Rave Reviews:
In Strategy-Driven Leadership, Michael and Richard mark the route that every leader can take to assume the mantle of building that next generation for their business. Theirs is an insightful, practical and evidenced-based approach to developing the leaders our society needs now and in the future!”
Marshall Goldsmith New York Times #1 bestselling author of Triggers, Mojo, and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There Thinkers 50 #1 Executive Coach for 10 years
Too often there’s a gap between what leadership development programs promise and what they actually deliver. Thank goodness, then, for Couch and Citrin. They begin with your organization’s business strategy, build skills through actual experiences, and give readers an evidence-based process that delivers results.”
Daniel H. Pink New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Boston Globe, and Amazon #1 bestselling author of WHEN, DRIVE, and TO SELL IS HUMAN
We have utilized aspects of Strategy-Driven Leadership and it has significantly enhanced our pipeline of leaders. You will find the approach and tools invaluable in growing your current and future leaders.”
Stephanie Dolievera, VP of Human Resources, Sheetz Inc
This book is a welcome sign of the times, addressing globalization, coaching, technology, and the integration of strategy. It is not, thankfully, a book of labels, and behavioral predictions, and cute descriptors of one’s demeanor, which I find degrading and useless. Instead, it’s a very thoughtful book for the mature leader to assess future conditions, needs, and new, potential leaders. It doesn’t replace human judgment but rather augments it with solid methodology for assessment and selection...Couch and Citrin have certainly gained my respect with this insightful work.”
Alan Weiss, PhD Author, Million Dollar Consulting and more than 60 other books Hall of Fame Inductee: National Speakers Association Lifetime Achievement Award: American Press Institute
A must read for every CEO and CHRO frustrated by the elusive search for ready-now leaders who can actually execute a strategy and drive results.”
Nancy Kukovich President and CEO, AdelphoiUSA
Strategy-Driven Leadership is a practical guide to defining, developing and assessing the point in time leadership competencies an organization needs to produce desired business outcomes. It illustrates the connection between leadership behaviors and business performance and provides a framework for defining, assessing, and developing a path forward for closing gasps and improving business outcomes.”
Sherry Neubert, Chief Information Officer, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Transformation is an urgent business requirement and Strategy-Driven Leadership is fundamental to that transformation. Michael and Richard have written a must read for those interested in adopting integrated strategies to accelerate the advancement of tomorrow’s leaders.”
James E. Taylor, Ph.D. Chief Diversity, Inclusion, and Talent Management Officer University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
We often make the mistake of thinking that leaders are born, not made. But every leader has the opportunity to grow and improve—and Strategy-Driven Leadership provides the roadmap for organizations to develop their next generation of talent. Read this book, apply it, and watch how your company grows.”
Dorie Clark Author of Reinventing You, Entrepreneurial You and Stand Out Executive Education Faculty, Duke University Fuqua School of Business
Strategy-Driven Leadership is a must read for anyone who is interested in finding a research based practical approach to build the leadership muscle of a team, a division or an entire enterprise. Richard and Michael have developed a robust theoretical framework but perhaps even more importantly they go beyond just a framework and actually provide the tools to deploy this unique framework to grow the talent of the emerging leaders in a way that synchronizes with the strategic intent of your company.”
Aradhna Malhotra Oliphant President and CEO, Leadership Pittsburgh Inc.
Compelling, practical, and wise! Strategy-Driven Leadership fills a gap in our understanding of how to make leadership development really work.”
Suzanne Bates CEO, Bates Communications Inc. Author of All the Leader You Can Be, The Science of Achieving Extraordinary Executive Presence