"Denning cohesively links the importance of narrative intelligence and telling stories to leadership success." (Library Journal, December 2007)
"...if there's one person who knows more than anyone else about the power of business narrative it's...Steve Denning." (MyCustomer.com, Friday 7th December 2007)
"This book's lucid explanations, vivid examples and practical tips are essential reading..." (PublicNet.co.uk, Tuesday 4th December 2007)
"...an array of glowing testimonials from truly famous people. Definitely one for those interested in transformational change." (Strategic Communication Management, December 2007)
"…an educational and informative book that can be effortlessly read from cover to cover." (Inside Knowledge, September 2007)
"Steve Denning is the Warren Buffett of business communication. He sees things others don't and is able to explain them so the rest of us can understand."--Chip Heath, co-author of Made to Stick, Professor of Organizational Behavior, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
"I highly recommend you get it today and read it tonight. Tomorrow will be an entirely different kind of day if you do."---Jim Kouzes, Co-author of the best-selling, The Leadership Challenge, and A Leader’s Legacy
"The Secret Language of Leadership has been instrumental in helping me overcome the challenges of rapid growth and intense competition. It's all about the story."--Reed Hastings, CEO, Netflix Inc.
"I don't think I have ever read a more compelling preface. And best of all, the advice Denning gives to the reader about speaking and writing is exemplified in the way he has written this impressive book."--James MacGregor Burns, distinguished senior scholar, James MacGregor Burns Academy of Leadership, University of Maryland, and author of Leadership
"The Secret Language of Leadership is not only the best analysis I have seen of how and why leaders succeed or fail, it's highly readable, as well as downright practical. It should be mandatory reading for anyone interested in engaging a company with big ideas who understands that leaders live and die by the quality of what they say."--Richard Stone, story analytics master, i.d.e.a.s
I enjoyed the book which is full of very relevant and concrete examples that really helped me understand the concepts and the approach.
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This was a truly inspiring book so much so that after I read it I recommended we purchase for our senior leadership group for Christmas and we did.
Excellent examples of how leaders us this secret language to inspire action. A helpful twist on what I have taught in my leadership training programs. Enlightening!Published 10 months ago by rlewisd
Terrible book, lots of long winded useless stories. I would not read it again or recommend it to anyone ever.Published 16 months ago by ben cavazos
This book has excellent content for anyone who aspires to lead. However, it is a bit boring in the way the writer wrties at times. Still highly recommendedPublished on June 15, 2011 by JAS
Well worth the investment of time needed to read it. Well written and well researched.Published on November 1, 2010 by BabaJammer