Firm roots in modern business and culture bring its contents to a level that allows readers to glean valuable ideas. -- Soundview Executive Book Summaries, January 2004
These are great hands-on tactics for realizing an employer's lofty ambition. -- Booklist, October 15, 2003
Treatment of the management-leadership profiles is witty and highly effective due to the use of well known people as examples. -- Stern's Management Review, Sept. 22, 2003
Very good job explaining the difference between managers and leaders. A must-read. Serves as a guide for becoming a manager-leader. -- Asheville (NC) Citizen-Times, March 21, 2004
From the Publisher
Rationalists (Richard Nixon, Robert Crandall, Pat Summitt) focus on details and leave little to chance and often come across as cold and impersonal.
Politicsts (Lyndon Johnson, Frank Lorenzo, Hillary Clinton) are shrewd and astute in their determination to implement chosen agendas.
Humanists (Jimmy Carter, Donald Burr, Betty Friedan) champion people, facilitate meeting personal needs, and work to liberate human potential.
Culturists (Ronald Reagan, Herb Kelleher, Oprah Winfrey) are symbolic leaders who communicate through stories, rituals, and ceremonies rather than facts or figures.