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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect book for business leaders today! A must read!!, September 17, 2009
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This review is from: Fierce Leadership: A Bold Alternative to the Worst "Best" Practices of Business Today (Hardcover)
I just got my book last night. I couldn't put it down. I had read Susan Scott's first book Fierce Conversations several years ago and was thrilled to hear she had a new book coming out. Her first book Fierce Conversations really changed my life and the results I was able to achieve at work. This book, Fierce Leadership does not disappoint. Ms. Scott's sense of humor and candor prevail. This book is a delight and is long overdue to the business world. As a person who has worked in several different major corporations over my lifetime, I must say, I have seen leaders and organizations fall into common traps. These organizations and leaders get trapped by the trendy popular fads in business leadership or Organizational Development to the detriment of what is the right (and often harder) path to take. Some of the traps Ms. Scott identifies are: the overuse or sole use of the 360° Evaluation to give feedback, the practice of 'holding people accountable' and my favorite, 'legislated optimism'. Ms Scott blows the top off of these and others and in the meantime, gives practical methods for discovering where you may have issues in your own organizations and how to overcome them. This book is a wonderful compliment to her first book and a "sequel" that this reader has been waiting too long for! I highly recommend this book and her first one if you haven't had the pleasure of reading it.
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