Summary of Leading Leaders
How to Manage Smart, Talented, Rich, and Powerful People
Earn the trust of leaders by convincing them that their interests are yours.
This refreshing little book on leadership takes an unusual tack by focusing on how to lead leaders. This kind of leadership, says author Jeswald W. Salacuse, is different from all others. However, he explains, leaders occur at every level of an organization, so managers throughout the hierarchy will find his principles applicable. Salacuse’s core idea is that you must discover the interests of those you wish to lead and then make it clear to them that you are serving their interests. This requires listening, personal attention, framing your objectives in their terms, and respecting their freedom and autonomy. Salacuse illustrates his ideas with examples drawn from history and contemporary politics. getAbstract.com recommends adding Salacuse’s book to your leadership library.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why even leaders need someone to guide and organize them;
- How to listen during a "strategic conversation" with a leader; and
- What seven daily responsibilities you have as a leader of leaders.
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