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This review is from: The Little Black Book Of Leadership (Perfect Paperback)
"The Little Black Book of Leadership" concentrates on the fundamentals of leadership. Author, Todd Dewett, covers a wide array of topics - from personal skills like time management to team building, conflict resolution, and developing team members. It is a series of straightforward, practical tips for leading successfully.
Dewett unveils a leadership oath at the start of the book that encapsulates the meaning and purpose of a leader. It sets the tone for the entire book, and it alone is worth the purchase price. Oh, if only more leaders took the oath and adhered to it!
The author has a refreshingly casual and blunt style which makes for a quick and enjoyable read. He quickly nullifies the leader vs. manager debate and blows away other myths. He also introduces some fun tidbits like his definition for BLAME - an acronym meaning Barely Legitimate Almost Meaningless Excuse. He reserves a chapter to describe his leadership rules: Reduce Ambiguity, Be Fair, and Stay Positive. Lots of good stuff!
"The Little Black Book of Leadership" is filled with valuable advice. It is a fine resource for both aspiring and seasoned leaders.
--Nick McCormick, Author, "Acting Up Brings Everyone Down," and "Lead Well and Prosper"