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The Leadership Test: Will You Pass? Paperback – November 20, 2009
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Oxonian Press is pleased to announce the publication of Dr. Timothy R. Clark's new book, The Leadership Test: Will You Pass?. This brilliant and accessible story lays out for the reader the very essence of leadership based on the principles of influence and intent, and the inherent tension between stewardship and self-interest. It is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in learning how to lead with integrity, passion, and a sense of mission.
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"This book stopped me in my tracks. In a word, it is brilliant."
Britt Berrett, CEO, Medical City Dallas Hospital
"An instant classic. Simple and easy to read, The Leadership Test is packed with golden nuggets. It provides a powerful approach for all leaders to examine their performance."
Glenda Shelby, Vice President of Diversity and Human Resources, Accor Hospitality
"In one sitting, I gained newfound clarity on how to be a better leader that I could immediately apply at work and at home. In fact, its message is so simple yet profound that it's perfect for my teenagers too. Brilliant, beautifully succinct, and packs a life-changing punch!"
Sharlene Hawkes, Chief Marketing Officer, Storyrock, Miss America 1985
"This book should be required reading for anyone interested in leadership."
LaVell Edwards, Hall of Fame Football Coach, Brigham Young University
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Yes, the principles explained in The Leadership Test are good ones. I particularly liked the recommendations, simple and powerful, given in "The Test" portion of the book. Fill your pack, sign your name, share the stage, and others, are useful and memorable. As I applied them to things I've done well and not so well in different roles, they all made sense.
So why the low rating? I found the supporting story to be simplistic and glossy and the main characters, Izzy and Marcus, to be two dimensional and unconvincing. For example, I found nothing in the book to help me understand why Marcus would choose at the end to pass the test by giving back. When I compare this book to one I consider to be great, Gung Ho, it comes up way short. Gung Ho engaged me with its characters and its setting, and drove my interest to learn the principles it was presenting. The Leadership Test did not. So I recommend you borrow a friend's copy, ponder the summary lists on pages 61 and 89--they are worthwhile--and save time by not bothering with the story.
The contents of the book and the overall message did not bring my idea of a leader, or my concept of leadership, to a new and more sophisticated level. I wasn't offered a new perspective on things. The book unfolds a number of concepts that, somehow, were already well developed in my mind and conscience. Why didn't I like it then? Well... because not only it didn't give me anything, but I found the tone of narration extremely lecturing and patronizing. It literally annoyed me to no end, to the point that I developed a genuine intolerance against both Izzy the teacher (the epitome of condescension) and the student (which, based on the questions he asks IS dumb... and that, Dr. Clark, defies the whole premise).
Honestly, I expected more.