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Great first half, repetitive second half
on 19 October 2014
This starts out as a very promising book to explain why leadership is about looking out for your people and what happens when you don't. It's grounded in real world examples that most people in most walks of life and at normal stages of their careers can understand.
However, it seems to then lose focus and talk exclusively about CEOs. Most of us will never be a CEO and the leadership challenge we face is different to that of CEOs.
It also becomes incredibly repetitive very quickly. It also becomes a long critique of the financial crisis of 2008 and whilst interesting the link to leadership, made in the book, is tenuous at best.
Great nuggets throughout but better editing would have made for a shorter, punchier and overall better book.