As director of Recruitment and Manning Organization, the author was responsible for organizing and developing one of the most important units in the War Shipping Administration. From scratch he built an organization responsible for seeing that no American ships were delayed because of crew shortages and also for recruiting and placing aboard men and officers who were needed. Around his own experience and years of teaching at Northwestern University, studying organization and management of some of the country's largest industrial concerns, he has written a most helpful book about the executive. He tells what the executive does- what he should guard against- how to direct his energies and thought into useful and constructive channels, how to get things done efficiently with the least wasteful effort, how to build for co-operation and teamwork. He reveals the failings of executives in business and government in lack of understanding their problems, their personnel, their plans. He shows how the true executive should function through integration and co-ordination of the components of an enterprise into a unified whole. Long after R.M.O. is forgotten, this book will be useful for its clarity of analysis and constructive direction.