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  • By Guest on January 27, 2018

    Received a book that I paid $6 for that had a $1.99 goodwill sticker on it.

  • By Echo on February 3, 2012

    William Mayo invites us to "take a journey" with him to discover for ourselves, as he discovered on his journey as a Navy officer and corporate executive, that "...when the right leadership philosophy embraces the so-called `soft side' to unleash the power of people, it liberates the most potent force imaginable."As I turned the pages of this inspiring book, Mr. Mayo led me gently through the simple, yet amazing world of what it means to be a leader, one who "leads people," as opposed to being a manager, one who "manages things."Author and philosopher Mayo makes it all so clear to us how we have the power to influence in life-long positive ways our life and the lives of those we work, study, play, and live with. We learn the magic power of three simple rules by which we can easily set our leadership compass, not just in the corporate world, but in our interactions as parents, friends, in military or civil service, and with associates in clubs, sports and other team activities.O, woe is me that I did not have this insightful and priceless tool in my hand when I was a young woman staring into the face of the terrifying unknown of the business world. How easily the "Soft Side philosophy" would have put my hand firmly on the wheel of my small and humble vessel and given me a smooth and confident sailing under a starry moonlit sky.But now I have the joy of giving this gem of a life and leadership map to those precious young men and women in my life who are looking as I once did, into their futures. My heartfelt thanks to William Mayo for this beautiful gift of love.

  • By MisterRandon on May 19, 2012

    This book is ACCESSIBLE, READABLE, INTERDISCIPLINARY.I wasn't sure what I'd get from a book written by a self proclaimed "executive philosopher" in terms of accessibility. Because I have no background in business management I expected to get lost in some of the details, but to my pleasant surprise, William D. Mayo has constructed a philosophy book that is not only accessible to the layman, but also synergized and readable.I could tell the book had been passionately written by someone who knows what he is talking about, but at no point did I ever feel like I was being talked down to. The themes are easy to follow and the real-life anecdotes are an ideal complement to the ideological discussion.The most important thing I can say about this book is that the scope of its core message reaches far beyond the arena of business management. This book is about leadership. Pure and simple. Any manager, administrator, teacher, coach, parent, boss, etc.--(volunteer or paid)--will gain valuable insight from the contents of this book.For the graduating college student, this book is a useful tool for evaluating the type of environment within a given company, based upon the leadership philosophy of said given company's executives. Is it about nurturing or bottom lines? You are not an asset. You are a person. So says William D. Mayo. Under the leadership philosophy he presents in this book, each person can and should be enabled to reach his or her full potential. To quote Mr. Mayo: "Managers manage things; leaders lead people."

  • By Jacob on February 2, 2012

    I read this book at the recommendation of a colleague and was pleasantly impressed by the author's different perspective on leadership and motivation. I mostly enjoyed this book because of its real world examples, which are sometimes lacking within theoretical leadership guides or books. Mr. Mayo's naval and Caterpillar experience seem to have provided him many practical examples of what to do, and not to do. A very learned quick read, I've ordered copies for my fellow managers and close friends.


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