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
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.
“[Crucial Conversations] draws our attention to those defining moments that literally shape our lives, our relationships, and our world. . . . This book deserves to take its place as one of the key thought leadership contributions of our time.”
—from the Foreword by Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
“The quality of your life comes out of the quality of your dialogues and conversations. Here’s how to instantly uplift your crucial conversations.”
—Mark Victor Hansen, cocreator of the #1 New York Times bestselling series Chicken Soup for the Soul®
The first edition of Crucial Conversations exploded onto the scene and revolutionized the way millions of people communicate when stakes are high. This new edition gives you the tools to:Prepare for high-stakes situations Transform anger and hurt feelings into powerful dialogue Make it safe to talk about almost anything Be persuasive, not abrasive
In a fast-paced and entertaining style, three luminaries of the DevOps movement deliver a story that anyone who works in IT will recognize. Readers will not only learn how to improve their own IT organizations, they'll never view IT the same way again.
For decades, The One Minute Manager® has helped millions achieve more successful professional and personal lives. While the principles it lays out are timeless, our world has changed drastically since the book’s publication. The exponential rise of technology, global flattening of markets, instant communication, and pressures on corporate workforces to do more with less—including resources, funding, and staff—have all revolutionized the world in which we live and work.
Now, Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson have updated The One Minute Manger to introduce the book’s powerful, important lessons to a new generation. In their concise, easy-to-read story, they teach readers three very practical secrets about leading others—and explain why these techniques continue to work so well.
As compelling today as it was thirty years ago, this classic parable of a young man looking for an effective manager is more relevant and useful than ever.
While many people talk about how great it is to start a business, very few are honest about how difficult it is to run one. Ben Horowitz analyzes the problems that confront leaders every day, sharing the insights he’s gained developing, managing, selling, buying, investing in, and supervising technology companies. A lifelong rap fanatic, he amplifies business lessons with lyrics from his favorite songs, telling it straight about everything from firing friends to poaching competitors, cultivating and sustaining a CEO mentality to knowing the right time to cash in.
Filled with his trademark humor and straight talk, The Hard Thing About Hard Things is invaluable for veteran entrepreneurs as well as those aspiring to their own new ventures, drawing from Horowitz's personal and often humbling experiences.