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Lost and Found: The Story of How One Man Discovered the Secrets of Leadership . . .Where He Wasn't Even Looking
Larry has worked his way up to his first big assignment as a manager. But now the work is piling up on his desk. His people can’t seem to make decisions—certainly not the right ones. His mentor has been fired. Worst of all, his boss sends him out for leadership training. Larry never thought he needed all that “people skills” stuff to perform, and spouting buzzwords doesn’t ...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published February 3rd 2004 by Crown Business
(first published January 1st 2004)
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An excellent book. I started this book with the idea that it would be preachy but it is not and it has some wonderful and useful information about leadership. I learned that a good manager needs to have a clear view of the future and makes sure that his team shares it. He needs to know that his team memebers are more valuable to the project than they were a year ago. A good manager encourages his team to be partners in the project and not just workers on the project at hand. A good manager needs ...more
Good parable for finding your way in leadership. The start was uncomfortably close to home and gave me a lot to think about. That said, it suffered from the 'instafix!' some of these books have. While I do think the principles can help, I don't think that they would be as immediately embraced and applied. One thing that I've found most difficult is bringing these ideas into practice. And most books skim over that part... as this one did. Though the end did provide suggestions for other ways of p ...more