Peshawaria defines leadership with hands-on directives for managers and entrepreneurs.
As chief learning officer for more than 20 years at companies like Morgan Stanley and Coca-Cola, the author knows that fortune should not be the driving force behind a vision. His guide for effective leadership principles prompts readers, whether working alone or managing thousands of employees, to define their purpose, utilize their energy and realize the sacrifices that accompany power. Much of the book examines leaders of large organizations, like former Morgan Stanley CEO John Mack, who, despite bad publicity, pressure from regulators and fears of a global economic meltdown, boldly refused to sell to JPMorgan when the jobs of his 45,000 employees were at stake. Small businesses can also can benefit from Peshawaria’s motivational concepts. Accompanied by charts and bulleted points, the author's clear-cut prose moves readers through the organizational structure, or the “bones, brains and nerves,” of a successful business model. Memorable stories include visionaries like Jacqueline Novogratz, who wanted to help the underprivileged and left a profitable career to create the Acumen Fund, which now manages more than $50 million in philanthropic capital. Amazon.com's Jeff Bezos ensured a productive company culture by exhibiting behaviors he wanted his employees to emulate. Peshawaria’s examples and solid advice will help leaders lay the foundation for company growth.
An effective tool for managers or aspiring business leaders.