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One More Leadership Books Hits the Charts

How many more books will we see on leadership?  Maybe we won’t see any more when we actually see leadership, or perhaps, leadership the way we want it.

So, here is another one.  The Leadership Gap:  What Gets Between YouLollyDaskalpicture and Your Greatness by Lolly Daskal debuted at # 5 on the Wall Street Journal business best-seller list this weekend (June 10-11, 2017, p. C10). 

The book, published by Portfolio, was distributed beginning on May 30. 

Who is Lolly Daskal?  This is her biography, published on Amazon.com:

Lolly Daskal is one of the most sought-after executive leadership coaches in the world.  Her extensive cross-cultural expertise spans 14 countries, six languages and hundreds of companies.  As founder and CEO of Lead From Within, her proprietary leadership program is engineered to be a catalyst for leaders who want to enhance performance and make a meaningful difference in their companies, their lives, and the world. Based on a mix of modern philosophy, science, and nearly thirty years coaching top executives, Lolly’s perspective on leadership continues to break new ground and produce exceptional results.  Of her many awards and accolades, Lolly was designated a Top-50 Leadership and Management Expert by Inc.com, 100 Great Leadership Speakers for Your Next by Inc. magazine, and Huffington Post honored Lolly with the title of The Most Inspiring Woman in the World.  Her writing has appeared in HBR, Inc.com, Fast Company (Ask The Expert), Huffington Post,and Psychology Today, and others.

LeadershipGapCoverWhat is this book about?  Notice that the focus is on leadership types.  Here is a summary published on Amazon.com:

Daskal reveals her proven system, which leaders at any level can apply to dramatically improve their results. It begins with identifying your distinctive leadership archetype and recognizing its shadow:

The Rebel, driven by confidence, becomes the Imposter, plagued by self-doubt.
The Explorer, fueled by intuition, becomes the Exploiter, master of manipulation.
The Truth Teller, who embraces candor, becomes the Deceiver, who creates suspicion.
The Hero, embodying courage, becomes the Bystander, an outright coward.
The Inventor, brimming with integrity, becomes the Destroyer, who is morally corrupt.
The Navigator, trusts and is trusted, becomes the Fixer, endlessly arrogant.
The Knight, for whom loyalty is everything, becomes the Mercenary, who is perpetually self-serving.

Using psychology, philosophy, and her own experience, Daskal offers a breakthrough perspective on leadership. She’ll take you inside some of the most cloistered boardrooms, let you in on deeply personal conversations with industry leaders, and introduce you to luminaries who’ve changed the world. Her insights will help you rethink everything you know to become the leader you truly want to be.”

Whether we present this book at the First Friday Book Synopsis in Dallas depends upon its sustained performance on the best-seller lists.  Continue to monitor our blog for information about our upcoming selections.