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Behind the Executive Door: Unexpected Lessons for Managing Your Boss and Career Paperback – October 27, 2011
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From the Back Cover
Sigmund Freud meets Peter Drucker … Behind the Executive Door is a revealing look at the behavior of top business leaders – and how the next level of aspiring managers can learn to navigate the political and personal landscape. Through a variety of reflective and action-oriented exercises, she guides readers to recognize the characteristics of Remarkable, Perilous, and Toxic leaders, and leverage this information to increase their savvy and effectiveness in the workplace.
Praise for Behind the Executive Door
“Behind the Executive Door offers exceptional insight into the leadership challenges we face in a global economy where collaboration is key to business success, people are networked 24/7 and empathy and understanding are central to the effective management of teams. Karol Wasylyshyn presents three leadership types in a way that absolutely rings true in the current business environment. Grounded in solid research, she describes and assesses them professionally, avoids glib and superficial jargon, and illustrates them with riveting real-life examples. She offers practical, systematic techniques for evaluating the leadership type of your boss and for managing that crucial relationship.”
Ellen Kullman, Chair & CEO, DuPont
“Once again Karol provokes our thinking with her wise counsel. She offers a creative and intriguing framework to help us understand the underbelly of leadership behavior and provides meaningful ideas for change. This book will be on your desk for many years providing opportunity for reflection and as a guidebook as you face into your role as leader.”
Monica McGrath, PhD, Assistant Adjunct Professor,
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
“An inspiring book to understand your leadership behaviors and the personality traits of your boss. Karol has guided me all along my career and this book will provide that same guidance to leaders for years to come.”
Pierre Brondeau, President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board, FMC Corporation
"Karol's insight into what behaviors and skills enable leaders to unravel their potential and achieve positive results, along with her 25 years of experience, have been instrumental to me and most of my leadership team’s development. I believe Behind the Executive Door to be a must read for all current and aspiring modern leaders."
Moncef Slaoui, Chairman, Research & Development, GlaxoSmithKline
About the Author
Top Customer Reviews
Karol brings an intense lightness, a poetic depth and experience, experience, experience. She can stay with the most difficult and fly with the best, all the while sharing her insights regarding intricate situations with complicated, driven and productive human beings.
Lessons lurk everywhere. After a breezy reading and another more attentive one, I realized, in my own work, I hear a little differently, think a bit clearer and appreciate that another worker in this field has been attentive enough and interested enough to share her, hard earned, insights. Karol has a soft, yet vigorous, style. She cuts through the flotsam and jetsam, and does so effectively. I reread a paragraph and muse and wonder, what ever happened? Her ability to engage, yet keep a solid sense of self and communicate that to the reader, me, is stunning.
I am very appreciative of her work.
This work is a testament to Karol's legacy work commitment and her desire to give back. The book will stand as a significant contribution in the field of executive coaching.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Your Remarkable, Perilous and Toxic styles of leadership fit just about everyone I've worked with or for.
I now see folks differently...better... Read more
Behind The Executive Door is an incredibly useful book on many levels. I suspect readers will its most practical application in Karol Wasylyshyn's exercises, and suggestions... Read morePublished on February 5, 2012 by Jeremy Robinson
Over 25 years ago Karol helped me catapult my career from homicide detective to a Chief of Police. The lessons I learned through her coaching then are as relevant and core to my... Read morePublished on January 20, 2012 by Michael J. Chitwood