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Posted May 21, 2007
A quick read on business leadership
The author spends a chapter on each of the eight skills (know-hows) essential for effective leadership. While I found some of his anecdotes interesting, the book did not provide the source of insight that I was looking for. Many of the ideas are common sense, and are found in other business books. For example, in a discussion of a company (Thomson Corp), Charan discusses a couple of 2x2 matrices used for historical and prospective analysis. This is essentially the same tool popularized by BCG (Boston Consulting Group) from the 1970's. Perhaps the value in the book is putting the leadership traits/skills in a framework that is easily summarized and digested.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.