Dave Ulrich, Norm Smallwood, and Kate Sweetman set out to answer these questions - to crack the code of leadership. Drawing on decades of research experience, the authors conducted extensive interviews with a variety of respected CEOs, academics, experienced executives, and seasoned consultants - and heard the same five essentials repeated again and again.
These five rules became The Leadership Code. In The Leadership Code, the authors break down great leadership into day-to-day actions, so that you know what to do Monday morning.
©2009 Dave Ulrich,Norm Smallwood,Kate Sweetman; (P)2009 Gildan Media Corp
"The authors of The Leadership Code use insights from themselves and others to come up with rules for effective management." (Financial Times)
The codes are excellent and will influence my decision making skills and career growth. The examples given are a little dated and lack depth. I was hoping for a little deeper information on how well known examples made their decisions.
A lot of work is expected to follow the Leadership Code, however, successfully doing so appear to have great results. I look forward yo following this path.
These guys are among the best researchers and consultants on leadership, so it's no surprise that their book is well grounded in real practice and a strong survey of all the facets of leadership. It's brief, mostly casting vision for what leadership should be and offering only a little on how to get there. Worth reading for any leader.
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