This book serves as a "least you need to know" for new managers and a refresher course for those with years of experience in a leadership position, specifically when it comes to creating and mainting solid relationships with your employees. As the authors note, "People don't leave their jobs, they leave their managers." So often, people are put in leadership positions and give little thought to the responsibility that comes with it. The six habits defined in this book provide an interesting outlook on ways to empower your team so that they can achieve ultimate success and thoroughly enjoy working under you.
I specifically enjoyed the "Practicing Empathy" and "Critizing Artfully" habits. While the authors do not provide an abundance of techniques, they do present words of wisdom that will surely enlighten you, assuming you are open to learning new habits.