February 16, 2009

News & Opinion: inBubbleWrap - Leadership is an Art

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 7:00 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Contrary to last week's cautionary tale of Enron, we have a book this week that is sure to be uplifting. Heck, it's got a picture of a soaring bird on the cover. It's Max De Pree's Leadership is an Art, a staple of any leader's literary diet. The incomparable Tom Peters calls the book "Thoughtful, personal, human, persuasive... Give it to a daughter, son, or Fortune 500 chairman. They should bless you for years to come." Tom's right, and though I highly doubt that any of you are my son or daughter, and I don't know if anyone reading this is a Fortune 500 chairman, I'd like to give you a copy of this book anyway. I have 25 available.

Head on over to inBubbleWrap and win yourself one. Then, please, bless me for years to come. Please?

Jack's take on the book is below.

About Dylan Schleicher

Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.