A prospectus designed to better executive leadership, based on an analysis of the careers of 50 top executives, 50 mid-level, 50 managers of small businesses and indicating aids for self-advancement. The questions of organizing your thinking, furthering your schooling, methods of tackling your work, fitting yourself for responsibility and handling people are expended with advice and illustrations from the 150 men interviewed. Basic techniques are indicated; tools for doing the job better are described; many contrasts to underline the points brought up. He emphasizes the imperative need, now and in the future, for competent leaders and better management. The author, a consultant in business research (with a background of the Harvard School of Business Administration and the University of Wisconsin) presents his counsel in topic form, with summaries at the end of each section. A business school book, primarily, and a brush-up for the active business man, if he can be steered in its direction.