Edward A. Snyder, Dean and George Pratt Shultz Professor of Economics,
The University of Chicago Graduate School of Business
"The Nature of Leadership should be required reading for every person who aspires to be an effective leader. Joe White approaches the topic of leadership in an interesting, enlightening and captivating way. He combines his own experiences as a highly successful leader with the powerful lessons he has learned from his research and study of other highly effective leaders who are diverse in their backgrounds and leadership roles. Joe is providing us with a phenomenal 'class' on leadership!"
David A. Brandon, Chairman and CEO, Domino's Pizza, Inc.
"Few authors on leadership have a more eclectic perspective than Joe White, who has been credible as an academic, university leader, and business executive. His book captures this rich diversity and shows that inherent paradoxes (reptilian vs. mammalian leadership requirements) that are built on a foundation of character and trust can be the basis for great leaders who accomplish innovative change. The thoughtful principles, engaging stories, and clever examples create a deep understanding of the nature of leadership. The book reinforces, synthesizes, and clarifies what it takes to become a great leader, by one who has done so over and over again."
Dave Ulrich, Professor of Business, University of Michigan, and author of
The HR Value Proposition
"In The Nature of Leadership, Joe White provides a clear and inspiring road map for today's leaders and those of the future. His advice rings true for me: Be resilientin the face of adversity you just keep going.
And be a high-integrity leaderif you don't have strength of character and trustworthiness, nothing else matters."
Doris K. Christopher, Founder & Chairman, The Pampered Chef"