Devil in the Details: The Practice of Situational Leadership

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Devil in the Details provides a step-by-step pragmatic guide to leading teams. The experiences Kevin Kennedy shares here are real and will help you practice your own leadership in a new way.

Penny Herscher, president and CEO of FirstRain Inc.

In the bloated world of management books, this is an all-too-rare license to think. The chapter on working with the board alone is worth the cover price.

Ric Andersen, partner, Milestone Partners

When journalists, technology beat writers, or business historians write the story of a high-tech company, they tend to lapse into clichs. Devil in the Details is the opposite of such books. It allows you to observe things at close range and get an unvarnished picture of how management and leadership really work. Kevin Kennedy is direct and unafraid.

Betsy Atkins, president and CEO of Baja Corporation

In business as in other aspects of life, the best leaders balance emotion and inspiration with a meticulous understanding of the details. With respect and compassion for aspiring leaders at all levels, Kevin Kennedy guides the reader using situational techniques that work equally well in the back office and the board room.

The Honorable Gregory W. Slayton, founder and principal of Slayton Capital; former US Consul General and US Chief of Mission to Bermuda

An insightful journey through real-world case studies of leadership, both the good and the not so good.

Marty Kaplan, chairman of the board, JDSU

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About the author

Kevin J. Kennedy is president and CEO of Avaya Inc. and served in senior and executive roles at JDS Uniphase Corp.; Openwave Systems, Inc.; Cisco Systems, Inc.; and AT&T Bell Laboratories.

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Jul 12, 2012
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Business & Economics / Management
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