LeadWell-The Ten Competencies of Outstanding Leadership is a comprehensive and thorough look of the skills needed to succeed as a leader. This book constructs the sequential building blocks to great leaderships in an easy to follow and easy to implement format. Build these competencies and become an outstanding leader. That simple. The book’s author, Tim Schneider, begins the leadership journey with a detailed look at the connection between leadership success and communication skills. The heart and soul of LeadWell-The Ten Competencies of Outstanding Leadership is built around tone setting and coaching team members. Schneider provides a common sense look at emotional intelligence by examining the role of self-management and relational interactions in sections that powerfully remind leaders of the need to examples and mixing in the right amount of charm. Breeding sheep is included with an insightful review of ethics and decision making. One of the most interesting treatments in the book is this section’s comparison of ethics and morality and the admonition to keep the two as very separate concepts. Courage and risk taking next take center stage in LeadWell-The Ten Competencies of Outstanding Leadership and introduce a deliberative and systemic approach that is designed to assist leaders avoid the rash and arbitrary without being paralyzed with analysis and information gathering. A long dive into innovation and strategic planning conclude the ten competencies that comprise this volume. Throughout the chapters that at filled with great leadership insight, there is also plenty of humor that makes this an enjoyable read. If you are going to pick up a professional development book in the coming months, make it LeadWell-The Ten Competencies of Outstanding Leadership.