"One of the most brilliant, original, and exciting leadership books I've read in a long time. On top of all that, it will be the most useful and concise book on leadership you'll ever read!"
--Warren Bennis, Distinguished Professor of Business, University of Southern California, and author of Still Surprised: A Memoir of a Life in Leadership
"With this compact handbook, Mike Useem provides leaders what they all say they want and need but rarely get: a kick-in-the-pants reminder of those parts of the job they have neglected. The boss is now forewarned."
--Steven Pearlstein, Washington Post
business columnist and moderator of the On Leadership website
"Leading an enterprise comes down to a set of enduring principles, and The Leader's Checklist
compellingly captures the most vital. Michael Useem has written the essential companion for anybody whose leadership is on the line, a concise primer for corporate liftoffs and controlled landings."
--Ram Charan, advisor to CEOs and boards, and coauthor of the bestsellers Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done
and The Leadership Pipeline
"A tightly written and superbly designed publication, The Leader's Checklist
reads like an adventure yarn, but packs a goldmine of scholarship and tested observations, that surrounds a list of fifteen principles that guide and teach managers to make on-target, effective business decisions, under real pressure."
"Leaders often work well by operating on gut instinct, but at times they need to reflect on their actions and their consequences. The Leader's Checklist
can refresh a leader's sense of purpose as well as invigorate his or her calling to lead others."
--John Baldoni, SmartBlog on Leadership
"The Leader's Checklist
is a tightly written 15,000-word book that gets to the point quickly. It may well set the bar for quality writing and amount of content for other business-related digital books in the future....The book is beneficial to those professionals in a leadership role of any kind, including teachers, nurses or any type of professional."
--Patricia Faulhaber, Suite101