One of the most brilliant, original, and exciting leadership books I’ve read in a long time. On top of all that, it will be the most useful and concise book on leadership you’ll ever read!”
Warren Bennis, Distinguished Professor of Business, University of Southern California, and author of Still Surprised: A Memoir of a Life in Leadership
With this compact handbook, Mike Useem provides leaders what they all say they want and need but rarely get: a kick-in-the-pants reminder of those parts of the job they have neglected. The boss is now forewarned.”
Steven Pearlstein, Washington Post business columnist and moderator of the On Leadership website
Leading an enterprise comes down to a set of enduring principles, and The Leader’s Checklist compellingly captures the most vital. Michael Useem has written the essential companion for anybody whose leadership is on the line, a concise primer for corporate liftoffs and controlled landings.”
Ram Charan, advisor to CEOs and boards, and coauthor of the bestsellers Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done and The Leadership Pipeline
A tightly written and superbly designed publication, The Leader’s Checklist reads like an adventure yarn, but packs a goldmine of scholarship and tested observations, that surrounds a list of fifteen principles that guide and teach managers to make on-target, effective business decisions, under real pressure.”
Leaders often work well by operating on gut instinct, but at times they need to reflect on their actions and their consequences. The Leader’s Checklist can refresh a leader’s sense of purpose as well as invigorate his or her calling to lead others.”
John Baldoni, SmartBlog on Leadership
The Leader’s Checklist is a tightly written 15,000-word book that gets to the point quickly. It may well set the bar for quality writing and amount of content for other business-related digital books in the future
.The book is beneficial to those professionals in a leadership role of any kind, including teachers, nurses or any type of professional.”
Patricia Faulhaber, Suite101
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?One of the most brilliant, original, and exciting leadership books Ive read in a long time.
?Warren Bennis, Distinguished Professor of Business, University of Southern California, and author of Still Surprised: A Memoir of a Life in Leadership
In this expanded edition of the fast-reading and best-selling ebook, The Leaders Checklist, world-renowned leadership expert Michael Useem presents todays leaders with 15 guiding principles to help you develop your ability to make good and timely decisions in unpredictable and stressful environments--for those moments when leadership really matters.
This expanded edition features a new preface by the author and three new Knowledge@Wharton interviews with:
Laurence Golborne, Chiles Minister of Mining, on leading the rescue operation of 33 miners trapped in the San José Mine
Joseph Pfeifer, New York City Fire Departments Chief of Counter-terrorism and Emergency Preparedness, on being the first Battalion Chief to take command at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001
The author, on why he wrote the book
MICHAEL USEEM is Director of the Center for Leadership and Change Management and William and Jacalyn Egan Professor of Management at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of The Leadership Moment, Investor Capitalism, and The Go Point, among other books. Useems writing has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Fast Company, Financial Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere.