What is leadership? What qualities do true leaders have? Can you learn to be a leader? These questions and more are answered. Described are the most common virtues of a leader and past and present examples. More
One thing that is unique in this book is that it depicts not only past leaders that we all know and agree they were real leaders (George Washington, JFK and Winston Churchill), but in addition, it characterizes current people that are among us, that certainly represent excellent leadership models (e.g., Lance Armstrong, Bill Gates and even Pope John Paul II). People are surprised to learn so many details that they didnt know about many of the current leaders described here. But the most amazing thing about the book is that the author was able to describe these leaders as all having four characteristcs in common, and detailed how they excelled in each one of them. There are many leadership books, but very few can have the impact of this one.
This book is a great reference for leadership. Carlos Rivera's view of leadership is from the heart. He names 10 past leaders and 10 present leaders. This is not a biography book, although it does give short bios, but those are only to explain the author's point.