Phenomenal leaders like Jeff Bezos, Steve Jobs and Elon Musk come along rarely, even among the ranks of elite leaders. Robert Shaw performs an important service for careerists and organizations alike by profiling the pros and cons of their all-consuming drive and answering the question: Does relentless drive pay off for individuals and firms? In what could substitute for a long but brilliant commencement speech, Shaw posits that little of great importance or achievement ever happens without obsessive leaders. But for most people and firms, he concludes, the sacrifices and risks probably exceed the gains.
About the Author
Robert Bruce Shaw’s consultancy, PMCG, help teams and firms improve their performance. He is also the author of Extreme Teams and Leadership Blindspots.