As a former non-commissioned officer with the US Marines in Iraq, I have read a lot of books on leadership to enhance my own abilities. This is by far the best book I have read on the topic. It is invaluable how Dr. Spodek turns leadership theories into practical and actionable practices. Since leaving the Marines, I have come to learn that leadership skills are essential no matter what I do in life. Learning how to be a better leader not only improves my ability to make a greater impact in the world, it also helps me in my constant journey to achieve mastery over the self. This is one of the best books I have come across to guide me on both these endeavors.