How can you become a more successful manager, a stronger team leader, and a motivator who gets the best results from a group? Ken Blanchard and Marc Muchnick's The Leadership Pill provides the answer.
In the bestselling tradition of Whale Done! and The One Minute Manager, their entertaining and inspiring book is a parable about the competition between two leaders with totally different management styles—a story that reveals the ingredients of truly effective leadership.
What if there were a pill that could actually stimulate the natural powers of the mind and body to provide leadership? In the story, a new pill heightens one leader's powers, but contains the wrong ingredients, sending him in an obsessive and shortsighted direction with disastrous results. In contrast, the Effective Leader, working without a pill, proclaims that "only through sustainability can our teams remain motivated and successful." An inspiring and supportive leader, he supplies the right ingredients, earning his team's respect and trust with a blend of integrity, partnership, and affirmation. The hard-won result is a highly motivated team producing consistent top performance and genuine success. Ultimately it is recognized that "leadership for a lifetime" is much easier to digest than a pill for leaders looking for a quick fix.
The Leadership Pill shows business managers at any level how to apply the right techniques for getting both results and the commitment of their employees, even when the pressure to perform is high.
"As instructive as it is entertaining, with a positive message that can truly help managers at any level to develop effective leadership."
~ Marcus Buckingham, coauthor of First, Break All the Rules and Now, Discover Your Strengths
Category: Managing another
Publisher: Free Press/Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 2003
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.53(d)
Also available in paperback, audio, and e-reader formats