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Leadership Secrets of Hillary Clinton Hardcover – March 5, 2010
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This work could more aptly be titled " Rebecca Shambaugh's Positive Impressions of Hillary Clinton based on information from media outlets you already have access to."
While the book has interesting insights, it is NOT really about Hillary's leadership secrets. The author makes statements about good attributes for leadership, and then selectively uses examples from HC's life to illustrate them. But most frustratingly, most of the book is devoted to the author's own personal and professional grandstanding. It reads like a "I did this and I did that". References to Hillary are few and far between.
Overall, the material is useful, but the title is highly misleading. It seems like a cynical ploy to use Hillary Clinton's name to advertise and sell her own services as a consultant. An unmistakable message is the implied call to hire the author for your next leadership development exercise.
We see many incompetent people in power just because they were at the right place at the right time.
I would agree with other reviews that this book was written using Hillary’s name just to push the author’s own product. Good gimmick because many people would buy it just for Hillary’s name and then realize they were ripped off.
Overall, on its own merits as a leadership book, there are better choices. There are better books available about Hillary Clinton as well. Most people would do better to select a great book about leadership and/or a great book about Hillary Clinton instead of this one that does not really stand out in either area. If there is someone reading this book who wants a good introduction to each though you could do worse.
I would say this is around a three or four star book on the leadership portion and a two or three star book on the Hillary Clinton portion. As a composite though it fails in my opinion. The author seems to have a very good knowledge about leadership and some talent as am author that will likely improve with experience. I would read other leadership books by her if she write more because the leadership portion of the book did have some strong sections. Perhaps my rating is a little harsh because even a title such as "Leadership Secrets Inspired by Hillary Clinton" would seem much better to me and raise my opinion to two or three stars.
The author could make a nice little living by just annually changing the celebrity name to the flavor of the year, and republishing it while doing very little work.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I really didn't know much about how dynamic Hilary Clinton was until this book. And I loved the theme of leadership being the focal point that's tied the book all together!Published 14 months ago by Anasa
Unbelievable. Admiring someone for political reasons who actually hasn't had any "leadership" success is hardly worth a book on "leadership secrets". Read morePublished 16 months ago by Mom of 3 boys