Case of the Missing Cutlery: A Leadership Course for the Rising Star

Case of the Missing Cutlery: A Leadership Course for the Rising Star

by Kevin Allen


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Case of the Missing Cutlery: A Leadership Course for the Rising Star by Kevin Allen

Kevin Allen, author of the Wall Street Journal best-selling The Hidden Agenda: A Proven Way to Win Business and Create a Following, is back, with a fabulously entertaining (and true) tale of a newly minted leader made buoyant during The Case of the Missing Cutlery: A Leadership Course for the Rising Star. As a young manager at an airline catering facility, Kevin had to find out why silverware was disappearing at a rapid clip. The route to solving this mystery of The Case of the Missing Cutlery results in Kevin learning to rise to the occasion, to become a leader who inspires followers and is able to rely on their hard work and support. For those who might find reading about leadership success at the Fortune 50 level inspiring but too far removed from their experience, the author offers up this down-to-earth story of an everyday employee turned rising star. The Case of the Missing Cutlery also provides exercises and further examples to bring the leadership messages home. [This edition contains content previously published as The Buoyant Leader.]

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781629560250
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/12/2013
Pages: 73
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Kevin Allen is founder & chairman of Planet Jockey, which specializes in gamified leadership training, and re:kap, a business transformation company which counts Google, Burberry, Smythson, Swedbank and Verizon among its global clients. He is recognized as one of the world’s most accomplished growth professionals.

He is the best-selling author of The Hidden Agenda: A Proven Way to Business and Create a Following (Bibliomotion, 2012), and also The Case of the Missing Cutlery: A Leadership Course for the Rising Star (Bibliomotion, 2014), which has been featured on BBC Radio’s Four Thought leadership series.

With decades at the top of advertising giants McCann-WorldGroup, the Interpublic Group and Lowe and Partners Worldwide, Kevin worked with such brands as MasterCard—developing the globally famous "Priceless" campaign—Microsoft, Marriott, Smith Barney, Nestle, L'Oreal, Lufthansa and Johnson & Johnson, and was an early part of Rudy Giuliani's team that prepared the way for the successful Mayoral election and turnaround strategies for the City of New York.

An academy instructor at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity and Eurobest Festival, and a visiting lecturer at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business and the European Business School at Regents College London, Kevin is a featured speaker at companies like Google, Microsoft and has appeared on BBC.

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The Case of the Missing Cutlery: A Leadership Course for the Rising Star 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend this book. Kevin Allen manages to successfully be entertaining, insightful and motivational all in one! A must read for anyone who is looking for some practical real-world insight on how to rise to the next level.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book, I left me feeling inspired and motivated! A must read for anyone wanting to take their leadership skills to the next level!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As an advertising professional charged with business development I found this book to be extremely valuable. It helped me focus and create deeper connections with my clients. I would recommend this to anyone looking to build relationships in the business world.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Finally a management book that speaks to the reader. Really great ideas conveyed a coherent message throughout. Creative storyline of a new manager in a new line of work. I found it relatable and easy to read. Hope for a third!
MsWellRead More than 1 year ago
“The Case of the Missing Cutlery” is a brilliantly entertaining true tale from the wonderfully engaging bestselling author and former Mad Men, Kevin Allen. I have been lucky enough to be mentored by Kevin himself, Kevin is a one of a kind person who really knows how to emotionally connect with and inspire people to do and be the best they can, at all levels, both professionally and personally. I highly recommend “The Case of the Missing Cutlery”, it is an essential read and practical guide for anyone who is tasked with leading a team. I will be referring to my copy of the book every time I face a new challenging leadership issue, or for when I simply need some Kevin Allen positivity. Inspiring, engaging and entirely human, I have already recommended it to all my friends, it's the leadership book every leader must read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kevin is a seasoned pro and his accolades speak for themselves. This book not only provides insight into his success but also illustrates how readers can apply to their careers. A definite must read for media sales professionals as well as anyone looking to move their careers in the right direction.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kevin Allen's latest book was a joy to read! His writing style is engaging, and there are so many gems that I am able to apply to my own work as Director of Marketing in the fashion industry. There's so much to learn from this book and I highly recommend it to all the Buoyant Leaders out there!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Short, sweet and gets to the heart of being a leader. As a young entrepreneur growing her own company, I often have to work with, and lead teams that are outside of my own. This book helped me navigate those dynamics and learn to mobilize a disparate group of people (who often have individual interests) into one team with a shared goal in mind. Highly recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading The Case of the Missing Cutlery and have to say that I really enjoyed this read. Kevin Allen imparts the wisdom of leadership through an engaging story based on his experience as a young manager. Illustrated with a cast of characters that bring his tale to life, the lesson learned here is that true leadership is not born out of a dictatorship, more of a collective support network. If you, as a leader, foster your team and care about them, they truly get behind you and you become a more effective leader.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the "book" very much but geesh! It's so brief. I feel ripped off.