All leaders face adversity. Exceptional leaders thrive in it.
Leadership is often a struggle, and yet strong taboos keep us from talking openly and honestly about our difficulties for fear of looking weak and seeming to lack confidence. But Steven Snyder shows that this discussion is vital - adversity is precisely what unlocks our greatest potential.
Using real-life stories drawn from his extensive research studying 151 diverse episodes of leadership struggle - as well as from his experiences working with Bill Gates in the early years of Microsoft and as a CEO and executive coach - Snyder shows how to navigate intense challenges to achieve personal growth and organizational success. He details strategies for embracing struggle and offers a host of unique tools and hands-on practices to help you implement them. By mastering the art of struggle, you’ll be better equipped to meet life’s challenges and focus on what matters most.
©2013 Steven Snyder (P)2013 Gildan Media LLC
"Leadership and the Art of Struggle provides you with the opportunity to learn from Snyder's remarkable wisdom. It is a living guide that you can return to time and time again as new situations arise." (From the foreword by Bill George, former CEO, Medtronic; Professor of Management Practice, Harvard Business School; and author of the bestselling True North)
Powerful true stories and much wisdom throughout from a credible author who's been in high level executive roles. Many valuable lessons for anyone aspiring to be a great leader. Narration was quite good too.
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