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Too Many Bosses, Too Few Leaders: The Three Essential Principles You Need to Become an Extraordinary Leader

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How did Alan Mulally—an outsider to the auto industry—lead such a spectacular turnaround at Ford? How did Morgan Stanley CEO John Mack keep his company from imploding even as Lehman Brothers collapsed? What is it that enables such extraordinary leaders to galvanize their talents and energy, as well as the talents and energy of those who work for them, to achieve superior p ...more
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Published May 18th 2011 by Tantor Media (first published January 1st 2011)
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Lucinda
I represent this book so it's possibly unfair to rate so highly, but I swear any reader who's entering the business world or has suffered through it will find interest in Rajeev's original leadership perspective. Indian-born and American-trained at the most respected blue-chip companies (Morgan Stanley, American Express, Coca Cola), Rajeev offers a true "story" of global business practice and guidance for acheiving results in any stage of your career. Also featuring personal interviews with John ...more
Liza Fireman
This is the best management book that I have found so far. It is concentrating in the more personal aspects of management and how to create trust and make your people successful, allowing their growth and energizing them. It uses the comparison to parenting (which is my favorite personally) and explains RED (role, environment, development) and how crucial those three things are for a manager to understand. The book also explains how important is tailoring your management style to your people. Th ...more
josh
Aug 06, 2011 josh rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: aspiring leaders
Recommended to josh by: shelf @ UAPL
Shelves: leadership, economics
Rajeev breaks down leadership into 2 key points - one must have skill and will. both can be innate or learned.

a leader must identify their goals and values ~ these will provide the drive to continue despite adversity and will provide the energy necessary that must be spread. employees' motivation depends on R-E-D: their role in the organization & where they fit in it, their environment (the actual working conditions and so-called hygiene factors) and their potential for development. the succ
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Carey Radican
Great rundown on what's wrong with a lot of organizations. They seem to have the right mix, but the missing element of leadership prevents them from being all that they could be. Very good methodology for addressing the organization's requirements... Brains, Bones, and Nerves. An organization's Vision and Strategy, Organizational structure, and Culture should be in the front of every leader's priorities.
Melissa Paul
Absolutely loving Too Many Bosses... it's inspiring on every level! Highly recommend it to anyone in business looking to improve their leadership skills, management skills and sense of brand identity. Helps you look at the importance of leadership in a healthy way, from the inside out.
Darren
This is a two-fer … that is, read at least twice. I've referenced twice already. You're basically enjoying the life lessons of a successful executive from #AmEx, #Goldman (and others) as he learns from some of the best. Favorite? Q x A = E
Tom Libertiny
Interesting insights into major business decisions, but the rest of the book is average.
Michelle BF
I liked the stories of various businesses.
Molly
Good but a lot of what I had already heard.
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