePublished on April 16, 2011 by Jeffrey Cohan
This book is so full of great straight-shooting advice that you really need to read twice to get the full effect of it. Read morePublished on January 31, 2010 by T. Howes
The book I ordered was a used book however once it arrived it looked brand new to me. I also had the book within 5 days of placing the order. Read morePublished on October 23, 2009 by Stacey R. Jones