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7 Overall

8 Applicability

6 Innovation

7 Style


David Cottrell, president and CEO of the Cornerstone Leadership Institute, is the author of this exemplary, easy-to-read book on the secrets of management. He has packaged what might otherwise have been a series of dry, boring management precepts – preserve your time, listen to your people, accept responsibility, focus on what truly counts – into an enjoyable, educational fictitious story. Jeff Walters, a business manager at midlife who can’t seem to do anything right, has eight Monday morning mentoring sessions with accomplished businessman Tony Pearce. During these meetings, Tony, who is wise and savvy, gives Jeff (and the fortunate readers of this book) a crash course on how to become an excellent manager and leader. This engaging book is filled with valuable insights. getAbstract recommends it to all junior managers who want to develop their craft and their leadership expertise.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What common problems confront managers and
  • How to use eight crucial management lessons to solve them.

About the Author

David Cottrell is president and CEO of the CornerStone Leadership Institute. A former senior manager at FedEx and Xerox, he is the author of 11 books and a frequent speaker on leadership.



Manager in Crisis
Jeff Walters was in trouble. After several years as a successful manager at a large, well-known company, he hit a mid-career crisis. Jeff was putting in extra-long hours, but he wasn’t achieving the goals his company set for him and his team. Business was bad; lately, ...

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    Vijay Dhillon 6 years ago
    Amazing lessons in simplest way. Good job.
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