cover image Leadership


William Safire. Simon & Schuster, $19.45 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-671-67536-3

Unlike most leadership how-tos, this one by New York Times columnist Safire and his brother (co-anthologists of Words of Wisdom and Good Advice ) bypasses conventional tricks of the trade and so-called secrets of success in favor of aphorisms. Many may seem only peripherally related to leadership, but are amusing all the same. From A (Action) to Z (Zero-Sum Game), these kernels of wisdom comprise a provocative sampling of the know-how of past and present intellectual giants and lesser mortals: Virgil, Confucius, Einstein and Churchill hobnob with Joan Rivers and Sam Snead. Major ad/promo. (Feb.)