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This is an excellent book to use with a newly promoted leader or executive--or even seasoned ones. The lessons included are common sense, but not always so easily put into practice. Like other books we recommend on this site, it’s one that would work well integrated into or following the Everything DiSC Work of Leaders or The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team programs. But it’s a particularly good book to use with a client or mentee who just completed a 360 review and was surprised by a few ratings. Most followers would love to have their leaders read and practice the principles in this book.
Some of the principles covered by Van Hooser include:
I've shared one of Van Hooser’s interactive exercises in our Activities for Work of Leaders trainings on the DiSCProfiles.com blog.
You also might want to follow the blog that augments the book: Leadership Training Blog. I also recommend Dumb Questions Smart Leaders Ask.