Leadership Step By Step is an early frontrunner for the best business book of 2017. Don't let the title fool you: what Spodek offers isn't merely a checklist of actions to take and discard, but rather a playbook of practices to develop and evolve. It's clear, actionable, readable, and informative, with directive takeaways that can be implemented immediately as well as nuanced habits to cultivate over the course of a lifetime.
Most saliently: it works! Spodek didn't just sit down at a desk one day and decide to put these ideas down on paper. Rather, he's curated an effective series of guided activities developed over a long career of coaching, teaching, instructing, and (most importantly) actually leading. As a manager and executive, I can personally testify to the powerful impact Leadership Step By Step has on my ability to deepen relationships and deliver results. I wholeheartedly recommend this book.