Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Why Should the Boss Listen to You: The Seven Disciplines of the Trusted Strategic Advisor

By James E. Lukaszewski
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
Number Of Pages: 240
Publication Date: 2008-02-08
ISBN-10 / ASIN: 0787996181
ISBN-13 / EAN: 9780787996185
Binding: Hardcover

This is a book about gaining influence and becoming a key trusted advisor. It is for everyone who advises leaders and senior managers (accounting, finance, human resources, IT, law, marketing, public relations, security, and strategic planning) and for outside consultants in these functional staff areas. It??s also for operations people yearning to finally be heard and heeded by their boss.
Summary: Must read Rating: 5
I liked it. Actually liked it a lot. And learned a lot. Apparently this is the first time someone has laid out a plan to get my expert opinion to be considered vital for the CEO and her or his inner circle. Or, as it is said today, "the C Suite." Just follow Lukasewski's book from page to page and at the end, the blueprint all makes sense. It made me think differently.
Summary: Powerful and Effective ConceptsRating: 5
This is a great read - it takes a number of powerful and effective concepts, explains them simply, and gives some great suggestions on how to simply implement them. I have ordered five more to give to colleagues and I have no doubt they will each thank me for it.

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