cover image Too Many Bosses, Too Few Leaders: The Art of Being a True Leader

Too Many Bosses, Too Few Leaders: The Art of Being a True Leader

Rajeev Peshawaria. Free Press, $26 (256p) ISBN 978-1-4391-9774-5

In a sea of leadership guides, this new offering rises to the top with its gripping insights that will inspire reflection and action in leaders and managers at all levels. Peshawaria has long trained executives at corporate powerhouses American Express, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and Coca-Cola; here, he distills his own years of boardroom learning and observations into a practical framework for capturing the hearts and minds of individuals, teams, and companies. While grounded in bottom-line realities and objectives, Peshawaria introduces values-based methodologies that promise to galvanize even the most jaded executive. His conversations with renowned leaders are riveting; among others, he recounts exchanges with such inspirational CEOs as John Mack of Morgan Stanley, who shares his decision-making process during the financial meltdown, talks with Howard Schultz of Starbucks about his own journey of self-discovery, and introduces readers to lesser known but remarkable leaders like Kiran Bedi, who reformed India's notorious Tihar Jail by enabling prisoners to reshape their own environment and take control of their destinies. Peshawaria's book ought to become required reading for all business people%E2%80%94from students to executives. (May)