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Consider this tantalizing possibility: What if there were a pill that could actually stimulate the natural powers of the mind and body to provide leadership? In the story, an amazing new pill heightens one leader's powers, but contains the wrong ingredients, stimulating him in an obsessive and shortsighted direction with disastrous results. In contrast, the Effective Leader, working without a pill, proclaims that "only through sustainability can our teams remain motivated and successful." An inspiring and supportive leader, he supplies the right ingredients, earning his team's respect and trust with a blend of integrity, partnership, and affirmation. The hard-won result is a highly motivated team producing consistent top performance and genuine success. Ultimately it is recognized that "leadership for a lifetime" is much easier to digest than a pill for leaders looking for a quick fix.
Destined to be a transforming experience for countless readers, The Leadership Pill shows business managers at any level how to apply the right techniques for getting both results and the commitment of their people, even when the pressure to perform is high.
Marilyn Carlson Nelson Chairman and CEO, Carlson Companies Ken Blanchard has come up with a prescription for what ails American business — The Leadership Pill. Its active ingredients of integrity, partnership, and affirmation have been part of our daily diet at Carlson for sixty-five years, and we've never felt better!
Kim Regenhard, VP Human Resources Customer Services & Operations, AT&T Wireless The Leadership Pill is entertaining and easy to read, and the action-oriented steps are truly valuable. The book includes the perfect "prescription" for anyone who has a desire not only to manage but to lead. I think Blanchard and Muchnick have created the next Management Book of the Year!
Dan T. Cathy President and COO, Chick-fil-A, Inc. The One Minute doctor has done it again with partner Marc Muchnick by prescribing a Rx labeled The Leadership Pill that when taken as directed is sure to lead to greater organizational healthiness.
Mary Anne Brannon Technical Operations, Development & Learning, Delta Air Lines What an easy-to-understand approach to building positive and productive relationships...both professionally and personally. It's about doing the right thing at the right time for the right reasons. When people understand their respective roles in the business, the results are more than just the dollar. The lessons of The Leadership Pill could make a "new course" for Delta.
Marilyn Winn Senior VP, Human Resources, Harrah's Entertainment The Leadership Pill is excellent in every way — a worthy successor to The One Minute Manager.
Jeanine Kestler Dell Computer Human Resources Executive Creative and entertaining...captures the true essence of leadership.
Today's workforce is more sophisticated, diverse, and informed than ever before. As a result, the "my way or the highway" command-and-control approach to management doesn't cut it anymore. Ultimately, people are looking for something different -- and better -- in organizational leadership. They demand leaders who not only get results, but who win the trust and respect of their teams.
The Leadership Pill is a fun parable that underscores the need for leaders to show integrity, build a culture of partnership, and affirm people's sense of self-worth by letting them know that what they do is important. Our belief is that when you tune in to what people really want, you can outperform anyone -- even someone who thinks they have found the perfect Leadership Pill.
We hope you will read this book to discover what it really takes to become an Effective Leader, and then perhaps share it with others who will benefit from the powerful message and learning points it contains. Remember, leadership is not something you do to people, it's something you do with them.
Our very best,
Ken and Marc
San Diego, California
Copyright © 2003 by The Blanchard Family Partnership and People First Group Holdings, LLC
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The Press Conference
The Secret Blend
The Search for Integrity
The Partnership Imperative
The Art of Affirmation
Perfecting the Blend
The End and a Beginning
About the Authors
Posted October 20, 2003
I bought the Leadership Pill last week and it's been a real eye opener for me. Not so much in bringing up values, but to see it on paper along with the author's connections to action is terrific. I read it twice and then bought seven more for my peers at my company. Everyone is real pleased with the book here, and I'm hoping there will be ways to teach everyone in my company about the 'pill' they need to take.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.