|About the Book|
Forward: Leadership is a much misunderstood term. As the Business Editor of a large newspaper, I meet a procession of people who consider themselves to be leaders. Many have been promoted above the level of their own imcompetence and are actuallyMoreForward: Leadership is a much misunderstood term. As the Business Editor of a large newspaper, I meet a procession of people who consider themselves to be leaders. Many have been promoted above the level of their own imcompetence and are actually doing damage to the companies they claim to be running. Others are less malignant, but their management style is uninspiring, so staff and customers alike are denied that all-important spank which turns mere satisfaction into delight. They would all benefit from reading On the Wings of Wisdom, even if some would reject its basic premise and others, the more honest ones would be uncomfortable with many of the points being made in the essays. I have the privilege of knowing some of the contributors, but I am most struck by the thoughts of someone whose work is new to me. I warmly recommend a pithy contribution from Marilyn Levin entitled Staying out of Your Own Way, which is still reverberating in my own mind some days after first reading it. This book is typical of Fred, taking a subject we all think we understand and offering a totally new series of insights. Leadership, like common sense, is not very common, but hopefully Fred and his friends will help to shed extra light on this much misunderstood aspect of human behavior. David Callam, Croydon Advertiser, Surrey, UK From back cover: I found myself looking in a mirror and analyzing the way I lead as I read one essay after another... It is definitely reading to grow on. Gerri DeFlorian, Executive Director Orthopaedic Section, APTA The essays in On the Wings of Wisdom provide insightful tips and sage advice from people who have a proven track record of building effective, loyal and creative environments in which dynamic leadership thrives. Ron Kind, member of Congress, 3rd District of Wisconsin.